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Jun 30, 2022

News You Can Use and Share!

  • Family Tree Magazine announced their 101 Best Genealogy Websites for Genealogy for 2022, and the Genealogy Guys Podcast was again included.
  • MyHeritage published 11 million new German historical records (Germany, Hesse, Deaths)
  • MyHeritage added 1.3 billion historical records in 37 collections in April and May.
  • The Genealogist is a tiered subscription website for English genealogical research at They have announced the addition of georeferenced maps for the 1901 census. These allow you to search to locate people in the census and then view a map that pinpoints the residence so that you can gain a visual perspective of the exact location.
  • Findmypast has added: British Army, Recommendations for Military Honours and Awards, 1935-1990; South Africa, Local Armed Forces Nominal Rolls, 1899-1902; Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards; England, Newspaper Birth Notices; England, Newspaper Marriage Notices; and England, Newspaper Death Notices.
  • FamilySearch has published its 100,000th article on the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  • FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech 2023 will be a blended conference with both in-person and virtual presentations.
  • Drew shares highlights of new historical records at FamilySearch.

DNA Segment

  • DNA expert Diahan Southard returns with a new discussion with Drew about Y-DNA.
YDNA Testing (how many markers:
Inspiring YDNA stories:

Listener Email

  • Mark shares information about how his Eagle Scout group project mapped and transcribed tombstones in the Aldrich Family Cemetery in his Rhode Island hometown. They then cleared tons of small brush. He has recently worked to add missing entries to Find a Grave.
  • Julie shared the 1950 U.S. Federal Census images with her parents. She downloaded the enumeration districts in which they lived. They enjoyed taking “a virtual” walk down the streets and remembering their neighbors, playmates, and schoolmates. Julie enjoyed their stories and learned a great deal about their lives.
  • Bill writes about how he uses the FamilySearch Family Tree In conjunction with his desktop database and trees he has loaded to Ancestry and MyHeritage.
  • Matt is seeking additional research strategies to obtain copies of a court case in Philadelphia for a 4th great-uncle.
  • Tom wrote about himself, his mother, and a sister having a small trace of African-American ancestry at the GEDmatch site. The Ancestry DNA matches also show a small percentage. He wants to know more. Drew provides some advice, including the possibility that this may be “noise” in the matches.
  • Curtis is looking for mug shots for his father’s father since he was arrested and spent time in prison several times.
  • Lynn asks about what to do with one’s genealogy work as inheritance.

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