Sun, 18 November 2007
EPISODE 34 SHOW NOTES:
New videos for you at the Genealogy Gems website:
"Family Tree" & "Circle of Life" by Venice.
A very moving video highlighting a collection of photographs at the Library of Congress' American Memory collection taken by Lewis Hines of child labor in the early 19th century.
Wreath by creative podcast listener Linda Kvist, Sweden
"The Emigrants" movie review
Create your own Family History Christmas Wreath by watching the
An email from Beverly Shaw :
If you"re looking for stocking stuffer ideas, there's still plenty of time to make the Sweet Memories candy bars which I described in detail in Episode 20 and in my book "Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies"
GEM: A Thanksgiving Celebration
What Shall the Harvest Be?
Sowing the seed by the daylight fair,
"OUR NATIONAL THANKSGIVING by Sarah Josepha Hale
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Sun, 11 November 2007
Episode 33 Show Notes
The New Genealogy Gems News Blog
Upcoming Conference Appearance:
All of the old Edison recordings on this episode are courtesy of the University of California at Santa Barbara
GEM: This old dog learned a new trick â or how I got in touch with my own podcast:
Hereâs how to do it:
GEM: Google Gadget for American Memory:
How to get the American Memory Google Gadget:
GEM: Genealogy Podfading:
GEM: Silhouettes by Kathryn Flocken:
Silhouette of genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke by Kathryn Flocken
GEM: History of the Census and Its Samples:
Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790-2000
If youâd like to learn more about how the history of the census and a website like this can be of real help to you in your own family research, go to the July 2007 Genealogy Gems newsletter back issue and read the article featuring a listener question that was answered using this history of the census information.
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Sun, 4 November 2007
Episode 32 Show Notes
Email From Dave Green:
"Attached (is) a find on ebay. I hadn't thought to look there for family mementos. I typed in the tiny town of Fiat, IN and it came back with a matchbook from the store my grandparents had owned there! Thanks for the valuable gem.â?
The Genealogy Gems Listener page - see Simpsonized Dave
Email from Judy in Memphis:
Hi, Lisa, a few weeks ago I contacted you and said I was going to do the Sweet Memories candy bars this Christmas. I thought you would enjoy seeing how they turned out! I have only actually put the candy in two to try it out but will wait until closer to Christmas so the candy will be fresh. I used the 3.5 oz Dove Bars, dark chocolate. I will send them to 47 people in the family who will enjoy the candy and hopefully the memories. The front says: "In Memory of Daddy, (Kenneth) who gave us our love of chocolate and Mother (Mildred) who made all those wonderful desserts. Love, Judy." The three children on the front are my two sisters and me at Christmas about 1946. The picture on the back is of the same children and our parents, about 1960. I hope they enjoy this little gift. Thanks so much for the idea.
Again, I love the podcast and have gotten a lot of useful information. You make it really fun.
GEM: Invite Your Ancestors to Christmas - Create A Family History Christmas Wreath
Joy to the World Edison Records 1906 Courtesy of University of Santa Barbara
This week, I"m very please to be publishing my first Christmas project instructional video sharing with you how to create your own family history Christmas Wreath. This wreath is so beautiful, and Iâm really excited to have found a way to incorporate more wonderful family photos into our holiday decorations. Iâve done my best to give you step by step instructions so that you can make your wreath right along with me.
Watch the four part video which in total runs about 35 minutes - Here's an example: Part 1
I really hope that you will take the time to create this lovely wreath. I had so much fun making it, and Iâve already gotten oos and ahs from people who have seen it. I guarantee if you invest your love and time into making it, it will be appreciated by everyone who sees it.
And I would love to see your finished projects! So email me a photo as Judy from Memphis did with her Christmas candy bars. It would be inspiration for us all!