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Apr 8, 2019

The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announce that nominations are being accepted for the next round of the Unsung Heroes Awards. Nominations are due by May 15, 2019, and winners will be announced on June 1, 2019.

The Genealogy Guys announce that Cyndi Ingle, founder of Cyndi’s List, will join the podcast for a regular feature called "Cyndi Says".

News You Can Use and Share

  • Findmypast has added Poor Law and BMD records for Kent.
  • Drew recaps free FamilySearch record additions.

Book Reviews

George reviews the following books:

  • Writing a Memoir - from Stuck to Finished! by Karen Dustman
  • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt
  • Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Families: Baldy, Kerstetter, and Long by Gregory Edwin Price
  • From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee

The DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger

This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on DNA testing on ancestral artifacts such as envelopes, stamps, and hair samples, and also covers testing the recently deceased.

Our Listeners Talk to Us

  • John shares his spreadsheet for comparing families in the early US federal censuses (1790-1840).
  • Lili let us know that she was successful in getting her lineage society application submitted and approved. Congratulations, Lili!
  • Neal is trying to obtain a War of 1812 Discharge Certificate for his ancestor from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Daniel’s ancestors and family members changed surnames, and he is asking for some reasons why they might have done so.
  • Ryan is looking for resources about his ancestor who moved from Philadelphia to Nebraska and then back again to help him understand the reasons, the migration route, and more.