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Aug 25, 2009

This week's news includes: Hamburg, Germany-based dynastree ( announces an automatic search for potential relatives on its site; responses have been great about The Guys' new videocasting at; announces the release of its new Family Tree Maker 2010 software; and Genealogy Wise announces that there are many great videos on its website.

Drew shares two interviews this week:

Michelle Pfister and Mark LeMonnier on the product team of Family Tree Maker of discuss the software, improvements that have been made over the last year, and some of the things coming in the future.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti, author of the Tracing the Tribe blog (, discusses Jewish genealogy and how to progress with your research.

This week's listener email includes: Eiya asks about the absence of marriage records for Fannin County, Texas, at, and George has information about those records' availability on microfilm through the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah; one listener joined a genealogy society in January and has felt less than welcome, and asks when it might be appropriate to make suggestions for improvements; and Rebecca asks The Guys which genealogy software program that they use.

NOTE: The two interviews will be posted as videocasts within the coming week at