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Nov 3, 2020

News You Can Use and Share!

  • MyHeritage has just released a major collection of Historical Norwegian Church Records (1815-1938) including millions of digitized and scanned records of births and baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials.
  • MyHeritage has released three historical record collections from Wales: Parish Births and Baptisms; Parish Marriages and Banns; and Parish Deaths and Burials.
  • Ed Thompson of Evidentia will be producing a new YouTube Livestream, the “Genealogy Software Showcase” to showcase the software in detail, its functionality, and more. Get in at the beginning by joining for free at
  • Findmypast has released: England & Wales Non-Conformist Births and Baptisms for Surrey Methodists; Jamaica Life Events; Caribbean Rolls of Honor WW I; new records of Kent Baptisms and Burials; 90K new Warwickshire Burials (1874-2016); Scotland, Ayrshire Census & Population Lists (1801-1831); and records from the Greater London Burial Index for St. Olave’s (1583-1665).
  • Drew recaps the huge new and expanded collections at FamilySearch.

DNA Segment with Diahan Southard

Drew asks Diahan to explain why some DNA testing companies ask for saliva (spit!) and some are fine with cheek scrapings. Learn more at:

Cyndi Says

Cyndi Ingle tells us about the importance of doing screenshots.

Zion Cemetery

Drew is actively involved with researching the African-American Cemetery in Tampa that was “erased and built over. Here is his presentation for the 2020 Family Heritage Festival coordinated by the Tampa Hillsborough Public Library system.

Drew’s Family Research

Drew discusses his recent focus on his Weinglass ancestors and their descendants. He has made some progress on one of the family lines.

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