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The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

George G. Morgan & Drew Smith

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

George G. Morgan & Drew Smith

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"The Genealogy Guys" are two avid genealogists who host a weekly chat. The podcast includes news of the genealogy community, book and software reviews, guest interviews, and a lot of fun chat.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #379

MyHeritage is offering our podcast listeners and blog readers a discount on their Complete collection through 29 May 2020. (New subscribers only.) Regularly $300.00, the price is $213.87, a great deal for all family researchers! Read our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/05/myheritage-offers-special-price-for.html for the details and your order form. We appreciate your feedback on our new microphones. We’re working on techniques and welcome your comments. We welcome Diahan Southard to the podcast in the regular DNA Segment feature with Drew Smith. She is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts, and is the author of Your DNA Guide: The Book. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage recapped the additions to its collections for April and George shares those. MyHeritage has just added three new Greek collections: Greek Electoral Rolls (1863-1924); Corfu Vital Records (1841-1932); and Sparta Marriages (1835-1935) including images of licenses and the marriage register. Findmypast has added records: Durham Home Guard (1939-1945); Faces of the Fallen (1939-1945); UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors (2002-2020)’ The War Illustrated (1938-1947); U.S. National Veterans Cemetery Index; Georgia WWII Draft Registration Cards (1940-1942); and additional Louisiana Draft Cards. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. DNA Segment with Diahan Southard Drew asks Diahan about why DNA testing companies give us two different numbers for each of our matches, and whether or not both numbers matter. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle shares some quick text tips for your computer! Keyboard tools: CheatSheet (Mac),https://mediaatelier.com/CheatSheet/ TypeIt,https://www.typeit.org Keyboard Maestro (Mac),https://www.keyboardmaestro.com AutoHotkey (Windows),https://www.autohotkey.com Keyboard shortcuts in Windows,https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts Text expanders: TextExpander (Windows or Mac and a Chrome extension),https://textexpander.com QuickKey (Mac),http://quickkey-app.com Keyboard Maestro (Mac),https://www.keyboardmaestro.com TypeIt4me (Mac),https://www.ettoresoftware.com/mac-apps/typeit4me/ FastFox (Windows or Mac),https://www.nch.com.au/fastfox/index.html 9 Best Text Expander Apps for Windows (Free and Paid),https://techwiser.com/text-expander-apps-for-windows/ Browser extensions and add-ons: Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome,https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-text-expander-for-go/iibninhmiggehlcdolcilmhacighjamp Auto Text Expander for Firefox,https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-text-expander/ Text Blaze for Google Chrome,https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/text-blaze/idgadaccgipmpannjkmfddolnnhmeklj ProKeys for Google Chrome,https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/prokeys/ekfnbpgmmeahnnlpjibofkobpdkifapn Shortkeys (Custom Keyboard Shortcuts) for Firefox,https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/shortkeys/ Our Listeners Talk to Us Michael discusses his big descendancy research project and has traced thousands of descendants for only several of eight brothers. Our listeners are encouraged to email us to share suggestions and to discuss their own similar projects. Sara commented on research logs and timeline software we discussed on 3 December 2019. She hasn’t found the right research logs for her work. Suggestions from listeners are welcome for us to share with her. Tom is looking for a DNA researcher to analyze his wife’s matches. He is looking for her father from ca. 1925 in Reno, Nevada. Anonymous is a younger member of a genealogical society. She and a few others have suggested virtual seminars/webinars but the proposition has fallen on deaf ears. She is seeking suggestions for how to move the society forward and to develop and sustain it. The Genealogy Guys are available f

60 MIN1 w ago
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #379

Genealogy Connection #069 - Margot Note, Author of Creating Family Archives

Drew's guest is Margot Note, an archives and records management consultant. We talk about Margot’s new book, Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide to Saving Your Memories for Future Generations. Learn more about Margot at https://www.margotnote.com/

53 MIN2 w ago
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Genealogy Connection #069 - Margot Note, Author of Creating Family Archives

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #378

The Genealogy Guys have invested in new microphones and cables to improve the sound quality of the podcast. They discuss the new equipment and thank our Patreon supporters for supporting us in this investment. Bear with us as we learn to use the new mikes! News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage has improved its MyHeritage In ColorTM facility by providing new technology to use colorization settings to further enhance photographs. The MyHeritage Yearbook collection now allows you to toggle between black-and-white and color on yearbook pages. MyHeritage’ Theory of Family RelativityTM facility in its DNA matches has grown tremendously. In the next few weeks, a banner will appear at the top of your DNA Matches page. Click on “View Theories” to see all theories found, old and new. Ancestry offers 450K yearbooks and more than 62 million pages in its huge searchable collection. Findmypast launched a photographic collection of more than 10,000 images in celebration of VE Day. Findmypast added additions and new records to the collections: Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothian Death and Burial Index; Scotland, Aberdeenshire Poll Tax 1696; Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions; and Cambridgeshire Burials. The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference registration is now open. It will be held 2-5 September 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle reminds us to remember the beginners. Our Listeners Talk to Us Vic thanks us for discussing LibraryThing and tagging on Episode #377. Legacy Libraries is another facility at the site to look at famous people’s libraries at https://www.librarything.com/index_catalog.php?search=legacy&page=legacy. Mary posted at our FB page that she listened to Drew’s interview with Libby Copeland (Genealogy Connection #68) four times! Tell us about how your society is meeting virtually/online, the tools you’re using, the positive things, and any negative things. This will help other societies connect their members. The Genealogy Squad The Genealogy Squad just celebrated its one-year anniversary with more than 33.5K members! Welcome Cari Taplin, CG, as a new Administrator of The Genealogy Squad, along with George G. Morgan, Drew Smith, and Cyndi Ingle. We have moderators in England and Australia to help answer your questions and direct you to resources. And our members help one another in a friendly environment. Thank you again to our Patreon supporters! You can support us at https://patreon.com/genealogyguys. You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website. Send us email at genealogyguys@gmail.com.

41 MIN3 w ago
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #378

Genealogy Connection #068 - Libby Copeland, Freelance Journalist

Drew's guest is Libby Copeland, a freelance journalist who has written over the last twenty years for numerous well-known newspapers and magazines. They talk about Libby’s new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. Learn more about the book at https://libbycopeland.com/

55 MINMAY 4
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Genealogy Connection #068 - Libby Copeland, Freelance Journalist

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #377

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) April sale ends at midnight Eastern U.S. Time on 30 April. Look for details and instructions on the Genealogy Guys Blog on March 31 and at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/04/the-genealogy-guys-learn-is-on-sale-for.html. Don’t miss your opportunity to get written and video education and more at a bargain price, and new content is added every month. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage makes its entire yearbook collection available for free through 23 May 2020, and you can now display pages and photos in color as well as black-and-white. AncestryDNA has added many new communities around the world, and their ethnic estimate research panel has been updated to include indigenous communities in Australia. Drew discusses Ancestry’s records and developments in the coming months. The National Archives in the UK has announced that it is offering free access to its records. Check their blog at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/. A list of records available can be found at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?research-category=online. Findmypast has added Northumberland Baptisms and Marriages, Durham Baptisms, Surry Burials, and more. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger Blaine explains what a centimorgan is, who it is named for, and why it's important. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle discusses why working with others is so important to genealogical research. Our Listeners Talk to Us Tom discusses the recent interview with Diahan Southard and whether or not he needs her new book. Vance recounts his family’s excitement at developing the family’s tree, information found on our podcast episode # 295 (4 October 2015), and recording telephone calls with relatives. Organize Your Books with LibraryThing Drew reminds you to “Organize Your Books” as he wrote about on Day 11 of his January Getting Organized series of blog posts (http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/01/day-11-organize-your-books.html). The Guys then discuss LibraryThing (https://www.librarything.com/) and the ease of cataloguing your entire collection of books. As of 18 March 2020, LibraryThing is free and allows you to add an unlimited number of books. You can tag and organize your books into groups. There is a LibraryThing app for the Apple iOS that allows you take it with you anywhere. The app allows you to snap an image of the ISBN and immediately add the book to your library. Pre-ISBN books also are easily added using a search of author and partial title. George reminds you to back up your browser bookmarks. Thank you again to our Patreon supporters! You can support us at https://patreon.com/genealogyguys. You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website.

56 MINAPR 27
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #377

Genealogy Connection #067 - Diahan Southard, DNA Expert

Drew brings back Diahan Southard to Genealogy Connection in order to discuss Diahan's new book, Your DNA Guide: the Book. Diahan explains how the book is structured and outlines the 4 basic DNA research concepts that have made her own work successful. More information about the book can be found at https://www.yourdnaguide.com/your-dna-guide-the-book Diahan's previous interview can be found in Genealogy Connection #047: http://genealogyguys.com/genealogy-connection-047-diahan-southard-dna-expert-speaker-and-writer

46 MINAPR 13
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Genealogy Connection #067 - Diahan Southard, DNA Expert

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #376

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) is on sale for the entire month of April. Look for details and instructions at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/04/the-genealogy-guys-learn-is-on-sale-for.html. This is your opportunity to get more written and video education at a bargain price, and new content is added every month. News You Can Use and Share Vivid-Pix announced it’s “Round Tuit” education program at https://vivid-pix.com/education.html. MyHeritage provides free access to all its U.S. census records through 12 April 2020. MyHeritage has added new content to its Knowledge Base. The Society of Genealogists in London is working with FamilySearch to digitize approximately 9,000 family history books and over 5,000 pamphlets in a project to take at least two years. Findmypast added 116 million new records to their collection of English and Welsh Electoral Registers. Findmypast added new Scottish records including the Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Valuation Roll (1874), Ratepayers (1838-1846), and Voter Lists (1837-1852). Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Another article about The Guys will be published in Podcast Magazine at the end of March at https://podcastmagazine.com/. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle discusses whether you should have only one family tree or more than one. Splitting or Combining Family Trees | Ancestry by Crista Cowan,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrdQXvtP0yE Splitting an Ancestry Family Tree https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Splitting-an-Ancestry-Family-Tree Merging Ancestry Family Trees https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Merging-Ancestry-Family-Trees How do I divide my existing tree into parts if I edit online? (MyHeritage) https://faq.myheritage.com/en/article/how-do-i-divide-my-existing-tree-into-parts-if-i-edit-online How do I merge two family trees (MyHeritage) https://faq.myheritage.com/en/article/how-do-i-merge-two-family-trees Your Legacy Database - Should You Split It? https://legacynews.typepad.com/legacy_news/2006/03/your_legacy_dat.html WikiTree Help: Splitting a GEDCOM With instructions on how to do this for several programs https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Splitting_a_GEDCOM Our Listeners Talk to Us Shannon asks us to let our listeners know about free genealogy resources. Jean thanks us for reminding people to use their library cards to access the many online resources available at their websites. Book Review Drew reviews the latest book by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Sterling Affair, and gives it a great thumbs-up. Thank you again to our Patreon supporters! You can support us at https://patreon.com/genealogyguys. You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website.

46 MINAPR 8
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #376

Genealogy Connection #066 - Michael Scozzari, Researcher

Drew speaks with Mike Scozzari, a New Jersey-based researcher who has spent years working on his New Jersey and Italian ancestry. Mike also happens to be a long-time Genealogy Guys Podcast listener! To learn more about Mike, visit his website at Roots: Everyone has a story.

60 MINMAR 30
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Genealogy Connection #066 - Michael Scozzari, Researcher

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #375

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) will be on sale for the entire month of April. Look for details and instructions on the Genealogy Guys Blog on March 30, and links to the blog will be placed on Facebook at The Genealogy Guys Podcast and The Genealogy Squad pages. This is your opportunity to get more written and video education at a bargain price, and new content is added every month. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage introduced MyHeritage in ColorTM to colorize your black-and-white photos. MyHeritage has added 1.3 billion records of U.S. City Directories. MyHeritage has introduced fan charts as a way to display your family trees online. Geneanet, the leading genealogy website in Europe, has launched its DNA matching service. Ancestry announced the completion of a project to digitize and index 36 million of the U.S. WWII young men’s draft cards. Ancestry has updated and improved its collection, New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909. Findmypast added 18 million new U.S. marriage records for Texas, 1937-2010. Findmypast added 36K new Wales Billion Graves records, Hampshire baptisms, marriages, and burials, and Surrey baptisms, marriages, and burials. Findmypast published more than 190K new records in partnership with the Galway County Council. They include Galway Poor Law Union Records, Galway county burials, and more records from the Waterford Poor Law Union Board of Guardians Minute Books. Church of England will begin a project, “Google Maps for Graves.” The Genealogy Squad Facebook group passed 30,000 members this week. Share the link with your friends so that they can join! FamilySearch has introduced the Explore Historical Images tool to search digital-image-only records. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Use your library card to explore all the databases offered at their website. ProQuest has arranged for Ancestry Library Edition to be made available remotely from home. JSTOR is offering free registration. Be sure to use Google Books for public domain content. The Guys are featured in an article at Indie Podcast News at https://indiepodcastnews.com/2020/03/20/from-no-facebook-group-to-13000-plus/. Another article about The Guys will be published at the end of March in Podcast Magazine. DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger Blaine and Drew discuss the use of DNA data for research at the 23andMe site. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle says that there is no such thing as a brick wall! She suggests: The brick wall is you - what you don't know, where you don't know to look, etc. She encourages you to take advantage of: Genealogical education Read, read, read Books, magazines, guides, wikis Podcasts Webinars Seminars Conferences Institutes Our Listeners Talk to Us Tom wrote some time ago about the availability of facial recognition software for personal use. Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix tells us that this is a combination of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It’s not available to individuals yet at any kind of reasonable price, but he believes “the ability and technology are on the horizon.”. Jenn wrote to ask how to research ancestors' patents. Mark wrote a follow-up to his sharing of the article about Mt. Vesuvius and survivors. Archaeologists in Italy are trying link remains they found in Pompeii in the 20th century to Pliny the Elder athttps://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-remains-found-by-pompeii-really-are-pliny-the-elder-new-tests-indicate-1.8439072. Susan wrote a fascinating account about she discovered that she was donor-conceived. Marise is looking for information about marriage and naturalization records that were probably destroyed in the fire that was an aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Listeners, share whatever you can with us! Thank you to our Patreon supporters! You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and Genealogy Guys Learn.

66 MINMAR 23
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #375

Genealogy Connection #065 - Cari Taplin, Blogger, Writer, and Speaker

Drew speaks with Cari Taplin, a Texas-based genealogist who blogs, writes courses and quick guides, and speaks at national and state genealogy conferences. To learn more about Cari, visit her website at Genealogy Pants.

51 MINFEB 29
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Genealogy Connection #065 - Cari Taplin, Blogger, Writer, and Speaker

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #379

MyHeritage is offering our podcast listeners and blog readers a discount on their Complete collection through 29 May 2020. (New subscribers only.) Regularly $300.00, the price is $213.87, a great deal for all family researchers! Read our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/05/myheritage-offers-special-price-for.html for the details and your order form. We appreciate your feedback on our new microphones. We’re working on techniques and welcome your comments. We welcome Diahan Southard to the podcast in the regular DNA Segment feature with Drew Smith. She is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts, and is the author of Your DNA Guide: The Book. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage recapped the additions to its collections for April and George shares those. MyHeritage has just added three new Greek collections: Greek Electoral Rolls (1863-1924); Corfu Vital Records (1841-1932); and Sparta Marriages (1835-1935) including images of licenses and the marriage register. Findmypast has added records: Durham Home Guard (1939-1945); Faces of the Fallen (1939-1945); UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors (2002-2020)’ The War Illustrated (1938-1947); U.S. National Veterans Cemetery Index; Georgia WWII Draft Registration Cards (1940-1942); and additional Louisiana Draft Cards. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. DNA Segment with Diahan Southard Drew asks Diahan about why DNA testing companies give us two different numbers for each of our matches, and whether or not both numbers matter. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle shares some quick text tips for your computer! Keyboard tools: CheatSheet (Mac),https://mediaatelier.com/CheatSheet/ TypeIt,https://www.typeit.org Keyboard Maestro (Mac),https://www.keyboardmaestro.com AutoHotkey (Windows),https://www.autohotkey.com Keyboard shortcuts in Windows,https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts Text expanders: TextExpander (Windows or Mac and a Chrome extension),https://textexpander.com QuickKey (Mac),http://quickkey-app.com Keyboard Maestro (Mac),https://www.keyboardmaestro.com TypeIt4me (Mac),https://www.ettoresoftware.com/mac-apps/typeit4me/ FastFox (Windows or Mac),https://www.nch.com.au/fastfox/index.html 9 Best Text Expander Apps for Windows (Free and Paid),https://techwiser.com/text-expander-apps-for-windows/ Browser extensions and add-ons: Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome,https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-text-expander-for-go/iibninhmiggehlcdolcilmhacighjamp Auto Text Expander for Firefox,https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-text-expander/ Text Blaze for Google Chrome,https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/text-blaze/idgadaccgipmpannjkmfddolnnhmeklj ProKeys for Google Chrome,https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/prokeys/ekfnbpgmmeahnnlpjibofkobpdkifapn Shortkeys (Custom Keyboard Shortcuts) for Firefox,https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/shortkeys/ Our Listeners Talk to Us Michael discusses his big descendancy research project and has traced thousands of descendants for only several of eight brothers. Our listeners are encouraged to email us to share suggestions and to discuss their own similar projects. Sara commented on research logs and timeline software we discussed on 3 December 2019. She hasn’t found the right research logs for her work. Suggestions from listeners are welcome for us to share with her. Tom is looking for a DNA researcher to analyze his wife’s matches. He is looking for her father from ca. 1925 in Reno, Nevada. Anonymous is a younger member of a genealogical society. She and a few others have suggested virtual seminars/webinars but the proposition has fallen on deaf ears. She is seeking suggestions for how to move the society forward and to develop and sustain it. The Genealogy Guys are available f

60 MIN1 w ago
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #379

Genealogy Connection #069 - Margot Note, Author of Creating Family Archives

Drew's guest is Margot Note, an archives and records management consultant. We talk about Margot’s new book, Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide to Saving Your Memories for Future Generations. Learn more about Margot at https://www.margotnote.com/

53 MIN2 w ago
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Genealogy Connection #069 - Margot Note, Author of Creating Family Archives

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #378

The Genealogy Guys have invested in new microphones and cables to improve the sound quality of the podcast. They discuss the new equipment and thank our Patreon supporters for supporting us in this investment. Bear with us as we learn to use the new mikes! News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage has improved its MyHeritage In ColorTM facility by providing new technology to use colorization settings to further enhance photographs. The MyHeritage Yearbook collection now allows you to toggle between black-and-white and color on yearbook pages. MyHeritage’ Theory of Family RelativityTM facility in its DNA matches has grown tremendously. In the next few weeks, a banner will appear at the top of your DNA Matches page. Click on “View Theories” to see all theories found, old and new. Ancestry offers 450K yearbooks and more than 62 million pages in its huge searchable collection. Findmypast launched a photographic collection of more than 10,000 images in celebration of VE Day. Findmypast added additions and new records to the collections: Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothian Death and Burial Index; Scotland, Aberdeenshire Poll Tax 1696; Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions; and Cambridgeshire Burials. The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference registration is now open. It will be held 2-5 September 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle reminds us to remember the beginners. Our Listeners Talk to Us Vic thanks us for discussing LibraryThing and tagging on Episode #377. Legacy Libraries is another facility at the site to look at famous people’s libraries at https://www.librarything.com/index_catalog.php?search=legacy&page=legacy. Mary posted at our FB page that she listened to Drew’s interview with Libby Copeland (Genealogy Connection #68) four times! Tell us about how your society is meeting virtually/online, the tools you’re using, the positive things, and any negative things. This will help other societies connect their members. The Genealogy Squad The Genealogy Squad just celebrated its one-year anniversary with more than 33.5K members! Welcome Cari Taplin, CG, as a new Administrator of The Genealogy Squad, along with George G. Morgan, Drew Smith, and Cyndi Ingle. We have moderators in England and Australia to help answer your questions and direct you to resources. And our members help one another in a friendly environment. Thank you again to our Patreon supporters! You can support us at https://patreon.com/genealogyguys. You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website. Send us email at genealogyguys@gmail.com.

41 MIN3 w ago
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #378

Genealogy Connection #068 - Libby Copeland, Freelance Journalist

Drew's guest is Libby Copeland, a freelance journalist who has written over the last twenty years for numerous well-known newspapers and magazines. They talk about Libby’s new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. Learn more about the book at https://libbycopeland.com/

55 MINMAY 4
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Genealogy Connection #068 - Libby Copeland, Freelance Journalist

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #377

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) April sale ends at midnight Eastern U.S. Time on 30 April. Look for details and instructions on the Genealogy Guys Blog on March 31 and at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/04/the-genealogy-guys-learn-is-on-sale-for.html. Don’t miss your opportunity to get written and video education and more at a bargain price, and new content is added every month. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage makes its entire yearbook collection available for free through 23 May 2020, and you can now display pages and photos in color as well as black-and-white. AncestryDNA has added many new communities around the world, and their ethnic estimate research panel has been updated to include indigenous communities in Australia. Drew discusses Ancestry’s records and developments in the coming months. The National Archives in the UK has announced that it is offering free access to its records. Check their blog at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/. A list of records available can be found at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?research-category=online. Findmypast has added Northumberland Baptisms and Marriages, Durham Baptisms, Surry Burials, and more. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger Blaine explains what a centimorgan is, who it is named for, and why it's important. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle discusses why working with others is so important to genealogical research. Our Listeners Talk to Us Tom discusses the recent interview with Diahan Southard and whether or not he needs her new book. Vance recounts his family’s excitement at developing the family’s tree, information found on our podcast episode # 295 (4 October 2015), and recording telephone calls with relatives. Organize Your Books with LibraryThing Drew reminds you to “Organize Your Books” as he wrote about on Day 11 of his January Getting Organized series of blog posts (http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/01/day-11-organize-your-books.html). The Guys then discuss LibraryThing (https://www.librarything.com/) and the ease of cataloguing your entire collection of books. As of 18 March 2020, LibraryThing is free and allows you to add an unlimited number of books. You can tag and organize your books into groups. There is a LibraryThing app for the Apple iOS that allows you take it with you anywhere. The app allows you to snap an image of the ISBN and immediately add the book to your library. Pre-ISBN books also are easily added using a search of author and partial title. George reminds you to back up your browser bookmarks. Thank you again to our Patreon supporters! You can support us at https://patreon.com/genealogyguys. You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website.

56 MINAPR 27
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #377

Genealogy Connection #067 - Diahan Southard, DNA Expert

Drew brings back Diahan Southard to Genealogy Connection in order to discuss Diahan's new book, Your DNA Guide: the Book. Diahan explains how the book is structured and outlines the 4 basic DNA research concepts that have made her own work successful. More information about the book can be found at https://www.yourdnaguide.com/your-dna-guide-the-book Diahan's previous interview can be found in Genealogy Connection #047: http://genealogyguys.com/genealogy-connection-047-diahan-southard-dna-expert-speaker-and-writer

46 MINAPR 13
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Genealogy Connection #067 - Diahan Southard, DNA Expert

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #376

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) is on sale for the entire month of April. Look for details and instructions at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/04/the-genealogy-guys-learn-is-on-sale-for.html. This is your opportunity to get more written and video education at a bargain price, and new content is added every month. News You Can Use and Share Vivid-Pix announced it’s “Round Tuit” education program at https://vivid-pix.com/education.html. MyHeritage provides free access to all its U.S. census records through 12 April 2020. MyHeritage has added new content to its Knowledge Base. The Society of Genealogists in London is working with FamilySearch to digitize approximately 9,000 family history books and over 5,000 pamphlets in a project to take at least two years. Findmypast added 116 million new records to their collection of English and Welsh Electoral Registers. Findmypast added new Scottish records including the Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Valuation Roll (1874), Ratepayers (1838-1846), and Voter Lists (1837-1852). Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Another article about The Guys will be published in Podcast Magazine at the end of March at https://podcastmagazine.com/. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle discusses whether you should have only one family tree or more than one. Splitting or Combining Family Trees | Ancestry by Crista Cowan,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrdQXvtP0yE Splitting an Ancestry Family Tree https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Splitting-an-Ancestry-Family-Tree Merging Ancestry Family Trees https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Merging-Ancestry-Family-Trees How do I divide my existing tree into parts if I edit online? (MyHeritage) https://faq.myheritage.com/en/article/how-do-i-divide-my-existing-tree-into-parts-if-i-edit-online How do I merge two family trees (MyHeritage) https://faq.myheritage.com/en/article/how-do-i-merge-two-family-trees Your Legacy Database - Should You Split It? https://legacynews.typepad.com/legacy_news/2006/03/your_legacy_dat.html WikiTree Help: Splitting a GEDCOM With instructions on how to do this for several programs https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Splitting_a_GEDCOM Our Listeners Talk to Us Shannon asks us to let our listeners know about free genealogy resources. Jean thanks us for reminding people to use their library cards to access the many online resources available at their websites. Book Review Drew reviews the latest book by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Sterling Affair, and gives it a great thumbs-up. Thank you again to our Patreon supporters! You can support us at https://patreon.com/genealogyguys. You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #376

Genealogy Connection #066 - Michael Scozzari, Researcher

Drew speaks with Mike Scozzari, a New Jersey-based researcher who has spent years working on his New Jersey and Italian ancestry. Mike also happens to be a long-time Genealogy Guys Podcast listener! To learn more about Mike, visit his website at Roots: Everyone has a story.

60 MINMAR 30
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Genealogy Connection #066 - Michael Scozzari, Researcher

The Genealogy Guys Podcast #375

The Genealogy Guys Learn site (https://genealogyguyslearn.com/) will be on sale for the entire month of April. Look for details and instructions on the Genealogy Guys Blog on March 30, and links to the blog will be placed on Facebook at The Genealogy Guys Podcast and The Genealogy Squad pages. This is your opportunity to get more written and video education at a bargain price, and new content is added every month. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage introduced MyHeritage in ColorTM to colorize your black-and-white photos. MyHeritage has added 1.3 billion records of U.S. City Directories. MyHeritage has introduced fan charts as a way to display your family trees online. Geneanet, the leading genealogy website in Europe, has launched its DNA matching service. Ancestry announced the completion of a project to digitize and index 36 million of the U.S. WWII young men’s draft cards. Ancestry has updated and improved its collection, New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909. Findmypast added 18 million new U.S. marriage records for Texas, 1937-2010. Findmypast added 36K new Wales Billion Graves records, Hampshire baptisms, marriages, and burials, and Surrey baptisms, marriages, and burials. Findmypast published more than 190K new records in partnership with the Galway County Council. They include Galway Poor Law Union Records, Galway county burials, and more records from the Waterford Poor Law Union Board of Guardians Minute Books. Church of England will begin a project, “Google Maps for Graves.” The Genealogy Squad Facebook group passed 30,000 members this week. Share the link with your friends so that they can join! FamilySearch has introduced the Explore Historical Images tool to search digital-image-only records. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Use your library card to explore all the databases offered at their website. ProQuest has arranged for Ancestry Library Edition to be made available remotely from home. JSTOR is offering free registration. Be sure to use Google Books for public domain content. The Guys are featured in an article at Indie Podcast News at https://indiepodcastnews.com/2020/03/20/from-no-facebook-group-to-13000-plus/. Another article about The Guys will be published at the end of March in Podcast Magazine. DNA Segment with Blaine T. Bettinger Blaine and Drew discuss the use of DNA data for research at the 23andMe site. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle says that there is no such thing as a brick wall! She suggests: The brick wall is you - what you don't know, where you don't know to look, etc. She encourages you to take advantage of: Genealogical education Read, read, read Books, magazines, guides, wikis Podcasts Webinars Seminars Conferences Institutes Our Listeners Talk to Us Tom wrote some time ago about the availability of facial recognition software for personal use. Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix tells us that this is a combination of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It’s not available to individuals yet at any kind of reasonable price, but he believes “the ability and technology are on the horizon.”. Jenn wrote to ask how to research ancestors' patents. Mark wrote a follow-up to his sharing of the article about Mt. Vesuvius and survivors. Archaeologists in Italy are trying link remains they found in Pompeii in the 20th century to Pliny the Elder athttps://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-remains-found-by-pompeii-really-are-pliny-the-elder-new-tests-indicate-1.8439072. Susan wrote a fascinating account about she discovered that she was donor-conceived. Marise is looking for information about marriage and naturalization records that were probably destroyed in the fire that was an aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Listeners, share whatever you can with us! Thank you to our Patreon supporters! You can also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our blog, and Genealogy Guys Learn.

66 MINMAR 23
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The Genealogy Guys Podcast #375

Genealogy Connection #065 - Cari Taplin, Blogger, Writer, and Speaker

Drew speaks with Cari Taplin, a Texas-based genealogist who blogs, writes courses and quick guides, and speaks at national and state genealogy conferences. To learn more about Cari, visit her website at Genealogy Pants.

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