The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection: The Genealogy Guys Podcast #426 – The Global Tofay

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection: The Genealogy Guys Podcast #426 - The Global Tofay Global Today

News You Can Use and Share!

  • MyHeritage added 71 million historical records in March, including French censuses!
  • MyHeritage added three important New York City historical records collections, including indices and images.
  • MyHeritage has added a multi-photo scanner to the MH mobile app.
  • The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland, has unveiled a new Mass Digitization Center. It will address digitizing records in various formats up to 10 times faster yearly.
  • American Ancestors has announced the appointment of Ryan J. Woods as its new President and CEO.
  • Ancestry announced its largest partnership with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to date. As part of the project, Ancestry will invest over the next five years to digitize tens of millions of records that will be added to
  • Ancestry has made a new record collection available to honor the 125,000 persons of Japanese descent who were unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. between December 1942 and January 1948.
  • FindMyPast has added more recent new records to its collections of Scotland Deaths (1855-2024), England and Wales Deaths (2007-2024), and Northern Ireland Deaths (1980-2024).

Listener Email

  • Cathleen describes her research into her mother’s paternal grandfather, Georg Sokop, including traditional and DNA investigations. She is looking for advice to extend her research.
  • Don writes about Swedish research, including Swedish churches and membership lists, and the resources at Ancestry and ArchivDigital.
  • Jean-Daniel wrote to thank us for sharing an email about Blaise Farny. He now has a great to-do list. He has located an Ivoryette photo of Farny from 1892, and is investigating to locate the original among family members so that he can see if anything is written on the back.
  • Tom wrote to follow up on slide scanning, and to suggest resources for scanning long panorama photos. He also discusses the Stories Behind the Stars Project, which seeks to preserve and expand the information about the more than 421,000 Americans who lost their lives in WWII. Check the STARS website at
  • Nick let us know about his efforts to organize thousands of notes in Evernote, doing several each day.

Drew discusses attending his 50th high school reunion, what a wonderful time we had, and how important it was.

Drew will be presenting at the South Carolina Genealogical Society Conference on 12-13 July at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia. George will also be attending and conducting personal research.

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