Aug 20, 2017
The news includes:
- MyHeritage has surpassed 8 Billion Records on its
- My Heritage has acquired Millennia Corporation, producers of
Legacy Family Tree desktop genealogy software and the Legacy Family
Tree Webinar platform.
- Evidentia is offering a $5 off coupon to everyone who orders
the software through the end of August. Visit the Store, select the
version of the software you want, and use the coupon code mentioned
in the episode when you check out to obtain the $5 savings.
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces the
resumption of the document conservation of the War of 1812 Pension
Records at the National Archive and Records Administration covering
surnames beginning with M(Moore) through Q, with digitization and
indexing commencing in September. The remainder of the project will
follow. All images and indexes will be accessible at Fold3
- Findmypast has added new records from Billion Graves; Middlesex
Monumental Inscriptions (1485-2014); the New York
Researcher; The New York Genealogical and Biographical
Record; 4.3M new U.S. marriage records; West Lothian,
Scotland, Poorhouse Records (1859-1912) and Burials (1860-1975); a
PERSI Quarterly Index update; Buckinghamshire Indexes, to Baptisms,
Banns, Marriages, and Burials; Ireland Calendars of Wills &
Administrations; and new titles and records in the British
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announced
the retirement of Karen Mauer Jones as editor of The New York
Genealogical and Biographical Record and the appointment of
Laura Murphy DeGrazia as the new editor.
- The In-Depth Genealogist announced the launch of its new online
IDG Academy (http://www.idgacademy.com) with 4-week classes
beginning on 11 September 2017. Enrollment is now open at idg.moodlecloud.com.
- Drew shares record updates from FamilySearch.
George reviews an excellent genealogical mystery book by Dan
Waddell titled The Blood Detective: A Case of Murder
by Family Tree …”
Listener email includes:
- Brandon asks for advice about a newly-discovered DNA match that
concerns a non-paternal event. He fears that exposing this to his
elderly grandfather will cause great distress and wants some
- Christine has long been researching her Sharrod line who spent
more than 170 years in Crawford County, Ohio. She heard The Guys
announce that the county obituaries are now online and she found
exactly 254 obituaries that have just opened a huge research door
on that line!
- Gordy asks about his ancestor, Julius Rockstroh, who appears on
the 1880 U.S. federal census for Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New
York, and asks whether another man named Gethard who may have that
same surname at the same address might also be a newly-arrived
immigrant family member.
- Neil is researching his Clark ancestors who were married in
1849 in Indiana and asks for suggestions of additional places and
record types to seek for these people who “disappeared”
Drew discusses making a cousin connection through a DNA match
and has had a great telephone call to begin comparing notes on some
orphaned Jewish ancestors and other Jewish family members.
Drew previews four interviews upcoming on the Genealogy
Drew discusses his professional service and research that he's
focusing on this semester.