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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 #030 - Michelle Chubenko, Researcher

    Michelle Chubenko is a professional researcher specializing in Central and Eastern Europe, but who also has experience with Southern and New Jersey research. Learn more about Michelle at

  • Genealogy Connection #029 - Mindy Jacox, Award/Scholarship Winner

    Mindy Jacox is a recent graduate of the BYU family history degree program, and the winner of this year's Suzanne Winsor Freeman
    Student Genealogy Grant. Learn more about Mindy at

  • The Genealogy Guys Podcast #332 - 2017 September 4

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage announces its newest DNA feature: the DNA Match Review Page.
    • RootsMagic announces a new software updates. Apps for iOS and Android have also been released.
    • RootsMagic reminds users that there are a video and written resources to help you master the new TreeShare for Ancestry. There also is a huge Facebook RootsMagic group to share experiences and answer questions.
    • The British Newspaper Archive announces a major milestone with the addition of a newspaper title from County Leitrim in Ireland, marking the fact that all 32 Irish counties are now represented in the online collection.
    • Findmypast has added Oxfordshire marriage bonds, New Zealand birth, marriage, and death index records additions, the 1851 Canada Census, and additions to the Wiltshire Baptisms Index, and more.
    • WikiTree is opening registration for the second annual Source-a-Thon from 30 September to 2 October 2017 with a large set of random prizes to be awarded.
    • FamilySearch extended its microfilm distribution to 7 September 2017.
    • Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records additions.

    Listener email includes:

    • Jenny asks about copyright law governing the use of images from online sites in a new blog she has begun.
    • Margaret wrote to volunteer some materials that she as a librarian has developed to teach genealogy classes to patrons.
    • Neil wrote again about his research of his Clark ancestors.

    The Guys discuss George’s recent presentation, “Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records.”

  • Genealogy Connection #028 - Caroline Gurney, Research and Speaker

    Caroline Gurney is a professional researcher who specializes in British research, as well as research into house histories. She is also known for her work in researching the descendants of the crew of the Cutty Sark. Learn more about Caroline at

  • The Genealogy Guys Podcast #331 - 2017 August 19

    The news includes:

    • MyHeritage has surpassed 8 Billion Records on its Supersearch,
    • My Heritage has acquired Millennia Corporation, producers of Legacy Family Tree desktop genealogy software and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar platform.
    • Evidentia is offering a $5 off coupon to everyone who orders the software through the end of August. Visit the Store, select the version of the software you want, and use the coupon code mentioned in the episode when you check out to obtain the $5 savings.
    • The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces the resumption of the document conservation of the War of 1812 Pension Records at the National Archive and Records Administration covering surnames beginning with M(Moore) through Q, with digitization and indexing commencing in September. The remainder of the project will follow. All images and indexes will be accessible at Fold3 ( for free forever.
    • Findmypast has added new records from Billion Graves; Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions (1485-2014); the New York Researcher; The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; 4.3M new U.S. marriage records; West Lothian, Scotland, Poorhouse Records (1859-1912) and Burials (1860-1975); a PERSI Quarterly Index update; Buckinghamshire Indexes, to Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials; Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations; and new titles and records in the British Newspaper collection.
    • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announced the retirement of Karen Mauer Jones as editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and the appointment of Laura Murphy DeGrazia as the new editor.
    • The In-Depth Genealogist announced the launch of its new online IDG Academy ( with 4-week classes beginning on 11 September 2017. Enrollment is now open at
    • Drew shares record updates from FamilySearch.

    George reviews an excellent genealogical mystery book by Dan Waddell titled The Blood Detective: A Case of Murder by Family Tree …”

    Listener email includes:

    • Brandon asks for advice about a newly-discovered DNA match that concerns a non-paternal event. He fears that exposing this to his elderly grandfather will cause great distress and wants some guidance.
    • Christine has long been researching her Sharrod line who spent more than 170 years in Crawford County, Ohio. She heard The Guys announce that the county obituaries are now online and she found exactly 254 obituaries that have just opened a huge research door on that line!
    • Gordy asks about his ancestor, Julius Rockstroh, who appears on the 1880 U.S. federal census for Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York, and asks whether another man named Gethard who may have that same surname at the same address might also be a newly-arrived immigrant family member.
    • Neil is researching his Clark ancestors who were married in 1849 in Indiana and asks for suggestions of additional places and record types to seek for these people who “disappeared” afterward.

    Drew discusses making a cousin connection through a DNA match and has had a great telephone call to begin comparing notes on some orphaned Jewish ancestors and other Jewish family members.

    Drew previews four interviews upcoming on the Genealogy Connection podcast.

    Drew discusses his professional service and research that he's focusing on this semester.