Thu, 23 September 2010
Sept 23, 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
Published July 21, 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
Published June 2, 2010
Wed, 5 May 2010
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.