Jun 7, 2017
The Guys ask Thomas Loftus, author of A Loftus-Marshall
Family History, to email them with contact information.
Several listeners are interested in obtaining his book.
The news includes:
- MyHeritage introduces the Collection Catalog at its website
that lists the historical records that are indexed and available
- Do you and your father look alike? Win a MyHeritage DNA Kit for
Father’s Day! Submit your look-alike pictures of you and your dad
to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday, June 16, 2017.
- MyHeritage launches its new, comprehensive DNA Ethnicity
Analysis, the most wide-ranging in the industry, covering 42
different ethnic regions.
- The Library of Congress has placed nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire
Insurance Maps online for free, with more to be added monthly until
2020. Visit https://www.loc.gov/maps/collections
for these and more.
- Findmypast has released new and expanded collections of City of
York records, new Irish newspapers, U.S. World War I Draft
Registration Cards, and additional 1939 Register records, among
- Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records
Listener email includes:
- Jim shares a new genealogy detective writer, Dan Waddell, who
has two new books available, Blood Detective and Blood
- George also comments on Orange Lilies by Nathan Dylan
- Barbara recommends a free timeline program, Tripline (at
(She created one at
for her father’s WWI movements.)
- Tom asks for suggestions about locating Scotland records.
- Bob asks how common is the name Stanly for a girl.
- Christine suggests using the Nationwide Gravesite Locator
to find the U.S. burial location of veterans.
- Julienne asks about the Genealogy Connection interview
with Paul Woodbury and his comments about “reconstructing the
genome of long-dead individuals.” Drew will follow up on this with
Paul for her.
- Bill asks for information about how to handle a database of
64,000 names to upload them to Ancestry and force them on into
- Jim shares two fascinating examples of where marriage records
may or may not be truthful.