Thu, 17 June 2010
On Saturday June 12, 2010 we presented the Genealogy Gems Podcast show in front of a live audience at the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree 2010. Our intention was to record the audio through the sound system, but alas there was a glitch. However, all was not lost. I did hand our volunteer helper and Premium listener Susan Moss my Flip Video Camera and thankfully she captured much of the show. (Thank you Susan!!) So please keep in mind that this is videotaping on the fly, in an outdoor Pavilion with no extra lighting and planes flying overhead! But regardless of the challenges, we had a wonderful time, a packed house, and I'm so happy that we can bring this videocast presentation to you to give you a glimpse of the fun.
Not captured on video, but snapped with my digital camera by listener Jamie Mayhew (my gals are the BEST!) was my special surprise guest, my Grandson Davy!!
Wed, 2 June 2010
GEM: Forensic Linguistics with Dr. Robert Leonard PhD Part 2
Items mentioned in Part 1 included:
Robert Shuy is the author of 8 books on Forensic Linguistics.
The Hummert Case featured on the TV series Forensic Files
The Devil's Strip Case. A 4 minute video clip from the Discovery Channel show Solved
Author Kathy Reichs, Forensic Anthropologist
"You carry traces of every place you've ever lived in your speech. They might not surface all the time, but then at the oddest times they will." Dr. Robert Leonard
Google Scholar Search
Advanced Google Scholar Search
TIP: Oxford English Dictionary
Ask your local library if they have a subscription or talk to the Reference librarian
TIP: Dr. Leonard's approach to analyzing writing...
Read it through. Look at the words, sentence patterns, rhythms, grammar, punctuation, specific words, odditities. Try reading the text backwards to focus on the words.
TIP: Forensic Linguistics can apply to recordings as well as the written word.
BBC Voices and the Library of Congress American Memory Recordings
TIP: Transcription Software program called Transcipt 2.3 free download
TIP: Try a global view of the documents you have. Lay them all out and look at them as a whole.
More fun with Dr. Leonard...
Sha Na NA Official Website
Short clip of very rare footage from the original 1970 documentary on Woodstock.
See the FREE Genealogy Gems Podcast LIVE at the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. My guests will include:
- Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective
- Suzanne Russo Adams, Ancestry.com and Researcher on Who Do You Think You Are?
- Chris Haley, Genealogist and Artist
Read more at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Blog
I will also be teaching several classes and you can visit us at our exhibit booth number 116.
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