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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 there.
  • 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 stories@myheritage.com 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 others.
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

Listener email includes:

  • Jim shares a new genealogy detective writer, Dan Waddell, who has two new books available, Blood Detective and Blood Atonement.
  • George also comments on Orange Lilies by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.
  • Barbara recommends a free timeline program, Tripline (at https://www.tripline.net). (She created one at https://www.tripline.net/trip/John_M_Ryan_Military_Map-6635632644541012ABA6C96DE719A797#zoom 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 (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov) 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 FamilySearch.
  • Jim shares two fascinating examples of where marriage records may or may not be truthful.