Wed, 19 December 2007
Published Dec 19, 2007
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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
Fri, 30 November 2007
Published Nov 30, 2007
Episode 35 Show Notes
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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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