Mon, 2 March 2009
Published March 2, 2009
In this 60th episode we celebrate the two year birthday of the Genealogy Gems Podcast. And Lisa's very special guest is Darby Hinton who played the son of Daniel Boone on the hit TV series Daniel Boone that ran from 1964 to 1970. Darby is currently working on a television pilot for a new series called Hinton Living History.
In today's episode is part one of Lisa's interview with Darby, who talks about his TV career which started before he could even walk. Darby has appeared in in movies like the Son of Flubber, and classic TV shows like Mr. Ed, Wagon Train, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and The Big Valley. But of course we all know him as Isreal the son of Daniel Boone, played by the wonderful Fess Parker. He had a fascinating childhood meeting the likes of Walt Disney and having Charleton Heston for a godfather.
GEN CLASS WINNER: Linda Scham of Illinois is the winner of the two free genealogy classes courtesy of GenClass.com Congratulations Linda!
MAILBOX: Listener Teresa Redway emailed a brickway about her ancestor Isaac Lovell born in 1844 in Bristol, England. Lisa recommends investigating both Isaac and Alfred further in England. Look in church records for Alfred as a witness to the events of others in the church.
Locate birth records in Allegheny County, PA: Start with the US GenWeb site to find out more about the records available in that county as well as the history of county. Allegheny County US Gen Web site
Another option is the vitalrec.com website. Click through to Pennsylvania and Allegheny County to find more information on the vital records for the county. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, PA hold birth records for Pittsburg from 1870 to 1905. Fee: $5 US which is a non-refundable fee for search and copy of a Birth record.
For Historical Context, Teresa can check out what was going on in Pennsylvania from 1869-1874 at the Explore PA History website. About.com website has a timeline on Pittsburgh history. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburg also has a chronology of the cityâs history and lots of other great info. The March 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine article called "Hard Times" by Fern Glazer on page 29.
GEM: Interview with Darby Hinton of Daniel Boone Fame
Darby Hinton was just seven years old when he signed on to play Isreal, the son of Daniel Boone which ran from Sept 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC. And over 165 episodes he worked and played alongside the 6 foot 6" actor Fess Parker on the film sets in California and Utah.
In this episode you'll hear part 1 of my three part interview with Darby Hinton and his lovely wife Shan. Today we're going to start back at the beginning as Darby shares his memories of how he broke into the TV business, and what it was like to be working on the set of Daniel Boone.
Watch The TV Legends 7 part interview with Fess Parker on YouTube
Here's an excerpt from the first episode of Daniel Boone...
Sun, 15 February 2009
Published Feb 15, 2008
I'd love to hear from you if you've held a family reunion. What kinds of activities did you plan, and what kinds of things did you wish you had thought of back in the planning stage? I've been toying with the idea of having a family reunion on my mom's side of the family, but I could really use some good advice on the subject. So drop me a line if you've organized a family reunion before and tell me about your experiences.
The Southern California Genealogical Society is well into their planning for their 40th Annual Genealogy Jamboree which will be held June 26-28, 2009, at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, in Burbank, California
They just announced their list of speakers which you will find on The Genealogy Gems News Blog
I'll be there teaching my Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems Seminars, Parts I and II as well as participating in the Son of a Blogger Summit. The Official Jamboree blog
I wrote about Amazon.com's recent announcement that the New Kindle 2 is ready for pre-order. I would really like to hear from you if you have or have used a Kindle. So check out the Kindle and the improvements that have been made.
Any time you go to Amazon from one of our website links and purchase something you help keep this genealogy podcast free. Thank you very much for your support!
Ancestry has just announced that they have posted five of those databases:
1. Abraham Lincoln Papers (from the Library of Congress)
2. The New Orleans Slave Manifests, covering 1807
3. The Confederate Pension Applications from Georgia
4. The Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons
5. The U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and
Family History: Genealogy Made Easy
Episode 16: The Family History Library including catalog research tips that will help you get even better search results!
GEM: Profile America - The First U.S. Presidential Picture
GEM: Interview with Holly Hansen - Family History Expos
Feb 27 & 28, 2009: St. George, UT
GEM: GenClass with Lisa Alzo
One lucky listener is going to win not one but TWO free classes from Gen Class! Lisa Alzo and the folks at GenClass have been gracious enough to provide me with 2 classes to give away FREE, which is a great educational opportunity. And education is a big part of what I want to provide here on the show as well. So hereâs what you need to do to have a chance to win:
Send an email with your name, state, and email address and the topic you would most like to learn about in 2009 on an upcoming podcast episode by midnight on Sunday Feb. 21, 2009
I will draw one lucky winner from all of the email entries. The winner will get their choice of any of the two classes provided by GenClass. Iâll be announcing the winner on the Genealogy Gems News Blog and Episode 60 of the Genealogy Gems Podcast. Thanks to the folks at GenClass, and good luck!
GEM: Profile America - Number Please?
Sat, 31 January 2009
Published Jan 31, 2009
#1 Diane Haddad's Family Tree Magazine Genealogy Insider Blog New and Next at Ancestry.com
#5 Diane reveals the secret identity of the mysterious Ancestry Genealogy Blogger. Or does she? You'll have to check that one out for yourself.
In fact if you're an Ancestry user or are considering a subscription I highly recommend Diane's blog series at the Genealogy Insider.
The latest edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture has been published over at Small-leaved Shamrock http://www.small-leavedshamrock.blogspot.com
The next edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture will be a St. Patrick's Day "virtual parade" online. Anyone who would like to particiate is welcome, whether or not they have Irish roots. For more information on how to participate or to check out the latest carnival head over to http://www.irishheritagecarnival.blogspot.com.
Recent Genealogy Gems News Blog postings:
I wrapped up my ten genealogy strategies for the new year on Jan 21, 2009
I also posted about the new American version of the television show Who Do You Think You Are? Set your recorders to Monday nights at 8PM on NBC starting April 20.
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There are some milestones going on these days as well. The Library of Congress just crossed the 25,000 mark for books digitized. A good article appeared about that on the Voice of America website: Scanning Project Digitizes 25,000 US Library of Congress Book
On January 16, 2009 we started in on Online Family Trees. Read more
The more I explore them the more I become convinced that they are a powerful research tool that I predict in the next few years will become an absolute necessity for family historians.
Episode 12: I you a comprehensive overview of online family trees. And then we go straight to the source with an in depth interview with Kenny Freestone, Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com whose primary responsibility is their online family tree tool.
Episode 13: We continue exploring our tree options with Scott Huskey of Photoloom.com. They offer an incredible online visual approach to trees and research that centers around your own personal family photos. Then I talk to Sasha Masick of GeneTree, who spices up their family tree tool with a DNA testing component.
Episode 14: You've got to tune in to hear how to go from one name and birth year, to three generations of family in 1 hour or less. It's absolutely possible, and I'll show you how in this episode. Then as we finish up with online family trees, I thought it was important to go over the techniques for following up on all those great connections you can make by posting your family tree online. We'll get started in Episode 14 talking about how to locate telephone numbers online, the prep work you need to do before you start to dial, breaking the ice and conducting the interview.
Then we'll finish up in Episode 15 on Feb 6 with what we as the interviewer should be doing during the call, what to do if No Answers, we'll cover the "Must Ask" Questions, and how to wrap up the call.
NEW RECORDS ONLINE
The folks over at the 1911census.co.uk officially launched their website this month. And they have added many of the counties that were unavailable during beta testing including Lancashire, Essex, Kent, Yorkshire (West Riding), Nottinghamshire and Herefordshire so you can now access those British census records from 1911.
World Vital Records recently added 20 newspaper databases from Mexico and Canada ranging from 1833-1994:
Agricultor Mexicano y Hogar (Ciudad JuÃrez, Chihuahua, Mexico)
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FAMILY HISTORY: Genealogy Made Easy
GEM: Profile America
Gem: Family History Valentine
The gem was called Christmas in July and I showed you how to make cover a store bought candy bar with a home made Christmas Label that would evoke genealogical memories. The candy bar made a great stocking stuffer. Well, I'm up for chocolate any time of year, and Valentines day is a perfect time I think to take a new twist on that idea.
This time we have a new theme to inspire us - the theme of Valentines Day and love. I'm guessing thereâs a romantic couple or two in your family tree. Perhaps your bar could pay tribute to one of them or to a few couples.
You could give these candy bars celebrating the love of the past to your family of today. Your kids and their spouses, grandkids, you get the idea. Think how surprised and thrilled an elderly aunt or uncle would be to be remembered on Valentines day with a small package in the mail containing a family history candy bar.
If your feeling a little more grand than a simple candy bar, consider buying a heart shaped box of candy, tracing the lid, and creating a label that could cover the entire label with a custom message of ancestral love. Use heavy weight or photo paper and attach it with a light coat of rubber cement or use double sided tape. If the box is just a bit bigger than a piece of printer paper you could put the digital file you create on your computer of the label onto a flash drive and take it into your local copy store to print out in the correct size.
Here again is your chance to share some of your family's heritage with your family today. Kindle their interest in the familyâs history while showing them that you care with a sweet memories candy bar or valentine box.
If you do create some sweet memory candy bars this Valentine's day be sure and snap a photo and email it to me. I really enjoy seeing what you guys come up with!
GEM: Profile America
REGISTER TODAY FOR CONFERENCE
I'll be there teaching 4 classes, as well as conducting lots of new video interviews for Family History Expos TV channel on YouTube.
And of course be sure and stop by the Genealogy Gems Booth in the Exhibit Hall and say Hi! If you'd like more information or you'd like to register for the 2 day conference go to www.familyhistoryexpos.com
Sun, 11 January 2009
GEM: Profile America
Richard Knerr (right) and Arthur Melin, founders of Wham-O
GEM: Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
Paula Hinkle, Co-Chair
June 26 - 28, 2009
I will be there teaching classes and at a booth in the Exhibit Hall.
GEM: Profile America
Red Skelton as The Fuller Brush Man
GEM: Interview with Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist
Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast
The Genealogy Gems TV Channel at YouTube