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Oct 15, 2009

This week's news includes: The National Army Museum (UK) has launched an exhibition called First Shots: Early War Photography 1848-1860. It includes some of the earliest war photographs in existence, and the online version of the exhibition can be viewed at The Vision of Britain website has a new set of digitized maps for England, Scotland, and Wales going back to the early 1800s at

George has been elected to the position of Vice President of Membership Services of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, effective 1 January 2010.

George describes a beautiful poster that Gus Marsh has sent to illustrate work with Adobe In-Design. Gus also asks about two individuals buried in Pinellas County in Florida.

The Guys report on the status of the Library of Michigan funding crisis and the threat of breaking up its excellent historical and genealogical collection.

George will be in Louisville, KY, this Saturday for an all-day seminar (details at

George and Drew will be at the Western Michigan Genealogical Society ( in Grand Rapids, MI, on Friday and Saturday, November 6th and 7th. The society is celebrating its 55th anniversary with a banquet on Friday evening, and an all-day seminar on Saturday, titled Got Ancestors?! Guydes to Genealogical Research. Details are available at The day's festivities will conclude with The Genealogy Guys LIVE!, a live recording session of the podcast with questions and answers.

The Guys present two final interviews from the SCGS Jamboree in Burbank. Drew first interviews Suzanne Russo Adams of and the author of Finding Your Italian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide. He then interviews Paula Hinkel and Leo Myers, the planning and organizing force behind Jamboree.

This week's listener email includes: Teri has downloaded all the podcasts and listens while swimming; Peter asks Drew about researching his slave ancestors in Newberry, SC, Drew's hometown; Amy discusses the use of newspapers and newsletters for company employees.