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Jan 29, 2023

News You Can Use and Share!

  • MyHeritage announces a new, free, searchable collection, Israel Immigration Lists, consisting of 1.7 million records from 1919 onwards, transcribed by MyHeritage from images stored at the Israel Archive.
  • Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Genealogists, is stepping down in March 2023 to accept a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at another organization.
  • World Archives has rebranded as Storied and has launched a new, next-generation family history platform at
  • The Family History Library has been renamed the FamilySearch Library, and Family History Centers have been renamed FamilySearch Centers.
  • Drew recaps the vast new and expanded collections at FamilySearch from January 2023.

Listener Email

  • Dave asks for suggestions about the thousands of genealogy research tasks he has entered into his Family Tree Maker software. He would like suggestions for how to view these tasks on his iPhone and iPad.
  • Donna wants suggestions about methods for how to pay for international genealogical research, and The Guys ask listeners for input.
  • Irene provides tips for Drew on his upcoming Irish research trip.
  • Cindy is researching a friend’s Swedish grandfather who emigrated from Sweden to the U.S. She is looking for his origins in Sweden, and has performed extensive research but without success. George suggested MyHeritage’s collection of Swedish Household Examination Books and asks listeners for other suggestions.

Drew’s Upcoming Research Trip

Drew discusses a genealogy research trip that he and his brother are making to Ireland in October 2023. He continues to talk about the preparations he is making and will provide more over the coming months. And you can be sure he will report back about how well his preparations served him on the trip.

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