Sep 22, 2018
The news includes:
- AncestryDNA released new ethnicity estimates for all its DNA
- MyHeritage now supports uploads of 23andMe v5 and Living DNA
- MyHeritage has partnered with British retailer WHSmith to sell
DNA kits in their stores in Europe.
- RootsTech announces plans for an international RootsTech in
London, England, 24-26 October 2019 at the ExCel London Convention
- David Rencher, Chief Genealogy Officer at FamilySearch, has
been appointed Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces leadership
- The Association of Professional Genealogists announces the
three winners of the 2018 Young Professional Scholarships.
- Findmypast has released new Irish records, Wiltshire registers
and records, Westmorland registers and records, Nebraska births,
Electoral Registers, Jersey German Occupation Identity Cards, and
Jersey German Occupation Prosecutions.
- Drew summarizes the new and updated collections at
As follow-up to the discussion about organizing browser
bookmarks on Episode #345, George announces publication of his
article, "Use Bookmarks to Cluster Your Resources", in the
September 2018 issue of the Association of Professional
Listener email includes:
- Julienne wrote to express how much she enjoyed Drew’s interview
of Amy Johnson Crow (Genealogy Connection episode #46).
- Linda replied to Kelly (Episode #349) on the subject of why
someone would have a massive online family tree. She explains her
extensive research of family from the 1600s and the links she has
made to build and successfully research her lines.
- Teresa asks about genealogy software programs, Family Tree
Maker and RootsMagic.
- Hugh discusses finding vintage photos and secondhand postcards
at flea markets and other venues.
- Judy provides two very important tips for researchers:
- Don’t assume the ethnicity of people who settled an area as you
might miss excellent documentary sources.
- The Library of Virginia has made indices and images of Chancery
Court records for many counties available online at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/.
- Laura wrote to describe the “mess” she found as a result of DNA
testing, particularly with people whose fathers were revealed as
not their fathers. She asks about the ethical issues
involved with revealing such findings. Listeners are encouraged to
share their opinions and experiences.