Apr 26, 2021
News You Can Use and Share
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made a grant to Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical
Slave Trade (enslaved.org).
- MyHeritage announced significant updates to their website
- MyHeritage has introduced Deep NostalgiaTM special
animations to its photo collection.
- The National Archives in the UK (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/)
will reopen its reading rooms on 27 April 2021. Advance
reservations are required.
- Findmypast has added new records to existing collections:
Norfolk Baptisms; Norfolk Banns & Marriages; Norfolk Burials;
Philadelphia Roman Catholic Parish Records; England & Wales
Deaths 2007-2020; Ireland, Northern Ireland Deaths 1998-2020;
Cincinnati Roman Catholic Parish Registers; Cambridgeshire,
Licensed Victuallers; and more.
- Drew recaps huge new and expanded collections at FamilySearch
numbering in the millions of records.
The DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew and Diahan discuss MyHeritage's new Genetic Groups and how
to use them.
Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List tells us that it's time to
Our Listeners Speak
- Laura discusses the fact that her family cannot be found in the
1920 U.S. federal census.
- Jeffery has built his own cemetery website so that he can see
people’s information the way he prefers. You can check it out at
- Pat writes about the probate for her South Carolina
- Vic wrote seeking advice for how to label his photographs so
that they are easier to organize, file electronically, and quickly
locate. George recommends Vivid-Pix RESTORE software (https://vivid-pix.com/) that can
enhance all types of images, add metadata, and then allow quick
- Joshua writes about FamilySearch and its multiple collections
of birth and marriage records, and that sometimes each collection’s
content is often different. George addresses marriage records:
marriage indexes, marriage bonds, and marriage books.
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