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Episode 280 - 16 Ways to Find Your Ancestors’ Village
14-02-2024
Episode 280 - 16 Ways to Find Your Ancestors’ Village
AUDIO PODCAST SHOW NOTES:  Whether you want to visit the village where your ancestor was born on your next vacation, or you just want to find their records, you’ll need to know the exact place name and location. Professional genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy joins me in this video to help us pin down those ancestral places. This interview is also available in video form on the show notes page. And if you’re a Genealogy Gems Premium Member, you’ll be able to download those show notes as a PDF cheat sheet in the Resources section at the bottom of the page. Visit the show notes page for this episode.  Genealogy Gems Premium Members Exclusive Download: Log into your Premium membership and download the ad-free Show Notes handout that complements this episode: 16 Ways to Find Your Ancestor's Village Our Sponsors: MyHeritage Click here to start finding your family history at MyHeritage   Learn more: watch MyHeritage 10 “Don’t Miss” Features You Need.    Get 20% off a Publisher Extra subscription. Click here and use coupon code GenealogyGems   Archives.com Archives is an invaluable resource if you want to make your family history research simple and affordable. Visit Archives.com and let your family history journey begin. Become a Genealogy Gems Premium Member Premium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsThe Genealogy Gems Premium PodcastElevenses with Lisa downloadable ad-free show notes PDF cheat sheets Become a member here.  Learn more about Genealogy Gems Premium Membership. Genealogy Gems Podcast App Don’t miss the Bonus audio for this episode. In the app, tap the gift box icon just under the media player. Get the app here.  Get the Free Genealogy Gems Newsletter The Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Sign up today here. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 279 - DNA Painter and Resolving Conflicting Birthdates
15-01-2024
Episode 279 - DNA Painter and Resolving Conflicting Birthdates
AUDIO PODCAST SHOW NOTES:  I've got two great genealogy topics and interviews for you in this audio podcast episode. First up we’re going to tackle the problem of conflicting birthdates. When you find different dates in a variety of genealogical records, how do you decide which one to record in your family tree database? Well, you have to do more digging and analysis! So, we’re going to talk about: Reasons for Birthdate Discrepancies in Genealogy5 Questions You Should Ask About Conflicting BirthdatesBirth Record SubstitutesCase Study Strategies for Solving Conflicting Birthdates Then we’re going to switch gears and take a look at a popular online DNA tool called DNA Painter and who better to tell us about that than the creator of the shared centimorgans project on DNApainter.com, Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger. He’s going to explain DNA Painter, the Shared Centimorgans tool, and what he sees coming next in genetic genealogy. Visit the show notes page for this episode.  Watch the Videos Watch the video version:  Genealogy Problem Solving: Conflicting Birthdates.Watch the video version:  DNA Painter with Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger. Genealogy Gems Premium Members Exclusive Download: Log into your Premium membership and download the ad-free Show Notes handout that complements this episode: Resolving Conflicting Birthdates PDFDNA Painter PDF Our Sponsors: Get your MyHeritage DNA Test Kit   Get 20% off a Publisher Extra subscription. Click here and use coupon code GenealogyGems   Archives.com Archives is an invaluable resource if you want to make your family history research simple and affordable. Visit Archives.com and let your family history journey begin. Become a Genealogy Gems Premium Member Premium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsThe Genealogy Gems Premium PodcastElevenses with Lisa downloadable ad-free show notes PDF cheat sheets Become a member here.  Learn more about Genealogy Gems Premium Membership. Genealogy Gems Podcast App Don’t miss the Bonus audio for this episode. In the app, tap the gift box icon just under the media player. Get the app here.  Get the Free Genealogy Gems Newsletter The Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Sign up today here. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 278 - AI Updates and Should you use AI like ChatGPT and Bard for genealogy
15-07-2023
Episode 278 - AI Updates and Should you use AI like ChatGPT and Bard for genealogy
AUDIO PODCAST SHOW NOTES: Get the very latest on the major update Google has made to Bard, and the answer to the question "Should I use Bard, ChatGPT, or any of the other chatbots for genealogy research?" I've got some surprising answers for you! Visit the show notes page for this episode.  Watch the Video You can watch the video version: SHOCKING RESULTS! Should you use AI Chatbots for Genealogy? Genealogy Gems Premium Members Exclusive Download: Log into your Premium membership and download the ad-free Show Notes handout that complements this episode. Our Sponsors: MyHeritage Click here to start finding your family history at MyHeritage   Learn more: watch MyHeritage 10 “Don’t Miss” Features You Need.  Visit Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana is the home of the second-largest free genealogy library in the country. Make your plans to visit today. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com  Become a Genealogy Gems Premium Member Premium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsThe Genealogy Gems Premium PodcastElevenses with Lisa downloadable ad-free show notes PDF cheat sheets Become a member here.  Learn more about Genealogy Gems Premium Membership. Genealogy Gems Podcast App Don’t miss the Bonus audio for this episode. In the app, tap the gift box icon just under the media player. Get the app here.  Get the Free Genealogy Gems Newsletter The Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Sign up today here. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 277 - Marriage Case Study and Researching Witnesses
16-06-2023
Episode 277 - Marriage Case Study and Researching Witnesses
Show Notes: Professional Genealogist J Mark Lowe joins Lisa Louise Cooke on the show to share a marriage research case study that highlights the importance of understanding Gretna Greens. Then Professional Genealogist and blogger Robyn Smith shares her 3 step process for researching witnesses found on records from her new Family Tree Magazine article Witness Testimony.   Visit the show notes page for this episode.  Watch the Videos Watch Lisa Louise Cooke's video interview with J Mark Lowe on Marriage Research.  Watch Lisa Louise Cooke's video interview with Robyn Smith on researching witnesses found on genealogical records. Genealogy Gems Premium Members Exclusive Download: Log into your Premium membership and then download the handy show notes PDFs that complement the topics covered in this podcast episode: Marriage Case StudyResearching Witnesses Our Sponsors: MyHeritage Get your MyHeritage DNA Test Kit Newspapers.com Get 20% off a Publisher Extra subscription. Click here and use coupon code GenealogyGems   Visit Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana is the home of the second largest free genealogy library in the country. Make your plans to visit today. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com  Become a Genealogy Gems Premium Member Premium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsThe Genealogy Gems Premium PodcastElevenses with Lisa downloadable ad-free show notes PDF cheat sheets Become a member here.  Learn more about Genealogy Gems Premium Membership. Genealogy Gems Podcast App Don’t miss the Bonus audio for this episode. In the app, tap the gift box icon just under the media player. Get the app here.  Get the Free Genealogy Gems Newsletter The Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Sign up today here. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 276 - Free Old Newspapers at Google Books
15-05-2023
Episode 276 - Free Old Newspapers at Google Books
Google Books is known for having millions of free digitized books. But did you know that it’s also packed with hidden old newspapers? Since newspapers don’t typically appear in your initial search results in Google Books, I’ll show you two ways to filter down to only newspapers. Plus I’ll also show you some of the most effective ways to quickly find the right ancestor and the right article. Get the show notes for this episode. (This page includes affiliate links from which we are compensated. Thank you for supporting this free podcast. ) MyHeritage Get your MyHeritage free trial today! Newspapers.com Get 20% off a Publisher Extra subscription. Click here and use coupon code genealogygems   Visit Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana is the home of the second largest free genealogy library in the country. Make your plans to visit today. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com  Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsMonthly Elevenses with Lisa showThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes handout PDFs Become a Premium Member here. Free Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 275 Restarting Your Genealogy Research - Getting Started
15-04-2023
Episode 275 Restarting Your Genealogy Research - Getting Started
Has it been a while since you worked on your genealogy research? As passionate as we may be about genealogy, the reality is that a little thing called “Life” can get in the way! Getting back into genealogy can actually be a bit daunting. Where did you leave off? Where should you start back up? If it’s been months or even years since you had your hands in genealogy, you’re in the right place. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to pick up your genealogy after a hands-off spell so that you can quickly and efficiently get back on the trail of your ancestors. Get the show notes for this episode.  (This page includes affiliate links from which we are compensated. Thank you for supporting this free podcast. ) MyHeritage Get your MyHeritage DNA Test Kit Newspapers.com Get 20% off a Publisher Extra subscription. Click here and use coupon code genealogygems   Visit Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana is the home of the second largest free genealogy library in the country. Make your plans to visit today. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com  Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsMonthly Elevenses with Lisa showThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes handout PDFs Become a Premium Member here. Free Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 270 Pennsylvania and Ohio Genealogy
14-11-2022
Episode 270 Pennsylvania and Ohio Genealogy
In this episode, we’re going to be visiting two of the most pivotal states in the U.S. for genealogy research. These states played key roles in the development and expansion of the United States of America, and we’re going to explore a top online resource for each. First up is the state of Pennsylvania, officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1681 through a royal land grant to William Penn, and established as a haven for religious and political tolerance. And since for over 300 years the port of Philadelphia was a major gateway for arriving immigrants, many many family trees include people who passed through Pennsylvania. One of the best and most important resources for records of interest to genealogists is the State Library of Pennsylvania, and we’ll be exploring it today with Kathy Hale, the Government Documents Librarian, and Amy Woytovich, the Genealogy Librarian at the State Library of PA. Then we will head west to Ohio which joined the union back in 1803, and where many of our ancestors settled, or passed through on their way West.  The Ohio Memory website is a rich source of historical materials that tell the story of this state and potentially many American families. Jenni Salamon, the Ohio Memory Digital Services Manager will be joining me to explain the depth of the available materials and provide insight into how to best navigate the website. Get the full show notes for this episode here.  MyHeritage Get your free trial now at MyHeritage Newspapers.com Get 20% off. Click here and use coupon code genealogygems   Visit Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana is the home of the second largest free genealogy library in the country. Make your plans to visit today. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com    Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsMonthly Elevenses with Lisa showThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes handout PDFs Become a Premium Member here. Sign Up for the Free Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 269 Virginia Genealogy Strategies and Best Websites
17-10-2022
Episode 269 Virginia Genealogy Strategies and Best Websites
In this episode, we’re focusing on early Virginia genealogy.   In our first segment, I’ve invited a professional genealogist to join us to help pave the way for tracing our ancestors back to Virginia just prior to the Revolutionary War. Jeri Satterwhite-Dearing specializes in early Virginia research in her work as a professional genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists.  In this video, she explains some of the biggest challenges you’ll face when researching early Virginian ancestors, the records you should be looking for, and some of the best resources.     In the second segment, I’ll cover a list of the best websites for Virginia Genealogy.  Get the full show notes for this episode here.  MyHeritage Get your MyHeritage DNA kit here Newspapers.com Get 20% off. Click here and use coupon code genealogygems   Visit Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana is the home of the second largest free genealogy library in the country. Make your plans to visit today. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com    Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsMonthly Elevenses with Lisa showThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes handout PDFs Become a Premium Member here. Sign Up for the Free Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 263 1950 Census Update and FamilySearch Indexing
15-04-2022
Episode 263 1950 Census Update and FamilySearch Indexing
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 happening and how you can get involved.   Resources mentioned: Your Guide to 1950 Census Questions Asked in the 1950 Census 1950 U.S. Census Maps (How to find and use them) How to Find Old Rural Addresses on a Map One-Step Tools for the 1950 Census with Steve Morse 1950 Census Search Strategies   MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”   Newspapers.com Get 20% off. Click here and use coupon code genealogygems   Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsMonthly Elevenses with Lisa showThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes handout PDFs Become a Premium Member here. Stay Up to Date with the Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems
Episode 262 - Genealogy Data Workflow
09-03-2022
Episode 262 - Genealogy Data Workflow
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 genealogy data workflow. We’ll talk about how it all fits together to ensure an uncluttered desk and the ability to instantly put my hands on what I need when I need it.    MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!” Video and Show NotesThis audio comes from my video series Elevenses with Lisa episode 71. Genealogy Gems Premium Members have exclusive access to the downloadable show notes "cheat sheet" handout. Premium Members also have access to all of the archived earlier episodes. To access the Elevenses with Lisa Premium Member archive, log in to your membership at https://genealogygems.com and under in the main menu under Premium go to Premium Videos and click on Elevenses with Lisa. Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes PDF Become a Premium Member here. Stay Up to Date with the Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems #genealogy #genealogypodcast
Episode 261 - 10 Top Tips for German Genealogy
10-02-2022
Episode 261 - 10 Top Tips for German Genealogy
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 German handwriting expert Katherine Schober shares her 10 Top Tips for Beginning Germany Genealogy. These tips are packed with tools and resources that you can start using right away. Katherine Schober is a German / English translator, specializing in the old German handwriting. She is the author of “The Magic of German Church Records” and “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”, as well as the creator of the online course “Reading the Old German Handwriting.” This episode brings you the audio from Elevenses with Lisa episode 52. You can watch the video version on the Genealogy Gems website.  MyHeritage From Lisa: “I use MyHeritage for my own genealogy research. It makes all the difference!”   Newspapers.com Get 20% off. Click here and use coupon code genealogygems   Video and Show NotesThis audio comes from my video series Elevenses with Lisa episode 52. Genealogy Gems Premium Members have exclusive access to the downloadable show notes "cheat sheet" handout. Premium Members also have access to all of the archived earlier episodes. To access the Elevenses with Lisa Premium Member archive, log in to your membership at https://genealogygems.com and under in the main menu under Premium go to Premium Videos and click on Elevenses with Lisa. Become a Genealogy Gems Premium MemberPremium Members have exclusive access to: Video classes and downloadable handoutsThe Genealogy Gems Premium Podcastdownloadable show notes PDF Become a Premium Member here. Stay Up to Date with the Genealogy Gems NewsletterThe Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today. Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcastFacebook.com/genealogygemsPinterest.com/lisalouisecookeYouTube.com/GenealogyGems #genealogy #germangenealogy