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Feb 26, 2008

This week's news includes: Congratulations to Matt Wright who becomes editorial director at; a recap of a USA Today report of 18 February about states unsealing adoption records and opening original birth records to adoptees; passenger lists of persons leaving the U.K. for the U.S., Canada, and Australia during the 1940s are available at Ancestors Onboard at; the National History Show will be held on 2-4 May 2008 in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London, and tickets can be booked at

Listener e-mail includes more kudoes for The Guys' "Down Under" video at; Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps at the New York Public Library at (accessible now only at the NYPL), as well as digital maps and photographs in their digital gallery at; a number of video options for creating heritage DVDs and slideshows using Apple Macintoshes and PCs have been suggested in various price ranges:

  1. PowerPoint to Slideshow
  2. 12 Screencasting Tools for Creating Video Tutorials (suggested by Drew) at
  3. Adobe products at
  4. Apple products at

The Guys spend the remainder of the show discussing the intricacies of U.S. copyright laws and fair use standards. Definitely worth a listen!