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Mar 19, 2018

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage announced a new pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with their birth families. Learn more, see eligibility requirements, and apply at https://www.dnaquest.org.
  • MyHeritage has upgraded its new chromosome browser’s capabilities to include one-to-many matches.
  • The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Grant Committee is now accepting applications for its annual $500 grant and full registration to the 2018 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. Application deadline is midnight PDT on 10 April 2018. Details and an application can be found at https://thefamilycurator.com/swfgrant/.
  • Living DNA previewed its Family Networks platform, a new DNA matching service, at RootsTech, and it will be available to consumers later this year.
  • Findmypast announced the release of their new Ireland Civil Birth Registration Index and Ireland Civil Marriage Registration Index, the first phase of a collection that will grow throughout 2018.

Drew shares his review and insights of RootsTech 2018.

Listener email includes:

  • Natonne Elaine Kemp, co-author of There Is Something About Edgefield, thanks Drew for his book review, and was “stunned” to learn that Drew’s 2nd great-grandfather was mentioned in the book.
  • Gail comments about sound quality on the Genealogy Connection
  • Marjorie inquires about the possibility of transcriptions of our podcasts.
  • Tom asks about an app or program to record books, magazines, and articles in your personal library. George and Drew describe LibraryThing in detail.
  • Matt is confounded by differences in his DNA ethnicity estimate and those of his parents.
  • Liza shares a surprise in DNA results in her husband’s test that indicates a paternity issue. She asks for guidance in how to approach this news, both with her father-in-law and with the person with whom there was a match.
  • D. A. responded to the listener’s question about copying information received in Facebook Messenger.

George reminds listeners that the incentive premium for listener support at Patreon at www.patreon.com/genealogyguys is still available!