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Sep 23, 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.

Sirius Genealogy



Belinda Slocumb's asks about records for military families.

Brats : Our Journey Home  DVD

Brats: Our Journey Home

Email Lisa with your suggestions for Belinda.

RE: Scanners

From listener Ermadene Tilly:

Sally Jacob's on-line and on phone class "Joy of Organizing Photos.

Mentioned: Canon CanoScan 200, (not for slides)
Note: not available through Amazon.

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 History: Genealogy Made Easy Podcast
Episode 32
Episode 33

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
with Susan Kitchens

Visit her website
Recorder recommended by Susan on the show:


Lisa's Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

California Family History Expo, Oct 8 - 9, 2010 (Attend the LIVE podcast on Friday night!)

Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society Seminar, Oct. 23, 2010

California Genealogical Society Google All the Way Seminar, Oct. 30, 2010