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
- 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,
- Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records
George reviews a new book, Manorial Records for Family
Historians, by Geoffrey Barker. (St. Agnes, South Australia:
Unlock the Past Publications, 2017) http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/unlock-past-publications
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 MyHeritage.com’s content
offerings as compared to those of Ancestry.com.
- 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 http://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4.
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.