The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy ConnectionAuthor: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
23 Feb 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 #323 - 2017 February 5

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage announces their new Discoveries page, which combines Matches by People and Matches by Source onto the same page. You can work through one or the other or both.
    • RootsTech 2017 has announced its schedule of free online broadcasts, and you can view it at https://www.rootstech.org/live-stream-schedule .
    • Findmypast has released additional records in their Australia Electoral Roles collection, and a new collection of records of Early Immigration from Britain, 1636-1815.
    • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announces an innovative space, the NYG&B Labs.
    • George shares information that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is investigating the death of journalist and TV star Dorothy Kilgallen on 8 November 1965. The action comes in response to the book George has discussed here by Mark Shaw titled The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

    Listener email includes:

    • Christine comments about the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago and the book The Devil in the White City.
    • Barbara also commented on the same event, and she found a book titled The Congress of Women: Held in the Woman’s Building, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A., 1893 .
    • Christine was looking for assistance in locating a family in Ohio that appear in the 1850, 1870, and 1880 censuses – but not in 1860.

    The Guys discuss more tips for preparing for a successful trip.

    Aha! Seminars, Inc., can deliver webinars by George and/or Drew to your genealogical society for an affordable price. Learn more at http://www.ahaseminars.com/cpage.php?pt=10 .

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

    Visit the Aha! Seminars, Inc., website at http://ahaseminars.com for Our Speaking Schedule and join us at conferences across the United States and at sea!


  • Posted on 06 Feb 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #322 - 2017 January 30

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage has a great webinar about the MyHeritage DNA testing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UZL-pfACGQ .
    • MyHeritage has added the U.S. World War I Draft Registrations 1917-1918 with 24 million records.
    • Evidentia has published updated versions of The Evidentia Companion and the Quickstart Guide for Version 3. The Companion book is available as a PDF download and as a printed paperback.
    • ScotlandsPeople has added new records including the 1916 Births, 1941 Marriages, and the 1966 Deaths, and more records are coming this year.
    • Ancestry.com has announced two new appointments to its management team.
    • Findmypast has released new records for Rutland, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Victoria [Australia], and British Newspapers and new Irish Newspapers.
    • The Boston [Massachusetts] Archdiocese and the New England Historic Genealogical Society are partnering to create the first extensive database of Catholic records in the U.S. The project will include millions of records from 1789 to 1900 for more than 100 Boston and Eastern Massachusetts parishes.
    • Drew discusses 6 things to look for from FamilySearch in 2017.
    • Reclaim the Records announces that the images of the index to New York City Marriages for 1930 to 1945 are online, and more to come.
    • Famicity is a new private social network for your family ( https://www.famicity.com/en/sign-up ) and has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund development.

    Listener email includes:

    • Ryan responded to Jenny’s question about a blog and a website for one’s family.
    • Jenny provides an important tip about working with AncestryDNA matches.
    • Margie asks Drew for more information about GEDmatch.
    • Julienne shared the excitement of locating Belgian records at FamilySearch and discusses the French Republican Calendar (aka, French Revolutionary Calendar) in use during the period of 1793-1805.
    • Jean shares information about the German Genealogy Group ( http://www.germangenealogygroup.com ) and advises us of the addition of Richmond County Deaths 1847-1897.
    • Geary asks about people whose family lines all arrived before the Revolutionary War.
    • Christine shares the story of a long-standing search for her great-grandfather’s brother, and that his death record was finally located in Missouri.

    Aha! Seminars, Inc., can deliver webinars by George and/or Drew to your genealogical society for an affordable price. Learn more at http://www.ahaseminars.com/cpage.php?pt=10.

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

    Visit the Aha! Seminars, Inc., website at http://ahaseminars.com for Our Speaking Schedule and join us at conferences across the United States and at sea!


  • Posted on 01 Feb 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #017 - Paul Woodbury, Researcher, Speaker, and Genetic Genealogy Expert

    Paul Woodbury is well-known for his work combining traditional genealogical research with DNA testing. To learn more about Paul, visit legacytree.com.


  • Posted on 23 Jan 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #016 - George G. Morgan, Speaker, Author, and Volunteer

    George G. Morgan is well-known for his speaking, his books and articles, and his podcasting. To learn more about George, visit ahaseminars.com.


  • Posted on 16 Jan 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #321 - 2017 January 8

    The Guys welcome their new sponsor, Genealogists.com.

    The news includes:

    • Our podcasts are now available through Google Play Music.
    • Evidentia has launched a new, easier-to-use website and online store.
    • Findmypast has released new records for the Ireland Petty Sessions Court Records, Dorset Memorial Inscriptions, Northumberland & Durham Monumental Inscriptions, and the Ireland Society of Friends (Quaker) Congregational Records.

    Listener email includes:

    • Maryann thanks us for our podcasts published over the holidays, and tells us she has listened when she couldn’t sleep.
    • Tim wrote to comment on the new logo, and about having been inspired by Dave McDonald to produce some form of completed work for the family.
    • Tim also shared cemetery information and tombstone photographs for the BODY family members in Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada. (Drew works on the BODDIE/BODIE/BODY surname for the Guild of One-Name Studies.)
    • Judy asked for suggestions to better research Virginia land records.
    • Tiphanee was inspired by Katherine Willson’s interview to delve into genealogical resources on Facebook and has found some relatives in Northern Ireland.

    George reviews a fascinating book titled The Reporter Who Knew Too Much by Mark Shaw. It focuses on Dorothy Kilgallen, the powerful journalist and TV star whose untimely death interrupted her research into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, and her strong belief that there was a conspiracy. Highly recommended.

    Drew discusses a favorite podcast called Lore by Aaron Mahnke which deals with mysterious, unexplainable, and often frightening stories. The podcast can be found at http://www.lorepodcast.com.

    The Guys discuss some best practices for prepapring for a genealogy research trip.

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

    Visit the Aha! Seminars, Inc., website at http://ahaseminars.com for Our Speaking Schedule and join us at conferences across the United States.


  • Posted on 10 Jan 2017

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