Wed, 30 January 2008
Published Jan 30, 2008
PODCAST SHOW NOTES
Family History Expo 2008 in St. George, UT. I'll be attending the Friday night Banquet and I want to invite you to come sit at my table with me. If you're going to be a the Family History Expo, have purchased your banquet tickets (available online at the MyAncestorsFound.com website,) and you would like to dine together, drop me an email at with your name. (and anyone you might be attending with) Confirmation will be by email.
(Left to right they are Guy M. Denton, Gladys V. Denton, Dorothy J. Denton and Guy V. Denton.) "Guy V. Denton 1895-1959 purchased this quilt from a lady from Arkansas who was traveling through Howard, KS. It's obvious that it was not made with new materials as it did not wear well." Kevin Clark, Cedar Park, Texas
From Deb Atchley: "my quilters only gave me initials - not full names and birth dates. I think I've solved most of the puzzle though."
From: Linda Kvist - Pod Cards in Reunion 9 genealogy software
I don't know if this is possible to do in any other genealogy software, perhaps you or any listener know?
GEM: Traits Handed Down
GEM: Care, Storage & Display of Heritage Quilts with Ellen Koehn
PLEASE NOTE: All of the recommendations in this gem are
At the grocery store: Orvis Soap & Easy Wash. Ellen also recommended the book Clues in the Calico by Barbara Brackman
Sun, 20 January 2008
Published Jan 20, 2008
iTunes: If you are new to the podcast, be sure that you go back to the new Genealogy Gems subscription listing that you created in your podcast directory and click that GET ALL button. Clicking the SUBSCRIBE button will only give you the most recent show and future shows. By clicking GET ALL all the previous episodes will download for you.
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1890 census: visit the National Archives pages
New Poll Question at Genealogy Gems News Blog:
Diana Larson wrote to recommend the American Girl Collection:
"The American Girls Collection books are a great way for children (and adults) to learn about children living through different periods in American historyâAlthough the stories themselves are fictional, they are thoroughly researched, and each book concludes with a brief section containing factual information, photographs, and artwork about that particular time period..."
Cathy Paris wrote in about the podcast. View her family history videos about her dad, Gil Merrill born in 1913 in Franklin, NH
EMAIL LISA at the Genealogy Gems Podcast
GEM: Lisa's History Podcast Picks
Digging for the Truth by the History Channel
Great Moments in History - by John G. Stockmyer. 10 episode free audio book published as a podcast
History Center - From the History Channel
History In Our Time - BBC Radio 4
Just Another Day - The History Channel videocast hosted by Adam Hart-Davis. Also How London Was Built & History in the Headlines. Website: http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/podcasts/podcasts.php
The National Archives Podcast Series
MISSOURI: Missouri Irish History and Legend: Ireland to America
GEM: Heritage Quilts
"This quilt is for Ronald L. Moore. It is the last quilt his Grandmother Herring made before her stroke and death. She loved him so much. I love you so very much Ron.
A job started really by her mother Lenora Herring who had made the quilt. From great grandmother Herring to my young daughters, the quilt had spanned five generations of us stubborn Moores, and brought us all back together again.
Here's a photo of the flour sack quilt that Carolyn refers to in the video:
The quilts have always cared for the family - first warming them and then bringing them together, and now leading us to other ancestors we didn't know. Women may not have had a lot of time to use the power of the pen to document history, but they did have some mighty powerful sewing needles!
Coming Soon: An expert quilter who will pass on some ideas for all of us on how to properly care for our heritage quilts.
Sun, 6 January 2008
Published Jan 6, 2008
We had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and my wish for you is that you and your family are happy and healthy.
Sequence and Dutch Blitz:
The Genealogy Gems video about the history of the Christmas seal called "How You Ancestors Made A Difference"
It is also now being featured on the RootsTube Channel at Rootstelevision.
Genealogy Gems News Blog features my New Years Resolution for 2008: To have even MORE genealogy fun!
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Maureen Taylor's blog about what to do with your Christmas cards when Christmas is over.
Richard's experience with the passports is such a great example of not just looking for what you expect to find, but looking for the unexpected.
GEM: Venice Interview
The Lennon Sisters are the eldest of 12 siblings in the Lennon family, and certainly NOT the only ones with musical talent. I recently had an opportunity to meet with their younger brothers Pat and Kipp and first cousins Michael and Mark who musically merge as the group Venice.
"The Family Tree" debuted in 1999 on the bandâs album entitled Spin Art.
The Lennon Family Tree: all the guys are the grandchildren of Herbert Lennon who was born in Wisconsin. His father John died in his thirties from a heart attack at a community picnic just before the turn of the century. Herbert was raised by his mother Minnie under the roof of his grandparents, James and Kate Lennon. Judge James Lennon of Appleton Wisconsin was born in Ireland in 1840 and immigrated in 1849 to America with his parents James and Mary Lennon. James and Mary would be the great great great grandparents of the guys.
Kipp Lennon, Lisa Cooke & Pat Lennon - Dec. 2007
Jimmy Lennon Jr., Mike Tyson &
Video: Adobe Hacienda Video (Live)