The Guys discuss their recent
trips, including a great visit to Salt Lake City for the NGS
This week's news
- Ancestry.com made
several announcements at the NGS Conference:
- A new search engine facility
allows for better searching, including wildcard search at the
beginning of names and the ability to drill down to all database
results for a specific area.
- A new wiki at Ancestry.com
includes all of their two great books, The Source and
Ancestry's Red Book, and will allow continuous additions
- Ancestry.com announced a new
version of its Family Tree Maker coming later this year for the
- FamilySearch.org announced the addition of 300 million
new names to its site.
- Randy Riley, the Special
Collections Manager at the Library of Michigan, received the
prestigious Filby Award for Genealogy Librarianship at the NGS
Conference on 30 April 2010. Congratulations, Randy!
George discusses his meeting at
NGS with Gary Gibb and Chad Milliner of Ancestry.com to discuss
problems with the new images for the 1860 U.S. federal censuses at
their site. George explains the cause and that Gary is evaluating
possible corrective actions.
- Barbara discusses her findings
that some census pages are imaged two to a page and that "missing"
families may be further down the screen. Drew comments that missed
areas can often be found at the end of an enumeration district's
- Kaye has heard George on both
this podcast and the Genealogy Gems Podcast. She also asks
George about family Bibles for the Alexander families of
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, from which they are both
- Claire is a relatively new
listener and only 25 years old. She is working as a probate
genealogist for International Missing Heir Finders and is studying
to become a Certified Genealogist.
- George shares that there are
videos at YouTube of early San Francisco. One shows the city prior
to the 1906 earthquake at http://tinyurl.com/SF1905-1905A and another
shows the damage after the earthquake at http://tinyurl.com/2a7q55p.
- James asks for an explanation
of dower rights with regard to U.S. land transactions. He also asks
for suggestions for how to determine the right "Edith" in his
- Dave shares the fact that he
discovered in the 1930 U.S. census that his grandparents were
neighbors. He also asks for advice about recording of place names
listed in census records.
- Margaret in Dublin, Ireland,
offers details for Cheryl regarding her County Tyrone
- Angie provides an update on her
problem with her Samuel Chambers/Hilderbrand.
The Guys discuss their upcoming
conference activities. George heartily recommends attendance at the
California Genealogical Society's Jamboree on 11-13 June 2010
in Burbank. He also encourages you to watch the webinar he did for
the SCGS titled "Getting the Most out of a Genealogy Conference" at
their website and at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/RootsTV.htm.
Drew discusses his newest toy -
an Apple iPad.