Feb 10, 2020
One last reminder of the deadline to respond to the proposed
price increases by the USCIS. Details are here:
News You Can Use and Share
- Both 23andMe and Ancestry have announced layoffs related to the
downturn in the DNA testing market.
- MyHeritage has released millions of new records in late
December and throughout January.
- The Society of Genealogists has alerted us through their
newsletter of several new British and Irish collection news
updates, including updates at the PRONI website, the ability to
share screenshots from the GRO, and an addition of more civil
marriage records at IrishGenealogy.ie
- Bucks County in Pennsylvania has put deeds online back to
- The U.S. National Archives has put Record Group 77 (Civil Works
Map Files) online and has digitized Record Group 145 (Aerial
- Findmypast has added Britain, Royal and Imperial Calendars,
plus more baptisms, marriages, and burials for Durham.
- FamilySearch is celebrating Black History Month with new
collections and articles.
- Drew provides a long list of updated collections for
DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger
Drew asks Blaine about X-DNA and how it can be used.
Cyndi Ingle discusses "Research the Records before the
Libraries, archives, genealogical & historical societies
in that area too.
How-to guides, research outlines, pathfinders. For example,
Robeson County, NC:
Don't forget to look at each level of government or
record-keeping. Don't stick with just the parish or the county,
look also at the state, the territory, and the federal government
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