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Jul 25, 2021

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News You Can Use and Share

  • MyHeritage has released 10.7 million records for the Austria-Hungary Roman Catholic Indexes. 1612-1966, and Austria, Vienna Catholic Church Records Index, 1585-1918.
  • MyHeritage has upgraded their Theory of Family Relativity facility for DNA matches to allow you to confirm or reject a theory.
  • American Ancestors has introduced a new database for the only surviving copy of the 1810 U.S. Federal Census for Salem, Massachusetts.
  • ScotlandsPeople has announced a delay of the release of the images of the 1921 Scottish Census until the latter half of 2022. Thanks to the Society of Genealogists for providing us with that news!
  • Findmypast has published new or expanded collections: Ireland, Court of Chancery Bill Books (1627-1884); Ireland, Court of Exchequer Bill Books (1627-1884); Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers; Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Census & Population Lists (1792-1821); Manitoba Vital Records; U.S. Census of Revolutionary War Pensioners (1840); U.S., Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment, 1776; additional England Roman Catholic Parish Registers; Pembrokeshire Parish Registers; Scotland, Modern and Civil Deaths & Burials (1855-2021); Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger Lists (1826-1972); and Canada, Black Nova Scotians (1784-1837).
  • FamilySearch has announced dates and details about RootsTech 2022.
  • Drew recaps the vast new and expanded collections at FamilySearch.

DNA Segment with Diahan Southard

Drew discusses with Diahan the new Ancestry DNA feature that allows you to identify how you are related to your matches, if you know.

Listener Email

  • Alan wrote to discuss questions about reducing his library’s holdings.
  • Kristina shared details about how she solved a brick wall using Geni.com, newspapers, and DNA.
  • Pam wrote about the dilemmas faced when trying to sort through donations to her local historical society. Drew and George discuss the need for library and archive policies to guide both libraries and donors. Drew shares insights from the GENEALIB mailing list. Note that the following link will work only for GENEALIB subscribers: http://listserv.usf.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A1=ind2107&L=GENEALIB&X=O6A5CAB430DB224809C#4

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