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Jul 18, 2007

George announces the availability of the Beta version of Family Tree Maker 2008 and the opportunity to pre-order for mid-August delivery at the introductory price of $29.95 at the Ancestry Store. Drew and George acknowledge the undisputed "Genealogy Guys Podcast" Marathon Endurance leader!

George announces the breakthrough of his >20-year brickwall to find the death date and location of his Great-uncle Brisco Washington Holder, thanks to research by a listener who located him in the Missouri Death Records Certificate database, 1910-1956. George talks about his subsequent research in other records, calls to the cemetery and the funeral home, and other possible records he will research while at the FGS Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in August. Drew makes additional suggestions, including references to the use of the new release of GenSmarts, V.2.

Drew talks about online books and the wealth of printed genealogical sources, while George suggests the use of the book, Printed Sources, edited by Kory L. Meyerink (published by Ancestry in 1998) - an excellent reference to many published materials.