Tue, 25 September 2007
The First Genealogy Gems Videocast: The Socks to America.
This is the documentary spoof (or should I say "sockumentary") video about the immigration of the fictitious Sockish-Americans. Currently featured on Roots Television, the video is now available for FREE download onto your video ipod exclusively with this unique video podcast.
Now you can "Sock It To Yourself" anytime you like!
The Socks to America Mugs: Immigration Story & I'm A Genealogist
(Caution: Don't drink & watch the video at the same time as you will be in danger of laughing which causes spitting!)
Sat, 22 September 2007
Published Sept 22, 2007
EPISODE 27 SHOW NOTES
RE: WorldVitalRecords - All "Recently Added Databases" on the site are offered for 10 days free when they are added.
A quick way to find keywords on a webpage such as the databases listed on World Vital Records is to use the "Find on this page" Function of Internet Explorer:
RE: Judy Gorman's email: Socks to America Video
Sock it to Me! Express your Sockish-American side with Socks to America Posters and Mugs! They would make hilarious holiday presents for your fellow genealogists.
Many listeners burn the podcast to CD for listening away from their computer, and I think donating them to your local genealogy society after you are done with them is a great idea. Here is a link to an official Genealogy Gems Podcast CD Label. It's formatted specifically for CD Stomper Label System which I use to create all kinds of professional looking labels for CDs and DVDs.
Genealogy Societies are also welcome to use excerpts from my newsletter in their society newsletter when they include the following author credit "by Lisa L. Cooke, The Genealogy Gems Podcast at www.lisalouisecooke.com".
Mon, 10 September 2007
Published Sept 10, 2007
EPISODE 26 SHOW NOTES
I'll be at the Northern Utah Genealogy Jamboree in Ogden this Saturday September 15, 2007. Booth #302. (Listen to Episode 25)
Gem: Organizing Your Internet Favorite Bookmarks
A more comprehensive organization strategy:
Within the GENEALOGY folder you could have:
To Alphabetize Your Favorites:
And all your folders will snap back into alphabetical order.
Be sure and subscribe to the free Genealogy Gems Podcast Newsletter...Coming in the October edition: yet another way to use your iPod as a family history tool. Go to the Newsletter page and send an email to subscribe.
Announcing the premiere of the newest Genealogy Gems Production: The Socks to America. This video is a documentary spoof (a la Ken Burns) chronicling the immigration of the fictitious "Sockish" people (aka Sock Puppets). I invite Genealogists & Historians alike to sit back and enjoy a chuckle at our favorite pastime.
Wed, 5 September 2007
Published Sept 4, 2007
Book Announcement: Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies from Season One of the Genealogy Gems Podcast is finished and available online through Lulu Publishing.
It is jammed packed with genealogical gems that you can use straight from the book, or as you listen along to the podcast at LisaLouiseCooke.com. It was really important to me that the book be able to stand alone as a resource tool in addition to being a companion manual to the first twenty episodes of the podcast. You will find everything written out in step-by-step instructions, plus lots of photos, as well as many things that I never got a chance to talk about on the podcast or include in the newsletter.
Lulu is very cool because you can preview several pages of the book. It's very safe and secure to order with them online. Shipping hint: When you're checking out the shipping will automatically show as Priority Mail. If you're not in a huge hurry, use the drop down menu and select media mail - it's much less expensive. It usually takes about a week to receive Media Mail.
I hope to see you at the Northern Utah Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree at the Marriott Hotel, in Ogden on Saturday, September 15, 2007. I will be in Booth 302 in the Exhibition Hall. Stop by and say hello. For more information or to register online visit the My Ancestors Found website.
Newspapers: The Genealogy database site World Vital Records is providing "increased access" to the collection of NewspaperArchive.com database. The first release of the NewspaperArchive.com data (40 million records ranging from 1759 to 1923) went up Aug. 27, 2007. And World Vital Records is giving 10 days of free access to these new additions BROWSE
Gem: Some newspapers carry a history section or a 'looking back' column where they run old articles. World Vital Records only had a sampling of years from the past newspapers that are digitized. But the columns like "Twice Told Tales" that can be found in more recent newspapers, may include articles about the family that the website didn't have the originals of. So don't dismiss those new issues - you may find some real gems!
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