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Nov 28, 2021

The Guys announce the winner of the drawing for the “Basics of Birth Certificates” quicksheet as Karen Webster of Queensland. Look for the next drawing later in the program.

News You Can Use and Share!

  • MyHeritage has introduced labels for DNA matches.
  • News by way of the Society of Genealogists (
  • Findmypast has added to its United States Obituaries Notices collection. It has also added the United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages. Indian Army Records of Service 1900-1947 have also been added. The 1939 Register has been updated to make available a number of previously redacted records.
  • Drew provides an overview of the latest vast updates from FamilySearch.

DNA Segment with Diahan Southard

Drew discusses how to get your DNA out there in as many places as possible with Diahan. Diahan provides directions here:

Listener Email

  • Kathleen talks about Facebook and finding our podcast.
  • Dana discusses searching for records of a great-grandfather from Poland who relocated first to Canada and then to the United States, and what challenges citizenship records presented. Dana also shares that creating a spreadsheet comparing the timelines of the great-grandfather and others can be very useful.
  • Natalie thanks The Guys for suggestions about how to join a FamilySearch indexing group for Eau Clair County, Wisconsin.
  • Matt discusses his ancestors’ frequent movements between Germany and France before emigrating to the U.S.
  • Tom discusses DNA matches, and the fact that some people upload a tree that may not be a biological family tree. The difference between a ‘genealogical family tree’ and a ‘biological family tree’ can confuse matters when adopted people are researching DNA matches.
  • Donna M. Moughty, who leads excellent research trips to Ireland, has two planned trips in 2022: one in May and another in October. The trips will go to both Dublin and Belfast. Please visit her website at for details about the 2022 trips.

The Guys discuss using fan charts to represent your family tree and to help maintain focus on your linear research.

Quicksheet Drawing

Our next quicksheet giveaway is a trifecta! Donna M. Moughty has donated her three excellent guides in her Irish Research Series. Guide #1 is “Preparing for Success in Irish Research”; Guide #2 is “Irish Civil Registration and Church Records”; and Guide #3 is “Land, Tax and Estate Records in Ireland”. Send an email to by midnight Eastern Time on 15 December 2021. Put IRELAND in the subject line and your name and postal address in the body. Winner will be announced on the next podcast.

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