Mon, 8 September 2014
The Genealogy Guys are celebrating their 9th podcast anniversary. We began on 5 September 2005 and are still going strong!
The news includes:
· MyHeritage Founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet, has been featured in the news for his work in identifying heirs to stolen artwork and property seized by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s. See the video (with English sub-titles) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvPjrpse92o.
· Findmypast has launched the “Hall of Heroes” at its website to celebrate the heroes in everyone’s family.
· Findmypast has also launched over 240,000 UK new parish records.
· The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) honored six of its members for their achievements and services. They also named Eva Goodwin as the winner of the APG Young Professional Scholarship.
· RootsTech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies have opened registration for their combined conference in Salt Lake City in February 2015. (See https://registration.rootstech.org/2015/portal/newreg.ww and https://www.fgsconference.org.
· Drew shares the latest release of records by FamilySearch.
· Drew’s research for surviving family members of the boys who died at the Dozier School for Boys inspired a listener to send a link to the Knoxville News Sentinel about comparable abuses at the Okeechobee School for Boys.
· RootsMagic has announced the availability of MacBridge software that will run RootsMagic on the Mac.
Drew discusses an exciting link with a cousin using DNA that has revealed marriage records of Irish ancestors in England in 1861.
Listener email includes:
· One listener is seeking more information about a Civil War ancestor from Ohio, and asks the guys for additional research suggestions.
· Julie had a poor experience with a researcher in the UK and asks for tips on handling this type of problem.