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Feb 2, 2022

Welcome to our 400th episode of the Genealogy Guys Podcast! We’re celebrating this milestone – in addition to our 80 episodes of Genealogy Connection!

The Guys congratulate the Johnson County Genealogical Society in Overland Park, Kansas, and the Pinellas Genealogy Society in Largo, Florida, on their 50th Anniversary Year!

News You Can Use and Share

  • celebrates its accomplishments in 2021, including 25 million clippings by users, and shares some plans for 2022.
  • Findmypast has released the long-awaited digitized 1921 Census of England and Wales. FMP has also released the 1921 Census of England and Wales Official Reports, and these add summarized data to provide more insight into the lives of the communities in which your ancestors may have lived.
  • Drew shares his regular recap of highlights of new historical records at FamilySearch.

Listener Email

  • Debra asked about consumer credit directories. George reached out to genealogist and author Michael J. Leclerc who provided the background of these interesting directories which ultimately became Dun & Bradstreet. Learn where the records are located and the rules for access. (Michael’s book, Benjamin Franklin’s Family: Volume I: English Ancestors, is a definitive book on the man.)
  • Jason and Rachel shared their experiences with the reMarkable 2 e-ink tablet and how it helps them with their genealogical work. The Guys also shared how they are using their reMarkables.
  • Eric wrote to provide feedback on our recent discussion about how to record location names on events in genealogical databases.
  • Kimberly wrote to share one of the RootsMagic 8 reports that can help you determine who might be around for the 1950 U.S. Federal Census.
  • John wrote to describe how he uses PowerPoint templates for timelines.
  • Rich obtained records for his uncle’s WWII service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the top-secret operations group. The OSS Society at can help put you in touch with someone who can help with your research and access.
  • Anita asks about computer-assistive/OCR software that might scan and translate handwritten French documents.

Zion Cemetery Project

George provides an update on his research into people buried in the erased African-American Zion Cemetery in Tampa. Drew provides a project update.

The Guys Speak

The Guys will be presenting for the Ventura County [California] Genealogical Society’s virtual conference on 19 February 2022.

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Genealogy Book Club

The Guys are participating in a virtual genealogy book club hosted by the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. Is your society doing anything like this? Let us know!

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