The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy ConnectionAuthor: George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
24 Apr 2019

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 #361

    The Genealogy Guys welcome Cyndi Ingle, founder of Cyndi’s List, to the podcast for a regular feature called Cyndi Says, beginning with this episode. She joins Blaine T. Bettinger, founder of DNA Central, and his regular featured discussion with Drew about DNA.

    We have a big announcement coming on May 1st. Check our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com that day and our Facebook page.

    A reminder that the Genealogy Guys are accepting nominations for the next round of the Unsung Heroes Award. The deadline is midnight on May 15th and winners will be announced on June 1st online and at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. Details are at https://ahaseminars.com/cpage.php?pt=24.

    News You Can Use and Share

    • Findmypast has added Poor Law and BMD records for Kent.
    • Drew recaps free FamilySearch record additions.

    Blaine T. Bettinger's DNA Segment

    This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on the Shared cM Project. Blaine operates a subscription-based DNA education service at DNA Central.

    Cyndi Ingle's Cyndi Says

    Cyndi Ingle’s debut of “Cyndi Says” highlights how to use Google to search all the contents of a specific website.  You can find more from Cyndi at Cyndi's List!

    Our Listeners Talk to Us

    • Lisa is interested in suggestions for how to engage young people in genealogy. The Guys respond and so can you.
    • Linda has questions about her second great-grandfather, including whether he might have been indentured to a shipping company, his rapid movement westward, and where she might find his naturalization records.

    The Guys share some of their upcoming speaking schedule. You can always learn more at https://ahaseminars.com/eventListings.php?nm=52.

    Thank you to our Patreon supporters! You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts.

    Visit The Genealogy Guys Blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com for more news and interesting ideas for your genealogy.


  • Posted on 23 Apr 2019

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    Genealogy Connection #053 - Sue Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

    Sue Kaufman is the Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston, Texas, and has previously worked at the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She has also been active in national and state genealogy societies, and in the American Library Association.  She talks with Drew about her path to becoming a genealogy librarian, and how patrons can become better prepared for a visit to a library or other repository.  

    Learn more about the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.


  • Posted on 16 Apr 2019

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #360

    The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announce that nominations are being accepted for the next round of the Unsung Heroes Awards. Nominations are due by May 15, 2019, and winners will be announced on June 1, 2019.

    The Genealogy Guys announce that Cyndi Ingle, founder of Cyndi’s List, will join the podcast for a regular feature called "Cyndi Says".

    News You Can Use and Share

    • Findmypast has added Poor Law and BMD records for Kent.
    • Drew recaps free FamilySearch record additions.

    Book Reviews

    George reviews the following books:

    • Writing a Memoir - from Stuck to Finished! by Karen Dustman
    • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt
    • Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Families: Baldy, Kerstetter, and Long by Gregory Edwin Price
    • From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee

    The DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger

    This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on DNA testing on ancestral artifacts such as envelopes, stamps, and hair samples, and also covers testing the recently deceased.

    Our Listeners Talk to Us

    • John shares his spreadsheet for comparing families in the early US federal censuses (1790-1840).
    • Lili let us know that she was successful in getting her lineage society application submitted and approved. Congratulations, Lili!
    • Neal is trying to obtain a War of 1812 Discharge Certificate for his ancestor from the National Archives and Records Administration.
    • Daniel’s ancestors and family members changed surnames, and he is asking for some reasons why they might have done so.
    • Ryan is looking for resources about his ancestor who moved from Philadelphia to Nebraska and then back again to help him understand the reasons, the migration route, and more.

     


  • Posted on 09 Apr 2019

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    Genealogy Connection #052 - Margaret Cheney, Ohio Genealogical Society President

    Margaret Cheney is the current president of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), and has served in many roles at the state organization level and as part of her local OGS chapter. She talks about how she first became involved with her local society, about the upcoming OGS conference, about lineage societies, and about why it is important for society members to volunteer.


  • Posted on 01 Apr 2019

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    The Genealogy Guys Podcast #359

    The Genealogy Guys are using their new sound mixer beginning with this episode. Visit our blog for details about the new equipment. Sincere thanks go out to our sponsors and generous Patreon supporters for making this improvement possible.

    The Guys discuss their great experiences at the 2019 Podfest Multimedia Expo.

    News You Can Use

    • MyHeritage has added 7.1 million records of Norwegian Censuses in four collections.
    • The Canadian Research Knowledge Network has made more than 60 million pages of digitized Canadian heritage documents accessible.
    • Findmypast has added 23 million new U.S. marriages to its site for searching.
    • Drew recaps free FamilySearch record additions.

    Blaine T. Bettinger and the DNA segment

    This week’s discussion between Blaine and Drew focuses on recent announcements from MyHeritage regarding their new DNA tools: AutoCluster and the Theory of Family Relativity.

    Our Listeners Talk to Us

    • Listener response to a call for how you use spreadsheets in your research has been strong.
    • Another Laura tells us she uses spreadsheets when extracting from indexes; to compile each year’s data when doing city directory research; and to create a combination timeline/family group sheet/timeline.
    • Sherry paid for a DNA test for a cousin who has since died. Are there legal questions she should be aware of if she wants to submit the data to GEDmatch?
    • Bill reports that he has had problems with Ancestry tree data disappearing from RootsMagic. He believes it is an API problem. George heard from another friend on Sunday who has experienced the same problem.
    • Tom reports that the new Ancestry beta color coding tag system has rendered a Google extension inoperable. Drew tells how to opt out of the Ancestry beta.
    • Spencer shares two important topics:
      • Masonic records include applications to join and these can contain much genealogical information.
      • The librarian at the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur, Van Buren County, Michigan, plans to break up the collections placed there by the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society. Some materials would be moved to a basement and would no longer be accessible by researchers. Email to the Van Buren Library Board of Directors Chairman, Bruce Cutting, at cutting@ontrakcom.com to complain about this situation is welcome. The Guys make suggestions about written agreements that should be created and signed to clarify such situations.

    Visit The Genealogy Guys Blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com for more news!  And send questions or comments to the podcast at genealogyguys@gmail.com.


  • Posted on 20 Mar 2019

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