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Feb 24, 2018

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has recently released a new component of its DNA section: Ethnicities Around the World.
  • MyHeritage announces an exclusive offer to Family Tree DNA customers who are not yet MyHeritage subscribers: a 50% discount on the MyHeritage Complete Plan for $125 per year, with a Price-Lock Guarantee for as long as you keep your subscription.
  • The Utah Business Magazine has recognized Legacy Tree Genealogists president, Jessica Taylor, with its prestigious Forty Under 40 Award.
  • The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) honors Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS, with the Award of Merit.
  • The Genealogical Institute on Federal Research Alumni Association has announced the recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Scholarship for 2018, Linda MacIver of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Findmypast has added resources to its Suffragette Collection, and new records for its Devon Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials and for its Yorkshire Banns, Marriages, and Burials collections.
  • The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has named Alison Hare, CG, and Nancy A. Peters, CG, as co-editors of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), effective with the March 2019 issue. They succeed retiring editors Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, and Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG.
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

George reviews a new book, Manorial Records for Family Historians, by Geoffrey Barker. (St. Agnes, South Australia: Unlock the Past Publications, 2017)

Drew reviews a new book, There Is Something About Edgefield: Shining a Light on the Black Community through History, Genealogy & Genetic DNA by Edna Gail Bush and Natonne Elaine Kemp. (Takoma Park, MD: Rocky Pond Press, 2017)

Listener email includes:

  • Ricky writes to inquire about’s content offerings as compared to those of
  • Drew responds to emails from Cassandra and Wendy concerning his interview with Angie Bush (Genealogy Connection #36). He first described the DNA Painter tool by Johnny Perl (based on Blaine Bettinger’s work) at The tool allows you to enter the shared centiMorgan value from a DNA match and calculates possible relationships. He also clarifies that MyHeritage DNA does provide a notes field, but that this wasn't available when he interviewed Angie Bush.
  • Drew responds to Molly who asked about Angie’s comments about a DNA cluster worksheet. Angie responds that the worksheet is an internal company worksheet document. Drew asks listeners to share any information about a similar tool that they might know of.
  • Jenny asks for suggestions to shrink the size of her Family Tree Maker for attached media. Drew refers her to MacKiev and to FTM user groups on Facebook.
  • Marcia asks about the viability of using her Mac for genealogy work with RootsMagic.
  • Robin asks for suggestions about capturing communications in messages on Facebook and making the data available in text formats, including in Evernote.