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Nov 18, 2007

Published Nov 18, 2007


Genealogy Gems News Blog

New videos for you at the Genealogy Gems website:
Genealogy for the next generation: "Family History Research - Child Detectives"Genealogy Junction
Getting started documents for free download

"Family Tree" & "Circle of Life" by Venice.

A very moving video highlighting a collection of photographs at the Library of Congress' American Memory collection taken by Lewis Hines of child labor in the early 19th century.   


Wreath by creative podcast listener Linda Kvist, Sweden


"The Emigrants" movie review 

Create your own Family History Christmas Wreath by watching the
4 part video how-to series

An email from Beverly Shaw :
(my apology to Beverly - I mistakenly credited her email to Barbara Murphy in the show & didn't catch the error in time
"I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your Candy Bar idea.  Last month my husband's family had a reunion to honor his mother who passed away last year.  I created candy bars for the reunion using your idea.  Since Momma was an avid crocheter, I found a background of a crocheted doily and added 2 different photos that fit the theme.  I designed it so that I could fit 2 on each 8 1/2 x 11 sheet and printed a master copy.  I then took my master to Office Max and had them make 50 copies.  After wrapping a mixture of Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars and Hershey Milk Chocolate with Almond Bars, I filled a basket with the 100 Candy Bars, tied a bow on the basket handle and they were given out as mementos.  I am attaching a picture of the filled basket.  Thank you again. I received many complements."

If you're looking for stocking stuffer ideas, there's still plenty of time to make the Sweet Memories candy bars.

Beverly Shaw's beautiful Swee Memories candy bars

From Barbara Murphy:
The German, Irish and Italian groups of the genealogy societies on Long Island have put together new genealogy databases online. and

Follow up on Google Gadgets:
iGoogle has been discontinued.


GEM:  A Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving at the Library of Congress


What Shall the Harvest Be?

Sowing the seed by the daylight fair,
Sowing the seed by the noonday glare,
Sowing the seed by the fading light,
Sowing the seed in the solemn night:
O what shall the harvest be?
Sown in the darkness or sown in the light,
Sown in our weakness or sown in our might,
Gathered in time or eternity,
Sure, ah, sure will the harvest be.
Sowing the seed by the wayside high,
Sowing the seed on the rocks to die.
Sowing the seed where the thorns will spoil,
Sowing the seed in the fertile soil:
O what shall the harvest be?
courtesy of the University of California, Santa Barbara

Sarah Josepha Hale

We are most happy to agree with the large majority of the governors of the different States -- as shown in their unanimity of action for several past years, and which, we hope, will this year be adopted by all -- that the LAST THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER shall be the DAY Of NATIONAL THANKSGIVING for the American people."

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