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Dec 25, 2018

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage announced that its Family Tree Webinars are now closed-captioned.
  • The book There is Something About Edgefield is an Award Finalist in the 2018 Best Books Award in the category of History-United States. We reviewed the book in Episode #339. Congratulations!
  • Findmypast announces a trial of a revolutionary new newspaper search. They also announced records of the Cheshire Diocese of Chester Parish Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials.
  • Scan-a-Thon, a 72-hour scanning marathon, will take place on 11-14 January 2019. For more information, contact Eowyn Langholf at
  • FamilySearch was awarded the PRSA Silver Anvil Award for its historic Freedmen’s Bureau Project.
  • Drew recaps the latest in FamilySearch’s new images and indexed records.

The Guys describe a great evening with Kenyatta D. Berry at the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa. A review of her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy, can be viewed on the Genealogy Guys Blog 15 December post.

Listener email includes:

  • Kudos to George on his post at the Genealogy Guys Blog titled My Parents Married Twice! on 13 December 2018.
  • Thomas commented on the discussion about DNA beneficiaries in Episode #352.
  • Hugh asked questions about RootsMagic’s interface with called TreeShare.
  • Lisa had questions about managing media in Family Tree Maker for Mac.
  • Lili is working on lineage society applications and wants to know specifically how many sources for each fact are required and/or acceptable.
  • Roger asks about DNA testing on a lock of hair from his great-great-grandmother.
  • Betsy is seeking resources about people who went west in the early 1860s to participate in the gold rushes there.