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Dec 29, 2017

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has added 90 million new New York Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists (1820-1954).
  • MyHeritage has added a new feature, Do-It-Yourself Historical Record Fixes, in its SuperSearch facililty.
  • Findmypast has added a new collection for tracing immigrants from the British Isles. They have also added records from Kent, and updates to the U.S. Marriages collection and additions to PERSI.
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

Listener email includes:

  • Tom shares his saga of obtaining copies of passport applications and photographs, and the rich details they contained.
  • Neal asks about formats of genealogy charts to represent the family in a graphical way.
  • Judy wants FamilySearch to add a priority to the digitization of microfilmed land and property records. She has had great success in locating genealogical data in these documents.
  • Neal wants advice on how to record/represent foster children in his family tree for children who probably were not adopted.
  • Chris shares his organizational methods for paper documents and scanned items, and he uses Evernote to great advantage.
  • Jim shared a story from Omaha, Nebraska, about a man who used his DNA test results to find a brother he had never met.