The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy ConnectionAuthor: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
24 Aug 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 #331 - 2017 August 19

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage has surpassed 8 Billion Records on its Supersearch,
    • My Heritage has acquired Millennia Corporation, producers of Legacy Family Tree desktop genealogy software and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar platform.
    • Evidentia is offering a $5 off coupon to everyone who orders the software through the end of August. Visit the Store, select the version of the software you want, and use the coupon code mentioned in the episode when you check out to obtain the $5 savings.
    • The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces the resumption of the document conservation of the War of 1812 Pension Records at the National Archive and Records Administration covering surnames beginning with M(Moore) through Q, with digitization and indexing commencing in September. The remainder of the project will follow. All images and indexes will be accessible at Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com) for free forever.
    • Findmypast has added new records from Billion Graves; Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions (1485-2014); the New York Researcher; The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; 4.3M new U.S. marriage records; West Lothian, Scotland, Poorhouse Records (1859-1912) and Burials (1860-1975); a PERSI Quarterly Index update; Buckinghamshire Indexes, to Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials; Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations; and new titles and records in the British Newspaper collection.
    • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announced the retirement of Karen Mauer Jones as editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and the appointment of Laura Murphy DeGrazia as the new editor.
    • The In-Depth Genealogist announced the launch of its new online IDG Academy (http://www.idgacademy.com) with 4-week classes beginning on 11 September 2017. Enrollment is now open at idg.moodlecloud.com.
    • Drew shares record updates from FamilySearch.

    George reviews an excellent genealogical mystery book by Dan Waddell titled The Blood Detective: A Case of Murder by Family Tree …”

    Listener email includes:

    • Brandon asks for advice about a newly-discovered DNA match that concerns a non-paternal event. He fears that exposing this to his elderly grandfather will cause great distress and wants some guidance.
    • Christine has long been researching her Sharrod line who spent more than 170 years in Crawford County, Ohio. She heard The Guys announce that the county obituaries are now online and she found exactly 254 obituaries that have just opened a huge research door on that line!
    • Gordy asks about his ancestor, Julius Rockstroh, who appears on the 1880 U.S. federal census for Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York, and asks whether another man named Gethard who may have that same surname at the same address might also be a newly-arrived immigrant family member.
    • Neil is researching his Clark ancestors who were married in 1849 in Indiana and asks for suggestions of additional places and record types to seek for these people who “disappeared” afterward.

    Drew discusses making a cousin connection through a DNA match and has had a great telephone call to begin comparing notes on some orphaned Jewish ancestors and other Jewish family members.

    Drew previews four interviews upcoming on the Genealogy Connection podcast.

    Drew discusses his professional service and research that he's focusing on this semester.


  • Posted on 20 Aug 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #027 - Bruce Buzbee, Technologist and RootsMagic CEO

    Bruce Buzbee is the programmer behind RootsMagic, the popular genealogy database software. Learn more about Bruce and the history behind the development of RootsMagic at http://blog.rootsmagic.com/?cat=41


  • Posted on 07 Aug 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #330 - 2017 July 30

    The news includes:

    • The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of its Center for Family History in Charleston, South Carolina – an innovative national genealogy research center dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American ancestry. Its tremendous website has launched at https://iaamuseum.org.
    • MyHeritage has introduced its new DNA Ethnicity Analysis with a percentage-based estimate of ethnic origins covering 42 ethnic groups.
    • MyHeritage has returned from its third Tribal Quest expedition visiting with the Nenets people of Siberia, and working to preserve their family histories.
    • MyHeritage has released seven new Dutch collections in their SuperSearch service online.
    • RootsMagic has released a new update (version 7.5.2.0) to add more functionality to the Ancestry TreeShare feature.
    • Donna Moughty announced that she will be leading research groups to Ireland in October 2018: a Belfast Research Tour from 7-13 October 2018, and a Dublin Research Tour from 14-21 October 2018. More information is available at www.moughty.com.
    • Findmypast has added new records including: England Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Congregational Records, and browse functions; Somerset Baptisms Index, Somerset Banns Index, Somerset Marriage Index, and Somerset Burials Index; 1.6M new British Newspapers articles; Philadelphia Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms, Marriages, Parish Registers Browse; Staffordshire Monumental Inscriptions; Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions; Monmouthshire Burials, and 1.6 new Irish Newspapers articles.
    • The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) announce a collaboration to digitize the Fifth Generation of Mayflower Descendants from the GSMD “Silver Books” and 50 years of the Mayflower Quarterly and add them to AmericanAncestors.org.
    • The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the launch of their free Society Management webinar series. Registration is required, and details are available at https://fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=30 .
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    Listener email includes:

    • Jerry discusses an alternative image capture strategy when microfilm machines don’t copy or print.
    • Dale asks about the effectiveness and ease of use of Dragon voice recognition software for dictating family histories, blogs, and other work.

    George reviews a new book titled Murder in Matera by Helene Stapinski, a real-life tale of researching for the truth about family stories of a murder committed by ancestors in Italy.

    Drew discusses his experiences at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference held in Orlando, Florida, last week.


  • Posted on 03 Aug 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #026 - Carolyn Tolman, Research Project Manager

    Carolyn Tolman is a Project Manager for Legacy Tree Genealogists. Learn more about Carolyn at https://www.legacytree.com/blog/meet-carolyn-project-manager-legacy-tree-genealogists.


  • Posted on 24 Jul 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #025 - Laura Prescott, Educator

    Laura Prescott has a long career in genealogical researching, speaking, and education, and has previously served as the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Learn more about Laura at http://www.lauraprescott.com.


  • Posted on 10 Jul 2017

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