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Sep 6, 2007

The Guys share some listener e-mail, including a recommendation for a Web site that reviews and ranks online computer back-up services at, and additional land patents being digitized and indexed at the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, site at RootsMagic announces a new minor update for the RootsMagic software.

George discusses his "Web Site of the Week," the Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records, at

The remainder of the podcast is devoted to helping to debunk three prominent genealogical research myths:

  1. "My ancestors' names were changed at Ellis Island."
  2. "Everyone with the same surname is related."
  3. "Naming patterns will solve all your brick walls."
The Guys discuss the facts of these issues and how you can manage your expectations so as not to fall into "the assumption trap."