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Jul 16, 2018

The Genealogy Guys Blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com has published many new articles since the last podcast.

The news includes:

  • The Society of Genealogists in London (http://www.sog.org.uk) has accorded to Cyndi Ingle the prestigious Prince Michael Of Kent Award for services to genealogy for many years of dedication with Cyndi’s List (https://www.cyndislist.com).
  • Blaine Bettinger has announced that DNA Central (www.DNA-Central.com), the world’s first and largest membership website dedicated entirely to DNA and genetic genealogy education, has issued a request for webinar proposals for its 2018-2019 webinar schedule.
  • Findmypast has released new Berkshire registers and records, Scotland Jacobite Histories, and 109K additions to the Greater London Burial Index.
  • Drew shares highlights of new and expanded FamilySearch collections.

Listener email includes:

  • In response to the topic of the slave bill of sale discussed in Episode #346, we obtained permission to post the document images. We received several listener and reader comments almost immediately:
  • Laura asks for advice about how to enter data on transgender family members since their gender and name changes.
  • Nick discussed the Family Historian program and alternatives.
  • Linda is a longtime genealogist and is feeling overwhelmed with many new areas and features of genealogy. Drew provides some methods for becoming savvier over time and setting goals for yourself.
  • Steve writes about locating World War II Draft Cards for the younger men’s draft at FamilySearch.
  • Debra Dudek has written a book, World War I Genealogy Research Guide, and is sending a copy for The Guys to review. Stay tuned for this and other reviews!

The Guys discuss the importance of setting research goals to avoid getting distracted by the BSOs (Bright Shiny Objects) or going down the genealogy rabbit hole. There are some great ideas for you, and Drew has posted about Goals at The Genealogy Guys Blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com. Let us hear your best ways to set goals and focus your research.