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Dec 16, 2020

The Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education site is on sale through December 31, 2020 for $69 for your first year's subscription (new subscribers only). Regularly $99, this is our lowest price of the year! Visit http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/11/genealogy-guys-learn-on-sale-through.html for full details of obtaining the discount and our current course catalog. (Listen to the podcast to get the discount code.)

The winner of the Genealogy Publishing Company’s At a Glance sheet on “Polish Genealogy Research” is John from North Tonawanda, New York.

The call deadline for submitting applications for the Unsung Heroes Awards and the Unsung Heroes Awards Society Grant is January 1, 2021, at midnight EST. Don’t miss it! Details can be found on our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/12/the-genealogy-guys-and-vivid-pix-call.html.

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 Membership.
  • Michael J. Leclerc has been selected as the new managing editor of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.
  • 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 FamilySearch.

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 Says

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 listeners.
  • Lisa wrote to discuss her genealogical numbering using the Ahnentafel method and how she files her evidence.

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