Feb 28, 2022
News You Can Use and Share!
- MyHeritage has published 5.8 million records from 28
collections from JewishGen (https://www.jewishgen.org/) made
possible through a collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Ancestry announces the new Ancestry Stories on the Ancestry
mobile app to combine photographs, shared historical records, and
text to craft a story about an ancestor in your family tree.
- George shares an excellent online resource, Immigration
History, at https://immigrationhistory.org/.
- Drew shares complete details about the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) and the upcoming release of the 1950
U.S. Census on 1 April 2022. (See the NARA page at https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1950
- RootsTech 2022 arrives this week on 3-5 March. Sign up for free
Then enjoy connecting with other attendees at RootsTech Relatives
- Drew shares his regular recap of highlights of new historical
records at FamilySearch.
Drew discusses helping adopted people with DNA expert Diahan
Southard. Resources for this discussion include:
Vivid-Pix Memory Segment
Drew talks with Sue Kaufman, Senior Manager of the Clayton
Library Center for Genealogical Research (part of the Houston
Public Library) in Houston, Texas.
- Drew follows up on Kendra’s cemetery project work previously
discussed in Episode #401. (The Zion Cemetery Project uses Trello
as a database management tool.) Kendra works with the Randolph
County Public Library in Asheboro, North Carolina. They have an
interactive cemetery map at https://www.randolphlibrary.org/
under History & Genealogy>Randolph County Cemeteries (or
- Pam asked about GEDmatch (https://www.gedmatch.com/) and the
ability to specify that you do or do not want your data to be
accessible by law enforcement.
- Sunni asked about headright, especially concerning her ancestor
in Georgia, and asks why headrights might possibly only be
partially executed. George provides an explanation of what a
headright is and how some may not have been completed.
- Michael asks Drew about his Boddie/Bodie family. Drew provides
lots of details and refers Michael to the book, Seventeenth
Century Isle of Wight County Virginia, by John Bennett
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