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.
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #385
News You Can Use and Share! The National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies officially merged on 1 October 2020. Vivid-Pix launches a new version of their RESTORE software for Windows and macOS with new features. MyHeritage has just refreshed the data for its Theory of Family Relativity for the third time since its release, expanding the connections you can make with DNA matches with other users. Findmypast has released: Swiss Emigrants to the American Colonies, 1733-1734; Emigrant [Church of England] Ministers to the Americas; Winthrop Fleet Passenger List, 1630; London, Black Poor, 1786; Sierra Leone Resettlement Scheme, 1787; Caribbean Marriage Index, 1591-1905; and new Devon Burials. FamilySearch, American Ancestors.org, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants announce that more than 10K Mayflower Society member applications and family trees have been placed online. FamilySearch will present RootsTech Connect, a free virtual conference on 25-27 February 2021. Registration is open at https://www.rootstech.org. Drew recaps the huge new and expanded collections at FamilySearch. DNA Segment with Diahan Southard Drew asks Diahan about why different family members have different DNA matches. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle reminds us that life is short. You Send Us Email Lisa asks about the status of RootsMagic 8 and whether it will run on her MacBook Pro. We plan to interview Bruce Buzbee, the RootsMagician, when the new version of the software is released. Margaret is transcribing plantation journals from the 1840s to 1860s for two plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, owned by William Taylor and wife Lucy Lewis Thom Taylor. She asks for advice about where to place originals and place them online. Laura shares information about a transcription resource used by archives, universities, libraries, and others called From the Page (https://fromthepage.com/). Marianna, Victor, and Nancy all wrote about downloading Ancestry messages and describing their methods of doing so. Robert is a genealogist and a licensed private investigator. He would like to help others and asked for suggestions about the best ways to let yourself be known. Kim wrote about Jim’s experiences with his half-brother and her own similar experiences. Neal is writing an extensive family genealogy book and asked for recommendations about using Ahnentafel formats for the work. We’d like to welcome and thank our newest Patreon member, Simona MacAngus. Your Patreon support helps us improve our technology and provide even more podcast content to you! You can join us for as little as $1 a month or as much as you’d like to contribute. Visit https://www.patreon.com/genealogyguys to get started. You should also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our free blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website. Let us hear from you at genealogyguys@gmail.com. George and Drew are available for virtual presentations to your local society. Contact us at genealogyguys@gmail.com.
Oct 12
1 hr 11 min
Genealogy Connection #72 - Else Churchill, SoG Genealogist
Drew's guest is Else Churchill, the Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists (SoG) in London, UK.  Learn more about Else and the SoG by visiting sog.org.uk.
Sep 21
53 min
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #384
We are happy to celebrate our podcast’s 15th anniversary this week! News You Can Use and Pass On! We have lots of news and awards information to share this week: The Genealogy Guys Podcast and Vivid-Pix announced the winner of the Unsung Heroes Society Grant for scanning equipment and software. It is the Morgan County Partnership in Martinsville, Indiana. They won a scanner and software worth $500! This win will enable then to scan and index much more before their bicentennial in 2022. See our blog for all the details. The Genealogy Guys Podcast and Vivid-Pix announced the winner of the Unsung Heroes Awards. The Individual Winner is Rosemary McFarland of Mount Eden, Kentucky, for her vast work on a wide variety of Kentucky records. The Society Winner is the Eller Family Society for its digitization of decades of their newsletters and chronicles and many other materials. The Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park announced that park volunteer Pat Rand was awarded the Regional Hartzog Award for 2020 for her work on the U.S.-Mexican War Soldiers and Sailors Database. The Federation of Genealogical Societies held its virtual conference on 9/2-4, 2020. They announced a wide range of awards. You can read the full press release in our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/09/federation-of-genealogical-societies.html. FamilySearch has announced RootsTech Connect 2021: A Free Global Virtual Event on February 25-27, 2021. Registration is open at rootstech.org. MyHeritage has announced that their search engine for historical records has been redesigned. It makes searching their treasure trove of 12.5 billion records easier and more intuitive. Read more about that at their blog at https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/08/the-myheritage-search-engine-for-historical-records-just-got-better/ and many other topics. Ancestry will provide for up to 10,000 K-12 teachers across the USA a free 6-month World Explorer subscription. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020. Ancestry has completed digitization of archives featuring 19 million Holocaust records. They are available free and in perpetuity as part of the Arolsen Archives Collection. Findmypast has added new records to the Wales Probate Index (1544-1858); the Caernarvonshire Parish Registers; Denbighshire Burials; Montgomeryshire Monumental Inscriptions; Scotland, Burgess & Guild Brethren Index; and Scotland, Banffshire & Moray Life Events. Dick Eastman, author of the weekly update for the Plus Edition of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, has announced that the newsletter is now offline for a variety of reliability problems. However, he is working with professionals to create a new Plus Edition website and hopes to have the newsletter back up very soon. FamilySearch has partnered with Ontario Ancestors to announce a new book scanning project. They hope to commence the project before the end of 2020. Drew recaps the huge new and expanded collections at FamilySearch. The Guys also talk about what they have been doing with their own genealogy. We’d like to welcome and thank our new Patreon members. Your Patreon support helps us improve our technology and provide even more podcast content to you! You can join us for as little as $1 a month or as much as you’d like to contribute. Visit https://www.patreon.com/genealogyguys to get started. You should also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our free blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website.
Sep 7
52 min
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #383
There have been numerous genealogical institutes over the last several weeks. As a result, we were unable to schedule a Genealogy Connection podcast recently. However, it will be back soon! News You Can Use and Share! The Blackstone Group Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase a majority stake in Ancestry.com. Ancestry has extended to late August the deadline for saving your small DNA matches. Drew shares some recent large collection additions and changes for Ancestry. William Dollarhide has published a new 2020 multiple volume set of Census Substitutes and State Census Records at Family Roots Publishing Company - https://www.familyrootspublishing.com/store/product_view.php?id=3770&title=Census%20Substitutes%20&%20State%20Census%20Records,%20Third%20Edition,%20Volume%205%20%E2%80%93%20Western%20/%20Pacific%20States%20&%20Nationwide%20Chapter%20(Printed%20Book%20&%20eBook%20Bundle) Findmypast has updated their collections of Hampshire Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials. Drew recaps two weeks of highlights of FamilySearch record collection releases. Drew has been attending the virtual International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference this week. In preparation, he reviews Genealogical Publishing Company’s Genealogy at a Glance publication "Finding Eastern European Jewish Ancestors" by Janette Silverman, available at https://genealogical.com/store/genealogy-at-a-glance-finding-eastern-european-jewish-ancestors/. DNA Segment with Diahan Southard Drew asks Diahan to explain how the various DNA testing companies determine the best minimum matching thresholds. Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle is taking this episode off because of backlogs from institutes and a family medical situation. (Don't worry, Cyndi herself is fine!) Our Listeners Talk to Us In response to Lori’s email in Episode #382 about becoming a transcriber, we had two responses: Floreen suggests getting involved with the National Archive and Record Administration’s Citizen Archivist program at https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist. You can choose which records you want to transcribe. Dana also suggests the Citizen Archivist program. She also suggests Zooniverse, a site that allows transcribing of many disciplines. They are at https://www.zooniverse.org/. Five projects of especial interest to genealogists are “Anti-Slavery Manuscripts”, “The American Soldier”, “Every Name Counts” (Nazi murdered persons), “American World War I Burial Cards”, and “Measuring the Anzacs”. Linda writes in detail about the upcoming changes in the Ancestry Message Boards and her experiences. (We welcome email and comments from our listeners on this topic.) Jim shares his experiences having used DNA to locate a half-brother and the bad experiences he had. He also located a new half-niece and contacted her to find her “aloof” to the knowledge. (We’d love to hear from our listeners about their experiences with this, good or bad, to represent their own experiences. We’d like to welcome and thank our new Patreon members: Kendell Carr and Melanie Green-Armstrong. Your Patreon support helps us improve our technology and provide even more podcast content to you! You can join us for as little as $1 a month or as much as you’d like to contribute. Visit https://www.patreon.com/genealogyguys to get started. You should also tell your friends or your society about our free podcasts, our free blog, and our Genealogy Guys Learn subscription education website. The Genealogy Guys are available for webinars using Zoom, a simple-to-use online video meeting tool that handles up to 100 people logged in at a time. Our catalog of Genealogy Topics is available at https://ahaseminars.com/ along with information about Genealogy Webinars. Contact us to schedule a webinar for your society. Send us email at genealogyguys@gmail.com.
Aug 16
1 hr 10 min
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #382
News You Can Use and Share with Others The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota is working to digitize its Jewish World archives, its collection of Jewish World Newspapers, 91 bound volumes from 1915 to 2007. The first three years’ newspapers are complete. The Society of Genealogists will reopen their library in London on 7 August 2020. Only a limited number of simultaneous SOG members will be admitted. No food or drink will be allowed. Findmypast added new records: Surry Baptisms; Surrey Marriages; Surrey Burials; Warwickshire Burials; Warwickshire, Coventry Pawnbroker Tickets 1915-1923; Idaho Reconstructed 1890 U.S. census; Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions; Derbyshire Deaths and Burials; National School Admission Registers & Log Books 1870-1914; Peru Civil Registration Records 1874-1996; and 12 new newspaper titles. Ancestry added new collections in July: Wyoming BMDs; Idaho BMDs; Women of Protest (suffragette photos from the LOC); USC Shoah Interviews – Index only to be released at Ancestry; Doubs, France Censuses; and Westminster Parish Records. Ancestry is ready to change its messaging system. You can download the existing folder structure but you'll need to do it soon. Ancestry will shortly be eliminating the display of very small DNA matches, most of which likely would be nearly useless to researchers as they are false positives. Fold3 recently completed their collection of U.S. Veterans Gravesites (1775-2019). Records date to the Revolutionary War and include veterans, spouses, and dependents interred in military cemeteries. Drew recaps two weeks of highlights of FamilySearch record collection releases. DNA Segment with Diahan Southard Diahan and Drew discuss best practices for managing messages exchanged with DNA matches. Best strategies for contacting matches: How Contacting Your DNA Matches is Like a First Date Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle tells us to pay attention to collateral relatives for our brick-wall ancestors. Our Listeners Talk to Us Debbie asks how to subscribe to the Genealogy Guys Blog using Feedly. You'll find some information on the blog itself at blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/01/day-10-organize-your-rss-feeds.html, but Drew will create more instructions soon. John writes to add two more strategies for potentially identifying formerly enslaved persons after the U.S. Civil War. Edward shares his experiences with expanding information about family members, especially siblings, using cemetery records. Robin poses a great question about ways to publish errata for a previously published family history book that contains errors. The Guys offer several suggestions and encourage listeners to share their ideas and techniques in handling errata. Lori wants to know how to become a records transcriber. We welcome suggestions from our listeners. John writes from Scotland wanting to know why the iOS/iPadOS Ancestry app will be available only to users of the next iOS/iPadOS operating system. The Guys suggested contacting Ancestry directly, but we welcome input from our listeners. Marise writes about having heard about the Leeds method of using colored dots at Ancestry. She uses then to identify the town of origin of DNA matches. She also talks about using pseudonyms in her searches. The Genealogy Guys are available for webinars using Zoom, a simple-to-use online video meeting tool that handles up to 100 people logged in at a time. Our catalog of genealogy topics is available at https://ahaseminars.com/ along with information about genealogy webinars. Contact us to schedule a webinar for your society. 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.
Aug 1
57 min
Genealogy Connection #071 - LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, BCG President
Drew's guest is LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and a specialist in African Ancestored Families in the South. Learn more about LaBrenda at her website at https://www.labgarrettgenealogy.com/
Jul 20
49 min
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #381
The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announce two exciting programs: The Unsung Heroes Societies Grant Program will award grants to two societies each year to facilitate their digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents. The grantees will each receive a high-quality scanner, a backup and online storage software package, and two copies of Vivid-Pix RESTORE software to improve the legibility of documents, the color/contrast of photographs, and to add image tags and other important information to the image metadata. The grant package is valued at $500. The Unsung Heroes Awards Program continues to recognize individuals, societies, and libraries for their work in digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents and making that work accessible to the genealogical community. Award winners will receive a commemorative certificate, a customized mug that can include an image of their choice, and a copy of Vivid-Pix RESTORE. Individual winners will also receive a one-year subscription to Genealogy Guys Learn. Grant applications and award nominations are due by midnight EDT on 1 August 2020. Full details are available on our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/05/the-genealogy-guys-podcast-and-vivid.html. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage has added 7 new reports to MyHeritage Health. MyHeritage launched its Photo Enhancer in June and within 10 days had enhanced more than one million photos. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) will hold its 40th international conference virtually on 10-13 August 2020. Details and registration are available at iajgs2020.org. The Georgia State Legislature has passed SB372 which extends the privacy of birth records to 125 years and the privacy of marriage, divorce, and death records to 100 years. The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) has established three new scholarships. They will afford persons of color and those from underrepresented groups in society and culture the opportunity to attend APG's Professional Management Conference. Two of the scholarships, honoring Kenyatta Berry and the late James Dent “Jimmy” Walker, are intended to benefit genealogists of African-American or other African-rooted heritage. The third scholarship is intended to support a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or gender-questioning genealogist in attending APG's flagship conference. The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) announced a new scholarship, the “Board for Certification of Genealogists Scholarship for African American Students.” Up to three scholarships will be awarded each year to offset the cost of participating in an intensive genealogical education program, as well as the cost of applying for the CG credential. Findmypast has added: Scotland Roman Catholic Church Parish Records; Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Electoral Registers (1864-1931); more United States Marriages; U.S., Pennsylvania, Civil War Veterans’ Card File; U.S., New Jersey, Military Records Index; U.S., Rolls of Soldiers in the Revolutionary War; and Yorkshire Baptisms. More than 400,000 U.S. naturalization records from the Bronx and Queens will become available online in 2022 as part of a three-year project. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. Diahan Southard Drew asks Diahan about the Leeds method. https://www.yourdnaguide.com/leeds-method Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle discusses how to stay focused. Tools for Research Plans - Create them in:      Word Google Docs Evernote OneNote Trello Templates and forms for research planning:      Cyndi’s List > Charts & Forms,  https://cyndislist.com/charts/research/ Cyndi's Routine Records Sources, https://bit.ly/2EY54CS   Cyndi's Records Checklist Template, https://bit.ly/2xZhDXR  Cyndi's Research Log or Research Notes, https://bit.ly/2R9lE4L  Cyndi's Simple Research Plan, https://bit.ly/2xLC6jp  Cyndi's Preferred Research Plan, https://bit.ly/2xKPLaI  Adventures in Genealogy Education, Research Plan Template in Word, https://bit.ly/2Y9lhgj  See also: Cyndi's List - Research Methodology, https://cyndislist.com/research-methodology/ Our Listeners Talk to Us Jean on Long Island congratulates The Guys on their inclusion in the 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2020 published by Family Tree Magazine. Donna writes asking why Facebook has removed a friend’s individual obituary posts made to multiple groups as “spamming” and has issued the friend a “final warning” to stop. She wants to talk with a human being at Facebook to explain her work and motivations. Our listeners are encouraged to share their suggestions. Andrew’s great-great-grandfather owned three enslaved persons according to the U.S. federal census records of 1860 and no names are listed. He would like to trace the enslaved individuals and is looking for suggestions. Our listeners are encouraged to share their suggestions. Genealogy Guys Learn Subscription Sale The Genealogy Guys have placed Genealogy Guys Learn, their subscription genealogy education website, on sale through the month of July 2020. The first year’s subscription is $79 (regularly $99). Visit the site at https://genealogyguyslearn.com/, click on the red ENROLL button at the bottom of the screen, and complete your information. Use the code JULYSALE to get the reduced price. See our blog post at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/07/genealogy-guys-learn-july-sale.html for details, including a link to another blog post at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/07/genealogy-guys-learn-list-of-full.html with the full list of videos and written course available and coming soon. And remember that we add new content every month! The Genealogy Guys are available for webinars using Zoom, a simple-to-use online video meeting tool that handles up to 100 people logged in at a time. Our catalog of Genealogy Topics is available at https://ahaseminars.com/ along with information about Genealogy Webinars. Contact us to schedule a webinar for your society. 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.
Jul 8
52 min
Genealogy Connection #070 - John Boeren, Dutch Genealogist
Drew's guest is John Boeren, a former archivist and an expert in Dutch Genealogy. Learn more about John at his website, Antecedentia.
Jun 20
50 min
The Genealogy Guys Podcast #380
Family Tree Magazine announced the 101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2020 and The Genealogy Guys Podcast was on the list. Thank you! The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announce two exciting programs: The Unsung Heroes Societies Grant Program will award grants to two societies each year to facilitate their digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents. Each grantee will receive a high-quality scanner, a backup and online storage software package, and two copies of Vivid-Pix RESTORE software to improve the legibility of documents and the color/contrast of photographs, and to add image tags and other important information to the image metadata. Each grant package is valued at $500. The Unsung Heroes Awards Program continues to recognize individuals, societies, and libraries for their work in digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents and for making that work accessible to the genealogical community. Award winners will receive a commemorative certificate, a customized mug that can include an image of their choice, and a copy of Vivid-Pix RESTORE. Individual winners will also receive a one-year subscription to Genealogy Guys Learn. Grant applications and award nominations are due by midnight EDT on 1 August 2020. Full details are available on our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/05/the-genealogy-guys-podcast-and-vivid.html. News You Can Use and Share MyHeritage is seeking users of their mobile app with more than 100 individuals in the app to observe their behaviors while using the Discoveries feature. Users will be interviewed while using the app. If interested in helping out, contact Keren Szabason, the Product Designer, at szabason@myheritage.com. MyHeritage launched an exclusive new collection: Germany, North Rhine Westphalia, Death Index 1870-1940. MyHeritage has introduced Cross-Language Record Matches to help users locate ancestors' records in different and often unexpected languages. Joel Weintraub has been working in advance of the release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. He has created YouTube videos about that, as well as other topics such as immigration. Visit https://tinyurl.com/ycsg7af8 for a page showing the title of the videos, running time, and YouTube address of each of the videos Vivid-Pix brings back memories of family reunions past and makes new reunion memories for this year. See our blog post at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2020/06/relive-past-reunions-create-this-years.html for all the details. The FamilySearch Family Tree has added support for the entry of same-sex couples. BillionGraves has launched a new feature called QualityCheck to improve the accuracy of its searchable cemetery inscriptions. The Family History Show in the UK has moved online at https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online. It will be held on 20 June 2020. Early-bird registration is now available. All content on British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk is currently free through 30 September 2020. See their blog at https://blog.history.ac.uk/2020/03/british-history-online-makes-all-research-content-free-to-individual-users/. Findmypast has added 1939 Register Map Search. Findmypast has added new and additional content to: British Army Service Records; Royal Engineers Journals (1939-1945); Royal Air Force, Operations Record Books (1939-1945); Royal Air Force, Combat Reports (1939-1945); England & Wales, Electoral Registers (19201932); Britain, Histories & Reference Guides; Canadian Directories & Almanacs; and Canada, Ontario, Toronto Emigrant Office Records Index. Drew recaps new record additions, updates, and indexes at FamilySearch. DNA Segment with Diahan Southard Drew and Diahan talk about why someone might not share any ethnicity with a DNA match. https://www.yourdnaguide.com/ethnicity-results Cyndi Says Cyndi Ingle discusses her own website, Cyndi's List! Our Listeners Talk to Us Lisa Tompson of the Martin County [Florida] Genealogical Society tells us what their society is doing to conduct meetings these days. Jeff shared information with Drew about Private William Boddy in the Civil War. He provided a link to Boddy's journal: http://new.webfreemanual.asia/?q=Private+william+boddys+civil+war+journal+by+william+boddy&ref=cespolora.duckdns.org&base=pdfmans. Bruce is researching the Sailors' Snug Harbor retirement home on Staten Island, New York (1833-1976) and the mariners buried there. He is compiling information and stories, and listeners are encouraged to email us if they'd like to contact Bruce about his project. Floreen wrote about Drew's interview with Diahan Southard and about her own DNA research into her great-grandfather. Judy wrote to alert people that if you are paying for someone else's DNA test, make sure you will have access to the information. The Genealogy Guys are available for webinars using Zoom, a simple-to-use online video meeting tool that handles up to 100 people logged in at a time. Our catalog of Genealogy Topics is available at https://ahaseminars.com along with information about Genealogy Webinars. Contact us to schedule a webinar for your society. 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.
Jun 9
1 hr 6 min
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. Learn more about shared centimorgans and segment length at YourDNAGuide.com. 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 for webinars using Zoom, a simple-to-use online video meeting tool that handles up to 100 people logged in at a time. Our catalog of Genealogy Topics is available at https://ahaseminars.com/ along with information about Genealogy Webinars. Contact us to schedule a webinar for your society. 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.
May 25
1 hr
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