Fri, 29 May 2015
Listen to The Guys on the “Talk Back Florida” radio show broadcast on Saturday, 23 May 2015. The recorded broadcast is available at http://www.newstalkflorida.com/talk-back-florida-creating-your-family-tree-with-the-genealogy-guys/ .
The news includes:
· MyHeritage has unveiled their new MyHeritage Stories website, showcasing some videos and stories capturing amazing discoveries made by users around the world. It can be found at http://www.myheritage.com/stories. (A link labeled User Stories can also be found at the bottom of the MyHeritage website.)
· The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced new editors of their electronic FORUM Magazine. Julie Tarr is the new Managing Editor and Jennifer Alford is the new Associate Editor. Congratulations!
· Drew discusses the more than 13.4 million new records released by FamilySearch in recent weeks.
· Findmypast has released a large collection of Dublin Workhouse records and additions to British newspapers.
The Guys review new books and magazines available for your reading and reference pleasure. All of the items are available through Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. The list includes:
The In-Depth Genealogist is a publishing company that provides educational resources to the genealogical community. Drew reviews: Going In-Depth magazine and a new book, Ancestors in a Nation Divided: An In-Depth Guide to Researching Your Civil War Ancestors, by Cindy Freed.
Other reviews include:
George reviews a new publication by Moorshead Magazines in their Tracing Your Ancestors series. The new title is titled Tracing Your Female Ancestor, Volume II. It is available at the online store at Moorshead Magazines at http://your-genealogy-history-store-usa.myshopify.com/collections/tracing-your-ancestors-series .
Mon, 11 May 2015
Drew shares two interviews that the Guys conducted while they were at the 2015 Conference of the Ohio Genealogical Society:
Mon, 4 May 2015
This episode focuses on death records.
The news includes:
MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet has been involved with research about a fascinating story from World War II. A Jewish tailor named Savas escaped the Nazis when they invaded Corfu, along with his three daughters and another girl, and fled to the island of Erikoussa. The entire island of Erikoussa joined forces, at the risk of death, to provide refuge and to protect the secret of their identity from the Nazis. Descendents of Savas have been located, and a fascinating video of a news story aired in Israel is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oijpqpx2gY.
MyHeritage has just made its Instant DiscoveriesTM available for all members at their site.
The Association of Professional Genealogists has announced membership discounts for younger and retiring genealogists.
Catholic Church Registers have been digitized and will be made available at the National Library of Ireland website on 8 July 2015. Genealogist Donna Moughty, an expert on Irish genealogical research, clarified what will be included and the fact that there will be no indexes available at that site.
Ancestry.com will relaunch their website with a number of new features, including LifeStory and Historical Insights, and enhancements to the Facts View and Media Gallery.
Findmypast has released many new records, including the ANZAC Prisoners of War collection, new records for Australia and the United Kingdom, new additions to the British Newspapers collection, new images for PERSI, and a substantial collection of Quaker birth, marriage, and burial records spanning the years 1578 to 1841.
The FamilySearch Historical Book Collection online has reached a milestone of 200,000 digital books available through its website.
Drew recaps the almost 30,000,000 records added by FamilySearch to its website in the last month.
Drew and George have an in-depth discussion about death-related records. Of special interest is Drew's discussion of the International Classification of Diseases that can be found at the Wolfbane site at http://www.wolfbane.com/icd.