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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
  • 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
  • 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 is still available!