Mar 19, 2018
The news includes:
- MyHeritage announced a new pro bono initiative to
reunite adoptees with their birth families. Learn more, see
eligibility requirements, and apply at https://www.dnaquest.org.
- MyHeritage has upgraded its new chromosome browser’s
capabilities to include one-to-many matches.
- The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Grant Committee is
now accepting applications for its annual $500 grant and full
registration to the 2018 Southern California Genealogical Society
Jamboree. Application deadline is midnight PDT on 10 April 2018.
Details and an application can be found at https://thefamilycurator.com/swfgrant/.
- Living DNA previewed its Family Networks platform, a new DNA
matching service, at RootsTech, and it will be available to
consumers later this year.
- Findmypast announced the release of their new Ireland Civil
Birth Registration Index and Ireland Civil Marriage Registration
Index, the first phase of a collection that will grow throughout
Drew shares his review and insights of RootsTech 2018.
Listener email includes:
- Natonne Elaine Kemp, co-author of There Is Something About
Edgefield, thanks Drew for his book review, and was “stunned”
to learn that Drew’s 2nd great-grandfather was mentioned
in the book.
- Gail comments about sound quality on the Genealogy
- Marjorie inquires about the possibility of transcriptions of
- Tom asks about an app or program to record books, magazines,
and articles in your personal library. George and Drew describe
LibraryThing in detail.
- Matt is confounded by differences in his DNA ethnicity estimate
and those of his parents.
- Liza shares a surprise in DNA results in her husband’s test
that indicates a paternity issue. She asks for guidance in how to
approach this news, both with her father-in-law and with the person
with whom there was a match.
- D. A. responded to the listener’s question about copying
information received in Facebook Messenger.
George reminds listeners that the incentive premium for listener
support at Patreon at www.patreon.com/genealogyguys
is still available!