This week's news
- The Governor of Maine has
signed a bill limiting access to Maine's vital records until the
passage of 100 years.
- Family Forest is
expanding its collection of eBooks.
- RootsMagic has
released a minor update to RootsMagic 4.
- The Digital Library of Georgia
has released new historic Atlanta newspapers at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers.
- The 13th Annual Conference on
Computerized Genealogy and Family History, traditionally held at
Brigham Young University in Provo in March, will take place at the
Salt Palace on April 26 and 27, immediately followed by the
four-day Annual Conference (April 28-May 1) of the National
Genealogical Society, also at the Salt Palace.
- Godfrey Memorial
Library Board of Trustees member Ed Laput has completed
photographing his 100th cemetery and has submitted his work to the
- The Guys provide an update on
the Library of Michigan crisis.
- George conducted a webinar for
California Genealogical Society titled "Getting the Most from a
Genealogy Conference," and it can be viewed online at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/RootsTV.htm.
- Gale has published a new
collection of 300 years of U.K. newspapers, the 17th and 18th
Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century
British Library Newspapers.
- Leonardtown, MD. is sponsoring
the Maryland to Kentucky Reunion 2010 in July 16 -18th. Check at
more information and registration.
- Rodney has set up a
self-updating page of links that The Guys have cited in the
podcasts. Check it out at http://vc.id.au/gg/gglinks.html.
Phil Wright is
looking for feedback on a potential new online genealogy service.
You can respond to him at email@example.com.
This week's listener email
- Mike is upset by another
genealogist who took and published his family tree data at Ancestry.com.
- Kay wrote to indicate that
there are more states in Ancestry.com's
1860 enhanced census images that have problems.
- Rich asked for suggestions
about locating information about his 4th great-grandfather and
- Jamie asks about the safety and
security of having the society participate in social networking
sites such as Facebook.
- Michael is interested in
researching his estranged father's family before making contact
with him and his paternal grandmother. Drew suggests using Veromi.net to begin some
public records searches.
- Kathy asks about the
permissions to sail/emigrate from England.
In response to Beverly's inquiry
about options for genealogy home study courses, George compiled the
Genealogical Society: Home Study Course
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
University – Certificate in Genealogical Research
Young University – Independent Study (Free Courses)
England Historic Genealogical Society Online Seminars
Drew issues his first research
challenge: Find Drew's paternal grandparents (William Henry Smith,
his wife Elizabeth, and their sons William, Charles, and George) in
the 1920 census for northern New Jersey.