The Genealogy Guys Podcast #387
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News You Can Use and Share!
* ProQuest and Ancestry have extended remote access to Ancestry Library Edition in participating libraries through March 2021.
* MyHeritage announced that Family Tree Builder software is now available for the macOS Catalina and macOS High Sierra platforms.
* MyHeritage has published three new collections from Wales: Wales, Parish Births and Baptisms; Wales, Parish Marriages and Banns; and Wales, Parish Deaths and Burials.
* MyHeritage announces a Gift membership at a 50% discount. See their blog at https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/11/introducing-the-myheritage-gift-membership/.
* The National Archives (TNA) in the UK has announced that they are doubling the monthly limit on downloading free digital records from their website from 50 to 100. You must register for a free account on their site.
* Findmypast has released: Warwickshire, Coventry Blitz, German Air Raids 1940-1941; British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers’ Medical Records; new Yorkshire Baptisms; new Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions; British Armed Forces Soldiers’ Wills 1850-1986; Ireland, Londonderry (Derry) War Memorial 1914-1918; and British Red Cross & Order of St. John Enquiry List, Wounded & Missing 1914-1919.
* Newspapers.com announces the first phase of their Marriage Index Collection – 50 million wedding announcements.
* Geni announced that its World Family Tree now connects over 150 million profiles.
* Drew recaps the huge new and expanded collections at FamilySearch.
DNA Segment with Diahan Southard
Drew discusses with Diahan how traditional paternity tests differ from the autosomal DNA tests that genealogists use.
Cyndi Ingle tells us to file as we go.
We Hear from Our Listeners
* Tom asks about having hired a consultant who created his tree at Ancestry.com under her account. He wants to download that GEDCOM to RootsMagic but cannot share that tree with other people per the Ancestry settings. He is looking for suggestions for how to deal with this.
* Tom is looking for books and other materials about life in Scotland and its history between 1900 and 1930. Drew provided some book references, but we welcome our listeners’ input and suggestions.
* Mark is searching for a great-grandfather ostensibly born in Alabama in 1881. He thinks his great-great-grandfather may have been “insane”. He is seeking suggestions on how to research the legal and practical aspects of “insanity” in the 1800s. We ask our listeners to share their knowledge and suggestions.
Review and Drawing
Drew reviewed “Polish Genealogy Research”, a Genealogical Publishing Company quick sheet by Rosemary A. Dembinski Chorzempa. GPC is giving one copy of this quick sheet away to one Genealogy Guys Podcast listener. Listen to the episode on how to enter this drawing. But act fast!
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