Fri, 14 March 2008
Published Mar 14, 2008
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My Own Grandpa Video:
MAILBOX: Roxanne Diakow Moos wrote to say that she visited an aunt and uncle in Saskatchewan Canada, and they took her to visit the old homesteads of two sets of great grandparents. "To others who look at my family history album and see those pictures they see a picture of land with nothing on it but a field but to me I can picture an old building that used to be there that raised a family and can almost picture the kids (my grandmother and her siblings) running around playing."
Learn about Tyler MacNiven's journey to find his father's birthplace in Japan in the March 4 Genealogy Gems News Blog
GEM: Canadian Border Crossings with Kathyrn Lake Hogan - Kathryn shares with us about Canadian Border Crossings into the United States and how many of our ancestors used this economic route to immigrate.
GEM: Digital Preservation Tips from the Library of Congress - Digital preservation Cheat Sheet. covering Computer files, finding Digital Materials, Digital Photos, email, and storage disks. And the Digital Preservation Quiz
GEM: Interview with Richard Black of the Godfrey Memorial Library
GEM: U.S. Census Bureau - Flu Epidemic's 90th Anniversary, and the new U.S. Census History website (listen to interview: Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #43) Genealogy Gems News Blog on March 10. Email Lisa with comments, suggestions and requests for the website and I'll be forwarding all the information to the Director of History at the U. S. Census.
New at the Genealogy Gems News Blog: A tribute to Women's history month, the new TV series Who Do You Think You Are being developed for American audiences by NBC, and Senior Moments Anyone?
Book: Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies from Season One of the Genealogy Gems Podcast. The book has everything covered in the first 20 episodes and lots more including photos, website addresses and step-by-step how to information. It's available in paperback as well as immediate digital download.
Sat, 1 March 2008
Published Mar 1, 2008
Thank you to Genealogy columnist Kimberly Powell of About.com for listing the Genealogy Gems Podcast in her recent column called Genealogy Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure.
MAILBOX: You can see the photo of Michelle standing in the spot of her ancestor's homestead on the Genealogy Gems Podcast Listeners Page
GEM: Interview with Dylan Barrell, Director of Digital Business for Borders Books about the new Borders Concept stores that will feature genealogy.
Upcoming Borders Concept Stores in 2008:
GEM: New History Web Site from the U.S. Census Bureau Interview with Bill Maury, Chief of History Staff at the U.S. Census Bureau
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Thu, 21 February 2008
Published Feb 21, 2008
Episode 42 SHOW NOTES
Dear MYRTLE's interview with Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems on her Feb. 12, 2008 episode. And Dear old Myrt also listed Episode 15 of the Genealogy Gems podcast in her weekly Best of the Internet blog column under Podcast.
Venice Upcoming Live Shows:
Friday, April 4, 2008: Pine Mountain Logs show at the SohO Restaurant and Music Club (805) 962-7776 The Logs are Venice's alter ego - they perform only cover tunes!
Saturday, April 5, 2008: Pine Mountain Logs show at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA (858)481-8140
Visit Venice at http://www.venicecentral.com/
MAILBOX: Gary Falsken recommends the history podcast "Napoleon 101" hosted by The Podcast Network.
GEN: Interview with Kathy Mead of Genline.com
You know this episode is very special to me because it fall on the first birthday of the Genealogy Gems Podcast. There are several exciting things in the works for Genealogy Gems this coming year. Genealogy Gems Newsletter Sign Up.
What was your favorite gem this last year? Email Lisa
Thank you for listening. You guys are awesome! We have no intentions of having Genealogy Gems podfade, and it"s because of you that we're still here! Venice song: We're Still Here
Wed, 13 February 2008
Published Feb 13, 2008
Episode 41 SHOW NOTES
A table full of listeners joined me at the Friday night banquet. Jack Duffy and his daughter Anna Marie, Mark Baldwin, and Sue and Albert Sevy all joined my husband and I and we had a grand time.
GEM: Valentines Special
Next, is the story of Raymond Cooke and Isabelle Osborne. Raymond was born in Tunbridge Wells, England in 1894. He immigrated from England to Saskatchewan Canada in 1912, and in his autobiography he tells the story of how his love of music led to his finding the love of his lifeâ
Happy Valentines Day!
Take Your Girlie to the Movies
Wed, 30 January 2008
Published Jan 30, 2008
PODCAST SHOW NOTES
Family History Expo 2008 in St. George, UT. I'll be attending the Friday night Banquet and I want to invite you to come sit at my table with me. If you're going to be a the Family History Expo, have purchased your banquet tickets (available online at the MyAncestorsFound.com website,) and you would like to dine together, drop me an email at with your name. (and anyone you might be attending with) Confirmation will be by email.
(Left to right they are Guy M. Denton, Gladys V. Denton, Dorothy J. Denton and Guy V. Denton.) "Guy V. Denton 1895-1959 purchased this quilt from a lady from Arkansas who was traveling through Howard, KS. It's obvious that it was not made with new materials as it did not wear well." Kevin Clark, Cedar Park, Texas
From Deb Atchley: "my quilters only gave me initials - not full names and birth dates. I think I've solved most of the puzzle though."
From: Linda Kvist - Pod Cards in Reunion 9 genealogy software
I don't know if this is possible to do in any other genealogy software, perhaps you or any listener know?
GEM: Traits Handed Down
GEM: Care, Storage & Display of Heritage Quilts with Ellen Koehn
PLEASE NOTE: All of the recommendations in this gem are
At the grocery store: Orvis Soap & Easy Wash. Ellen also recommended the book Clues in the Calico by Barbara Brackman
Sun, 20 January 2008
Published Jan 20, 2008
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1890 census: visit the National Archives pages
New Poll Question at Genealogy Gems News Blog:
Diana Larson wrote to recommend the American Girl Collection:
"The American Girls Collection books are a great way for children (and adults) to learn about children living through different periods in American historyâAlthough the stories themselves are fictional, they are thoroughly researched, and each book concludes with a brief section containing factual information, photographs, and artwork about that particular time period..."
Cathy Paris wrote in about the podcast. View her family history videos about her dad, Gil Merrill born in 1913 in Franklin, NH
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GEM: Lisa's History Podcast Picks
Digging for the Truth by the History Channel
Great Moments in History - by John G. Stockmyer. 10 episode free audio book published as a podcast
History Center - From the History Channel
History In Our Time - BBC Radio 4
Just Another Day - The History Channel videocast hosted by Adam Hart-Davis. Also How London Was Built & History in the Headlines. Website: http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/podcasts/podcasts.php
The National Archives Podcast Series
MISSOURI: Missouri Irish History and Legend: Ireland to America
GEM: Heritage Quilts
"This quilt is for Ronald L. Moore. It is the last quilt his Grandmother Herring made before her stroke and death. She loved him so much. I love you so very much Ron.
A job started really by her mother Lenora Herring who had made the quilt. From great grandmother Herring to my young daughters, the quilt had spanned five generations of us stubborn Moores, and brought us all back together again.
Here's a photo of the flour sack quilt that Carolyn refers to in the video:
The quilts have always cared for the family - first warming them and then bringing them together, and now leading us to other ancestors we didn't know. Women may not have had a lot of time to use the power of the pen to document history, but they did have some mighty powerful sewing needles!
Coming Soon: An expert quilter who will pass on some ideas for all of us on how to properly care for our heritage quilts.
Sun, 6 January 2008
Published Jan 6, 2008
We had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and my wish for you is that you and your family are happy and healthy.
Sequence and Dutch Blitz:
The Genealogy Gems video about the history of the Christmas seal called "How You Ancestors Made A Difference"
It is also now being featured on the RootsTube Channel at Rootstelevision.
Genealogy Gems News Blog features my New Years Resolution for 2008: To have even MORE genealogy fun!
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Maureen Taylor's blog about what to do with your Christmas cards when Christmas is over.
Richard's experience with the passports is such a great example of not just looking for what you expect to find, but looking for the unexpected.
GEM: Venice Interview
The Lennon Sisters are the eldest of 12 siblings in the Lennon family, and certainly NOT the only ones with musical talent. I recently had an opportunity to meet with their younger brothers Pat and Kipp and first cousins Michael and Mark who musically merge as the group Venice.
"The Family Tree" debuted in 1999 on the bandâs album entitled Spin Art.
The Lennon Family Tree: all the guys are the grandchildren of Herbert Lennon who was born in Wisconsin. His father John died in his thirties from a heart attack at a community picnic just before the turn of the century. Herbert was raised by his mother Minnie under the roof of his grandparents, James and Kate Lennon. Judge James Lennon of Appleton Wisconsin was born in Ireland in 1840 and immigrated in 1849 to America with his parents James and Mary Lennon. James and Mary would be the great great great grandparents of the guys.
Kipp Lennon, Lisa Cooke & Pat Lennon - Dec. 2007
Jimmy Lennon Jr., Mike Tyson &
Video: Adobe Hacienda Video (Live)
Wed, 19 December 2007
Published Dec 19, 2007
Family History Expo 2008 Video Premiere:
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Gem: Search Yahoo and Google at the same time with POLYCOLA.COM
GEM: The History of the Christmas Seal - How Our Ancestors Made A Difference!
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Song: End of a Perfect Day and the Christmas Movie Remember the Night
Mon, 10 December 2007
Published Dec 10, 2007
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NEW: The Book Has Gone Digital!
GEM: U.S. Passport Applications on Ancestry.com
Lesson 1: Be sure when you are searching the database to click the NEXT button and check the backside of the application page for a photo.
Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Passport Photos
Lesson #2: If your ancestors were servants or employees of those that may have traveled, it would be worth searching for those employers.
GEM: The History of Sound Recordings
Well, all of this sound recording was made possible by Thomas Edison, who 130 years ago this week .
Book: Innovate Like Edison
LISA'S 10 GOLDEN RULES
#1 Get a reliable and affordable method of digital recording.
For portable recording you could use a handheld digital recorder, but I like to use my iPod with the Micro Memo Digital Voice Recorder
#2 Make A List of Those You Would Like to Interview
#3 Prepare Your Questions Ahead of Time
#4 Keep The Interview Relaxed And Comfortable.
#5 Don't Worry About Getting Everything The First Time
#7 Take The Time To Edit
#8 Make Cataloguing A Priority
#9 Get Written Permission If You Plan On Sharing The Recording
#10 Follow up with a thank you
Sat, 1 December 2007
Published Nov 30, 2007
Episode 35 Show Notes
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Check out the genealogy quizzes at FunTrivia.com
YAHOOOOO - there's a genealogy gal on the Genealogy Gems Listener page! Beth Green answered my call on Episode 30 and emailed a Simpsonized Version of herself. Check it out at the LISTENERS page.
GEM: A Little Help From Your Friends
My Top Three Tips for Tapping into the Strengths of Others:
Tip #1 Swap brick walls
Try swapping brick walls with another researcher and look them over with a fresh pair of eyes. I like to think of it as being a cold case detective. Someone who pulls out an old file and goes over it with a fine tooth comb to see if anything's been missed.
Tip #2 - Assess your weaknesses
Tip # 3 - Two heads are better than one
GEM: The Library of Congress Webcasts:
Library's Map Treasures are Highlighted in "Cartographia a book and presentation by Vincent Virga
GEM: Genealogy through the Looking Glass
For instance, does the subject of DNA still seem a bit foggy to you?
The Irish Potato Famine: Irish Immigrants Come to America (1845-1850) by Jeremy Thornton . "Feed the Children First: Irish memories of the Great Hunger" edited by Mary E. Lyons.
Juvenile Books can also be a great quick resource for the history of states and countries that you are unfamiliar with and have just discovered your ancestors spent time in. So when you stumble into new territory, try taking a child's eye view and perhaps a child's curiousity as you approach the situation.
GEM: Now for a little Pixie Dust
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