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Mar 8, 2010

Google Earth for Genealogy video series

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.



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


Jean 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 asked about getting started with British Research

Lisa's recommended sites:
The National Archives UK 


Subscription Record Sites:


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


Susan 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 wrote in looking for advice on preserving newspaper clippings.

Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist at

Read her article Newspaper Clippings: Can They Be Saved?


Sally's Tips: 

Decision to make:  keep or reprint




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:  





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!