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Mar 21, 2010

The Genealogy Gems Podcast is Three Years Old This Month!



Elyses blog post on genealogy podcasts


Renee Huskey wrote in her Free Stuff Friday post about the Genealogy Gems Toolbar




Recently Completed Projects

Argentina, Balvanera. Registros Parroquiales 1833 thru 1934 [Parte A]

Canada, British Columbia.  Deaths, 1872 thru 1986 [Part 4]

Jamaica.  Civil Births, 1878 thru 1899 [Part A]

Norway.  1875 Census [Part 1

U.S., Florida. 1910 Federal Census

U.S., Georgia. 1910 Federal Census

U.S., Indiana, Clark County. Marriages, 1811 thru 1959

U.S., Indiana, Dubois County. Marriages, 1811 thru 1959

U.S., Indiana, Harrison County. Marriages, 1811 thru1959

U.S., Maryland. 1910 Federal Census

U.S., Montana. 1910 Federal Census

U.S., Tennessee. County Marriages, 1790 thru 1950 [Part A]


The FamilySearch Family History Library is now making its popular classes available at, where anyone anywhere in the world can access them for free at a time that is convenient for them.


FamilySearch is continually adding new online offerings. Classes on how to read English handwritten records are currently in development. All of the classes can be accessed on by clicking on Free Online Classes on the home page.




Unlike any other historical collection on the web, the Interactive Census Collection has the unique ability to connect people related to ancestors found on the historical documents.  Simply by clicking the Im Related button for a name on the document will identify you as a descendent and also list others that have done the same.  Never before has it been as easy to connect with distant relatives through historical documents. Finding a record featuring an ancestors name provides not only an emotional experience but also a connection with the past.  On it’s more than just finding a name on a census record.  Interactive tools allow people to enhance the documents by adding their own contributions including:




                      Other related document
Check out the Interactive Census at Footnote - Free for a limited time. icon


Who Do You Think You Are?

Do you belong to a genealogy society?  Perhaps nows a good time to hold some beginning genealogy classes like the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society has done.



Travis wrote in to say he has been inspired to get started in genealogy research:
his morning I did a quick search on my iPhone. In the App store and i found your podcast. I listened to about 15 or so episodes. Starting at the beginning. I really enjoy your podcast and cant wait to get caught up and see what other goodys you have in store for me!!


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Comments on  WDYTYA blog post


So kudos to both Lisas for what you have done to raise the excitement for genealogy!


Full episodes online on the NBC website


Thanks to my conversation with you several months ago, my search for my mother is only resulting in increasing information…I love you for your enthusiasm and dedication to this work.  Crystal Bell, a fan forever.


Listen to Lisa’s interview with Crystal Bell

Family History: Genealogy Made Easy Podcast Episode 44



From Tim.  A Question 

Henry Culbertson Wood who was orphaned at a young age. 

His Mother died when he was less than a year old.  His father and Mother were never Married and his Father disappeared.  He lived with some people for a time then went to Hillside Mission Indian school in Skiatook, OK.  (Possibly an Orphanage for Indians.)  Henry was born in 10 Jan 1879 in Indian Territory around what is now Checotah, OK and died 13 Aug 1948 in Kellyville, OK.  According to Dawes papers his Mother's name is Martha J Rowland or Rolin, both spelling are in the Dawes Papers and He said he thinks his father's name was Henry Wood.  He applied and added his Daughter Ora in 1901.


If you have suggestions or leads for Tim email Lisa or leave a voice mail at 925-272-4021



Hard Drive Organziation

Lisa's article Organizing Your Hard Drive appears in the May 2010 issue of the Family Tree magazine


Companion video at the Family Tree Magazine YouTube channel



From Mary. Feeling Lucky with Discount and seminar

Chronicling America website


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"I just became a Genealogy Gems Premium member and quite frankly I do not know why I waited so long. I always thought your regular Genealogy Gems podcasts were terrific enough, but I must say the premium content is over the top!"


And Katharaine Ott share some genealogical success she had at Family

Search Labs  Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.


Now through March 31, 2010 get $10 off Family Atlas by Rootsmagic.

GEM:  Interview with Bryce Roper, Produce Manager, FamilySearch

Hear the rest of the interview in Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 42


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The Family History Library Online Catalogue



GEM:  Fess Parker Tribute

It was almost exactly a year ago that Darby Hinton who played Fess Parker’s son in the Daniel Boone series was on Genealogy Gems Podcast episode #60. Darby Hinton shared his admiration for Fess.   My prayers goout to Darby and his family who I know will miss Fess Parker in a very personal way.  He was a big man!


Fess Parker and Ed Ames on PBS


Daniel Boone Song by Fess


Fess Parker Interview series at the Archive of American Television website.

Genealogy Gems App Users Bonus Content: Video version of Darby's Tribute to Fess Parker.