This week's news includes:
- Footnote.com has made
available the first-ever interactive collection of World War II
documents, including the memorial of the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii. The collection is free to access through the month of
- The National Genealogical Society
(NGS) has announced details of the Librarians' Day at its annual
conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April. This pre-conference
program is sponsored by ProQuest. Details are available at
- ProQuest and NGS will honor an outstanding librarian at the
same conference by awarding the Filby Award for Genealogical
Librarianship. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/ykvrw3g.
This week's listener email includes:
- Sharon reminds us that the search for immigrant ancestors must
include looking at both ends of the journey. While an arrival
record of someone from the U.K. in 1925 shows only a destination,
the departure record in the U.K. may show the traveler's home
address. U.K. migration records can be found at http://www.findmypast.com.
- Tina corrects our statements in episode #189. FreeBMD.org.uk does not
yet include all the civil registration index entries. In addition,
civil registration in England and Wales began on 1 July 1837 and
- Steve is seeking clues about a grandfather who divorced his
first wife and remarried, apparently taking the second wife's
- Victoria shared information about the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, one of only two
remaining, fully functional Liberty Ships built and launched during
World War II. The ship has been restored and is anchored at
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, open to the public. Learn more
- Gus asks for advice about citing sources on genealogical
posters he has created of his family lineage.
- Nancy asks about George's book, The Official Guide to Ancestry.com,
and how current the book remains.
- Larry asks about using a DNA test as it applies to establishing
lineages for immigrants.
- Rich shares a newspaper story about the Texas state government
taking blood samples of newborn infants for testing purposes, and
then retaining the samples for other experiments. This has resulted
in lawsuits by parents/families and concerns about privacy. See
more at http://tinyurl.com/DNA4TX-Infants.
- R.J. advises us of another product that allows Mac users to run
Windows on their Macintosh, Linux, and OpenSolaris machines. It is
called VirtualBox, manufactured by Sun Microsystems, and can be
found at http://www.virtualbox.org.
- Terri has purchased RootsMagic 4 and Family Tree Maker 2010.
When she migrated her data from Brother's Keeper software, she lost
information on all her living relatives. Drew offers a suggestion
- Lisa asks about genealogy software available for her iPhone
- Gus has been watching The Genealogy Guys Videocasts at
finds that the most recent way that George has labeled/titled the
files makes the content easier to find and differentiate.
- Marie asked where at RootsWeb she could find Gary's transcribed
index of "Memoirs of the Miami Valley". Drew located the index and
emailed Marie with the URL at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbutler/memoirs.