The Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke - Your Family History Show

The Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke - Your Family History Show

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May 12, 2020 56 min

May 2020

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Topics:

Google Search - a new change you need to know about

How to Return Found Items to Other Families  - including an interview with Caryl Kidd-Osborn of the Shrubs to Trees – A Pay-It-Forward Genealogy Facebook Group 

School Records - 10 Strategies for finding them

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April 7, 2020 66 min

April 2020

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Topics:

Organization with Lisa Lisson, Are You My Cousin?

DNA Q&A with Andrew Lee, Family History Fanatics

Evidence & Proof with Kate Eakman, Legacy Tree Genealogists

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March 13, 2020 64 min

March 2020

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In this episode we’re going to delve into how DNA testing and genetic genealogy has changed our world. Award-winning journalist Libby Copeland, author of the new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are discusses genetic genealogy, the big DNA testing companies (AncestryDNA,  23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and MyHeritageDNA) The Golden State Killer Case and the use o...

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February 12, 2020 65 min

February 2020

I LOVE genealogy, mysteries and puzzle solving. Are you with me on that? Well in this episode we have not one by two tales of mystery. The first has a Valentine’s theme centered around a mysterious love letter. Professional genealogist Kathleen Ackerman will be here to share how a love letter that was missing its last page took her on a genealogical journey full of surprises.

And our second story is a mystery full of ...

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The Genealogy Gems Podcast is the leading genealogy and family history show. Launched in 2007, the show is hosted by genealogy author, keynote presenter, and video producer Lisa Louise Cooke. The podcast can be found in all major podcasting directories, or download the exclusive Genealogy Gems Podcast app to listen to all the episodes and receive bonus content. 

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Hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke
Recorded December 2019

My how time flies and it’s flying further and further way from when our ancestors’ got their photographs taken, which can make the task of identifying and dating them harder and harder.

Do not fret my friend because I have the coolest free tech tool for you that can help you zero in on the date of your photos.

David Lowe a Specialist in the Photography Collection of the New York Pu...

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November 12, 2019 65 min

Hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke
Recorded November 2019

Federal court records are wonderful because they are so packed with genealogical information. But knowing which records are available and where to find them can sound daunting, and that stops many genealogists from ever tapping into them.

In this episode our aim is to fix all that. Professional forensic genealogist Michael Strauss is here to pull back the curtain and introduce you ...

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October 8, 2019 54 min

with Lisa Louise Cooke
October 2019

NEWS:

New and Returning genealogy-themed television Shows:

A New Leaf on NBC

A New Leaf will be included in the Saturday NBC morning programming block called The More You Know beginning October 5, 2019. 

From the Ancestry Blog: 

“Each week ‘A New Leaf’ will follow people on the cusp of key life inflection points, who using family history, genealogy, and sometimes AncestryDNA® analysis will go on ...

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September 11, 2019 54 min

Genealogy Gems Podcast episode 233
with Lisa Louise Cooke
September 2019

In this episode:

Today we’re going to take a look at what so many records and record collections have in common: they are often Lists.

Now that may sound pretty straight forward, but there’s a lot more to Lists than meet the eye.

A list of names, places or other information has a lot to tell us and can be used in unique ways.

Professional genealogist Cari Tapli...

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August 12, 2019 63 min

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 232
with Lisa Louise Cooke
August 2019

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In this episode:

Exploring what you can do to go deeper in your genealogy research for a more accurate family tree with Elissa Scalise Powell.

Irish genealogy radio host Lorna Moloney, a professional genealogist with Merriman Research, discusses Irish genealogy.

 

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July 17, 2019 58 min

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 231
with Lisa Louise Cooke
July 2019

NEWS:

Google Earth News

Jennifer in California sent me a fascinating item recently , and she says “Thought you might get a kick out today's blurb from Google, where they pat themselves on the back for what can be done with Google Earth. No argument from me; it's amazing!”

So, what can be done with Google Earth besides all the family history projects that I ...

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June 11, 2019 60 min

Have you thought about telling the story of your personal history? Most of us at some point have,

But let’s be honest: continuing the genealogical research of our ancestors probably seemed more appealing, and frankly, it’s probably easier than sitting down and figuring out how to capture our own story.

I’ve spoken to a lot of genealogists through the years, and I often hear comments like “ah, my story isn’t all that interesting or ...

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May 23, 2019 55 min

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 229
with Lisa Louise Cooke
May 2019

NEWS:

Lisa Louise Cooke is back in the studio after two weeks on the road speaking at the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) Conference and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference.

Each conference was great and had its own unique feel, and there were many new genealogists in attendance.

Genealogy Gems listener Carol stopped by and enthusiastically shared wi...

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The Genealogy Gems Podcast
Episode 228

April 2019
with Lisa Louise Cooke

In this episode:

  • More new feature enhancements announced by Ancestry.com
  • Listeners Trisha and Betty share their stories with Lisa in person
  • Lisa’s interview with Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist at Ancestry.com
  • The Tombstone Tourist, Joy Neighbors, share 3 intriguing discoveries that she’s made while searching cemeteries
  • Military Minutes Man Michael Strauss e...
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    March 13, 2019 59 min
    News: Major Announcements Made at RootsTech 2019 Ancestry Announcements: Historical records:

    Ancestry just released over 5 million Mexico Catholic records and 1 million new France Census and Birth, Marriage, Death records and have several U.S. statewide projects underway, from New York to Hawaii. They also released US WWII Draft Cards from seven states. By early next year, the full set of WWII Draft Cards – all 33 million — will be...

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    February 12, 2019 57 min

    Welcome my friend to the podcast where we take joy in the discovery of your family’s history! This is Genealogy Gems Podcast episode #226 and in today’s show we’ll cover research strategies and new resources that will help you find your way, plus I’ve got a tech tip and a fascinating bit of military genealogy for you.

     

    GEM: They Shall Not Grow Old
    There are so many things I want to cover every month, but I try really hard to sift t...

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    January 10, 2019 60 min

    with Lisa Louise Cooke


    GEM: A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry (Genealogy Roadshow)

    Get ready for a fun and inspiring start to your new genealogy year. I’m not going to lecture you about how to get organized and all that – you get enough of that New Year banter other places. Today I’m going to bring you a talented lady who’s a sharp genealogist and just happens to be one of the hosts of the television series Genealogy Road show...

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    December 11, 2018 58 min

    Lisa’s Recent Travels

    Swedish Genealogical Society in Edina, MN and a side trip to Winthrop, MN.

    Above: Speaking at the Swedish Genealogical Society

     

    Above: Bill (left) with his new found Larson cousin. 

    Oslo Norway – MyHeritage

    Above: Speaking at the MyHeritage conference in Oslo, Norway

    The Viking Ship Museum

    with my genealogy crew at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway

    Read Are You Part Viking? By Anna Swayne

    A Visit to S...

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    November 25, 2018 61 min

    Genealogy Gems Podcast
    Episode 223
    November 2018
    with Lisa Louise Cooke

     

    Bit Players in Someone Else’s Show

    If you happen to catch an old episode of the TV Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you may be surprised to spot Ben Affleck dribbling down a basketball court in the not so highly acclaimed role of Basketball Player #10.

     

     

    Or how about funny man Jack Black of School of Rock fame in the walk-on part of “Taxi Driver” on the ico...

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    October 17, 2018 60 min

    The Genealogy Gems Podcast
    Episode #222
    with Lisa Louise Cooke

    In honor of Family History Month, Lisa celebrates YOU! This episode is packed with comments, tips and questions from Genealogy Gems fans. Topics range from podcasting to metal detecting, must-use resources and inspiring genealogy discoveries. You’ll also hear from Kirsty Gray at THE Genealogy Show in the UK.

    NEWS: INTERNET ARCADE

    Internet Archive blog post: Over 1,100 ...

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