The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy ConnectionAuthor: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
13 Dec 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 #033 - Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Genealogy Expert

    Daniel Horowitz is a Genealogy Expert for MyHeritage. To learn more about Daniel, visit

  • Posted on 05 Dec 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #335 - 2017 November 26

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage adds a collection of New York newspapers (1806-2007) to its SuperSearch facility, and New York City Marriage License Index (1908-1929).
    • Ancestry has made a change to the Privacy Settings for its DNA product enabling people to not see who they match.
    • Evidentia has added a new Evidence Summary Report in a table format.
    • The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) announced their new officers, board, and committee members.
    • The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHJGS) has launched an online gallery of Pilgrim Descendants at
    • Ancestry and NEHGS announced that they have partnered in a Historic Catholic Records Project. It will digitize Massachusetts Catholic records from the late 1700s to the early 1900s.
    • The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced that the Preserve the Pensions Project has resumed with digitization and indexing of War of 1812 pensions at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). New records will begin to be added to for free access.
    • NARA has announced the digitization of over 100 Confederate Maps in Record Group (RG) 109, available for download through their online catalog.
    • Findmypast announced a two-year project to digitize materials from the Trinity Mirror Archive.
    • Findmypast announced plans to publish the Cincinnati and Chicago Sacramental Registers online, beginning in 2018.
    • Findmypast has added English Roman Catholic Parish browseable images for the Archdiocese of Westminster
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    Listener email includes:

    • David asked for guidance to access Dawes Rolls and other Native American records. George recommended:
      • an Ancestry Academy webinar by Paula Stuart-Warren;
      • a Legacy Family Tree Webinar by Angela Walton-Raji; and
      • Angela Walton-Raji’s “The African-Native American Genealogy Blog at
    • Brandon provided an update to his research for his great-great-grandfather. While he could not locate the probate records, he discovered court records about his ancestor’s insanity and institutional commitment.
    • Margaret asked about American citizens coming through Ellis Island.
    • Sam shares a great story about his successful use of DNA to solve a mystery about the birth parents of an adoptee.

  • Posted on 29 Nov 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #032 - Kathy Meade, Researcher

    Kathy Meade is an expert in Swedish genealogical research, and North American representative for online subscription service ArkivDigital. Read more about Kathy and the company she represents at

  • Posted on 15 Nov 2017

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #334 - 2017 November 5

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage adds a significant collection of New York immigration records (1820-1957) with unique content and using its SuperSearch technology to search the never before indexed data.
    • MyHeritage has made a significant update to its mobile app.
    • Find A Grave will be updating its website with a new interface that improves searching and makes it an effective tool for all mobile devices.
    • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society led an impressive effort to halt New York’s intended stringent limits to birth and death records. They presented a large petition at a hearing on 24 October 2017, and the hearing was attended by a large group who presented arguments against the proposal.
    • The General Register Office in England has launched a pilot program that facilitates researchers ordering BMD records for England and Wales and receive them electronically in PDF files.
    • Findmypast has added records to the Greater London Burial Index, Kent Archdeaconry baptisms, banns, marriages, and burials, some new newspapers, and Britain Registers of Licenses to Pass Beyond the Seas (1573-1677).
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    Listener email includes:

    • Ryan asks whether to record the people’s events in his database using the locations as they existed at the time or the current location.
    • Christine asked about the availability of the to-go feature in the Mac version of the RootsMagic software.
    • Donna has acquired an album with photographs and other memorabilia for a Jewish family who lived in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, and some who migrated to Detroit, Michigan. She asks for suggestions for an appropriate repository where these materials can be placed.
    • Margie references the Genealogy Connection interview with Laura Prescott, and reminds us that The Source and Ancestry’s Red Book are both available in full-text versions at the Wiki.
    • Missi in Maine has been listening to older episodes, and she notes that the Frappr website no longer exists.
    • Dawn asks whether she should combine several large family trees into a single tree, and suggestions for the best method. She uses Family Tree Maker software.
    • Laurie asks The Guys to include more content concerning beginning DNA research.

  • Posted on 07 Nov 2017

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    Genealogy Connection #031 - Denise Levenick, Speaker and Writer

    Denise Levenick, the Family Curator, is a speaker and writer known for her expertise in preserving family artifacts. Learn more about Denise at

  • Posted on 16 Oct 2017


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