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Jul 4, 2018

The news includes:

  • MyHeritage has launched a new filtering system for DNA matches, making it easy to view subsets that match the criteria you enter.
  • MyHeritage has opened a European distribution center for DNA kits to meet the high demand in the region, and it will expedite both delivery of kits to users and will aggregate and accelerate shipments to the processing lab in the U.S.
  • MyHeritage has expanded its pro bono DNA Quest to include an additional 5,000 kits to help reunite separated migrant children in the U.S. with their parents.
  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society announced the release of its new database, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880, at their website.
  • Findmypast has released new Canada Obituaries, and Wiltshire Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials collections.
  • Drew shares highlights of new and expanded FamilySearch collections.

Listener email includes:

  • Bill tells Drew that his book Organize Your Genealogy has shot down all his excuses for not making great progress.
  • Lawrence asks for suggestions about tracing his 2X great-grandfather, John William Jeffery, who is a brick wall. The Guys provide a number of suggestions.
  • George has a new article in the July/August issued of Your Genealogy Today Magazine titled “Circular Genealogy” that might also give Lawrence and other researchers some help with brick walls.
  • Kathy applauds Drew’s response in Episode #344 to Mike’s email about Resistance Genealogy.
  • Kathy sent a slave bill of sale and estate inventory that a friend found and asks about where the documents might be donated.

The Guys discuss the launch of their new Genealogy Guys Blog at They talk about the reasons for publishing the blog and the kinds of information that are being included there. George highlights some topics recently posted, and The Guys talk about how their own research strategies will be published as examples of methods.

Drew then discusses how to access and subscribe to the Genealogy Guys Blog and others using Feedly. Feedly ( is a news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android, also available as a cloud-based service. It allows you to subscribe to blogs and then to easily access and read them.

The Guys remind everyone that The Villages Genealogical Society is hosting a genealogy cruise in the Caribbean from February 2nd to 9th, and there are details at The Guys will be speakers along with Blaine Bettinger and Ann Staley. It promises to be a great time combining a winter getaway and genealogy on the beautiful Norwegian Cruise Line Epic. Join us for a fabulous getaway!