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Sep 14, 2022

News You Can Use and Share!

  • MyHeritage has added 74 collections with 130 million new historical records. Read our blog to learn more.
  • Unlock the Past has announced that the Family History Down Under 2022 Conference will be held 8-11 November 2022 at Castle Hill, near Sydney, Australia. You can attend in person or virtually. Full details and registration can be found at
  • Findmypast has implemented Tree Search at its site “with instant connections and new discoveries waiting to help your family tree bloom.”
  • Findmypast has added Derbyshire Baptisms, Durham Marriages, and Northamptonshire Burials Baptisms.
  • FamilySearch was presented with the Historic Preservation Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Drew highlights new and updated collections added at FamilySearch in July and August.

Listener Email

  • Angela had written asking for suggestions for locating railroad employment records in the U.S. for his Italian great-grandfather. Expert Paula Stuart-Warren provides a wealth of resource suggestions.
  • Karl asks about using DNA testing to identify the parents of Nathanial Oak, born circa 1645 in England or Wales. Drew provides suggestions regarding Y-DNA testing and joining a DNA surname group at Family Tree DNA.
  • Kristina writes to celebrate her success in finding a wealth of criminal records for her great-grandfather at the Indiana State Archives.


The Guys are giving away a copy of their Brick Wall Research Strategies quicksheet, based on their book, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Send an email to by midnight EDT on 30 September 2002. Write BRICK WALL in the subject line, and include your name and postal address in the body of the email. This offer is only valid for U.S. residents.

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