The "News You Can Use" this week includes: Announcement of the
National Genealogical Society's awards and competitions, details
about which are can be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/awardscompcalendar.cfm
Ancestry.com has published U.S. Passport Applications for 1795-1925
at its Web site at http://www.ancestry.com
; Fly Away
Travel has announced its "2008 Genealogy at Sea" on October
25-November 1, 2008 on the Royal Caribbean's fabulous Liberty of
, sailing from Miami to Puerto Rico, St.
Maarten, and a private location at Labadee, Haiti -- with 8 great,
internationally known speakers. Details are available at http://www.GenealogyCruises.com
Family Roots Publishing Company has just released a two-volume set
of books, Census Substitutes & State Census
by well-known author, speaker, and census
expert William Dollarhide. Details are at http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/servlet/StoreFront
The Guys respond to a wealth of listener e-mail covering topics
such as: DNA testing; locating WWI serial numbers; marking multiple
graves scattered across a single cemetery; displaying a family tree
on one's Web site; the name change of naval hero John Paul Jones;
an article in the Nov. 4th Cleveland Plain Dealer
ancestry of Carl Stokes, the city's first African American mayor,
and Megan Smolenyak's discovery of an 1845 document in GA
identifying the mayor's g-grandfather; home demonstration/extension
clubs still exist and
be a source for your ancestors' genealogical information; and
reworking an old manuscript with newly discovered information.
The show concludes with Drew announcing the new Google Maps feature
that allows you to not only create your own customized maps, but
you can now invite other people to collaborate with you, add
customized pushpin icons, graphics, videos, and other cool tools.
Check out the My Maps user guide at http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=68480
for details about how to use this great new feature.