Episode 59 – 2015, February 19


Private Social Network Family.me Launches Today

First Lady Laura Bush Shares Touching Stories of Bush Family for RootsTech Crowds

And the Crowd Went Wild at RootsTech 2015

FamilySearch Announces 4 Innovator Showdown Finalists

StoryWorth Sweeps RootsTech Innovator Showdown

Findmypast releases over 101 million US, UK and Australian records

New Findmypast Friday Records Feb. 6

Findmypast begins offering DNA testing to customers

Findmypast partners with StoryPress to bring family history to life through the power of storytelling

Findmypast and BillionGraves announce partnership to make rich historical content accessible to everyone for free

A Bigger and Better BillionGraves Available Feb 12th.

BillionGraves Day 3 of RootsTech and FGS 2015 means the our last and BEST releases!

Findmypast, one of the world’s fastest growing family history companies, partners with New York’s largest genealogical organization to bring wider access to New York records

New help with Empire State research

FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.4 Million Indexed Records and Images to Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Philippines, and the United States

Puzzilla Premium Services are Free at Family History Centers

Ancestry.com Doesn’t Want Anyone Else Telling You We Come from Ancient Aliens

Coming Soon! Mobile Search for iOS

Ancestry releases Gloucestershire parish records

Added or Updated Databases on Ancestry.com – Week of 7 to 13 February 2015

Industry Leader Talks Innovation and New Collections at Annual RootsTech Conference

MyHeritage puts exclusive Scandinavian records online

SiriusXM Launching ‘African Ancestry Radio’; Louis Gossett Jr., others to guest star

New GRS Feature – Supporting Documentation Now Available for Purchase

Open Birth Records Related to Adoption

GRO information on Births, Marriages and Death doesn’t have to be on expensive certificates

Experts explore identities of 5,000 buried in Bedlam psychiatric hospital graveyard

IGRS launches Early Irish Births Index at RootsTech

Reggie Yates to appear at WDYTYA? Live 2015!

New York State Family History Conference

2016 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations

Finally – A “How To” Class for Working With Autosomal DNA Results

National Institute on Genealogical Research Announces New Director

Genealogy Roadshow will be casting for season 3.

Sunday, February 22, 2 – 4pm eastern

Thursday, February 24, 1pm Eastern
Ancestry Live Event
Smarter Searching: Look for Records Not People
presented by Crista Cowen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 2pm eastern
Legacy Webinar
9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives
presented by Lisa Louise Cooke

Thursday February 26, 1pm
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Webinar
Guide to I&N History Research

Thursday, February 26, 4pm Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
German research: The Hamburg Passenger Lists

Thursday, February 26, 8pm Eastern
FamilySearch Webinar
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
presented by Joni Kesler

Thursday, February 26, 9pm eastern
Second Life National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) Study Group
Paul Graham, “A Love Story Proved: The Life and Family of Laura Lavinia (Kelly) Coombs of Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101 (December 2013): 245-266.

#genchat – What did you learn?
Friday, February 27, 10pm eastern

Tuesday, March 3, 1pm Eastern
Ancestry Live Event
What’s New at Ancestry: March 2015 Edition
presented by Crista Cowen

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 2pm eastern
Legacy Webinar
Researching with Karen!
presented by Karen Clifford

Wednesday, March 4, 8pm eastern
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Midwestern & Plains State Level Census Records
presented by Paula Stuart-Warren

Friday, March 6, 2015, 2pm eastern
Legacy Webinar
Technology & Techniques for Differentiating Two People with the Same Name
presented by Geoff Rasmussen

Saturday, March 7, 1pm eastern
Southern California Genealogical Society
Fish and Chips Genealogy: Finding your Common English Ancestors
presented by J. H. Fonkert


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