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
- Newspapers.com celebrates its accomplishments in 2021,
including 25 million clippings by users, and shares some plans for
- 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.
- 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
- Kimberly wrote to share one of the RootsMagic 8 reports that
can help you determine who might be around for the 1950 U.S.
- John wrote to describe how he uses PowerPoint templates for
- 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 http://osssociety.org can help put you
in touch with someone who can help with your research and
- 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
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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