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Nov 3, 2021

The Guys announce the winner of drawing for the “Brick Wall Strategies” quicksheet as Dana from Salem, Oregon. Look for the next drawing later in the program.

News You Can Use and Share!

  • RootsMagic 8 has been released.
  • MyHeritage has updated its Theory of Family RelativityTM facility and massively increased the number of theories being produced.
  • MyHeritage has added 462 million exclusive new French historical records.
  • Nathan Dylan Goodwin’s latest forensic genealogical mystery book, The Foundlings, has just been released.
  • Findmypast has added new U. S. marriage records and has released new marriage and banns records for Essex, England, 1537-1935.
  • Findmypast has announced that the 1921 Census of England and Wales will be released on 6 January 2022.
  • Drew recaps the vast new and expanded collections at FamilySearch.

DNA Segment with Diahan Southard

Drew discusses MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity with Diahan.

Listener Email

  • Steve writes about locating his biological grandfather through DNA research.
  • Stuart shares the usefulness of records in the “British Royal Navy Allotment Declarations 1795-1852” collection at Findmypast.
  • Carol and Ed both wrote to express how much they enjoyed the interview with Bruce Buzbee of RootsMagic on the Genealogy Connection podcast (episode #080).
  • Ed wrote about our discussion concerning pedigree collapse.
  • Jean wrote to provide listeners with additional online resources for New York marriages.
  • Tom asks about how valid are low cM levels in DNA matches and asks what level of grandparents should he be searching for.
  • Cathy writes about Civil War records for homes for disabled veterans.
  • Natalie asks how she can get involved with indexing at FamilySearch for a specific area of Wisconsin and specific church records.
  • David wants advice about locating records of a great-great-grandfather who died at sea while emigrating from Ireland to the U. S. in the 1850s-1860s.

Quicksheet Drawing

The Guys will give away a quicksheet reference guide for “Basics of Birth Certificates”. Send an email to by midnight Eastern Time on 15 November 2021. Put BIRTH in the subject line and your name and postal address in the body. The winner will be announced on the next podcast.

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