The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy ConnectionAuthor: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
26 Jun 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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    Genealogy Connection #024 - David Rencher, Speaker, Instructor, and FamilySearch CGO

    David Rencher is a well-known genealogy speaker and instructor with specialties in Ireland and England.  Learn more about David by visiting his APG entry at

  • Posted on 26 Jun 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #023 - Judy G. Russell, Researcher, Speaker, and Writer

    Judy G. Russell is a well-known genealogy researcher, speaker, and writer with a law degree who specializes in the ways in which genealogy and the law interact.  Learn more about Judy by visiting her  blog, The Legal Genealogist, at

  • Posted on 17 Jun 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #328 - 2017 June 5

    The Guys ask Thomas Loftus, author of A Loftus-Marshall Family History, to email them with contact information. Several listeners are interested in obtaining his book.

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage introduces the Collection Catalog at its website that lists the historical records that are indexed and available there.
    • Do you and your father look alike? Win a MyHeritage DNA Kit for Father’s Day! Submit your look-alike pictures of you and your dad to by Friday, June 16, 2017.
    • MyHeritage launches its new, comprehensive DNA Ethnicity Analysis, the most wide-ranging in the industry, covering 42 different ethnic regions.
    • The Library of Congress has placed nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps online for free, with more to be added monthly until 2020. Visit for these and more.
    • Findmypast has released new and expanded collections of City of York records, new Irish newspapers, U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, and additional 1939 Register records, among others.
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    Listener email includes:

    • Jim shares a new genealogy detective writer, Dan Waddell, who has two new books available, Blood Detective and Blood Atonement.
    • George also comments on Orange Lilies by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.
    • Barbara recommends a free timeline program, Tripline (at (She created one at for her father’s WWI movements.)
    • Tom asks for suggestions about locating Scotland records.
    • Bob asks how common is the name Stanly for a girl.
    • Christine suggests using the Nationwide Gravesite Locator ( to find the U.S. burial location of veterans.
    • Julienne asks about the Genealogy Connection interview with Paul Woodbury and his comments about “reconstructing the genome of long-dead individuals.” Drew will follow up on this with Paul for her.
    • Bill asks for information about how to handle a database of 64,000 names to upload them to Ancestry and force them on into FamilySearch.
    • Jim shares two fascinating examples of where marriage records may or may not be truthful.

  • Posted on 07 Jun 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #022 - Maureen Taylor, Speaker, Writer, and Photography Expert

    Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, is a popular speaker, writer, and consultant on the subject of analyzing photographs for historical and genealogical purposes. Learn more about Maureen by visiting her website at

  • Posted on 29 May 2017

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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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