Mar 20, 2019
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The Guys discuss their great experiences at the 2019 Podfest
News You Can Use
- MyHeritage has added 7.1 million records of Norwegian Censuses
in four collections.
- The Canadian Research Knowledge Network has made more than 60
million pages of digitized Canadian heritage documents
- Findmypast has added 23 million new U.S. marriages to its site
- Drew recaps free FamilySearch record additions.
Blaine T. Bettinger and the DNA segment
This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on recent
announcements from MyHeritage regarding their new DNA tools:
AutoCluster and the Theory of Family Relativity.
Our Listeners Talk to Us
- Listener response to a call for how you use spreadsheets in
your research has been strong.
- Another Laura tells us she uses spreadsheets when extracting
from indexes; to compile each year’s data when doing city directory
research; and to create a combination timeline/family group
- Sherry paid for a DNA test for a cousin who has since died. Are
there legal questions she should be aware of if she wants to submit
the data to GEDmatch?
- Bill reports that he has had problems with Ancestry tree data
disappearing from RootsMagic. He believes it is an API problem.
George heard from another friend on Sunday who has experienced the
- Tom reports that the new Ancestry beta color coding tag system
has rendered a Google extension inoperable. Drew tells how to opt
out of the Ancestry beta.
- Spencer shares two important topics:
- Masonic records include applications to join and these can
contain much genealogical information.
- The librarian at the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur, Van
Buren County, Michigan, plans to break up the collections placed
there by the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society. Some
materials would be moved to a basement and would no longer be
accessible by researchers. Email to the Van Buren Library Board of
Directors Chairman, Bruce Cutting, at firstname.lastname@example.org to
complain about this situation is welcome. The Guys make suggestions
about written agreements that should be created and signed to
clarify such situations.
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