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Mar 8, 2010

 

The Google Earth for Genealogy DVD is coming soon!

All 6 videos are also part of Genealogy Gems Premium Membership

Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 Genealogy Blogs 

 

Lisa’s recent blog posts about the new TV series Who Do You Think You Are?

WDYTYA: You’re Gonna Get It. And You’re Gonna Love It!

 

WDYTYA TV Guest Appearances & Tips

 

WDYTYA Held It's Own in the Ratings

 

If I Don't Say This I Think My Head Will Explode

 

Upcoming Conferences:

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

June 11 - 13, 2010

Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center

 

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference

May 14 - 16, 2010

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 15 is the last day to take advantage of their early-bird registration rates.

 

 Generation Maps announced the release date for their brand new Family ChArtist program on their website

 

MAILBOX: 

Marian Vermazen asks about Rootsmagic and citing sources.

Marian's Blog

  

Lisa recommends Elizabeth Shown Mills' book Evidence Explained:Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 2nd Edition

 

 

Carol Purinton asked for advice in purchasing a new mp3 player for listening to podcasts and audio books. 

Mp3 Player Reviews 

Apple iPod touch 8 GB (3rd Generation) NEWEST MODEL

 

 

Cathie Wood Owens asked about adding New Family Search to the toolbar
(2013 Update: The toolbar has been discontinued). 

 

Jean Perera wrote in about Who Do You Think You Are?

"The more we can support shows of this nature and quality, the better in my estimation.  They make history come alive and as Lisa said gives me an appreciation for what my ancestors endured.  I like to think I have benefitted from their sacrifices and it has helped make me the person I am.  As always, thanks for your informative podcasts.  I can hear the smile in your voice and your enthusiasm is catching.  Keep it up!"

  

 

Kevin Ryan asked about getting started with British Research

Lisa's recommended sites:
The National Archives UK 
Genuki

 

Subscription Record Sites:

http://www.findmypast.com

www.Ancestry.com

 

Nancy wrote in about the two part Hard Drive Organization video series in Premium Membership.

 

Susan Konkel in Wisconsin writes

"I work at the Family History center in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  I am currently teaching our consultants how to use Roots Magic 4 in an effort to transfer their huge PAF files onto New Family Search. I have been looking at different information regarding the upcoming NBC show "Who Do You Think You Are" and came across this page. I am very interested in learning new searching tools to help our staff and patrons without paying the high cost of conferences. Thanks for all you are doing."

 

GEM: Paper Preservation

Listener Debra Miller-Tossey wrote in looking for advice on preserving newspaper clippings.

 

Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist at http://practicalarchivist.com/

Read her article Newspaper Clippings: Can They Be Saved?

 

Sally's Tips:

Decision to make:  keep or reprint

 

Sources:

http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/newspap.html

http://www.loc.gov/preserv/presfaq.html#7

http://www.nedcc.org/resources/resources.php  

 

Sign up for the Practical Archivist e-newsletter and reeive the free e-booklet 8 Blunders People Make When They Scan Photos and How To Avoid Them All

 

While at Sally's site, check out The Preservation Answer Machine

 

Encapsulation kits:  

HollingerMetalEdge

Gaylord

 

 

GEM:  Genealogy is Reconstructing the Dash

Listener Gail Hamilton sent in a gem of poem that will get you thinking not only about your research but about the "dash" you are creating today!

 

App users check your Bonus Content for special Motivational "Dash" Wallpaper!