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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 (
  • MyHeritage announced significant updates to their website Navigation Bar.
  • MyHeritage has introduced Deep NostalgiaTM special animations to its photo collection.
  • The National Archives in the 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 Says

Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List tells us that it's time to refresh.

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 ancestor.
  • 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 ( that can enhance all types of images, add metadata, and then allow quick searching.
  • 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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