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May 15, 2008

This week's news includes: Geni, Inc. ( announces the new functional availability for users to upload GEDCOM files; ( announces its partnership with FamilySearch to add new functions to the Family History Library Catalog, making it searchable by Internet search engines and allowing users to annotate entries; ( announces the addition of the 1860 U.S. Federal Census to its Civil War Collection; and the Social Security Administration has released its list of the most popular baby names for 2007.

Listener e-mail topics include: a family listed twice on the 1880 U.S. federal census -- in two enumeration districts; observations about the embedded player at "The Genealogy Guys Podcast" site; Drew discusses his findings in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for a Black Seminole family in Escambia County, Florida; and George responds to an inquiry about web sites to which photos of WWII service personnel can be uploaded and accessed by family members. George cited Dead Fred (, Ancestors Lost and Found (, and Honoring Our Ancestors (

George shares news about three web sites of interest to listeners:
  1. Cyndi's List has a new page of Free Stuff at that includes forms, free databases, software and more.
  2. The Scottish Screen Archive at is Scotland's moving images collection with more than 100 years of Scottish history and culture on film and video.
  3. The Roscommon Historical Research site at has a great deal of genealogical material. Also check
The Guys share a poem and encourage any responses by listeners as to its origins.

The Guys discuss how they have used PowerPoint to create a presentation for a memorial service. The process can be used for heritage presentations, family reunions, anniversary celebrations, and many other genealogical projects.