Mar 23, 2020
The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/)
will be on sale for the entire month of April. Look for details and
instructions on the Genealogy Guys Blog on March
30, and links to the blog will be placed on Facebook at The Genealogy Guys
Podcast and The Genealogy
Squad pages. This is your opportunity to get more written and
video education at a bargain price, and new content is added
News You Can Use and Share
- MyHeritage introduced MyHeritage in ColorTM to
colorize your black-and-white photos.
- MyHeritage has added 1.3 billion records of U.S. City
- MyHeritage has introduced fan charts as a way to display your
family trees online.
- Geneanet, the leading
genealogy website in Europe, has launched its DNA matching
- Ancestry announced the completion of a project to digitize and
index 36 million of the U.S. WWII young men’s draft cards.
- Ancestry has updated and improved its collection, New York, New
York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909.
- Findmypast added 18 million new U.S. marriage records for
- Findmypast added 36K new Wales Billion Graves records,
Hampshire baptisms, marriages, and burials, and Surrey baptisms,
marriages, and burials.
- Findmypast published more than 190K new records in partnership
with the Galway County Council. They include Galway Poor Law Union
Records, Galway county burials, and more records from the Waterford
Poor Law Union Board of Guardians Minute Books.
- Church of England will begin a project, “Google Maps for
- The Genealogy Squad
Facebook group passed 30,000 members this week. Share the link
with your friends so that they can join!
- FamilySearch has introduced the Explore Historical Images tool
to search digital-image-only records.
- Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at
- Use your library card to explore all the databases
offered at their website.
- ProQuest has arranged for Ancestry Library Edition to be made
available remotely from home.
- JSTOR is offering free registration.
- Be sure to use Google Books for public domain content.
- The Guys are featured in an article at Indie Podcast
- Another article about The Guys will be published at the end of
March in Podcast
DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger
Blaine and Drew discuss the use of DNA data for research at the
Cyndi Ingle says that there is no such thing as a brick wall!
The brick wall is you - what you don't know, where you don't
know to look, etc. She encourages you to take advantage
Our Listeners Talk to Us
- Tom wrote some time ago about the availability of facial
recognition software for personal use. Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix
tells us that this is a combination of Artificial Intelligence and
Machine Learning. It’s not available to individuals yet at any kind
of reasonable price, but he believes “the ability and technology
are on the horizon.”.
- Jenn wrote to ask how to research ancestors' patents.
- Mark wrote a follow-up to his sharing of the article about Mt.
Vesuvius and survivors. Archaeologists in Italy are trying link
remains they found in Pompeii in the 20th century to Pliny the
Elder at https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-remains-found-by-pompeii-really-are-pliny-the-elder-new-tests-indicate-1.8439072.
- Susan wrote a fascinating account about she discovered that she
- Marise is looking for information about marriage and
naturalization records that were probably destroyed in the fire
that was an aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Listeners, share whatever you can with us!
Thank you to our Patreon supporters! You can also tell your
friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and