MyHeritage adds a significant collection of New York
immigration records (1820-1957) with unique content and
using its SuperSearch technology to search the never before indexed
MyHeritage has made a significant update to its mobile
Find A Grave will be updating its website with a new interface
that improves searching and makes it an effective tool for all
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society led an
impressive effort to halt New York’s intended stringent limits to
birth and death records. They presented a large petition at a
hearing on 24 October 2017, and the hearing was attended by a large
group who presented arguments against the proposal.
The General Register Office in England has launched a pilot
program that facilitates researchers ordering BMD records for
England and Wales and receive them electronically in PDF
Findmypast has added records to the Greater London Burial
Index, Kent Archdeaconry baptisms, banns, marriages, and burials,
some new newspapers, and Britain Registers of Licenses to Pass
Beyond the Seas (1573-1677).
Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records
Listener email includes:
Ryan asks whether to record the people’s events in his database
using the locations as they existed at the time or the current
Christine asked about the availability of the to-go feature in
the Mac version of the RootsMagic software.
Donna has acquired an album with photographs and other
memorabilia for a Jewish family who lived in New York City and
Newark, New Jersey, and some who migrated to Detroit, Michigan. She
asks for suggestions for an appropriate repository where these
materials can be placed.
Margie references the Genealogy Connection interview with Laura
Prescott, and reminds us that The Source and
Ancestry’s Red Book are both available in full-text
versions at the Ancestry.com Wiki.
Missi in Maine has been listening to older episodes, and she
notes that the Frappr website no longer exists.
Dawn asks whether she should combine several large family trees
into a single tree, and suggestions for the best method. She uses
Family Tree Maker software.
Laurie asks The Guys to include more content concerning
beginning DNA research.