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Feb 21, 2010

Share Who Do You Think You Are? with Friends and Family

Share Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 81 with your friends and family


Who Do You Think You Are? premieres on NBC on Friday, March 5 at 8:00 pm.




Lisa will be speaking at the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference in Toronto Canada being held may 14 through the 16, 2010 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Toronto Airport.   


Veterans History Project Marks Tenth Year with Events and Initiatives

The Veterans History Project was created in 2000 by Congress as a national documentation program of the American Folklife Center  to record, preserve, and make accessible the first-hand remembrances of American wartime veterans from World War I through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Volunteer interviewers may request information at or the toll-free message line at (888) 371-5848.



Family Search they have announced some new record digitization projects:

Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife - Registro Civil, 1900-1920

Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia - Atti di Morte 1809-1936 [Parte B]

UK, Bristol - Parish Registers 1837-1900 [Part B]

US, Guam and Samoa - 1920 Federal Census

US, Kentucky - 1910 Federal Census

US, Maryland - 1910 Federal Census

US, Massachusetts - 1910 Federal Census

US, Tennessee - County Marriages, 1790-1950 [Part A]

US, Virgin Islands - 1920 Federal Census




3 Ring Binder Tabs Followup

Sheryl’s Example divider page


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Escalating Ancestry issues

Al Wilson asked for advice in escalating an issue with Ancestry and Lisa provides two strategies for resolving the case of the missing WWI Draft Registration Cards.



Blogs & Tollbars

Michael wrote in to say that the thing he loves about listening to podcasts is that something always pops back in his mind a few days after listening.


Michael’s Blog:  Confessions of a Twenty-something Family Historian

Update: The Genealogy Gems Toolbar has been discontinued 

Family History: Genealogy Made Easy

Here’s an email from Paul Dunlop who writes:

“I just came across your Genealogy Made Easy podcast #001 Get Inspired and Get Started. I began really researching my family just before the holidays…It’s been helpful to listen to the beginner podcasts….Much as I fear I have got the bug and cant stop this!…Great show.”   Paul Dunlop


Rootsmagic and Mark Tucker

Barbara Starmans wrote to say she’s migrated to Roots Magic 4 and “I’m enjoying the program more than ever now that it incorporates all the features I was looking for when I wandered away to another software a couple of years ago. “



Barbara says she’s relying on the book

Evidence Explained


Lisa's interview with Mark Tucker Epsiode 20


Thanks for your great podcasts!

Barbara J Starmans

You can check out Barbara’s blog


GEM: Interview with Irene Johnson Part 2


Jerry Springer video links from Episode 79


Irene's Tips:

- Study about maps before you come to make the most of them.

- They are out on the floor in big cases with wide skinny drawers.  Don’t hesitate to ask for help.

- Use Gazateers in conjunction with maps

- You need to understand the geography of a country.

- Document everything – where you are getting your information from.


Lisa: "You can’t be lonely being a genealogist!"


Irene's Thoughts on Grandchildren and Adoption: “We have a heritage to leave them”


Irene's Bottom Line:  "Don’t Be Afraid – Ask the Questions!"



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GEM: Profile America – The First Telephone Book

 View the first telephone book and the transcribed list of telephone subscribers in New Haven, CT in 1878


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