Fri, 30 October 2009
Sit back and enjoy this episode about a Gem of a web site: www.DeadFred.com
Founder Joe Bott tells us what drove him to create the site and some amazing and inspiring stories of Ancestors found!
Here's a link to the photograph of Gustavo Hammel that Karen Hammel found on the DeadFred web site.
Our Dog Howie was featured in BARK! magazine (below)
Fri, 9 October 2009
Lisa covers digitized newspaper records recently posted at the Library of America's Chronicling America web site
As well as news from Ancestry.com including new records, the new social networking with records feature, and updated to their Member Connect Feature.
Watch Lisa's 2 part video series on Member Connect with David Graham of Ancestry. Go to the Genealogy Gems TV Channel at YouTube and Click on the Videos section.
Become a fan of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at Facebook.
Then Lisa shares some advice from German Genealogist Baerbel Johnson of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City on German research in response to listener Teri Chaffin's question about her Matzdorff family.
"Copyright infringement and plagiarism is always a topic near and dear to every genealogist. A discussion on "fair use" typically results in a heated debate but to assume that since a library has a copy of a book and that an arrangement between the library, a company (Google) and various literary organizations permitting the digitalization of the library's collection automatically implies the granting of digital rights to that collection is flabbergasting.â Danny from Baltimore
Web sites mentioned:
Original article (9/3/09) about Google books from the BBC
Tina Kelly writes to say how excited she was to be able to get some of the archived Premium Episodes from the Genealogy Gems store at Lulu
And Russ Karr writes to share the highs and lows of his research, and his curiousity about an ancestor that died in an Insane Asylum in San Jose in 1920.
Resources mentioned by Lisa:
Diane Haddadâs post on The Genealogy Insider Blog
Attend Lisaâs classes:
Listener and Premium member Pat Dalpiaz shares how she proudly wears her new Genealogy Gem Rhinestone Pin whenever she has a new discovery, and shares two of her most recent discoveries generated by working on her family history blog.
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Thu, 8 October 2009
Something new this week...I'm trying out a videocast of the Genealogy News segment of The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 73. Click the video file attached to these show notes (which ends with the "mp4" extension) to play on your computer or download to your Video iPod from iTunes (should be available in iTunes Oct. 8 mid day) I want to hear from you! Did you watch the videocast? Do you enjoy getting your genealogy news this way? Did you download it to a Video iPod? Email your comments to genealogygemspodcast at gmail dot com or leave a recorded message on the voicemail line: 925-272-4021. Thanks for watching this special addition of The Genealogy Gems Podcast! Lisa