Sep 20, 2021
The Guys announce the winner of the drawing for the “Basic Birth
Certificates” quicksheet as Francis from Cumming, Georgia. The next
drawing is announced later in the program.
News You Can Use and Share
- MyHeritage announces its new and improved colorization model
for MyHeritage in ColorTM.
- MyHeritage has added two significant new collections. They are
the Newspaper Name Index, USA and Canada, and the Scotland Census,
1841-1901. MyHeritage will be adding an index to the other half of
the newspaper collection soon.
- The Society of Genealogists in London announced that its
library catalog has been made available on the Library Hub Discover
- Findmypast has added the largest collection of historical local
photographs, the Francis Frith Collection, to its searchable
- Findmypast has added a new feature to the 1891, 1901, and 1911
censuses. It is a link for every search result to the
Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales 1895 and a
detailed map is displayed on which you can see where your ancestors
- Findmypast has added new parish records for Warwickshire, the
Warwickshire, Coventry, Midwife’s Birth Register 1845-1875, and
Turks & Caicos Life Events.
- Ancestry has released its new DNA ethnic estimates and includes
8 new regions.
- Drew recaps the vast new and expanded collections at
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew discusses endogamy vs. pedigree collapse with Diahan.
- Judy writes to discuss challenges with New York State marriage
- Pam asks about records included in the updates from
FamilySearch. George responds with suggestions, including a
detailed discussion about how to use the search records facilities
at FamilySearch for the following categories of records: indexed
collections; image-only collections; and the catalog. He also
recommends the use of the FamilySearch Research Wiki to access
- Stacy Cole shares keen insights into the idea that the
enslaved, once emancipated, took the surname of their last
- Ryan wrote to provide an update on his research from six years
ago about records relating to his great-grandmother’s suicide. He
has had success finding elusive records and shares his
Update on the Zion Cemetery Project
Drew provides an update on the fascinating Zion Cemetery Project
in Tampa. He and volunteers are working to identify descendants and
family members, gather information about the interred's lives and
historical context, and create a lasting memorial. They are
collaborating with University of South Florida faculty and alumni,
members of local genealogy societies, community members, and
nationally known professional genealogists. More updates will be
shared in future podcast episodes.
The Guys will give away a quicksheet reference guide for “Brick
Wall Research Strategies”. Send an email to email@example.com no
later than 12 midnight Eastern Time on October 1, 2021. Put BRICK
WALL in the subject line and your name and postal address in the
body. The winner will be announced on the next Genealogy Guys
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