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Dec 19, 2007

Published Dec 19, 2007

Family History Expo 2008 Video Premiere:
I'll be there doing my presentation "Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems" at 4:30pm on Friday Feb 8, 2008 at the conference.  I hope that you'll take a moment to stop by my booth in the Exhibit Hall to introduce yourself and say "hi"!  

NEW AT THE BLOG: 

New poll question at The Genealogy Gems News Blog:  Do you listen to the podcast the week it is published?   

THE MAILBOX: 
Follow up to Episode 26 & the Passport Database at Ancestry...Will Haskell told us about his grandfather, Merrill Haskell, traveled to Russia in 1919 in his work as a public accountant for the YMCA. 

Photobucket Merrill Haskell's Passport application -
but the woman's photo on the left doesn't match.

Photobucket A turn of the page reveals his grandfather!

GEM: itunes GET ALL
When you subscribe in iTunes to the podcast, only the most recent episode will download to your computer or iPod, so be sure to remember to go back to the Genealogy Gems Podcast listing in iTunes and click the GET ALL button so that all of the back episodes will download.  You don't want to miss a thing!   

Gem:  Search Yahoo and Google at the same time with POLYCOLA.COM

GEM: The History of the Christmas Seal - How Our Ancestors Made A Difference!
It's very likely that your great grandparents, grandparents and parents put Christmas Seals on the Christmas cards and packages.  It all started on a stormy December night in 1903 a postman named Einar Holboell was working late in a post office sorting large piles of Christmas mail:

Put this stamp with message bright
On every Christmas letter;
Help the tuberculosis fight,
And make the New Year better. 
The American Lung Association

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iTunes Goal:
Only six more five star reviews to go before we hit 25 for Genealogy Gems by the end of the year!  If you have an iTunes account and are enjoying the podcast, please go to the Genealogy Gems listing in iTunes and leave your positive review now.  Thanks! 

Song: End of a Perfect Day and the Christmas Movie Remember the Night