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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 other artifacts.
  • FamilySearch has published a Year in Review for 2021.
  • Drew provides an overview of the latest updates from FamilySearch.

Listener Email

  • Tom asks questions about the reMarkable tablet and their data plans.
  • 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 https://en.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/post/2021/12/geneanets-community-has-indexed-over-a-million-of-napoleons-soldiers that includes a link to the collection.
  • Bunny is looking for suggestions for kick-starting her Polish ancestral research.
  • 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

The Genealogy Guys Learn subscription site continues to grow 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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