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Dec 21, 2021

The Guys announce the winner of the drawing for the Irish quicksheets by Donna M. Moughty as Richard A. Yehle of Sacramento. Look for the next drawing in the coming year.

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News You Can Use and Share

  • MyHeritage has announced that they have surpassed one million subscribers.
  • Vivid-Pix has created free classes on “How to Zoom” and “Gathering Traditions” at https://www.vivid-pix.com/education/.
  • Vivid-Pix and Reunions Magazine share “7 Best COVID Travel Tips” in the December 2021 issue of the magazine.
  • Findmypast has added the new Kent Electoral registers (1570-1907) and additions to the Kent Burials collection. They also added Warwickshire, Coventry Workhouse Deaths (1845-1943), Warwick Baptisms, and Waterford Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books.
  • Free registration for RootsTech 2022 has opened at http://RootsTech.org. (Drew will be speaking.)
  • Drew provides an overview of the latest updates from FamilySearch.

Listener Email

  • In anticipation of the release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census in April 2022, Laura asks how to produce a report from RootsMagic 8 of people alive at the time of the census.
  • Keith is searching for his maternal grandfather. He can find a WWII draft registration card but cannot locate him in the 1940 census.
  • Concetta asks about restricted FamilySearch records and how to locate them.

Book Review

The Guys review Nathan Dylan Goodwin’s latest Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist, mystery titled The Foundlings. He weaves a masterful tale about researching several infants born out of wedlock who were abandoned. The Guys think this is another excellent book from a talented author.

Tech Review

The Guys have each acquired a great new tool, the reMarkable 2. It is an ultra-thin tablet for taking notes, drawing, converting handwritten notes to text, saving them as PDFs to the cloud, organizing notes and documents, emailing notes, downloading PDFs and webpages, note-taking on PDFs, and even reading eBooks. (It isn’t a web browser.) The writing surface is almost identical in feel to writing on paper, and there are loads of templates for almost any type of note-taking or project you can imagine. The reMarkable 2 is a great tool to help you stay focused, and The Guys talk about how they are using theirs. Learn more at https://remarkable.com/.

George talks about how he is continually working on his personal genealogy using MyHeritage, RootsMagic 8, and other tools. Drew talks about how he has been working on cleaning up his places in RootsMagic 8. The Guys also talk about their work on the Zion Cemetery Project.

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