Mar 19, 2008
In this week’s news: NARA (http://www.archives.gov) posts
free passenger lists online, including Russian, Italian, and German
lists to east coast ports; 1871 England and Wales census images are
now complete on British Origins (http://www.britishorigins.com);
The Generations Network, Inc. (http://www.tgn.com), parent of
Ancestry.com, RootsWeb, Genealogy.com, and other entities,
announced that they will move RootsWeb onto the Ancestry.com
domain, using http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com,
and that there should be no changes to the online experience of
users – and that RootsWeb will continue to be free; and
now has over 1 billion names at its site.
The Guys respond to many listener e-mail
topics: the correct pronunciation of Haaretz, the largest newspaper
in Israel which is beginning a new start-up genealogy social
network, is ‘Hah-AH-retz’, which is Hebrew for “The Land.?;
university databases and the possibility of accessing them
remotely; missing census page images at Ancestry.com for Decatur
County, Indiana; the availability of the 1846 Slater’s Commercial
Directory of Ireland at http://failteromhat.com/slater.htm.
The Guys continue discussing listener e-mail about DNA and Drew continues his discussion of the topic to try to educate us all.