Aug 2, 2017
The news includes:
- The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the
launch of its Center for Family History in Charleston, South
Carolina – an innovative national genealogy research center
dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American
ancestry. Its tremendous website has launched at https://iaamuseum.org.
- MyHeritage has introduced its new DNA Ethnicity Analysis with a
percentage-based estimate of ethnic origins covering 42 ethnic
- MyHeritage has returned from its third Tribal Quest expedition
visiting with the Nenets people of Siberia, and working to preserve
their family histories.
- MyHeritage has released seven new Dutch collections in their
SuperSearch service online.
- RootsMagic has released a new update (version 126.96.36.199) to add
more functionality to the Ancestry TreeShare feature.
- Donna Moughty announced that she will be leading research
groups to Ireland in October 2018: a Belfast Research Tour from
7-13 October 2018, and a Dublin Research Tour from 14-21 October
2018. More information is available at www.moughty.com.
- Findmypast has added new records including: England Roman
Catholic Parish Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Congregational
Records, and browse functions; Somerset Baptisms Index, Somerset
Banns Index, Somerset Marriage Index, and Somerset Burials Index;
1.6M new British Newspapers articles; Philadelphia Roman Catholic
Parish Baptisms, Marriages, Parish Registers Browse; Staffordshire
Monumental Inscriptions; Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions;
Monmouthshire Burials, and 1.6 new Irish Newspapers articles.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and the
General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) announce a
collaboration to digitize the Fifth Generation of
Mayflower Descendants from the GSMD “Silver Books” and 50
years of the Mayflower Quarterly and add them to AmericanAncestors.org.
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the
launch of their free Society Management webinar series.
Registration is required, and details are available at https://fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=30
- Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records
Listener email includes:
- Jerry discusses an alternative image capture strategy when
microfilm machines don’t copy or print.
- Dale asks about the effectiveness and ease of use of Dragon
voice recognition software for dictating family histories, blogs,
and other work.
George reviews a new book titled Murder in Matera by
Helene Stapinski, a real-life tale of researching for the truth
about family stories of a murder committed by ancestors in
Drew discusses his experiences at the International Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference held in Orlando,
Florida, last week.