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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April 14, 2021 52 min

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 252
with Lisa Louise Cooke
April 2021

This episode is brought to you by MyHeritage.
From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

In this episode:

Newspaper Navigator is a new free online tool for finding images and photos in old newspapers at Chronicling America. It doesn’t work the way the Library of Congress website works, so in this episode I show you ...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 251
with Lisa Louise Cooke
March 2021

This episode is brought to you by MyHeritage.
From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

In this episode:

If you’re looking for a wide array of free online genealogical records for your family history, look no further than then Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It’s the second la...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 250
with Lisa Louise Cooke
February 2021

This episode is brought to you by MyHeritage.
From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

In this episode:

Who doesn’t love a good genealogical surprise? Sometimes we discover something we overlooked the first time around. Other times we find gems in places we never expected. Google Books is one of those places fu...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 249
with Lisa Louise Cooke
January 2021

This episode is brought to you by MyHeritage.
From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

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It's a new year. Are you ready for genealogical success/ In this episode we cover the 10 questions you should be asking yourself as you begin your new research year. This exercise will help us all fill in t...

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December 8, 2020 54 min

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 248
with Lisa Louise Cooke
December 2020

This episode is brought to you by:

StoryWorth
Visit www.StoryWorth.com/Gems for $10 off.

MyHeritageDNA

In this episode we cover a plethora of strategies that will give you access to loads of free genealogy records and resources.

You will learn:

  • How to follow the path of least resistance to find what you need for your genealogy research.
  • The best ways to find free ...
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    November 23, 2020 51 min

    Follow up on a Consultation with a Professional Genealogist

    You will find the complete show notes for the topic discussed in this episode at the show notes page here

    Sometimes we just a need a little help with a brick wall. That was certainly the case with the Irish line of my family tree. In episode 18 of my YouTube video series Elevenses with Lisa I enlisted the help of professional genealogist Kate Eakman of Legacy Tree Geneal...

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    October 20, 2020 51 min

    How to Make a Video for Free with Adobe Spark Video

    In last month's episode we talked about how to construct a great story for video. In this episode I've got the ideal tool for you to use to make your video: Adobe Spark Video.

    Video is the perfect medium for sharing your family’s history. It captures the interest of the eyes and the ears.

    Adobe Spark Video is a free app and website tool that makes it easier than ever to cr...

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    September 21, 2020 66 min

    Telling Your Family's Story and Creating Family History Videos

    Don’t just gather genealogical information. Take the time to tell your ancestors’ stories!

    Video is the perfect medium for sharing your family’s history. It captures the interest of the eyes and the ears.

    In this episode my special guest is Kathy Nielsen. She’s a librarian from California who recently started creating videos. She’s going to walk you through the simp...

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    August 25, 2020 41 min

    Top Tips for Searching at Ancestry.com

    You will find the complete notes for the topics discussed in this episode (and more) in the show notes page here

    Getting Your History Digitized

    Our family’s history comes in many forms, and some of them over time can become obsolete. I shared in this episode my continuing progress on my own project of converting the rest of my old home movies that are in a variety of formats (8mm, mini DV, H...

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    July 11, 2020 57 min

    One Family's Story and the Lessons Learned from History

    In this episode of the Genealogy Gems Podcast you'll hear Daniel's story and the lessons we can learn from history. You can watch the video recording of this interview here on Elevenses with Lisa.

    Click here for the complete show notes at my Genealogy Gems website. 

    Getting Your History Digitized

    Our family’s history comes in many forms, and some of them over time ...

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    June 16, 2020 49 min

    Research Plans and Avoiding Distractions

    You will find the complete notes for the topics discussed in this episode (and more) in the show notes page here

    Getting Your History Digitized

    Our family’s history comes in many forms, and some of them over time can become obsolete. I shared in this episode my continuing progress on my own project of converting the rest of my old home movies that are in a variety of formats (8mm, mini DV...

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    May 12, 2020 56 min

    May 2020

    Visit our website at GenealogyGems.com for the complete show notes. Click here. 

    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

    Visit our website at GenealogyGems.com for the complete show notes. Click here. 

    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

    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 prod...

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    March 13, 2020 64 min

    March 2020

    Click here for the complete show notes.

    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 13, 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. 

    We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Genealogy Gems app. We ...

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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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