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

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

The Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke. The #1 family history show.

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May 11, 2022 44 min
In this episode you'll discover the best places to locate records that can substitute for the lost 1890 census. You'll learn:
  • what happened to the 1890 census
  • which parts of the 1890 census survived
  • Information that was provided in the 1890 census
  • the best substitute records and where to find them
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    In this episode we're talking about this unique moment in time where we have access to the 1950 U.S. Census but we don't yet have the full index.    The 1950 census must be indexed so that we can search for relatives by name, location and much, much more. You can help with this exciting project, and no special skills or background are required. Jim Ericson of FamilySearch 1950 Census Community Project explains what’s happen...
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    When you’re working on our genealogy, you’ve got data and records coming from all directions: websites, interviews, archives, downloadable documents, and more. Some of it you’re actively working on, some of it you need to save for later, and the rest has already been analyzed and is ready for archiving. This variety of data requires a variety of storage locations.   In this audio podcast episode I’m going to share with you my genea...

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    Researching ancestors in another country can be a little daunting. Challenges include foreign languages, moving boundaries, and spelling variations. This is certainly true for German genealogy.

    If you’re new to German genealogy or your research has stalled, this episode is for you. In fact, even if you don’t have German ancestors I think you will still find the principles and ideas covered very helpful.

    Translator, author and Germa...

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    Th National Archives releases the 1950 census in April 2022. Before you start searching for your family, familiarize ourselves with this important records collection and start preparing for success.    This episode brings you the audio from Elevenses with Lisa episode 51 PLUS important updates. You will learn:
  • the interesting and little known stories behind the 1950 census,
  • what it can reveal about your family, (and who you will NOT...
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    Join me for an inspiring conversation with Tom Hegg, author of the New York Times best-selling book “A Cup of Christmas Tea”. Genealogists from around the world gathered together for this special live show to share a cup of tea and hear a story of the importance of touching base with our fellow man. It’s a message we can benefit from any time of year, and especially in a year where we’ve spent more time apart than ever. It’s also a...

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    Visit the show notes page here at Genealogy Gems.

    This episode is brought to you by our wonderful sponsors:

    StoryworthGive your relatives a meaningful gift with StoryWorth. Get started right away with no shipping required by going to https://storyworth.com/gems  You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! 

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    Episode Topic: DNA Problem So...

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    Visit the show notes page here at Genealogy Gems.

    This episode is brought to you by our wonderful sponsors:

    StoryworthGive your relatives a meaningful gift with StoryWorth. Get started right away with no shipping required by going to https://storyworth.com/gems  You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! 

    MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

    Episode Topic: Genealogy at t...

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    Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 256 with Lisa Louise Cooke September 2021

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    This episode is brought to you by our wonderful sponsor:

    MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

    Episode Topic: Interview with Nathan Dylan Goodwin, author of The Chester Creek Murders

    Author Nathan Dylan Goodwin (The Sterling Affair) joins Lisa Loui...

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    Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 255 with Lisa Louise Cooke August 2021

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    MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

    Episode Topic: The U.S. National Archives Online Catalog for Genealogy

    In this  episode Lisa Louise Cooke will answer important questions such as:

  • What kind of genealogy records ...
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    Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 254 with Lisa Louise Cooke July 2021

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    This episode is brought to you by:

    MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

    Today’s Topic: Google Photos for Beginners

    Have you thought about using Google Photos but just weren’t sure how it worked or where to start? This episode will answer your question...

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    Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 253 with Lisa Louise Cooke June 2021

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    StoryworthGive your dad the most meaningful gift this Father’s Day with StoryWorth. Get started right away with no shipping required by going to https://storyworth.com/gems  You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! 

    MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”

    In this episo...

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    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!”

    In this episode:

    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 248with Lisa Louise CookeDecember 2020

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    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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