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Sep 19, 2019


Listen for a major announcement from The Guys on October 1, 2019!

News You Can Use and Share

  • MyHeritage acquires Promethease and SNPedia.
  • MyHeritage announced the launch of MyHeritage Education to enhance your understanding of their website platform.
  • MyHeritage has added a new French record collection, the Nord Civil marriage Records, 1792-1937.
  • Findmypast has added Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, and Congregational Records.
  • The JewishGen website has reorganized its homepage and made vast improvements to the organization and speed of access to its databases.
  • The National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies have announced their intent to merge.
  • Drew discusses many new and expanded collections from FamilySearch.

Blaine T. Bettinger

This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on triangulation. 

Cyndi Ingle

FamilySearch is much more than just a large family tree. FamilySearch is misunderstood. FamilySearch is made up of multiple pieces and parts. Today Cyndi Says pay attention to the FamilySearch Catalog.

FamilySearch - Search Historical Records
Currently more than 2,520 databases of records

FamilySearch Catalog
Search the catalog of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) made available by FamilySearch online and in libraries and centers worldwide.

FamilySearch Digital Library
The Family History Library is actively digitizing its family histories, local histories, and other collections to make them searchable and available online to researchers worldwide.

FamilySearch Family Tree large family tree that we can all contribute to

FamilySearch Genealogies

A collection of individual genealogies contributed to or collected by the church

FamilySearch Wiki
A free, online genealogy and family history guide that lists websites, provides research strategies, and suggests records and resources to help you find ancestors from all over the world.

FamilySearch Learning Center
How-to videos and articles for education…

FamilySearch Memories
The Memories Gallery is a place where all of the photos, stories, documents, and audio recordings that you add to FamilySearch are collected.

FamilySearch Indexing
The volunteer indexing project running worldwide to index all the record collections on FamilySearch.

Our Listeners Talk to Us

  • Debra thanks us for the podcast and for The Genealogy Squad on Facebook.
  • Kelly is a teacher in Idaho and asks for inexpensive suggestions of materials to help her students’ research.
  • Jim commented about Mike’s ahnentafel filing system discussed in episode 366.
  • Robin wrote to describe another personal filing system.
  • Tom asked for learning links about GEDmatch.
  • Ginny asked whether there is a DNA testing company that only matches to your paternal side.
  • Corrine found a DNA cousin match on both sides of her family that helped with multiple brick walls.
  • Kim was talking at work about a funeral she had just attended, when a coworker commented that the name was familiar. It turned out that their grandmothers were cousins. It’s a very small world!

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