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Apr 6, 2022

News You Can Use and Share!

  • The 1950 U.S. Federal Census has been released and The Guys discuss several aspects:
  • Drew shares some information from a recent Ancestry survey.
  • George discusses MyHeritage’s news from RootsTech including:
    • LiveStory
    • Blast From My Past Podcast
    • Family Tree Timeline
    • Filae Family Tree Profiles
  • Drew discusses the release of records online by the New York City Municipal Archives at https://a860-historicalvitalrecords.nyc.gov/.
  • The David Rumsey Map Collection has announced a partnership with Machines Reading Maps (MRM) to read and add searchable text to the map collection.
  • The Society of Genealogists has announced the beginning of a digital project called TreeSearch which will digitize historical pedigree rolls in their collection.
  • Findmypast has added 50K new Lincolnshire Burials, and the Quaker Women’s Petition of 1659.
  • FamilySearch is seeking volunteers for its 1950 U.S. Census Community Project.
  • The Genealogist at https://www.thegenealogist.com/ has updated their version of the 1939 Register with a new, detailed mapping feature and 258,000 newly unredacted persons.

Listener Email

  • David writes concerning using placenames for events based on what governmental entity was in control at the time of the event.
  • Marianna writes about GEDmatch and having received three suspicious email inquiries.
  • Suzanne asks about obtaining court records for a murder trial in Perry County, Alabama, in which some family were involved.

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