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Feb 5, 2010

THANK YOU to all the genealogy bloggers who got the word out about the new Genealogy Gems iPhone app which is now available in the iTunes store:

 

Kimberly Powell of the About Genealogy blog 

Dick Eastman of Eastman’s online genealogy newsletter

 

Janet Havorka of the Chart Chick Blog

 

Miriam Robbins Midkiff of Ancestories

 

The Genealogy Guys

 

Schelly Dardashti of the Tracing the Tribe blog

 

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog

 

 

Lisa has gotten great feedback from those of you who have already downloaded the app from the iTunes store.   

 

Apple Announces the iPad

 

Dick Eastman on the iPad

 

iPad News at the BBC

 

iRock Cartoon

 

 

Thank You: 

Lynn Palermo's blog 

Tina Lyons' Blog

 

Randy Seaver's Blog

 

Ancestry Magazine Closes It’s Doors

Ancestry Magazine will be publishing it’s last issue in March of 2010.

Go to http://books.google.com and just type Ancestry in the search box to see past issues online. 

 

 

 

MAILBOX:

 

Question from member Teri Chaffin:

Are there 3 ring binder dividers large enough to use with sheet protectors?

Lisa suggests: Avery® WorkSaver® Big Tab Insertable Dividers 11220, 5-Tab Set

 

Judy in Ocala requested photos of Lisa’s family history wall display describe in Episode 3.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Pittman of Chicago asks for leads on researching ancestors who served as U.S. census enumerators.

   

“Do you have any recommendations for locating records about his role as a Census Enumerator? I’m sure there would’ve been an application form, payroll information, etc. for Census Enumerators. I searched Worldcat for any books on the subject and the National Archives for records and have not had any luck.”

 

Bill Maury, Chief of History at the U.S. Census Bureau says that  

All of the records that are available are at the National Archives in Record Group 29…the records are partial at best but some are both extensive and informative.

 

Episode 33 features my interview with Bill Maury

 

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series

Histories of Enumeration Procedures for Each Census: â

 

How Enumerators were appointed in 1930

 

Record Group 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census

 

Record Group 29 in Detail

(Tip:  Search the page for “Personnel”)

  

Mary Bowden wrote in to say she has started her own genealogy blog.

“Thanks, I loved the live podcast!”

 Me and My Ancestors Blog

 

Podcast listener Marie has also started blogging

  

Gordon Churchill asks for recommendations for a way to publish a “book of stories and events that I have been able to find, together with the dates and places, so that grandchildren and others who come to it will find something that has some life in it, not just historical records.”

 

Lisa suggests Kodak Gallery

Listen to Episode 13  for more on publishing a family history book with Kodak Gallery

 

This Podcast is sponsored by:

 

 

Tell them you heard about Rootsmagic on the Genealogy Gems Podcast!

 

GEM: Interview with Irene Johnson

 

Visit the Family History Library online

 

Irene’s Tip:  Do your homework before you visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. 

 

Do Your Homework Before You Come:

- Scour the online catalog

- Decide what you need

- Ask for help when you visit

 

Lisa’s Tip – print out the items you want from the catalogue and prioritize them.  Determine which items are available only in Salt Lake City.

 

Watch Irene in the Ancestors series

 

The Library is divided up into sections:

B2 - The British Collection

B1 - The International Floor – “the only place where you will find all the Swedish records under one roof!”  (they are scattered amongst the various archives across Sweden) 

 

The Vault – There are many films that are not located in the library but rather in the granite vault.   Request ahead of time, or as soon as you arrive. 

 

Please volunteer to Index

 

The Main/ 1st Floor – Computers and Family Histories