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Jan 30, 2018

The Guys announce an incentive for listener support at Patreon at

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has recently added or updated a vast number of collections including U.S. Yearbooks, Newspapers from Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, Sweden, Germany, and Palestine.
  • ScotlandsPeople has added more than 233,000 new statutory images, and improvements to their ‘Name Variants’ search facility.
  • Legacy Tree Genealogists will be a sponsor for the DNA Innovation Contest at RootsTech.
  • Findmypast has added records from the island of Jersey, Hertfordshire, the New Jersey Birth Index (1901-1903), and new British newspaper titles.
  • The World War II Research and Writing Center announced the publication of four new World War II Quick Guides by Jennifer Holik, available for Kindle at Amazon. Details at
  • has added newspapers for Tampa Bay in Florida, available in their enhanced subscription.
  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society honored Boston historian and author William M. Fowler, Jr., with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Drew shares a press release from FamilySearch detailing what’s coming in 2018.
  • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

Drew reviews a new book, The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 4th edition, by Val D. Greenwood. (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2017)

Listener email includes:

  • The Guys provide suggestions to Mark for finding episodes of the podcasts specifically about countries, states, record types, etc., using the Search facility at our website.
  • Gloria Christine discusses how she navigates past the scarcity of available records for New Jersey.
  • Jerry shares the story of his maternal grandparents, and why they had to be married a second time for the records. Drew addresses the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in response to Jerry’s comment about historical context in this story.
  • Christine came across a great page at the Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy website at It includes: Common Foreign Words on Tombstones compared in English, Bohemian, Bohemian dialect, German, French, and Welsh; an example of information in a Czech birth record translated into English; information about the Woodmen of America; and a list for Understanding the Art and Symbols on Tombstones.
  • Matthew discusses his search for the father of his great-grandfather, the absence of documentary records, and how he has been working with DNA to help solve the brick wall problem.