Mon, 30 November 2009
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RootsMagic, Inc. announced the immediate availability of RootsMagic Essentials, free desktop genealogy software based on their award-winning RootsMagic 4 system. RootsMagic Essentials contains many core features found in its namesake that allow the public to easily start tracing their family trees.
FAMILYSEARCH: The folks at familysearch have added some new record collections which can be searched for free at the FamilySearch.org Record Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).
The new records include:
Footnote.com recently released "the Native American Collection" of historical records.
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AC Ivory has been diving into his family history and wrote in with a neat story of what it can mean to an older relative when we spend time with them and ask about family history. www.generationivory.com
Read his article about podcasts.
Susan Freer shared a fun free website that features the music of yesteryear Upchucky Radio Hits of the 1940s Jukebox page
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Listener Megan Kyser asks if the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast might have a DNA episode someday?
âand she adds, "My whole family listens in the car on trips- yes; even the 5 and under crowd!
She will also be interviewing a DNA specialist for the November episode of The Family Tree Magazine Podcast which will be out later this month.
And Lisa recommends a fun website for her under 5 fans!
Listener Rhonda Schneringer of South Dakota and says-"in this podcast, you mention a class you teach called "Sharing the Joy". You describe it as projects anyone can do to share your genealogical information with family members who aren't "into" genealogy yet. Can you tell me where I can find information about these projects?"
The details of the projects Lisa covers in the presentation can be found in her book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies.
The projects featured in the class included:
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A four part video series is available at the Genealogy Gems TV Channel at YouTube for the Family History Christmas Wreath project:
GEM: Interview with David Rencher, Head Genealogist at Family Search
David discusses the digitization for FamilySearch, how research has changed, the future of the Family History Library online catalog, and the opportunities that technology offers the genealogy world. It's a rare opportunity to hear from the decision maker himself about the records that impact your research.