Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

 

The Genealogy Guys Podcast and Genealogy Connection are productions of Aha! Seminars, Inc.

Sponsors of The Genealogy Guys Podcast

  Sponsors of
 Genealogy Connection

  Support Us on Patreon!

 
   

 

Dec 25, 2018

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage announced that its Family Tree Webinars are now closed-captioned.
  • The book There is Something About Edgefield is an Award Finalist in the 2018 Best Books Award in the category of History-United States. We reviewed the book in Episode #339. Congratulations!
  • Findmypast announces a trial of a revolutionary new newspaper search. They also announced records of the Cheshire Diocese of Chester Parish Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials.
  • Scan-a-Thon, a 72-hour scanning marathon, will take place on 11-14 January 2019. For more information, contact Eowyn Langholf at eowyn@wikitree.com.
  • FamilySearch was awarded the PRSA Silver Anvil Award for its historic Freedmen’s Bureau Project.
  • Drew recaps the latest in FamilySearch’s new images and indexed records.

The Guys describe a great evening with Kenyatta D. Berry at the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa. A review of her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy, can be viewed on the Genealogy Guys Blog 15 December post.

Listener email includes:

  • Kudos to George on his post at the Genealogy Guys Blog titled My Parents Married Twice! on 13 December 2018.
  • Thomas commented on the discussion about DNA beneficiaries in Episode #352.
  • Hugh asked questions about RootsMagic’s interface with Ancestry.com called TreeShare.
  • Lisa had questions about managing media in Family Tree Maker for Mac.
  • Lili is working on lineage society applications and wants to know specifically how many sources for each fact are required and/or acceptable.
  • Roger asks about DNA testing on a lock of hair from his great-great-grandmother.
  • Betsy is seeking resources about people who went west in the early 1860s to participate in the gold rushes there.