The Guys congratulate Pam Cooper of Vero Beach, Florida, head of
the Genealogy Collection at the Main Library of the Indian River
County Library System, on her retirement. Pam has had a spectacular
career and has been a driving force in the national genealogical
community for more than 20 years. We wish her nothing but great
The news includes:
- MyHeritage DNA is getting huge quantities of orders for their
kits. The Guys have ordered theirs, and George has already sent his
- MyHeritage has also released an exclusive collection of 26
million Denmark Church Records covering 1813-1919.
- RootsMagic has announced in an open letter to its users that
the sync facility with Ancestry.com is still in beta testing and is
very close to being released, but that it will not make its
original planned release date before the end of this year.
- Findmypast releases Royal Irish Constabulary Service Records,
additional British Newspapers records, Pennsylvania Baptisms
(1709-1760) and Marriages (1816-1849), and additions to its U.S.
- Drew shares new releases by FamilySearch.
Listener email includes:
- Matthias in Germany responded to Brandon’s mystery about his
great-great-grandfather, Bernard Frank James Dietz in episode #318.
He offers several finds:
- Matthias also created a Google spreadsheet of all kinds of
information and links about his emigrants. He shared the link (at
https://goo.gl/9Cy053) for our
listeners to see and consider as a format for themselves.
- Janelle in New South Wales also responded to Brandon with a
suggestion about using DNA.
- Richard Holter shared a detailed research report for his
great-grandfather, James Walter Holder, and asked for suggestions.
Listeners are welcome to make suggestions as well.
- Jeff is interested in recommendations for books and other
resources to help him help his wife get started on her Hungarian
and Russian Jewish ancestors. The Guys suggest three outstanding
- Avotaynu (http://www.avotaynu.com) is a
publisher of books, maps, and other products for the Jewish
- JewishGen (http://www.jewishgen.org) is a
website with free, easy-to-use materials for Jewish research
including databases, research tools, InfoFiles, and online
- FamilySearch Wiki (https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page)
offers more than 84,000 research guides, including the Jewish
Genealogy Research Outline, the Jewish Genealogy
Research guide, the Jewish Records article, and more,
all of which provide excellent guidance. [Underlined words can be
entered as just a few of the search terms for Jewish research
- FamilySearch Learning Center (https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html)
has online genealogy courses, including some on Jewish topics.
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