The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy ConnectionAuthor: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
23 May 2017

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

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George G. Morgan and Drew Smith discuss genealogy on The Genealogy Guys Podcast.
Drew Smith interviews leaders of the genealogy community on Genealogy Connection.

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #327 - 2017 May 11

    The news includes:

    • Daniel Horowitz of has been making a speaking tour of the North American East Coast. Check the dates for the remaining sessions.
    • Registration is open for the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (August 30-September 1) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at FGS announces two impressive DNA workshops presented by leaders in the field.
    • Living DNA ( has launched an exciting new DNA research project to map the genetic history of Germany. Working in collaboration with Germany’s largest genealogy society, CompGen, Living DNA is seeking individuals with four locally born grandparents, to take part in the project.
    • Findmypast has released more than 782K records for the county of Kent. They have also added 6.7M records to their United States Marriages Collection.
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    George reviews five books, including a family history and great books for summer reading:

    • Loftus, Thomas Joseph. A Loftus-Marshall Family History. Great Falls, VA: Self-published. 2010.
    • Hendrickson, Nancy. Unofficial Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family Tree on the #1 Genealogy Website. Cincinnati, OH: Family Tree Books. 2017.
    • McMahon, Margaret M., Ph.D. Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors. CreateSpace [Amazon]. 2016.
    • Dando-Collins, Stephen. The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told . New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press. 2017.
    • Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad. New York, NY: Doubleday Books. 2016.


  • Posted on 13 May 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #021 - Nathan Dylan Goodwin, Mystery Writer

    Nathan Dylan Goodwin is the author of the Morton Farrier series of genealogy-themed mystery crime novels and novellas. Learn more about Nathan at

  • Posted on 02 May 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #020 - Deborah Abbott, Researcher and Speaker

    Dr. Deborah Abbott is a well-known genealogy researcher and speaker who specializes in African-American research and court records.  Learn more about Deborah by visiting her entry at the Association of Professional Genealogists, at

  • Posted on 22 Apr 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #326 - 2017 April 9

    The news includes:

    • Linkpendium ( announces that their site of more than 10M genealogy links is now mobile friendly.
    • The British Newspaper Archive announces they now have over 18.7 million pages from 747 titles from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and now covers every county in England.
    • AncestryDNA launched its new Genetic Communities feature that visually displays your ethnic background using both your DNA results and your family tree information uploaded to
    • Family Tree DNA recently revised its myOrigins feature to enhance the ethnic makeup display.
    • Findmypast announces the launch of their Six Counties in Six Months project which aims to publish the parish records of six English counties in the coming months. The first county just published is Wiltshire.
    • Drew shares new and updated collections at FamilySearch.

    George shares insights into marriage licenses, marriage returns, marriage bonds, and marriage banns and why it is important to differentiate between them when recording dates.

    Listener email includes:

    • Christine shares information about her research and notes that an enumerator didn’t name a minor child. She also is interested in the origin of the Burg surname. She also saw a surname Jzenburgh with which she was unfamiliar.
    • Christine also shared a recommendation of a book, Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America.
    • Chris thanks The Guys for reading an email, and reports that there is a breakthrough in the Moody line by using neighboring property owners.
    • Margie wrote to thank us for reading her email and for Terry’s suggestion to watch the Legacy Family Tree webinar.
    • TC responds to Doug’s email about “what’s the point” and shares details about self-publishing family history books for their children and grandchildren.
    • Michelle wrote about Christine’s Moody surname research and suggested some resources. They include:

    Aha! Seminars, Inc., can deliver webinars by George and/or Drew to your genealogical society for a very affordable price. Learn more at .

    Please help The Guys spread the word about our two podcasts:

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  • Posted on 12 Apr 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #019 - J. Mark Lowe, Researcher, Speaker, and Writer

    J. Mark Lowe is a well-known genealogy researcher, speaker, and writer who specializes in Kentucky and Tennessee research, as well as African-American research, land records, and church records.  Learn more about Mark by visiting his website, Kentucky-Tennessee Research Associates, at

  • Posted on 02 Apr 2017


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