Tue, 26 January 2010
This episode is a LIVE presentation of The Genealogy Gems Podcast presented at the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona on Friday, January 22, 2010.
Lisa introduces her Stage Manager (and daughter!) Lacey Cooke.
GUEST: Gena Philibert Ortega, Genaâs Genealogy Blog
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GUEST: Thomas MacEntee, Geneablogger
The Top 10 Genealogy Blog Myths
This LIVE show is sponsored by Rootsmagic.com Lisa chats with Bruce Buzbee about Rootsmagic 4 Download the FREE Rootsmagic Essentials to give it a test drive!
GUEST: Anastasia Tyler, Ancestry
Anastasia was recently featured on The Martha Stewart Show Anastasia discusses the new NBC TV show Who Do You Think You Are? that premieres on March 5 at 8:00 pm.
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She also talks about what's coming up at Ancestry in 2010.
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Lisa will be speaking at the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference in Toronto, Canada May 14 through the 16th of 2010 at the Doubletree Hilton at the Toronto Airport
The Armchair Genealogist: Follow Friday - My Top Five, A Year In ... By Lynn Palermo
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Also at ancestry they've announced the release of new and improved images for U.S. Federal Censuses. They’ve got clearer images for 1790-1900, and are working on 1910 through 1930. They’ve also posted better indexes for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1900
Genealogy Questions: Long time listeners Richard Yehle has a question about adoption research He writes:
"An ex-brother–in-law’s father had two brothers born in 1914 and 1916 who were placed in an orphanage in Stockton CA in an unknown year (I’d guess between 1920 and 1930). The family is looking for information on these two brothers but don’t know where to start. I can’t find either of them in the 1920 or 1930 census, nor their parents for that matter. They moved from New Mexico to Bakersfield CA by 1910 and apparently to Stockton CA at some point later, again my guess is after the death of the mother – but we don’t have that date. The location of the two orphans are not known. I suppose it’s possible that they took the name of their adoptive parents which could be a problem. The original surname is Torres which is also reasonably common. Any suggestions on where to start looking for these two?"
Full text of "Benevolent institutions. 1910"
The San Joaquin County US Gen Web site is currently under construction but it looks like they plan on providing information about adoptions in the county.
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