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May 29, 2018

The news includes:

  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Ontario [Canada] Genealogical Society have announced a collaboration of membership and other services.
  • Findmypast has updated its 1939 Register collection with 64K newly opened records. It also announced it will begin publishing Kent County Original Parish Registers later this year.
  • Drew shares highlights of expanded FamilySearch collections.

The Guys discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) issued by the European Union (EU). These affect privacy of personal information. Learn what impact GDPR has on genealogists, and why you are being inundated with emails about new privacy rules.

Listener email includes:

  • Corrine expresses thanks for the announcement about the new book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
  • Mike writes to ask about #resistancegenealogy.
  • Margaret shares her experiences working with the Library of Congress Digital Collections.
  • Matt writes a follow-up to his question in Episode #340 about his DNA ethnicity reporting.
  • Tom writes about his research into the ancestry of his WWI ancestors. He shares several helpful resources he used as alternatives to the service records destroyed/damaged in the fire at the National Personnel Records Center on 12 July 1973.