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Sep 9, 2008


The Guys are celebrating the 150th episode of the podcast which began on 4 September 2005. Thank you for listening and sharing with all of us!

This week's news includes: The Generations Network, Inc., announced that has launched the World Archives Project, "a global public indexing initiative to give everyone the opportunity to help preserve historical records" at; ( announced that the firm has exceeded 1 million unique visitors to the site; the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), working through the General Services Administration (GSA), has announced plans to lease a new facility in St. Louis, Missouri, to house the Military Personnel records Center, with occupancy scheduled for March 2010; ( has been chosen to host the most comprehensive historical collection of London records -- 77 million names -- covering 500 years (ca. 1500-2006) online, beginning in early 2009. The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released new results about podcasting, reflecting significant increases in downloading podcasts. (See the PDF report at

Links that were omitted from the show notes in Episode #149 include:
- Scottish genealogy records :
- Indexes to Scotland's censuses:
- The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS):

Listener email this week includes: Randy bought a Sansa Fuse MP3 player to listen to the podcast; Amelia shared a podcast from BBC4 in England, at; Barb shared another reason for the changing of names -- scandal (see; Kay shares information about testing for Indian ancestry, and a genetic testing company called DNAPrint Genomics, Inc. (; Sharon discovered a wonderful genealogist through a mailing list who shared huge amounts of genealogical data with her; and Barb discusses a "possible paternity event" in her husband's family.

George reviews an excellent new book by Kevan M. Hansen, the new second edition of Map Guide to German Parish Records: Grandduchy of Baden, published by Family Roots Publishing Company.