Dec 16, 2020
The Genealogy Guys
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The winner of the Genealogy Publishing Company’s At a
Glance sheet on “Polish Genealogy Research” is John from North
Tonawanda, New York.
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News You Can Use and Share!
- MyHeritage announced the release of a new colorization model
for MyHeritage iIn ColorTM.
- RootsMagic 8 is making progress with thousands of testers.
Listen for a new announcement soon, and listen to their ad for a
great holiday sale price.
- The Germans from Lithuania Name Index is now online at https://www.germansfromlithusania.org.
- The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) presented
its 2020 awards. Included are Loretto Dennis “Lou” Szucs as
recipient of the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to
Genealogy and Amy E. K. Arner, who received the Honorary Life
- Michael J. Leclerc has been selected as the new managing editor
of the Association of Professional Genealogists
- Findmypast has added new collections or new records to:
Scotland Monumental Inscriptions; US World War II Casualty Lists;
Essex Baptisms; Devon Baptisms; Berkshire Probate Index; Yorkshire
Monumental Inscriptions; U.S. Obituary Notices; and Ireland Billion
Graves Cemetery Index.
- Enslaved.org has built a robust, open-source online facility to
discover and explore nearly a half million people and 5 million
data points for enslaved Africans. From archival entries to
spreadsheet entries, the lives of the enslaved can be seen in
richer detail. Visit https://enslaved.org/.
- FamilySearch has announced that it is has added 20 languages –
up now to 30 languages – for researching in its website.
- Drew recaps three weeks of huge new and expanded collections at
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew and Diahan discuss CODIS, the DNA database used by U.S. law
enforcement, and how the major DNA testing companies interact (or
not) with U.S. law enforcement.
Cyndi Ingle tells us that it is time to review.
We Hear from Our Listeners!
- Tom wrote to thank The Guys for leads to books and other
materials about life in Scotland and its history between 1900 and
1930. He also describes some ironies he has discovered in WWI and
WWII in his wife’s family.
- Mark shared his brick wall happy dance that resulted from
locating a social item in a 1902 newspaper gossip column.
- William is trying to locate a birth certificate in Texas for
his grandfather. He has located one for his grandfather’s brother
but not for his grandfather. Suggestions are welcome from our
- Lisa wrote to discuss her genealogical numbering using the
Ahnentafel method and how she files her evidence.
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