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Aug 25, 2007

The distribution of this week's podcast was delayed due to problems with the U.S. Domain Name Server (DNS) and our podcast network. We apologize for the delay.

George's news items include: details about the LDS' FamilySearch Genesis digitization project;  Family Tree Maker 2008 has just been released for sale; the new portable digital microfilm scanner called the ST Genie from S-T Imaging; and two big conferences coming in 2008. This week's listener mail includes R.J.'s quandary about his Sommerfelt line. Drew asks listeners to check out R.J.'s blog at http://schulzresearch.blogspot.com and to consider the challenge, and to send us e-mail suggestions for him.

The guys discuss the FGS Conference held in Ft. Wayne on August 15-18, and describe their experiences in the new Allen County Public Library's genealogy collection. They then discuss the much anticipated book by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. It is the most complete reference about source citations ever written, and is brilliantly organized. It is available from Genealogy Publishing Co. in hardcover and in electronic format at Footnote.com.