Sun, 15 April 2007
Check out your ancestor's tax records using the links at Cyndislist
GEM #1: Great San Francisco Earthquake
"Hello, Frisco" by Harvey Hindermeyer courtesy of U of Cal, Santa Barbara Library
Below: C. A. Burkett (on left) c. 1906
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake an audio recording by NPR.
BOOK: Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake
GEM #2 Shake Up Your Research Stategy
Step 1: Locate the event on a Timeline History.com This Day In History Step 2: Internet Searches
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29 PM
Sat, 7 April 2007
SHOW NOTES - April 8, 2007
Article by Cynthia G. Fox Income Tax Records of the Civil War Years.
GEM #2: Civil War Research
(The song Battle of Manasas courtesy of University of California, Santa Barbara Library. Sam Houston portrayed by Roger Koehn.)
The Civil War began at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, SC 146 years ago this week on April 12.
The Historical New York Times Project - The Civil War Years 1860-1866
GEM #3 - Surname Tools
Germany Surname Mapping: Geogen
For British Surnames: The Orange Hedgehog Surname Profiler
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43 AM
Sun, 1 April 2007
Welcome! New to the podcast? I've left you a message on the website voice mail (right column). Just double click "Lisa" to listen. Then, start with the ARCHIVES link & Episode #1. To learn more about Podcasts and how to subscribe for FREE to the Genealogy Gems Podcast (so you'll catch every new episode!), click on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link in the right column to learn all you need to know. Now, for more info on Episode #06...
JewishGen The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Calling all videos: Have you found a great genealogy related video on YouTube.com, or did you add a family history video of your own? Then email me and tell me about your gem. Be sure to include a link to the video.
GEM: Cast a Shadow on Your Ancestors In episode #5 (below) I talked about adding silhouettes to the database file of an ancestor when you don't have a photo.Creating your own silhouettes:
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14 PM
Sun, 25 March 2007
Welcome! New to the podcast? I've left you a message on the website voice mail (right column). Just double click "Lisa" to listen. Then, start with the ARCHIVES link & Episode #1. To learn more about Podcasts and how to subscribe for FREE to the Genealogy Gems Podcast (so you'll catch every new episode!), click on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link in the right column to learn all you need to know. Now, for more info on Episode #05...
Irish Roots CafÃïÃÂ : http://www.irishroots.com
NEW: Voice Mail Box
GEM #1: You Tube Follow Up
Bill Puller of the Genealogy Tech Podcast was a real gem for teaming up with me last week on how to use the YouTube website - Thanks Bill!
Click this link YouTube.com, and search "Genealogy Gems" to find my two new videos: "A Nurse In Training Part 1" & "A Nurse In Training Part 2".
GEM: Bring Sites Back From the Dead with Google
After pulling up an error page in Google:
The Wayback Machine (http://www.archive.org/web/web.php)
GEM: Spice up your database
When you don't have an ancestors photo, find something that represents what you do know about that person. It really does help you see them more as a person and less as an entry in your database.
Email me with comments & questions
My Odeo Channel (odeo/cd49194c34ae1437)
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11 PM
Sat, 17 March 2007
Episode: # 4 Show Notes
I'm excited to announce a new collaborative effort with the Genealogy Tech Podcast, but first...
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
A Tribute to My Irish Roots...
Margaret (nee Scully) Lynch Born July 17, 1839 in Limerick, Ireland
Find your Irish ancestors now with this book:
"In Search" will take you step by step back to Britain and Ireland.
From the MAILBOX: For those of you new to Genealogy, Kay has a great posting about getting started. Another Amateur Genealogist
DVD Gem: Berkeley Square - My oldest daughter and I have been glued to this DVD since we started it. We are both HUGE Pride & Prejudice fans (The A&E version) and are thrilled to find a serial of the same caliber. Each episode of the 10 episodes is packed with romance, intrigue, and plot twists that have kept us glued to the couch.
GEM #1: YouTube.com
I'm pleased to announce that the Genealogy Gems Podcast and The Genealogy Tech Podcast (GTP) are joining forces to bring the power of YouTube.com to you. In this episode, I'm covering how to find those video gems that will compliment your family history research. In episode 009 of the GTP, Bill Puller will be covering some of the technical details on how to use the site and upload your own famiy history videos. We want you to get the most out of YouTube!
The site lends itself beautifully to family history research by offering a method for finding & sharing videos pertaining to your family and research. To become a Free member:
Caution: Be aware that there is objectionable content on Youtube.
East Prussia Video...
South east england old film A film made up of very old footage from the 1920s offering a tour of Margate, England and surrounding villages...
To view the videos in my playlist on YouTube.com, type GENEALOGYGEMS in the search box, & click SEARCH. You'll get a "No results found" message, but just go over to the left side and click PLAYLISTS. Then just click on the link.
Be sure to tune into the Genealogy Tech Podcast Episode #09 for great how-to info on uploading your own Family History Videos to YouTube!
GEM #2: Correspondence Logs
Here is a Correspondence Log Template for you to use.
I'd love to hear from you - Email me with comments & questions. I read every email.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13 AM
Sun, 11 March 2007
A big thanks to Bill Puller of the Genealogy Tech Podcast, for mentioning the Genealogy Gems Podcast in his March 7 blog. I really recommend that you check out his blog / podcast. He's got a real handle on the technical side of genealogical research & thank goodness he's sharing it with the rest of us!
Before I get to the Episode #3 show notes (below), I want to be sure that folks new to podcasting know How to Subscribe to this podcast for FREE:
If you don't already have itunes installed on your computer...
Now you're ready to subscribe to Genealogy Gems Podcast...
The podcast will automatically load into the Podcasts section of your itunes library. You will now receive new episodes whenever they are published, & be able to listen to them in itunes anytime you want!
GEM: GOOGLE ALERTS & EBAY FAVORITE SEARCHES (what I refer to as Ebay Alerts)
Check out Bill Puller's podcast Episode #8 of the Genealogy Tech Podcast. You can create a thousand! (Idea: Start with those items you highlighted in your family journals (See episode #2 below)
EBAY FAVORITE SEARCHES:
Here's how to create a Favorite Search in Ebay...
You'll probably receive your first emails tomorrow morning!
San Joaquin Cotton Oil bale of cotton...
Here's a link to my current Ebay listings
GEM: FAMILY HISTORY DISPLAYS
I'd love to hear from you! Email me with comments & questions.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04 PM
Mon, 5 March 2007
GEM: Transcription of Family Journals & Letters
Start with what you know. Then talk to your oldest relatives first before you lose them.
Transcription is worth it!
One of my inspirations: the autobiography of my husband's grandfather Raymond Harry Cooke born March 6, 1894 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. This journal led to the discovery of the following photograph...
The Rose Theatre Staff in 1914 (Material courtesy of the City of Regina Archives":
Bottom left corner: Raymond Harry Cooke. To his upper right, Miss Belle Osborne. They later married, and remained so for over 50 years.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12 AM
Sat, 3 March 2007
Episode 01 February 25, 2007
by Lisa Louise Cooke
My goal in creating this podcast is to provide you with inspiration and innovation to help you get the most of out your research time. There's never enough time to work on your family tree, is there? So when you have some precious moments to dig into your roots, you want to be mining gold nuggets, not dead ends.
Genealogy Gem: Google.com allows you to restrict search results to a specific website.
1 - Go to your favorite genealogy website
You will receive search results just like a regular Google search, except these results show only pages where your keyword appears in the website you chose to search, rather than every website on the internet!
Believe me, once you use this gem, you will never go back to slogging through hundreds of pages that have nothing to do with your family. Try it today!
I hope you'll subscribe to this podcast so you won't miss a single gem packed episode. Email me with feedback, suggestions, and questions.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45 AM