Construction of the International African-American Museum
(IAAM) will begin in 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina, after a
new $11M pledge was received.
Join The Genealogy Guys, C. Ann Staley, and Blaine Bettinger on
a Caribbean genealogy cruise in February. Sponsored by the Villages
Genealogical Society, full details are available at https://vgsfl.org/cpage.php?pt=167.
MyHeritage has released a new and extensive filtering system
for DNA Matches.
MyHeritage has opened registration for its “MyHeritage LIVE”
International Users Conference, to be held 2-4 November 2018 in
Oslo, Norway. Full details and registration can be found at
Findmypast and Living DNA have announced a partnership for DNA
testing for ancestral origins in England and Ireland.
Findmypast has released new records for Lancashire, England;
Queensland, Australia; and extensive Scotland marriages,
testaments, and apprentices.
FamilySearch has added 29 million Netherlands records.
Drew shares highlights of many new and expanded FamilySearch
Listener email includes:
Linda reminds listeners that there is a wealth of excellent
genealogy information in our podcasts going back all the way to the
Mary Ann located a book about slave ancestors and their names
at the free Project Gutenberg website at https://www.gutenberg.org/. The
book is The Underground Railroad by William Still.
John shared some great thoughts about recording data on
transgender family members.
David Mann, founder of Heirloom Software (https://heirloomsoftware.com/),
shared information about their forthcoming release of Origins
The software is in beta testing now, but includes extensive DNA
management tools, the ability to record details about any person
(male, female, transgender), any relationship information, and
Sara shared information about a US naturalization document, the
Declaration of Intention, for her great-great-grandfather, Joseph
Winzer. George and Drew delved into this person and his family and
discovered a lot of documents that provided new information. We
will be publishing our research, along with document images, maps,
and more in the blog
over the next couple of weeks. You’re going to want to follow
Susan shared information about another Boddie person to