Episode 194 Free Podcast Episode

Episode 194 Free Podcast Episode

The Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke This blast from the past episode comes from the digitally remastered Genealogy Gems Podcast episodes 11 and 12 (originally recorded in 2007). They are now interwoven with fresh narration and updated show notes.  Topics...

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DNA Questions: Are My DNA Test Kits Interchangeable?

DNA Questions: Are My DNA Test Kits Interchangeable?

"Are unassigned DNA test kits interchangeable? Does Diahan Southard do one-on-one DNA consultations for genealogy?" A listener asks, and we have the answers.  Simona recently wrote in with compliments and two questions for Diahan Southard. Here's the Q&A, on more...

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Where to Look When There’s Been a Significant Record Loss

Where to Look When There’s Been a Significant Record Loss

A significant record loss can be due to fire, water, weather disaster, or even theft. A courthouse disaster is one of the worst ways in which a genealogy research plan can be derailed. Learn some alternate locations for vital information to help you keep moving along!...

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Findmypast Leads the Way for New Record Collections

Findmypast Leads the Way for New Record Collections

  Findmypast is leading the way for new and updated genealogical record collections this week. FamilySearch and local county archives are following suit with historical newspapers, city directories, biographies, and more! We are digging these record collections...

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Genealogy 4-H Project and Merit Badge Earn Special Recognition

Genealogy 4-H Project and Merit Badge Earn Special Recognition

Wouldn't you love to get your children or grandchildren more involved in family history work? Learn how to help them participate in the genealogy 4-H project program or earn their Boy Scout genealogy merit badge. You too can help in the work by becoming a genealogy...

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Meaningful Service Hours for High School Seniors

Meaningful Service Hours for High School Seniors

On July 30, 2016, in honor of the veterans of the Armed Forces, BillionGraves and the Boy Scouts of America will host a nationwide service project, Finding the Fallen. Here's what you need to know to get involved. Finding the Fallen is the perfect project for youth of...

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The BBC Announces Season 13 Celebrities for WDYTYA

The BBC Announces Season 13 Celebrities for WDYTYA

The genealogy genre of television continues to make a splash in prime time. Who Do You Think You Are? is leading the way and inspiring our genealogy journey with a fresh perspective on research strategies. The BBC has just announced their season 13 celebrities for Who...

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PERSI for Genealogy: the Periodical Source Index

PERSI for Genealogy: the Periodical Source Index

Have you met PERSI? You should! PERSI is the Periodical Source Index. Use PERSI for genealogy and you may discover your ancestors in thousands of articles you never knew existed.  You may have heard me talk in the past about PERSI. In case you haven’t…PERSI is not a...

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New Record Collections Offer a Royal Treat

New Record Collections Offer a Royal Treat

New record collections for the United Kingdom offer a royal treat for your week! You will find new collections for monumental inscriptions, British newspapers, and baptisms. And for the cherry on top, see the new and updated collections for the U.S. Military and the...

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BYU Family History Conference 2016

BYU Family History Conference 2016

The BYU family history conference is coming up July 26-29, 2016 in Provo, Utah. I'll be there! Will you? I hope you'll come say hello. I hope to meet many of you at Brigham Young University’s annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy in Provo, Utah, coming up...

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The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 193: Published!

The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 193: Published!

The Genealogy Gems Podcast episode 193 is ready for listening! It's packed with genealogy news you can use; inspiring tips from listeners and experts and the NEW Genealogy Gems Book Club pick. Ready to tune in the newest episode of The Genealogy Gems Podcast? Episode...

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