Wed, 22 October 2014
The news includes:
· ICAPGen Conference will be held on Saturday, 1 November 2014, on the Brigham Young University campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Details and the link to the conference registration can be found at www.icapgen.org.
· MyHeritage and EBSCO have partnered to bring the service MyHeritage Library Edition to libraries and educational institutions.
· The 35th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference will be held on 6-10 July 2015 in Jerusalem. Registration is now open for persons living outside of Israel; Israeli residents' registration will be announced. The conference will take place in cooperation with MyHeritage.
· RootsMagic has announced a free update for existing Charting Companion 5 owners. RootsMagic has also added direct import support for The Master Genealogist (TMG) software users.
· The State of Tennessee has announced its partnership with Ancestry.com and will become the first state to offer access to Ancestry.com in every K-12 classroom throughout the state.
· The Board for Certification of Genealogists welcomes its new president, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, and two new board members.
· FamilySearch and GenealogyBank have announced an agreement to make over 1 billion records from historical newspapers searchable online. Volunteer indexers are needed, and more information is available at http://familysearch.org/indexing.
· FamilySearch and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania announced a joint initiative to digitally preserved select collections of the historical society's holdings.
· FamilySearch has announced a new facility for its Family Tree to upload audio files. They also announced the availability of two mobile apps.
· The New England Historic Genealogical Society will host an exclusive evening on 13 November 2014 to honor critically acclaimed actress Dame Angela Lansbury at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. Details are available at http://www.americanancestors.org/Lansbury/.
George begins a new series about available cell phone apps for the iOS and Android operating systems. He discusses the following:
Drew reviews two new publications:
Listener email includes:
· Gus asks what software The Guys are using on their Macs to run Windows programs.
· Jane asks about the availability of any free American newspaper websites that she could browse, particularly for New Jersey.
· Julie asks for recommendations for learning more about genealogy and becoming a professional genealogist.
· Emily discusses finding some shocking information about a grandfather, and asks advice for combating genealogy burnout and about what information is and is not appropriate to share.
Thu, 2 October 2014
The news includes:
· The Association of Professional Genealogists announced a Young Professional Discount for its 2015 Professional Management Conference.
· Geni.com, a division of MyHeritage, announced that it now supports multilingual profiles.
· RootsMagic announced that it now has direct file import support for the soon-to-be-discontinued program The Master Genealogist.
· Registration is now open for the fourth annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI) at www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute. FGI will be held on 26-28 March 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
· The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research will be presenting year-round educational genealogical courses. For more information, visit www.vigrgenealogy.com.
· Findmypast has begun a new weekly records release program called Findmypast Fridays. The first release began on 19 September 2014 with many Irish county records. They've also released 4 million Yorkshire records online.
The Guys review a number of new publications:
· Two new laminated QuickSheet guides by Elizabeth Shown Mills:
o Your Stripped-Bare Guide to Historical ‘Proof’
o Your Stripped-Bare Guide to Citing Sources
Listener email includes:
· Timo shares information about the German Church Book Portal (Archion), currently in beta test mode, at http://www.dergenealoge.de/archion-einblick-in-die-testphase.
· Timo also shares information about the Verein für Computergenealogie (Computer Genealogy Society of Germany), which is the largest genealogical society in Germany, which hosts a large free online database with approximately 35,000,000 free records available. The website at http://www.genealogy.net will redirect you to http://www.genealogy.net.
· Tom asked a question about interpreting the results from his mother's AncestryDNA test, specifically about the origins of her great grand parents and their ancestors.
· Terri and her niece are attempting to interpret their DNA test results to figure out if they are actually half-sisters.
· Matt writes about a project involving the scanning of old glass negatives of the Fort Madison State Penitentiary in Iowa. There are many inmate photographs, and paperwork associated with the prisoners was also found. That information is being matched being matched to the photographs. The project website is IncarceratedinIowa at http://www.incarceratediniowa.com, and Matt’s blog postings are accessible at http://matthewkmiller.blogspot.com.
· Dawn discusses her genealogical research, and in particular discusses seeking information about her grandfather. No one wants to talk about him and there is some speculation about whether he was on trial in the 1930s for homosexuality or pedophilia. She asks for research guidance, and whether librarians would be reluctant to help her.
Direct download: 275_The_Genealogy_Guys_275_-_2014_September_30.mp3
Category:Genealogy -- posted at: 8:12pm EST