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Jan 18, 2018

The news includes:

  • The Guys are pleased to welcome Legacy Tree Genealogists ( as a new sponsor for both The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connection podcast.
  •'s RootsWeb site has had an exposure to its IDs and passwords, so Ancestry has shut the site down while working to enhance security there and to contact RootsWeb users to change passwords.
  • MyHeritage recently released surveys to explore how genetics impacts various aspects of their lives.
  • MyHeritage has made major updates and improvements to their DNA Matching. They also have added an initial release of the long-requested chromosome browser.
  • The U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, recently discovered 46 long-forgotten flags underneath captured British flags from the War of 1812 in display cases. The new flags date from other conflicts, and most have not been seen for almost 100 years.
  • The Britain, Ireland and the Isles Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists has launched new social media channels, including at YouTube.
  • Findmypast has released several extensive collections of data from South Carolina.
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

The Guys talk about new publications of interest:

  • Moorshead Magazines has released a new guide in their Tracing Your Ancestors Series titled “DNA and Your Ancestry”, written by Dr. Maurice Gleeson, MB. It’s available at
  • Mystery Author Dan Waddell has a new short story in his Blood series titled “Blood Underground”, available for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers at
  • Nathan Dylan Goodwin, author of the Forensic Genealogist book series has just finished writing a new book, The Wicked Trade.. It should be available soon. And Nathan will be at RootsTech.

Listener email includes:

  • Tom asks about DNA analysis and how to create a process that identifies known relationships or matches from AncestryDNA.
  • Dave asks about adoption and kinds of evidence that can be used to document it.
  • The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library has ended interlibrary loans of their microfilmed newspaper collection.
  • Jim poses questions concerning autosomal DNA matches, estimated cousin relationships, and ranges of centiMorgan matches with different relationships.