May 27, 2021
News You Can Use and Share
- MyHeritage announced a new filtering option for the DNA Matches
page. You can filter based on any of their 2,114 Genetic
- Ancestry announced that it now has more than 1,400 regions
offered between communities and ethnic regions in its DNA
- The Society of Genealogists in London, the National Archives
and Records Administration in Washington, DC, and The National
Archives in Kew, Richmond (London) have all reopened with limited
capacity and required reservations required.
- Findmypast introduces new and improved address search in census
- Findmypast has added new collections or new records to:
Australia, Military Commemorative Rolls & Rolls of Honor; Kent
Parish records; the 1939 Register; British Army, Royal Engineers;
Coldstream Guards; Monmouthshire Parish records; Glamorganshire
Parish records; Australia Inbound, Outward & Coastal Passenger
Lists 1826-1972; Middlesex Poor Law records; Scots Guards’ service
records (WWII); Norfolk Churchyard and Memorial Images (browse);
Scotland, Modern and Civil Births 1855-2019; Scotland, Modern and
Civil Marriages 1855-2019; Scotland, Modern and Civil Deaths &
- Drew recaps three weeks of vast new and expanded collections at
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew discusses with Diahan what the TiP report is on Family Tree
DNA and how to use it.
Cyndi Ingle says that we shouldn't worry about what others are
Russia At a Glance Reference Guides
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- Floreen wrote to thank us for the Genealogy Connection
interview with Drew Smith.
- Margaret wrote to update us on her work on Pointe Coupee,
Louisiana plantation journal transcription records. She has a blog
- Patrick shares his success locating family members in Iowa who
“disappeared” after 1881.
- James wrote to share his frustration with delays with obtaining
military records from the National Personnel Record Center. (The
facility was closed for over a year with the pandemic and is now
beginning to work to catch up.)
- Cindy couldn’t locate her grandparents in the 1930 census. She
reminds us all not to forget newspaper research.
- Terri is looking for an unknown father. Drew suggested using
DNA testing and joining the Facebook group DNA Detectives for more
- Laura shares how MyHeritage helped her discover an uncle she
never knew existed.
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