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Oct 23, 2018

The Guys celebrate the publication of their 400th episode (of the two podcasts taken together)!

George’s first article in The In-Depth Genealogist magazine ( has just been published. He will be writing a column called Genealogy, by George in every issue. Podcast listeners can get a $10 discount on a subscription using the coupon code GUYS+IDGmag at

Family Tree Magazine has published an e-book compilation of George’s popular Document Detective column at

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has become a Presenting Partner with Eurovision for its 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • RootsTech 2019 registration has opened for the annual Salt Lake City conference on February 27-March 2, 2019
  • Church of Ireland records will be digitized with the award of a €100,000 government grant.
  • 200 million records for the Netherlands are now accessible at the multi-lingual website Open Archives –
  • Fans of Nathan Dylan Goodwin can preorder his new book, Ghost Swifts, Blue Poppies and the Red Star, in Kindle version at all Amazon websites.
  • The Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) has announced the opening of the Richard E. Lackey Scholarship to support attendance at Gen-Fed 2019. Details and application are available at
  • Findmypast has released new records for Welsh Parish Records, Kent Parish Records, Northumberland and Durham Burials, Middlesex Baptisms, the 939 Register, and more.
  • Drew summarizes the new and updated collections at FamilySearch.

Listener email includes:

  • Jean writes about a Long Island library conference and the inclusion of The Guys’ books as recommended buys.
  • Ed writes about a cousin who is beginning her search for birth parents.
  • Brad asks for advice on getting started on preparations for his family’s upcoming 300th anniversary, including recommendations for what software or websites to use to collaborate with relatives.
  • Robin is looking for a free GEDCOM viewer.
  • Kelly follows up on her earlier email about mega-trees.
  • Nikki poses questions about:
    • Mega-trees
    • Ancestors in psychiatric hospitals and suicides
    • What to expect at a local genealogical society meeting
    • Resources for researching slave ancestors
    • What kind of education might be pursued so she can help others with their genealogy
  • Richard asks Drew for more information about researching manuscript collections.

Drew discusses GEDmatch, a tool for extending your research reach with your autosomal DNA test results and matching others who have tested.