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Jan 4, 2010

This week's news includes:
  1. presents one of its 2009 Users Choice Awards to RootsMagic.
  2. PBS debuts its new genealogy show, "Faces of America," on February 10, 2010, hosted by Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  3. ScotlandsPeople announces new images of the Statutory Registers for Births (1909), Marriages (1934), and Deaths (1959) at
  4. The Iowa Genealogical Society Library suffered damage last week when part of its roof collapsed as a result of snow and rain.
  5. The Bartholomew County Historical Society in Columbus, Indiana, estimates a loss of as many as 75,000 items in a fire that destroyed the United Way building in which part of its collection was housed.
  6. The Allen County Public Library has a new blog and a page on Facebook!
This week's listener email includes:
  1. Michelle asks whether there is a search facility of the LDS Family History Library that allows people to determine what Family History Center(s) have a specific microfilm available for viewing.
  2. Pamela asks about the origin of the forename "Green Berry."
  3. Scott joins the ranks of The Genealogy Guys Podcast fans who have listened to every episode.
  4. Katie is researching her McCahan line and discusses that, and she follows up on our discussion of business records by sharing a link to the "Business Archives Scotland" blog (see
  5. Lee explored the Google Archives in search of an obituary in the St. Petersburg Times for his Great Aunt Gertrude Mitzner; and he asks about the availability of single census record information from post-1930 U.S. federal censuses.
  6. Margaret asks for suggestions about her research in the Philadelphia area into the Rimbey family.
  7. Linda has hit a brick wall with her great-grandparents' burial location in California and asks for suggestions.
  8. The Missouri State Genealogical Society is trying to contact authors of articles for the Missouri State Genealogical Association Quarterly Journal. Many have already generously given permission to allow the society to place Journal articles online, but the organization is seeking to find other authors to gain their permission.
George discusses his project over the holidays to work through his unfiled genealogical materials. He describes the process and what he has done in data entry, obtaining digital images, adding source citations, and more in order to prepare for filing all these items.

The Guys are headed to Salt Lake City this coming weekend for the annual Winter Retreat which coincides with the Salt Lake Institute classes. Following that, Drew is headed to Boston for the American Library Association's Midwinter Conference.

George will be at the following locations giving presentations:

January 16th - Sarasota Genealogical Society
January 30th - Palm Beach County Genealogical Society
February 6th - Highlands County [FL] Genealogical Society

Drew will be at the Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida on January 27th.

He and Drew will both be sailing and presenting on the RootsMagic Valentine's Day Cruise to the Western Caribbean.

Stop by and see us!