Jun 14, 2018
The news includes:
- MyHeritage announced the addition in May of another 1 billion
records, bringing the total to over 9 billion records. They just
added 11 new collections with another 9.8 million records.
- MyHeritage has moved the Pedigree View of family trees from
View Only Mode to full Edit Mode, allowing the addition, deletion,
and editing of records while viewing the tree.
- Findmypast has added Chicago Roman Catholic baptisms,
marriages, and burial records, as well as parish records. New Irish
National School Registers have also been added.
- Drew shares highlights of new and expanded FamilySearch
- Drew discusses the recent security hack of MyHeritage user
email addresses and hashed (encrypted) passwords. In addition, he
discusses MyHeritage’s release of its new Two-Factor Authentication
facility, which provides stronger security if you choose to use
Listener email includes:
- Judy asks about Mindy Jacox’s Online research log.
- Barbara tells us about libraries’ use of RBDigital’s service
that provides library patrons with free access to magazine titles.
- George reminds everyone that public libraries provide online
access to people with library cards to databases, newspapers,
magazines, and digital collections with a simple login.
- Ralph wants to know more about the New York records that are
being focused on by Reclaim the Records (reclaimtherecords.org).
- Margie discusses Drew’s interview with Tim Pinnick and his
mention of Roslyn, Washington. She talks about the many diverse
cemeteries there and its historical past.
- Jim provides insights into Kristopher’s search for ancestors in
Poland (Episode 341) and suggests some excellent free resources at
The Guys extensively discuss how to get the most out of
bookmarks in your browser. George discusses how to organize
bookmarks, and the fact that you can bookmark more than just
webpages. Drew provides some insights from his experience.