Elevenses with Lisa

Free Weekly Genealogy Webinar Show
Join Lisa Louise Cooke for Elevenses with Lisa, the online video series where we grab a cuppa with friends and learn about genealogy and family history.

How to Watch the Free Webinar Videos
If the live show doesn’t fit your schedule, scroll down and click any of the episodes below to watch the video replay.

Watch Live on YouTube
When: Thursdays at 11:00 AM Central (time zone converter)
Where: the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel
(Need help viewing the show? scroll down the page) 

Past Episodes & Show Notes

Click an image below to watch the video replay and read the detailed show notes with everything discussed. Genealogy Gems Premium Members can can download the handy ad-free show notes PDF in the Resources section of each page. Click here to watch my video showing you exactly where to find them. Select archived episodes are available exclusively for Premium Members: Log in and visit the Elevenses with Lisa Premium Videos page.

Elevenses with Lisa show notes
1950 US Census Questions
how to write family history
Nathan Dylan Goodwin episode 47
DNA Problem solving adoption
how to find church records for genealogy
A Cup of Christmas Tea with Tom Hegg
Episode 35 Elevenses with Lisa
Artificial Intelligence and Family Data
Family Bible for Genealogy and Family History
How to find photos in old newspapers
Google Photos for beginners
Top 10 family history interview questions to ask relatives
Beginning German Genealogy - 10 Top Tips
Best Google Image search strategies
Genealogy at the State Library of Pennsylvania
How to Use the Internet Archive
Watch episode 40 of Elevenses with Lisa
Genealogy Records Provenance Elevenses with Lisa
finding and deciphering Ellis Island Passenger Lists
records at the genealogy center allen county public library
watch Elevenses with Lisa episode 28
Watch and read inspiring viewer family history stories
Watch episode 22 of Elevenses with Lisa
1890 census records substitute
The 1950 Census for Genealogy
Freedmen's Bureau and Ohio Memory Records
David Zucker, Director Airplane! Naked Gun
MyHeritage Genetic Groups
Genealogy Research Plan - 10 Questions to Ask
Elevenses with Lisa episode 36 old maps
how to find your Early American Ancestors
Surprising things you can find at google Books
how to use google lens
watch episode 24 on safety, search and privacy
Watch Free Genealogy in episode 21 of Elevenses with Lisa

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After watching the show on YouTube Tracey commented: Thank you so much for this Lisa! I would love to see anything that you would like to share with us. I find your work to be incredibly helpful and I just love listening to you – it’s like you’re an old friend. Your tips make me look like a genius which I also appreciate!!! Thank you 💛

Mark Your Calendar for “Elevenses with Lisa” (Live on YouTube)

Episodes air live on Thursdays at 11:00 AM Central on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. Here’s how to mark your calendars.

If you use Google Calendar, set it up once for this Thursday, and then change it to “Weekly”. (Image 1) You can also set notifications to remind you just before the show starts. Select email, “notification” (which will pop up in your web browser), or both!

Set your Google calendar for Elevenses with Lisa

 Set your Google calendar for Elevenses with Lisa

How to Tune In to the Live Show

If YouTube is new to you, joining me for the live show might feel like a bit of a stretch. Well, I have good new for you, it’s actually super easy to tune in. Here’s how:

1. Put it on your calendar

Click here to figure out what time 11:00 am Central is in your time zone.

2. Go to the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel

Click here to go to the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel (or just search “Genealogy Gems” in the YouTube search box.)

Although a YouTube/Google account is not required to watch the show, I strongly recommend signing into YouTube with your free Google account. The reason is that it will allow you to customize what you see to your liking when you visit YouTube, and it will allow you to subscribe to my channel for free and receive notifications of episodes and videos.

If you don’t have a Google account, go to Google.com and click the Sign In button. If you don’t have a Google account you’ll be prompted to create one. Once created, sign into YouTube with that same account.  (Image 2)

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At Google.com click “Sign in” and you will be prompted to sign in with your Google account or set one up.

3. Look for the Live show on my Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel

Another great thing about having the show on YouTube is that I can schedule episodes ahead of time and you can receive reminders to watch.

Now that you’re logged into YouTube, when you arrive at the Genealogy Gems channel you can click the Subscribe button. (Image 3) This will put the Genealogy Gems channel in your list of favorite channels. And that means when you visit YouTube you’ll probably see more about my videos and other genealogy videos, and less about things you’re not interested in.

Subscribe and watch at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel

Subscribe and watch at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel

After you click Subscribe a bell icon will appear. (image 4) Click the bell to receive notifications of new videos I publish on the channel.

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Click the bell icon for notifications.

The first video will be my featured video. Below that you’ll find “Newest Videos”. The next scheduled “Elevenses with Lisa” episode will appear at the top of the list of videos. Click the “Set Reminder” button for the episode. (Image 3) This will send you a special notification when the show is about to go live.

4. Come back when we go live. 

Click the link in your notification and it will take you back to the live episode on my Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. You will see the introductory image or video with background music until we go live. Then you’ll automatically see the video live stream. If you don’t after 11:00 Central, try refreshing the page.

You don’t have to do anything but have your speakers on. If you don’t hear sound, click the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the video to turn the sound on.

5. Leave a comment or question

In addition to sharing ideas, I hope to spend some time interacting with you. The video chat is the place to leave your comment or question. Your comments and questions are my favorite part of doing the show!

6. Watch later

If you miss the live broadcast or want to see it again, watch the replay here on my Genealogy Gems YouTube channel (Image 5). The most recent videos appear first.

Elevenses with lisa on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel

Elevenses with Lisa on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel

Click the episode to watch. To find all the episodes just click “Playlists” and then click “Elevenses with Lisa” (Image 6):

Elevenses with Lisa Playlist

Elevenses with Lisa Playlist

You can leave comments and questions under each video on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. It’s your feedback that helps me determine what we’ll talk about and how often to produce the show. If you like it, please be sure to click the “Like” button. Remember, this is a two-way conversation show!

7. Share with Your Friends

Will you please do me a favor and help me get the word out about “Elevenses with Lisa”? If you’re enjoying the show, you are the perfect person to let other family historians know about your find. I’m keeping the show free, so there’s no money for advertising to spread the word. I’m dependent on and grateful for your help! It’s easy – just click “Share” under the next scheduled episode or any previously recorded episode. (Image 7) Sharing is fun because you can visit with your friends as you watch in the Chat area.

Please share Elevenses with Lisa

Please share Elevenses with Lisa

You’ll find lots of options for sharing the show. (Image 8)

Youtube sharing options

Youtube sharing options.

Everyone likes a good cup of tea (or coffee, or…), a snappy tech tip, and learning ways to be more productive and inspired, right? I hope you’ll consider even sharing “Elevenses with Lisa” with your friends who say they’re not interested in genealogy. You never know, they might just get interested in family history.

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