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The Genealogy Guys Podcast
The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection
George G. Morgan and Drew Smith discuss genealogy on The Genealogy Guys Podcast.
Drew Smith interviews leaders of the genealogy community on Genealogy Connection.

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection
  • Genealogy Connection #036 - Angie Bush, Genetic Genealogist

    Angie Bush is a Utah-based genetic genealogist and a popular speaker at national genealogy conferences on DNA topics. Learn more about Angie at her APG profile.



  • The Genealogy Guys Podcast #337 - 2018 January 15

    The news includes:

    • The Guys are pleased to welcome Legacy Tree Genealogists (www.legacytree.com) as a new sponsor for both The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connection podcast.
    • Ancestry.com's RootsWeb site has had an exposure to its IDs and passwords, so Ancestry has shut the site down while working to enhance security there and to contact RootsWeb users to change passwords.
    • MyHeritage recently released surveys to explore how genetics impacts various aspects of their lives.
    • MyHeritage has made major updates and improvements to their DNA Matching. They also have added an initial release of the long-requested chromosome browser.
    • The U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, recently discovered 46 long-forgotten flags underneath captured British flags from the War of 1812 in display cases. The new flags date from other conflicts, and most have not been seen for almost 100 years.
    • The Britain, Ireland and the Isles Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists has launched new social media channels, including at YouTube.
    • Findmypast has released several extensive collections of data from South Carolina.
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    The Guys talk about new publications of interest:

    • Moorshead Magazines has released a new guide in their Tracing Your Ancestors Series titled “DNA and Your Ancestry”, written by Dr. Maurice Gleeson, MB. It’s available at https://your-genealogy-history-store-usa.myshopify.com/collections/tracing-your-ancestors-series.
    • Mystery Author Dan Waddell has a new short story in his Blood series titled “Blood Underground”, available for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers at Amazon.com.
    • Nathan Dylan Goodwin, author of the Forensic Genealogist book series has just finished writing a new book, The Wicked Trade.. It should be available soon. And Nathan will be at RootsTech.

    Listener email includes:

    • Tom asks about DNA analysis and how to create a process that identifies known relationships or matches from AncestryDNA.
    • Dave asks about adoption and kinds of evidence that can be used to document it.
    • The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library has ended interlibrary loans of their microfilmed newspaper collection.
    • Jim poses questions concerning autosomal DNA matches, estimated cousin relationships, and ranges of centiMorgan matches with different relationships.


  • Genealogy Connection #035 - Ed Thompson, Creator of Evidentia Software

    Ed Thompson is the technologist behind Evidentia Software. Learn more about Ed and his software at evidentiasoftware.com.



  • The Genealogy Guys Podcast #336 - 2017 December 27

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage has added 90 million new New York Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists (1820-1954).
    • MyHeritage has added a new feature, Do-It-Yourself Historical Record Fixes, in its SuperSearch facililty.
    • Findmypast has added a new collection for tracing immigrants from the British Isles. They have also added records from Kent, and updates to the U.S. Marriages collection and additions to PERSI.
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    Listener email includes:

    • Tom shares his saga of obtaining copies of passport applications and photographs, and the rich details they contained.
    • Neal asks about formats of genealogy charts to represent the family in a graphical way.
    • Judy wants FamilySearch to add a priority to the digitization of microfilmed land and property records. She has had great success in locating genealogical data in these documents.
    • Neal wants advice on how to record/represent foster children in his family tree for children who probably were not adopted.
    • Chris shares his organizational methods for paper documents and scanned items, and he uses Evernote to great advantage.
    • Jim shared a story from Omaha, Nebraska, about a man who used his DNA test results to find a brother he had never met.


  • Genealogy Connection #034 - Henrietta Martinez Christmas, New Mexican researcher, writer, and speaker

    Henrietta Martinez Christmas is a native New Mexican who has been doing research in her part of the country for decades. Read what she's written about New Mexican research at http://1598nm.blogspot.com/.