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Apr 16, 2008

This week's news includes the following: launches the Drouin Collection of 29 million French-Canadian names from, ultimately to include 37M names by mid-2008; also launched the Former Colonial Dependencies Slave Register Collection, 1812-1834; RootsMagic has extended the early Bird Registration for this year's genealogy cruise to April 30th (see; Wholly Genes has announced its genealogy cruise line-up (see; the My Genealogy toolbar is free and helpful for those researching their UK ancestors, and is at; and the National History Show will be held May 2-4, 2008, in Olympia, London, UK (see for information and tickets.)

The Genealogy Guys appear in their second episode of Down Under: Florida at Click here to see the new feature about famed Ringling Brothers circus performers, The Flying Zacchinis. You'll love it!

Listeners share lots of great information, including: "Catholic: Under the Hood" videocast about the Sicily-Rome Cemetery, resting place of WWII soldiers; print labels for your family heritage CDs and DVDs using Light Scribe software and disks (; search the Web site for the funeral home that recently handled arrangements for an individual -- they often have more detailed obituaries than the newspapers, guest books, and even photographs; a suggested reference for understanding land records and land platting is E. Wade Hone's book, Land and Property Research in the United States (Ancestry Publishing); The Guys offer tips for breaking through brick walls; and George responds to a request about his research on his great-uncle, Brisco Washington Holder.

George reviews and recommends three books:

Capturing Memories: Your family Story in Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor (Ancestry Publishing: 2007)

Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers by Barbara K. Henritze (Genealogical Publishing Co./Clearfield Company: 1995 and Reprinted 2008)

Bad Baby Names by Michael Sherrod and Mathew Raybeck. (Ancestry Publishing: 2008)