Sun, 21 March 2010
The Genealogy Gems Podcast is Three Years Old This Month!
Elyses blog post on genealogy podcasts
Renee Huskey wrote in her Free Stuff Friday post about the Genealogy Gems Toolbar
Recently Completed Projects
They will be searchable online at pilot.familysearch.org in the near future.)
Argentina, Balvanera. Registros Parroquiales 1833 thru 1934 [Parte A]
Canada, British Columbia. Deaths, 1872 thru 1986 [Part 4]
Jamaica. Civil Births, 1878 thru 1899 [Part A]
Norway. 1875 Census [Part 1
U.S., Florida. 1910 Federal Census
U.S., Georgia. 1910 Federal Census
U.S., Indiana, Clark County. Marriages, 1811 thru 1959
U.S., Indiana, Dubois County. Marriages, 1811 thru 1959
U.S., Indiana, Harrison County. Marriages, 1811 thru1959
U.S., Maryland. 1910 Federal Census
U.S., Montana. 1910 Federal Census
U.S., Tennessee. County Marriages, 1790 thru 1950 [Part A]
The FamilySearch Family History Library is now making its popular classes available at FamilySearch.org, where anyone anywhere in the world can access them for free at a time that is convenient for them.
FamilySearch is continually adding new online offerings. Classes on how to read English handwritten records are currently in development. All of the classes can be accessed on www.familysearch.org by clicking on Free Online Classes on the home page.
Unlike any other historical collection on the web, the Interactive Census Collection has the unique ability to connect people related to ancestors found on the historical documents. Simply by clicking the Im Related button for a name on the document will identify you as a descendent and also list others that have done the same. Never before has it been as easy to connect with distant relatives through historical documents. Finding a record featuring an ancestors name provides not only an emotional experience but also a connection with the past. On Footnote.com it’s more than just finding a name on a census record. Interactive tools allow people to enhance the documents by adding their own contributions including:
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Who Do You Think You Are?
Do you belong to a genealogy society? Perhaps nows a good time to hold some beginning genealogy classes like the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society has done.
Next episode on Friday March 26, 2010 features Matthew Broderick and his family history that crosses paths with the Civil War.
Travis wrote in to say he has been inspired to get started in genealogy research:
Comments on WDYTYA blog post
So kudos to both Lisas for what you have done to raise the excitement for genealogy!
Full episodes online on the NBC website
Thanks to my conversation with you several months ago, my search for my mother is only resulting in increasing information…I love you for your enthusiasm and dedication to this work. Crystal Bell, a fan forever.
Listen to Lisa’s interview with Crystal Bell
Family History: Genealogy Made Easy Podcast Episode 44
From Tim Connor. A Question
Henry Culbertson Wood who was orphaned at a young age.
His Mother died when he was less than a year old. His father and Mother were never Married and his Father disappeared. He lived with some people for a time then went to Hillside Mission Indian school in Skiatook, OK. (Possibly an Orphanage for Indians.) Henry was born in 10 Jan 1879 in Indian Territory around what is now Checotah, OK and died 13 Aug 1948 in Kellyville, OK. According to Dawes papers his Mother's name is Martha J Rowland or Rolin, both spelling are in the Dawes Papers and He said he thinks his father's name was Henry Wood. He applied and added his Daughter Ora in 1901.
If you have suggestions or leads for Tim email Lisa or leave a voice mail at 925-272-4021
Hard Drive Organziation
Lisa's article Organizing Your Hard Drive appears in the May 2010 issue of the Family Tree magazine
Companion video at the Family Tree Magazine YouTube channel
From Mary Lohr. Feeling Lucky with Discount and seminar
Download the free Genealogy Gems Toolbar which includes instant Alerts for opportunities such as the recent free Library of Congress webinar.
I just became a Genealogy Gems Premium member and quite frankly I do not know why I waited so long. I always thought your regular Genealogy Gems podcasts were terrific enough, but I must say the premium content is over the top!
And Katharaine Ott share some genealogical success she had at Family
Search Labs Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.
Now through March 31, 2010 get $10 off Family Atlas by Rootsmagic.
Hear the rest of the interview in Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 42
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GEM: Fess Parker Tribute
It was almost exactly a year ago that Darby Hinton who played Fess Parker’s son in the Daniel Boone series was on Genealogy Gems Podcast episode #60. Darby Hinton shared his admiration for Fess. My prayers goout to Darby and his family who I know will miss Fess Parker in a very personal way. He was a big man!
Daniel Boone Song by Fess
Fess Parker Interview series at the Archive of American Television website.
Mon, 8 March 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?
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
Marian Vermazen asks about Rootsmagic and citing sources.
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.
Cathie Wood Owens asked about adding New Family Search to the Genealogy Gems Toolbar. Lisa has now added it to the Genealogy Sites button on the Toolbar which is available for free download.
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
Subscription Record Sites:
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?
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
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!