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.
- Ancestry.com has published two unique Holocaust Records
collections for free, making them searchable for the first
- Ancestry.com 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
- 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
- Findmypast.com 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
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’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
- 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
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