Jul 7, 2019
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The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announce that nominations for the Unsung Heroes Awards for the 3rd quarter of 2019 are being accepted until midnight Eastern Time on 1 August 2019. Learn more at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2019/06/genealogy-guys-and-vivid-pix-announce.html and at Aha! Seminars, Inc., at https://ahaseminars.com/.
MyHeritage has begun selling DNA kits at Costco in the UK, added new features to its mobile app, and introduced the “Genealogy Basics” Blog Series.
The schedule and details about MyHeritage LIVE in Amsterdam on 6-8 September 2019 have been announced. Details can be found at https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/06/myheritage-live-2019s-schedule-genealogy-dna-and-so-much-more/.
RootsMagic has upgraded and enhanced its Live Chat support at its website. This complements their telephone support and other customer support resources.
Penguin Random House has posted the winning bid to acquire the book publishing rights for F+W Media, which includes Family Tree Books.
American Ancestors, the online site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, commemorates Juneteenth with the launch of a new website: The GU Memory Project is named for Georgetown University and the 272 enslaved individuals listed on the 1838 bill of sale, and the GU272 Memory Project website (gu272.americanancestors.org) features fully documented genealogies of the families who were sold, along with audio interviews of their modern descendants speaking about a wide range of topics, from personal memories of family members to racism in America.
Findmypast announces new and updated collections including: the Greater London Burial Index; New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901-2016; International Records Update for Sweden, Iceland, and Luxembourg; Lancastershire Baptisms, Marriages and Banns, and Burials; and updates to its British and Irish newspapers.
Ancestry unveiled over 225 new AncestryDNA communities and moved its ThruLines, MyTreeTags, and Improved DNA Matches out of beta and into production.
Drew recaps some major record additions at FamilySearch, including some massive new collections.
Blaine T. Bettinger
This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on the reasons for Y-DNA testing, how to choose the most appropriate Y-DNA test, and when to upgrade.
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Cyndi Ingle’s “Cyndi Says” segment discusses Using Tabs in Your Browser.
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George and Drew end the episode by discussing some additional ways to improve the use of the physical genealogical workspace.
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