Nov 11, 2007
Published Nov 11, 2007
Episode 33 Show Notes
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Upcoming Conference Appearance:
FamilySearch and My Ancestors Found have just announced that they are co-sponsoring the Family History EXPO at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George UT on Feb. 8 & 9 2008. I'm very excited to let you know that I'll be teaching a class on how to use Google for your family history research.
All of the old Edison recordings on this episode are courtesy of the University of California at Santa Barbara
GEM: This old dog learned a new trick â or how I
got in touch with my own podcast:
Hereâs a new technique for retrieving a past podcast episode and being able to have just that one episode come up on the page. This is great because itâs easier to read through, and you then have a URL address in your browser that you can copy and paste if you want to send it to someone.
Here's how to do it:
GEM: Google Gadget for American
Here's a follow up to the segment on The Library of Congress American Memory project from episode 32. You can now add American Memory to your iGoogle page!
How to get the American Memory Google Gadget:
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GEM: Silhouettes by Kathryn Flocken:
Here's another little blast from the past gem in Episode 6. I got an email from Kathryn recently which included a really neat short video about the silhouette work that she does:
Silhouette of genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke by Kathryn Flocken
GEM: History of the Census and Its
There are 2 areas to explore:
Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from
It contains a record of all census questions, enumerators instructions, and brief histories of every census.
Histories of Enumeration Procedures for Each Census:
The procedural histories provide detailed information on the collection and processing of each item on the questionnaire. You will learn how enumerators were selected, how they were trained and supervised, and how the public was prepared for the census takerâs visit.
If you'd like to learn more about how the history of the census and a website like this can be of real help to you in your own family research, go to the July 2007 Genealogy Gems newsletter back issue and read the article featuring a listener question that was answered using this history of the census information.
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