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Feb 8, 2011

Published Feb 8, 2011

 In this episode Lisa chats with Josh Taylor of NEHGS about genealogy, technology and the future.

Tips for Getting the Most from a Conference

1. Sit up front

2. Introduce themselves to the people sitting next to them

3. Attend classes that wouldn’t normally attend.  Try new topics, and let the presenters really lay out the topic and see how it might apply to their own research.

The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox

Genealogy’s Star Blog article:  Live from the Family History Expo in Arizona

The Illinois State Genealogical Society Unveiled their new website which features Illinois Resources for Genealogy Researchers

The U.S. National Archives Records Administration new Online Public Access prototype

video demo   

So try it out at 

send your comments and feedback to

NARA’s first mobile app: “Today’s Document.”

Tutorial video on how to use the new Today’s Document application:

The Today’s Document is absolutely free and you can get it at the Android marketplace and the Apple iTunes Store.

 The Library and Archives Canada recently announced that within the next seven years, they will put most of its services online. has decided to disconnect their Expert Connect Service as of March 18, 2011

Jenna wrote in saying that the recent episodes of the Genealogy Gems podcast weren’t showing up on her Genealogy Gems Android App.  If this happens to you it may be because a more current version of the app has been released.  Simply check for the app update on your mobile device, download it and you’ll be up and running again as Jenna did. 

Get the Genealogy Gems Android app at the Android Marketplace, or the iPhone app in the iTunes store.




Bill Buchanan and Kim Fillmore wrote in about some great genealogy gems they found on Google Books 

My Georgia Roots

Sheryl’s Skeletons in the Cupboard


Update: The toolbar has been discontinued.


GEM: Interview with Josh Taylor

Roots Tech 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker episode of the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? 


New Blog Series

Check out Lisa’s guests post Tech Tips series on the Genealogy Insider blog