Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Podcast Episode # 356 Introduces New Sponsor Vivid-Pix AND Announces the "Unsung Heroes Awards"

We have just published a very special episode of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. In it we introduce Vivid-Pix, an exciting new sponsor who designs, creates and delivers fast, easy, and affordable imaging software that works to make photographs and documents look their very best.

The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix are excited to announce our partnership in creating the "Unsung Heroes Awards", a quarterly joint venture program to celebrate people and organizations that scan, digitize, index, and transcribe unique historical and genealogical photographs and documents. 

Learn all about it in Podcast Episode # 356 (http://genealogyguys.com/the-genealogy-guys-podcast-356), at The Genealogy Guys Blog (http://blog.genealogyguys.com), at the Vivid-Pix "Unsung Heroes Awards Blog" (https://www.vivid-pix.com/unsungheroes), and at Aha! Seminars, Inc, website (https://ahaseminars.com/cpage.php?pt=24). 


We're Singing Your Praises!

Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix Partner to Recognize Genealogy’s Unsung Heroes

Media Release
Tampa, Florida - January 15, 2019

Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix Partner to Recognize Genealogy’s Unsung Heroes

The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, co-hosts and producers of the oldest continually produced genealogy podcast, and Vivid-Pix, makers of RESTORE photo and document restoration software, today announce that they are partnering to acknowledge and to celebrate those members of the genealogy community who digitize or index photos and other documents of value to genealogical researchers.  The Unsung Heroes Awards will be a quarterly awards program designed to recognize its recipients in four categories: individuals, genealogical/historical societies, libraries/archives, and young people.

Completed nomination forms (see below for link to the form) should be emailed to genealogyguys@gmail.com and winners will be selected each quarter.  Winners will receive: a custom-made commemorative mug with their choice of image; an announcement on an episode of The Genealogy Guys Podcast; a profile of the winner published on The Genealogy Guys Blog and the Unsung Heroes Blog; and recognition at the Vivid-Pix website (www.vivid-pix.com).

Nominations eligible for the first quarter of awards must be received no later than February 15, 2019, and the winners will be announced at RootsTech in Salt Lake City on February 27-March 2, 2019. Due dates for later quarters will be announced on The Genealogy Guys Podcast; The Genealogy Guys Blog; the Unsung Heroes Blog; and at the Vivid-Pix website.

Details and links to the nomination form can be found at www.vivid-pix.com/unsungheroes.


George G. Morgan
Aha! Seminars, Inc.
(813) 220-6274
Rick Voight
(404) 664-9897

 About the Partners

The Genealogy Guys Podcast is a production of Aha! Seminars, Inc., a Tampa Bay-based company that has been providing training to genealogists and library personnel since 1996. Its principals are George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, noted speakers, authors, and world’s longest genealogy podcasters. The company also produces the Genealogy Connection podcast and The Genealogy Guys Blog. The Guys are also well-known speakers and authors. 

Vivid-Pix designs, creates and delivers Fast, Easy and Affordable Imaging Software. Since launching in 2012, Vivid-Pix has advanced its products to earn the support and respect of business leaders and photographers in over 100 countries. Co-Founder Randy Fredlund has more than 150 digital-imaging patents and has extensive experience in Research, Development and Commercialization, enabling him to translate theory into practice. Co-Founder Rick Voight has created billion-dollar businesses through Product Development, Sales and Marketing for Eastman Kodak and Hewlett-Packard. The Vivid-Pix Team is a far-flung group of excellent people who deliver software that “Give your pics (and documents) the Vivid-Pix Fix!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mary Allen Morgan

People sometimes ask about my family background. I have been working on learning everything since January 1962. I've thought long and hard about sharing it with our podcast audience, and have finally decided to tell some of the tales. You'll see more over time, if you like it.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Big Announcement Day - January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019, is the big day!

We'll be announcing a 
very special new event in 
the genealogy community!

visit our Facebook page, and
watch the genealogy media for 
our press release!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Our Podcast Numbering Scheme and Why We Did It That Way

The Genealogy Guys Podcast began on 5 September 2005 with Episode #1. In case you didn't know, we are the longest continuously running genealogy podcast in the world.

We strive to produce a new podcast every week, although sometimes our speaking, traveling, and writing schedules throw us off.

In the early days, we included news, interviews, listener email, book reviews, and discussions of record types, methodologies, and evidence analysis. The interviews have always been highly popular, and we even created some videocasts for a short while.
On 30 June 2016, we began another podcast format, the Genealogy Connection podcast, which es exclusively interviews conducted by Drew Smith of personalities in the international genealogy community. The guests include speakers, writers, software producers, executives from FamilySearch and the commercial genealogy database providers, librarians, archivists, museum directors, DNA experts, and other specialists. They have come from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, Israel, and elsewhere. We also began numbering the Genealogy Connection podcasts with Episode #1.

There was logic to the numbering scheme. We wanted people to recognize every episode of The Genealogy Guys Podcast as being unique, but we also wanted people to differentiate between those and the Genealogy Connection podcasts.

As of today, 10 January 2019, we have published 355 episodes of The Genealogy Guys Podcast and 50 episodes of the Genealogy Connection podcast. That's a whopping total of 405 podcast episodes published since the beginning, However, if you are interested in how many episodes have been downloaded over all time, you'll be surprised that know that there have been a total of 2,559,186 downloads as of this morning.

We have more surprises and content coming this year. Be sure to listen to The Genealogy Guys Podcast on Tuesday, 15 March, 2019, for an exciting new announcement. And coming later in the Spring is a unique new feature for our podcast listeners.

Thank you for listening to our podcasts and providing such positive feedback. And thank you to our Patreon supporters for your financial assistance to help us continue to expand.

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Superlative Facebook Page of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa)

The Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa is the oldest genealogy society in the state, incorporated in 1958. It produces excellent monthly programs for its members and, in October, hosts its annual Fall Seminar with presentations by one or more national or international speaker.

The society maintains an intensely active Facebook presence at https://www.facebook.com/FGSTampa/, posting one or more articles of interest every day. Pattie Schultz does a consummate job gathering information and posting fresh content about genealogy from all over the U.S. and abroad. The result is an exciting and engaging mix of genealogical content concerning news, events, people, new and enhanced record collections, methodologies, timely tips, and much more.

Visit and Like the FGS Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/FGSTampa/, and make sure you Follow the page in your News Feed. We guarantee you will be an eager fan for each new Facebook post.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Podcast Listeners Get $10 Discount on Subscription to the Going In-Depth Magazine

George G. Morgan is now writing a monthly column for Going In-Depth Genealogist Magazine titled "Genealogy, By George!" The magazine is offering a $10 discount to our podcast listeners for new subscriptions to the magazine. To take advantage of this great offer, visit the website at https://theindepthgenealogist.mykajabi.com/offers/JFahALzo/checkout. Enter the coupon code GUYS+IDGmag before checking out for your discount. 

In addition, be sure subscribe to and read the In-Depth Genealogist Blog at http://theindepthgenealogist.com/blog/. The writers, including George, contribute fun and informative blog posts throughout the month that are certain to help you advance your genealogy research skills. The blog is free, and we hope that you'll take advantage of this special $10 discount and become an In-Depth Genealogist too!