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
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
iPad News at the BBC
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.
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
Histories of Enumeration Procedures for Each Census: â
How Enumerators were appointed in 1930
Record Group 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census
(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!”
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
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GEM: Interview with Irene Johnson
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