Episode 198

Episode 198

This episode's got a bit of holiday sparkle! Lisa Louise Cooke welcomes Genealogy Gems Book Club author and Victorian lifestyle expert Sarah Chrisman to the show to talk about Victorian holiday traditions, some of which may still live on in your own life. Following...

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Virtual Reality (VR) and Google Earth Converge

Virtual Reality (VR) and Google Earth Converge

Google has announced that it is bringing Google Earth to the HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) headset. Here's what that could mean for family historians. Google Earth VR (virtual reality), which is available through Steam, allows users to visit various landmarks around...

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A Blizzard of New and Updated Genealogical Records

A Blizzard of New and Updated Genealogical Records

It's snowing like crazy in some parts of the U.S. this week and it's blown up a blizzard of great new and updated genealogical record collections! Take a look at this week's round-up  for Bishop's Transcripts in England, Veteran Memorials in New Zealand, and records...

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The Gift of Family History Video

The Gift of Family History Video

Are you having a hard time coming up with the perfect gift for someone special on your list? The gift of video gives all year round, and doesn't require you to buy the correct size. Make your video about family history, or the memories of the recipient, and get ready...

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Victorian Fruit Cake Recipe: Tasty and Tasteful

Victorian Fruit Cake Recipe: Tasty and Tasteful

This recipe for a Victorian fruit cake skips the poor-quality candied fruit that gives some pre-made modern fruitcakes a bad reputation (especially in the US). Instead, fresh coconut, citron and almonds fill this cake to bursting with natural flavors and...

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Victorian Holiday Recipe: Coasting Cookies

Victorian Holiday Recipe: Coasting Cookies

Sarah Chrisman shares a favorite Victorian holiday recipe just in time for baking season! These "coasting cookies" bring to mind the cold-cheeked fun of sledding in the chilly air of winter.   This holiday season, we're celebrating all things Victorian with our...

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Avoid the Eye Roll with New Video Creation Tool

Avoid the Eye Roll with New Video Creation Tool

It’s a common phenomenon for the genealogist: the eye roll! Relatives who have never had a desire to delve into genealogy often roll their eyes when an enthusiastic genealogist in the family shares a newly discovered census or other genealogical record. And who can...

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