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Nov 11, 2007

Published Nov 11, 2007

Episode 33 Show Notes

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Update: iGoogle has been discontinued

Upcoming Conference Appearance:
FamilySearch and My Ancestors Found have just announced that they are co-sponsoring the Family History EXPO at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George UT on Feb. 8 & 9 2008.  I'm very excited to let you know that I'll be teaching a class on how to use Google for your family history research. 

GEM:  This old dog learned a new trick or how I got in touch with my own podcast:
Update: iGoogle has been discontinued.

The easiest way to subscribe and listen to all the past and new podcast episodes is now through the Genealogy Gems app

GEM:  Google Gadget for American Memory:
Although iGoogle has been discontinued,  the American Memory Project is still thriving and can be visited at 

GEM:  Genealogy Podfading:
I really appreciate your partnering with me to keep the Genealogy Gems Podcast from podfading as so many others have done.  Christmas is a great time to lend your support.  Our sponsors are established, trusted and secure, and your information is ALWAYS private.  Thank you friends!

GEM:  Silhouettes by Kathryn Flocken:
Here's another little blast from the past gem in Episode 6.  I got an email from Kathryn recently which included a really neat short video about the silhouette work that she does:


Kathryn Flockens Paper Portraits webpage

Silhouette of genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke by Kathryn Flocken

GEM:  History of the Census and Its Samples:
There are 2 areas to explore: 

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790-2000
It contains a record of all census questions, enumerators instructions, and brief histories of every census.
Histories of Enumeration Procedures for Each Census:
The procedural histories provide detailed information on the collection and processing of each item on the questionnaire. You will learn how enumerators were selected, how they were trained and supervised, and how the public was prepared for the census takerâs visit.

I hope you're busily working on your Family History Christmas Wreath from episode 32.  There are 4 videos there on the website to walk you through how to do that.  Have fun!