This week's news includes: Geni, Inc. (geni.com
) announces the
new functional availability for users to upload GEDCOM files;
) announces its partnership with
to add new functions to the Family
History Library Catalog, making it searchable by Internet search
engines and allowing users to annotate entries; Footnote.com
) announces the addition of the 1860 U.S.
Federal Census to its Civil War Collection; and the Social Security
Administration has released its list of the most popular baby names
Listener e-mail topics include: a family listed twice on the 1880
U.S. federal census -- in two enumeration districts; observations
about the embedded player at "The Genealogy Guys Podcast" site;
Drew discusses his findings in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for a
Black Seminole family in Escambia County, Florida; and George
responds to an inquiry about web sites to which photos of WWII
service personnel can be uploaded and accessed by family members.
George cited Dead Fred (http://www.deadfred.com
), Ancestors Lost and Found
Honoring Our Ancestors (http://www.honoringourancestors.com/library_orphan.html
George shares news about three web sites of interest to
- Cyndi's List has a new page of Free Stuff at http://www.cyndislist.com/freestuff.htm that includes
forms, free databases, software and more.
- The Scottish Screen Archive at http://ssa.nls.uk is Scotland's moving images
collection with more than 100 years of Scottish history and culture
on film and video.
- The Roscommon Historical Research site at http://www.roscommonhistory.ie has a great deal of
genealogical material. Also check http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com.
The Guys share a poem and encourage any responses by listeners as
to its origins.
The Guys discuss how they have used PowerPoint to create a
presentation for a memorial service. The process can be used for
heritage presentations, family reunions, anniversary celebrations,
and many other genealogical projects.