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May 12, 2020

The Genealogy Guys have invested in new microphones and cables to improve the sound quality of the podcast. They discuss the new equipment and thank our Patreon supporters for supporting us in this investment. Bear with us as we learn to use the new mikes!

News You Can Use and Share

  • MyHeritage has improved its MyHeritage In ColorTM facility by providing new technology to use colorization settings to further enhance photographs.
  • The MyHeritage Yearbook collection now allows you to toggle between black-and-white and color on yearbook pages.
  • MyHeritage’ Theory of Family RelativityTM facility in its DNA matches has grown tremendously. In the next few weeks, a banner will appear at the top of your DNA Matches page. Click on “View Theories” to see all theories found, old and new.
  • Ancestry offers 450K yearbooks and more than 62 million pages in its huge searchable collection.
  • Findmypast launched a photographic collection of more than 10,000 images in celebration of VE Day.
  • Findmypast added additions and new records to the collections: Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothian Death and Burial Index; Scotland, Aberdeenshire Poll Tax 1696; Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions; and Cambridgeshire Burials.
  • The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference registration is now open. It will be held 2-5 September 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch.

Cyndi Says

Cyndi Ingle reminds us to remember the beginners.

Our Listeners Talk to Us

Tell us about how your society is meeting virtually/online, the tools you’re using, the positive things, and any negative things. This will help other societies connect their members.

The Genealogy Squad

The Genealogy Squad just celebrated its one-year anniversary with more than 33.5K members!

Welcome Cari Taplin, CG, as a new Administrator of The Genealogy Squad, along with George G. Morgan, Drew Smith, and Cyndi Ingle. We have moderators in England and Australia to help answer your questions and direct you to resources. And our members help one another in a friendly environment.

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