Jan 3, 2022
News You Can Use and Share
- The Guys welcome two new sponsors to our family: Newpapers.com
and Find a Grave.
- Researchers studying the Clotilda, the last known
slave ship to reach America, have discovered much of the ship is
still intact. They anticipate that there may be surviving DNA and
- FamilySearch has published a Year in Review for 2021.
- Drew provides an overview of the latest updates from
- Tom asks questions about the reMarkable tablet and their data
- Tom has also digitized Super-8 movies from Christmas 1960. He
is also looking for a timeline to use to track his father’s WWII
military service. George suggests checking Cyndi’s List at https://cyndislist.com/charts/timelines/.
Listeners are urged to email The Guys with their suggestions.
- Karen is searching for information about an ancestor who
settled in Augusta County, Virginia. She and a cousin are trying to
determine if he came from Ireland, and they are questioning the
veracity of a book that published content extracted from old county
records that purport that he (and others) were Scotch-Irish.
- Sean Daly shares that Geneanet has passed 1 million indexed
soldiers of Napoleon. He has written a blog post at
that includes a link to the collection.
- Bunny is looking for suggestions for kick-starting her Polish
- Matthew M. shares an extensive website that provides free
access to digitized church registers from across Europe, including
Germany, Austria, Poland, Serbia, and Slovenia. The site is
Matricula Online at https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/.
- Matthew G. is frustrated that the tax records for New Jersey
are locked at FamilySearch. Drew suggests using their free look-up
service as one aid, but raises the question for FamilySearch as to
whether these records can be unlocked and made available.
Genealogy for Librarians and a New Book
Drew is teaching a genealogy course for librarians at the
University of South Florida in Tampa in this new semester. It will
incorporate videos made with Vivid-Pix and some of the foremost
genealogy librarians in the U.S. The students will be using the
pre-publication text of his forthcoming beginning genealogy book
that will be published this year.
Zion Cemetery Project
George has been immersed in researching people buried in the
“erased” African-American cemetery in Tampa. The project seeks to
learn more about the people buried there, their families, any
descendants, and more. He shares his vision of some of the products
of this project.
Genealogy Guys Learn
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each month. Drew has recorded a video, “Organizing Your
Genealogical Files”, that has made its debut this month. New
content is added every month. You can subscribe at https://genealogyguyslearn.com/.
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