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Dec 23, 2010

Published Dec 23, 2010


Lisa's Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE Conference in London
Lisa will be speaking on Sunday Feb. 27, 2011 at noon.
Use the Promotional code SOG2425 to purchase discounted tickets.

The Mesa Family History Expo, January 21 & 22, Mesa Convention Center

The Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Google for Genealogy All Day Seminar, January 29, 2011

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference in Columbus, OH, March 31 - April 2, 2011

Alberta Genealogical Society Conference in Edmonton, Canada, April 16 & 17, 2011

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, CA, June 10 - 12, 2011
featuring a LIVE podcast!

Coming Soon! Lisa's brand new book The Genealogist's Google Toolbox
Stay Tuned for the release date!

Book Lisa for your next society seminar or conference
Click here for a list of available presentations, and Lisa's bio
For more information or to request a booking email

Launch of Podcast Android App
The Genealogy Gems Podcast Companion App for Android is now available in the Android marketplace and at Appbrain

iPhone, iPod iTouch app is available at the iTunes store.  Give the App as a gift from the app page in iTunes. Click the down arrow next to the price.

The new podcast media player on the show notes page for each episode.

Just released: Premium Episode 60
Features Rootsmagic and Ancestry answers, and Rethinking Journals with 10 Questions You Need to Answer.



Lee Van Bergen wrote in asking about the Genealogy Gems Podcast iGoogle Gadget. (Update: iGoogle has been discontinued)

Amber Creix Prat wrote to share a resource:
Missouri Digital Heritage Website

"Thanks for keeping up your podcast and I can't wait to listen to the next episodes of both the free and premium versions!"

Check out Amber's genealogy blog called Tackling Brick Walls One Brick At A Time

Research Question:
Shelly Johnson wrote in for some advice on how to locate a death record for an ancestor who likely died in the early 20th century in Marylnad.

Links and suggestions from Lisa
Check to see if there are State Census Records
According to their list state census records aren't available.

Turn your attention to state and county death records in Maryland.  FamilySearch Wiki gives a good overview of what might be available.  Maryland Death Records in FamilySearch Wiki

Maryland State Archives website Death Index
Record of Ethel May Murray
who died jan. 30, 1908 in Talbot Co., MD
Maryland Librairies website
Archives of Maryland Online at

New Blogger
Premium Member Kevin Boyles started a new genealogy blog called Genealogical Masonry - because it's all about brick walls now. 

ell them you heard about Rootsmagic on The Genealogy Gems Podcast!

GEM: Interview with Kendall Wilcox, The Generation Project

Do your own Generations Project:

1. What is your motivation for doing this?  What is your "why"?
2. Laser focus on your motivation
3. Populate the tree following the lines that will help you find answers to your why
4. Mix the chart with your family and social history
5. Walk in your ancestor's shoes
6. Share your experience and watch it ripple and impact others. (write, tell, blog, photo essay, etc.)

The resources will be on the new blog website.  All future seasons will have an episode devoted to doing your own generations project.

APP USERS: Check out the exclusive photo montage video!