Jun 9, 2020
Family Tree Magazine announced the 101
Best Genealogy Websites of 2020 and The Genealogy Guys
Podcast was on the list. Thank you!
The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announce two exciting
- The Unsung Heroes Societies Grant Program will
award grants to two societies each year to facilitate their
digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents.
Each grantee will receive a high-quality scanner, a backup and
online storage software package, and two copies of Vivid-Pix
RESTORE software to improve the legibility of documents
and the color/contrast of photographs, and to add image tags and
other important information to the image metadata. Each grant
package is valued at $500.
- The Unsung Heroes Awards Program continues to
recognize individuals, societies, and libraries for their work in
digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents
and for making that work accessible to the genealogical community.
Award winners will receive a commemorative certificate, a
customized mug that can include an image of their choice, and a
copy of Vivid-Pix RESTORE. Individual winners will also
receive a one-year subscription to Genealogy Guys Learn.
Grant applications and award nominations are due by midnight EDT
on 1 August 2020. Full details are available on our blog at
News You Can Use and Share
- MyHeritage is seeking users of their mobile app with more than
100 individuals in the app to observe their behaviors while using
the Discoveries feature. Users will be interviewed while using the
app. If interested in helping out, contact Keren Szabason, the
Product Designer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MyHeritage launched an exclusive new collection: Germany, North
Rhine Westphalia, Death Index 1870-1940.
- MyHeritage has introduced Cross-Language Record Matches to help
users locate ancestors' records in different and often unexpected
- Joel Weintraub has been working in advance of the release of
the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. He has created YouTube videos about
that, as well as other topics such as immigration. Visit https://tinyurl.com/ycsg7af8 for
a page showing the title of the videos, running time, and YouTube
address of each of the videos
- Vivid-Pix brings back memories of family reunions past and
makes new reunion memories for this year. See our blog post at
for all the details.
- The FamilySearch Family Tree has added support for the entry of
- BillionGraves has launched a new feature called QualityCheck to
improve the accuracy of its searchable cemetery inscriptions.
- The Family History Show in the UK has moved online at https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online.
It will be held on 20 June 2020. Early-bird registration is now
- All content on British History Online
https://www.british-history.ac.uk is currently free through 30
September 2020. See their blog at
- Findmypast has added 1939 Register Map Search.
- Findmypast has added new and additional content to: British
Army Service Records; Royal Engineers Journals (1939-1945); Royal
Air Force, Operations Record Books (1939-1945); Royal Air Force,
Combat Reports (1939-1945); England & Wales, Electoral Registers
(19201932); Britain, Histories & Reference Guides; Canadian
Directories & Almanacs; and Canada, Ontario, Toronto Emigrant
Office Records Index.
- Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew and Diahan talk about why someone might not share any
ethnicity with a DNA match.
Cyndi Ingle discusses her own website, Cyndi's List!
Our Listeners Talk to Us
- Lisa Tompson of the Martin County [Florida] Genealogical
Society tells us what their society is doing to conduct meetings
- Jeff shared information with Drew about Private William Boddy
in the Civil War. He provided a link to Boddy's journal:
- Bruce is researching the Sailors' Snug Harbor retirement home
on Staten Island, New York (1833-1976) and the mariners buried
there. He is compiling information and stories, and listeners are
encouraged to email us if they'd like to contact Bruce about his
- Floreen wrote about Drew's interview with Diahan Southard and
about her own DNA research into her great-grandfather.
- Judy wrote to alert people that if you are paying for someone
else's DNA test, make sure you will have access to the
The Genealogy Guys are available for webinars using Zoom, a
simple-to-use online video meeting tool that handles up to 100
people logged in at a time. Our catalog of Genealogy Topics is
available at https://ahaseminars.com along with
information about Genealogy Webinars. Contact us to schedule a
webinar for your society.
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