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Oct 12, 2019

The Genealogy Guys Learn educational subscription site launched on October 1st. Podcast listeners receive a 10% discount. Listen to Episode #368 for the details.

News You Can Use and Share

  • MyHeritage added 44.4 million records in September, including NYC Birth Index (1878-1909); NYC Death Index (1862-1948); Netherlands Civil Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Church Burials; and more.
  • The Society of Genealogists in London has announced it is searching for new premises to move into after 35 years.
  • Findmypast announces the launch of its Tree-to-Tree Hints.
  • Findmypast announces Pennsylvania Cemetery and Burials collection; New Jersey Vital Records and Vital Records Browse; Cumberland Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials; U.S. Directories & Almanacs; transcripts of Ukraine births and deaths 1784-1879; and 12 million transcripts from Spain of baptisms, marriages, and burials spanning 1502-1950.
  • Findmypast has updated the 1939 Register with new entries.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has turned over 4 centuries of digitized Catholic records to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for archival storage.
  • RootsTech 2020 on 26-29 February 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is open for registration.
  • The FamilySearch Research Wiki has surpassed the publication of 90,000 excellent articles.
  • Drew discusses many new and expanded collections from FamilySearch.

The DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger

This week's discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on the Big Y test.

Cyndi Says with Cyndi Ingle

Cyndi Ingle’s “Cyndi Says” segment discusses how to keep an open mind.

Our Listeners Talk to Us

  • Kirstin loved our blog article, “Yearbooks Can Reveal Great Clues,” and shared her own story.
  • Walter asked how to obtain the RSS feed to The Genealogy Guys Blog.
  • Mike responded with more details about his genealogical filing system.
  • Bill responded to Kelly, the teacher in Idaho, looking for resources for her genealogy instruction. He tells us about’s K-12 program at that helps provide,, and for use in classrooms.
  • Eric shares an interesting story about discovering family members within your group of friends.

Book Review

George provides a review of a new book about researching U.S. Christian church records. It is How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records (With Specific Resources for Major Christian Denominations before 1900) by Sunny Jane Morton and Harold A. Henderson CG. George recommends this book to every genealogist and to every library collection. He gives this book a 10-star review for this much needed and well-written book.

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