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Aug 24, 2019

News You Can Use and Share

  • Unsung Heroes Awards for 3Q2019 will be announced at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Washington, DC, this coming week.
  • has published two unique Holocaust Records collections for free, making them searchable for the first time.
  • has announced that it now shows parental relationships on each person.
  • Vivid-Pix launched its Zoom/Transcribe software update on July 9th at the Allen County Public Library.
  • Yankee Publishing has acquired Family Tree Magazine.
  • American Ancestors and the Archdiocese of Boston have announced a major expansion in their partnership to digitize important sacramental records in the history of Boston’s Catholic Church.
  • has announced numerous changes to a number of their collections: Middlesex Baptisms; Huddersfield Baptisms; Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions; Essex Baptism Index, Marriages and Banns, and Burial Index; Derbyshire Births and Baptisms; Kent Burials; Maryland Index to Colonial Probate Records; and Maryland Wills and Probate Records.
  • FamilySearch has announced that users can now correct name indexing errors in records. 
  • Drew discusses many new and expanded collections from FamilySearch.

Book Review 

George delivers a review of David McCullough’s book, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West. The book brings to life the stories of the New Englanders who migrated west to settle the Old Northwest Territory, especially Ohio. Highly recommended.

Blaine T. Bettinger

This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on what happens to DNA samples after they arrive at the testing labs.

Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle’s “Cyndi Says” segment discusses using YouTube for learning more about genealogical resources.

Our Listeners Talk to Us

  • Don writes about DD-214 forms given to military personnel at the time of their discharge.
  • Trisha asks Drew for recommendations about how to catalog Civil War books and manuscripts in their library.
  • Margie writes to further discuss Bishops Transcripts of English and Welsh parish registers.
  • Laura wants to know more about the demographics of AncestryDNA matches.
  • Tom wants to know more about American social life in the late 1890s, and George finds a book for him.
  • Mike shares details about how he has organized his genealogical records.

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Listen for a major announcement from The Guys on October 1, 2019!