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Nov 29, 2017

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage adds a collection of New York newspapers (1806-2007) to its SuperSearch facility, and New York City Marriage License Index (1908-1929).
  • Ancestry has made a change to the Privacy Settings for its DNA product enabling people to not see who they match.
  • Evidentia has added a new Evidence Summary Report in a table format.
  • The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) announced their new officers, board, and committee members.
  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHJGS) has launched an online gallery of Pilgrim Descendants at http://mayflower.americanancestors.org.
  • Ancestry and NEHGS announced that they have partnered in a Historic Catholic Records Project. It will digitize Massachusetts Catholic records from the late 1700s to the early 1900s.
  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced that the Preserve the Pensions Project has resumed with digitization and indexing of War of 1812 pensions at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). New records will begin to be added to Fold3.com for free access.
  • NARA has announced the digitization of over 100 Confederate Maps in Record Group (RG) 109, available for download through their online catalog.
  • Findmypast announced a two-year project to digitize materials from the Trinity Mirror Archive.
  • Findmypast announced plans to publish the Cincinnati and Chicago Sacramental Registers online, beginning in 2018.
  • Findmypast has added English Roman Catholic Parish browseable images for the Archdiocese of Westminster
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

Listener email includes:

  • David asked for guidance to access Dawes Rolls and other Native American records. George recommended:
    • an Ancestry Academy webinar by Paula Stuart-Warren;
    • a Legacy Family Tree Webinar by Angela Walton-Raji; and
    • Angela Walton-Raji’s “The African-Native American Genealogy Blog at http://african-nativeamerican.blogspot.com.
  • Brandon provided an update to his research for his great-great-grandfather. While he could not locate the probate records, he discovered court records about his ancestor’s insanity and institutional commitment.
  • Margaret asked about American citizens coming through Ellis Island.
  • Sam shares a great story about his successful use of DNA to solve a mystery about the birth parents of an adoptee.