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Apr 27, 2020

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) April sale ends at midnight Eastern U.S. Time on 30 April. Look for details and instructions on the Genealogy Guys Blog on March 31 and at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/04/the-genealogy-guys-learn-is-on-sale-for.html. Don’t miss your opportunity to get written and video education and more at a bargain price, and new content is added every month.

News You Can Use and Share

  • MyHeritage makes its entire yearbook collection available for free through 23 May 2020, and you can now display pages and photos in color as well as black-and-white.
  • AncestryDNA has added many new communities around the world, and their ethnic estimate research panel has been updated to include indigenous communities in Australia.
  • Drew discusses Ancestry’s records and developments in the coming months.
  • The National Archives in the UK has announced that it is offering free access to its records. Check their blog at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/. A list of records available can be found at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?research-category=online.
  • Findmypast has added Northumberland Baptisms and Marriages, Durham Baptisms, Surry Burials, and more.
  • Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch.

DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger

Blaine explains what a centimorgan is, who it is named for, and why it's important.

Cyndi Says

Cyndi Ingle discusses why working with others is so important to genealogical research.

Our Listeners Talk to Us

  • Tom discusses the recent interview with Diahan Southard and whether or not he needs her new book.
  • Vance recounts his family’s excitement at developing the family’s tree, information found on our podcast episode # 295 (4 October 2015), and recording telephone calls with relatives.

Organize Your Books with LibraryThing

Drew reminds you to “Organize Your Books” as he wrote about on Day 11 of his January Getting Organized series of blog posts (http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/01/day-11-organize-your-books.html). The Guys then discuss LibraryThing (https://www.librarything.com/) and the ease of cataloguing your entire collection of books. As of 18 March 2020, LibraryThing is free and allows you to add an unlimited number of books. You can tag and organize your books into groups. There is a LibraryThing app for the Apple iOS that allows you take it with you anywhere. The app allows you to snap an image of the ISBN and immediately add the book to your library. Pre-ISBN books also are easily added using a search of author and partial title.

George reminds you to back up your browser bookmarks.

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