Thu, 23 September 2010
Lisa share her latest research breakthrough with Google Earth, and Susan Kitchens joins her on the show to talk about recording family history interviews.
Good News: Google Earth for Genealogy Volume II is available for pre-order and officially launches and ships on October 1, 2010.
Genealogy Gems Premium Membership features online viewing of the videos from Volume I of the Google Earth for Genealogy series. New on Premium Members is Lisa's 3 part podcast / video series on Publishing Your Family History with Print on Demand. (available through 12/31/10)
The Genealogy Gems Podcast is featured in Elyse Doerflinger's article called Podcasts: Download Your Genealogy! which appears in the September issue of Internet Genealogy magazine.
The Chronicling America website at the Library of Congress just announced they have added 380,000+ historic newspaper pages including 3 new states: Louisiana, Montana, and South Carolina.
Listen to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast. The next episode will feature Lisa's interview with genealogist and author Lisa Alzo about tracing immigrant ancestors.
The Ellis Island Museum is celebrating its 20th year this month.
Ancestry is now making more than 1700 first hand immigrant interview recordins available online for free. See the article in the Genealogy Gems email newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter today.
Disney is adding a bit of history to its TV lineup. The Marblehead Patch News out of Marblehead, MA article. The series is going to launch in November 2010 although no specific date has been announced.
Belinda Slocumb's asks about records for military families.
Brats : Our Journey Home DVD
Email Lisa with your suggestions for Belinda.
From listener Ermadene Tilly:
Sally Jacob's on-line and on phone class "Joy of Organizing Photos.
Mentioned: Canon CanoScan 200, (not for slides)
Grace Dobush the preservation expert at Family Tree Magazine covers scanners in the September 2010 episode of The Family Tree Magazine Podcast.
Listener Bruce Horn also chimed in on Scanners:
"Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your wonderful podcasts. I have really found them useful as a beginner in the world of genealogy. If you only want to scan prints, I would recommend the Canon Lide 100 mainly because it is small and cheap."
Pat Kirkwood wanted Lisa's previous podcasts on Organizing Your Hard Drive, "P.S. Love the podcasts. I recently discvoered them and Love, Love, Love, listening to them."
Family Tree Magazine Video by Lisa on Organizing Your Hard Drive.
There are 2 premium videos on the subject as part of Genealogy Gems Premium Membership.
GEM: Recording Relative Interviews
Lisa's Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society Seminar, Oct. 23, 2010
California Genealogical Society Google All the Way Seminar, Oct. 30, 2010
Wed, 21 July 2010
By Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Film: Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldbert
Visit the film's website. The Goldbergs came to radio in 1929 and didn’t finish it’s TV run until 1955.
“Gertrude Berg who created the character Molly Goldberg was shown in polls to be the second most respected woman in America, after Eleanor Roosevelt.”
The Goldbergs at The Museum of Broadcast Communications
has added millions of family history records. The records included obituaries, birth and marriage announcements and other helpful information from 186 newspapers in 40 states.Genealogy Bank Search
On July 14th, they released the new Australian Birth, Marriage and Death collections, which contains 14 million names between 1788 and 1985. Angela Garner from Ancestry.com.au talks about the details in her recent blog post on the Ancestry.com.au Blog or search the collection directly at http://www.ancestry.com.au/bmd2010.
Ancestry.com has announced the official closing of the acquisition of the Genline.se, the leading Swedish family history website. The specifics of the acquisition are available in the full press announcement released on July 15, 2010.
Ancestry recently released a new version of the Ancestry.com Tree-to-Go iPhone application in the iTunes App Store. Check it out at http://www.ancestry.com/iphone.
Also available: The Genealogy Gems Podcast App
App users: You will find a pdf article by Lisa and Wallpaper included on the app for this episode.
Barry Helfand asked if there is an equivelant to the Bureau of Land Management in Canada for homestead records.
Here's a link to the web page at the Archives Canada about the land patents which includes a link to the Western Land Grants Database
Here's a direct link to the database which includes information for locating land grants for other provinces not included.
GEM: Interview with Genealogy Bogger Craig Manson
Visit Craig's Geneablogie Blog
Wed, 2 June 2010
GEM: Forensic Linguistics with Dr. Robert Leonard PhD Part 2
Items mentioned in Part 1 included:
Robert Shuy is the author of 8 books on Forensic Linguistics.
The Hummert Case featured on the TV series Forensic Files
The Devil's Strip Case. A 4 minute video clip from the Discovery Channel show Solved
Author Kathy Reichs, Forensic Anthropologist
"You carry traces of every place you've ever lived in your speech. They might not surface all the time, but then at the oddest times they will." Dr. Robert Leonard
Google Scholar Search
Advanced Google Scholar Search
TIP: Oxford English Dictionary
Ask your local library if they have a subscription or talk to the Reference librarian
TIP: Dr. Leonard's approach to analyzing writing...
Read it through. Look at the words, sentence patterns, rhythms, grammar, punctuation, specific words, odditities. Try reading the text backwards to focus on the words.
TIP: Forensic Linguistics can apply to recordings as well as the written word.
BBC Voices and the Library of Congress American Memory Recordings
TIP: Transcription Software program called Transcipt 2.3 free download
TIP: Try a global view of the documents you have. Lay them all out and look at them as a whole.
More fun with Dr. Leonard...
Sha Na NA Official Website
Short clip of very rare footage from the original 1970 documentary on Woodstock.
See the FREE Genealogy Gems Podcast LIVE at the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. My guests will include:
- Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective
- Suzanne Russo Adams, Ancestry.com and Researcher on Who Do You Think You Are?
- Chris Haley, Genealogist and Artist
Read more at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Blog
I will also be teaching several classes and you can visit us at our exhibit booth number 116.
Get the Genealogy Gems Podcast App for your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad and check out the Bonus Content for this episode!
Wed, 5 May 2010
has expanded its collection of British military records with the release of the Royal Marine Medal Roll 1914-1920.
They have also announced their take over of www.worldvitalrecords.com.au
It will be relaunched as www.findmypast.com.au
(using this linked image helps makes this free podcast possible - thank you!)
Ancestry has launched a new wiki that includes two books - The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. The wiki can be found at the Ancestry Wiki.
The Family Search Wiki
Ancestry also has announced that it plans on releasing Family Tree Maker for the Mac later this year.
Over 300 Million new names have been added online at the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot
1. Go to www.familysearch.org
2. Click Search Records
3. Click Record Search Pilot
My article Undercover Genealogy appears in the July 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine
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For those of you searching in the United Kingdom:
I'm also teaching classes for Family Tree University
Next class: Reverse Genealogy
Starts: May 10, 2010
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I'm also now a contributing blogger for the Visit Salt Lake City website. Read my first post on Newspaper Research.
My book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies is now available for download to your iPad from the iBookstore!
iPhone / iTouch / iPad users be sure and download the Genealogy Gems Podcast App
New Listener Blogs:
Maria Northcote, Australia. Wishful Linking
Try out the free Shapes tool for creating collages like Marie did
Connie Williams, Califonia. Constance Comment
Challe Talbot wrote in asking about how to approach incorrect data in online family trees. I have some thoughts on that.
GEM: A Criminal Past
Interview with author Ron Arons about his book Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records
GEM: Google Look Alikes
Check out the new features of Google Search
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Watch my video on the Google News Timeline
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Related Search - in the search box type related:keyword
Get your copy of the new DVD showing you how to harness the power of the free Google Earth program for your family history research
(PC compatible only)
Fri, 9 April 2010
Note to Genealogy Gems App Users: New Wallpaper Bonus Content this episode!
A big THANK YOU to the Jackson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in Jackson, Ohio for sharing Genealogy Gems with their website visitors.
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GEM: Interview with Kendall Wilcox, The Generations Project
Watch The Generations Project TV series on BYU Television
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GEM: Who Do You Think You Are?
Now Available in iTunes!
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GEM: Beta Buck Webinar for Premium Members!
Premium Members can register for the beta test webinar "Getting the Scoop from Old Newspapers"
Lisa will be presenting this LIVE 1 hour online class on Wed., April 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm PDT
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