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Nov 10, 2009

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News:

Attend one of Lisa's classes:
Lisa will be speaking at the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona on January 22 & 23, 2010

New lower shipping for Lisa's book at Lulu.com:
Visit the Genealogy Gems Store at Lulu.com where you can now order her book and pay just $3.99 flat rate shipping. 

Also at the store you'll find archived Premium episodes now available for automatic download (including PDF show notes)

 

2013 Update: The Genealogy Gems Toolbar has been discontinued.

MAILBOX: 

Listener Megan Kyser asks if  the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast might have a DNA episode someday? 

Ă¢and  she adds, "My whole family listens in the car on trips- yes; even the 5 and under crowd!

Lisa covered DNA in Episode 29 of The Genealogy Gems Podcast  

She will also be interviewing a DNA specialist for the November episode of The Family Tree Magazine Podcast which will be out later this month.

And Lisa recommends a fun website for her under 5 fans!

Listener Rhonda Schneringer of South Dakota and says-"in this podcast, you mention a class you teach called "Sharing the Joy".  You describe it as projects anyone can do to share your genealogical information with family members who aren't "into" genealogy yet.   Can you tell me where I can find information about these projects?"

The details of the projects Lisa covers in the presentation can be found in her book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies.   

The projects featured in the class included:

Decoupage Plate - Chapter 11
Sweet Memories Candy Bars - Chapter 20 (this is a big favorite!)
Family History Wall Displays - Chapter 3
Publishing Your Own Family History Book - Chapter 13

A four part video series is available at the Genealogy Gems TV Channel at YouTube for the Family History Christmas Wreath project:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

 

GEM:  Interview with David Rencher, Head Genealogist at Family Search

David discusses the digitization for FamilySearch, how research has changed, the future of the Family History Library online catalog, and the opportunities that technology offers the genealogy world.  It's a rare opportunity to hear from the decision maker himself about the records that impact your research.