Sat, 22 May 2010
New DVD Google Earth for Genealogy
Free Records at Footnote
Toolbar users got an alert last week about this the historical newspaper collection at Footnote being FREE for the entire month of May 2010. You'll find newspapers ranging from small towns to major cities and dating all the way back to the 1700s.
Foonote Newspaper Collection
Watch the webinar recording of the Getting the Scoop on Newspapers Webinar in Premium Membership.
New Records at Genealogy Bank
They have recently added 166 newspapers from 42 states here in the U.S.
AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NE, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
Genealogy Gems Updates
Genealogy Gems iGoogle Gadget
Here's a quick fix to get your gadget up and running again.
1. Delete the gadget from your iGoogle page.
2. Click the Add Stuff link
3. On the left side of the page click Add Feed or Gadget
4. Copy and paste this address into the box. http://www.genealogygemspodcast.com/rss
5. Click Add
6. The updated gadget will appear on your iGoogle page and you should see the current episodes.
Learn how to set up your own personal Genealogy iGoogle Homepage by watching the series of 12 Premium videos which are part of Genealogy Gems Premium Membership.
Genealogy Gems App
This is the app for the iPhone and iTouch and now iPad that allows you to stream the podcast and get all kinds of bonus content.
How to download the new version -
1. Go on to your iPhone or iTouch
2. Go to the Apps Store
3. Click Updates
4. Select the Genealogy Gems App
5. Download the free update
Genealogy Gems Toolbar New Feature
The toolbar is a free download, and it's really the easiest way to listen to the free show.
The Google Earth Button
The New YouTube Button and Widget
New genealogy blog announced by Bill Buchanan
Here is a post Bill did on the Genealogy Gems Podcast.
Brandt wrote in asking about the microphone attachment for the iPod so that you can record audio.
1. Go to http://www.genealogygems.com
2. Click STORE on the menu on the left
3. Do a search for iPod Recorder in the Amazon box
Kathy Ott recently wrote in asking for suggestions on beginner genealogy guides for a gift.
Recommendations are the Beginner Genealogists Bundle
It's a fund combination of get started tools that get the user up and running quickly. If you want to spend a bit less, try the Beginners Guide to Genealogy also by Family Tree Magazine. (search the word BEGINNER)
Elyzabeth Root wrote:
I recently became really interested in t he Who Do You Think You Are? TV series. It sparked off a whole new passion for me. I just signed up for your Genealogy Gems Newsletter and I've been listening to the Genealogy Gems and Family Tree podcasts. As a newbie, they have been an asset to my research with all your tips and help. Thank you very much! It's so exciting each time I discover a new ancestor to connect to my family tree or find a document giving me a little more insight or verification. It is absolutely amazing to see how not that long ago, an ancestor came to America or how they were involved in a significant historical event. So thank you for all your recommendations, interviews, and for creating such a fun and informative podcast to listen to. I can't wait to show off what I have found to my family.
GEM: Forensic Linguistics for Genealogy
Lisa interviews Dr. Robert Leonard Ph.D.
Watch the video of the Hummert case as described by Dr. Leonard.
Visit the Forensic Linguistics Project at Hofstra University
Sign up for the Reverse Genealogy class that Lisa is teaching at Family Tree University
Visit listener Ian Haddens blog
Wed, 5 May 2010
has expanded its collection of British military records with the release of the Royal Marine Medal Roll 1914-1920.
They have also announced their take over of www.worldvitalrecords.com.au
It will be relaunched as www.findmypast.com.au
(using this linked image helps makes this free podcast possible - thank you!)
Ancestry has launched a new wiki that includes two books - The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. The wiki can be found at the Ancestry Wiki.
The Family Search Wiki
Ancestry also has announced that it plans on releasing Family Tree Maker for the Mac later this year.
Over 300 Million new names have been added online at the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot
1. Go to www.familysearch.org
2. Click Search Records
3. Click Record Search Pilot
My article Undercover Genealogy appears in the July 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine
Subscribe now in Amazon (and you'll also be supporting this free podcast - thank you!)
For those of you searching in the United Kingdom:
I'm also teaching classes for Family Tree University
Next class: Reverse Genealogy
Starts: May 10, 2010
CLICK TO REGISTER
I'm also now a contributing blogger for the Visit Salt Lake City website. Read my first post on Newspaper Research.
My book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies is now available for download to your iPad from the iBookstore!
iPhone / iTouch / iPad users be sure and download the Genealogy Gems Podcast App
New Listener Blogs:
Maria Northcote, Australia. Wishful Linking
Try out the free Shapes tool for creating collages like Marie did
Connie Williams, Califonia. Constance Comment
Challe Talbot wrote in asking about how to approach incorrect data in online family trees. I have some thoughts on that.
GEM: A Criminal Past
Interview with author Ron Arons about his book Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records
GEM: Google Look Alikes
Check out the new features of Google Search
Be sure and scroll all the way to the bottom of your search results page.
Watch my video on the Google News Timeline
Be sure and Subscribe for free to my YouTube channel while you are there!
Related Search - in the search box type related:keyword
Get your copy of the new DVD showing you how to harness the power of the free Google Earth program for your family history research
(PC compatible only)