Faces of America
Faces of America launched its first episode on PBS; if you happen to miss it, you can catch it online or you can purchase the DVD of all upcoming episodes.The second episode is set to air next week Wednesday 8pm EST, but check your local listings for time. If you did leave happen to see if then I well your feedback, I've shared mind here.
Live Chat Room at Geneabloggers
I cannot let this opportunity pass without bringing to everyone’s attention that Thomas from Geneabloggers hosted a chat room after the first episode of Faces of America, on Wednesday night. Many of us joined the chat room at 10 pm to discuss our impressions of the episode. I enjoyed the chat, it accomplished several things, it was a great opportunity to bring genealogy bloggers together to discuss something we are all passionate about, we had some laughs, shared a sense of community, exchanged some ideas, and left renewed and motivated.
Thomas plans to continue these chat rooms throughout the genealogy television season following both Faces of America and Who Do You Think You Are? There were a few kinks to work out, as it was a first time experiment for both Thomas in moderating this chat room, and some of us who had not participated in a chat room before, but despite being newbies there were very few hiccups.
However, from my perspective, I felted it was successful and I encourage you to stop in next Wednesday at 10 pm EST and join the conversation, it is open to Geneablogger members and any who in genealogy field. If you would like to join, contact Thomas at Geneabloggers, before next week and pick-up the password.
Sign up at http://tinychat.com/geneabloggers.
Use your Twitter or Facebook account to login, this allows everyone to sign in with a name as opposed to being recognized only as a guest.
Email Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org and request the chat room password.
If you think it’s too late in the evening, and you’re in your pj’s by that time, or you are not fit for public view, no worries, no one can see you; however, we can all see Thomas via his webcam. You do not need a webcam to participate.
Follow the conversation, type in your comments, and sit back and participate in the conversation from the comfort of your chair.
Join the chat next Wednesday at Geneabloggers, the more the merrier!
Genealogy Gems New Podcasts
Genealogy Gems has a new podcast out, Lisa Cooke's regular free series Episode 80
GEM: Interview with Irene Johnson: Tips for Visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
Tomorrow Sunday, Valentine’s Day be sure to tune in to a very special episode, Lisa interviews Lisa Kudrow, from Who DO You Think You Are? The anticipation of this new genealogy television program is reaching a fever of excitement. The genealogy community is doing its part to Spread The Word. Genealogists love the idea of bringing what they love to others and introducing it to new people, so be sure to check out Lisa Cooke’s special interview with Lisa Kudrow on Valentine’s Day.
Be sure and tune in to The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 81 on Valentine's Day to hear Lisa Kudrow, producer & star of the new genealogy themed television series Who Do You Think You Are?!The anticipation of this new genealogy television program is reaching a fever pitch. The genealogy community is doing its part to Spread the Word. Genealogist love the idea of welcoming newcomers into the genealogy world, and we are doing are part to get the message out. You can help check out Spread the Word.
Who Do You Think You Are?
The momentum is building in expectation of the upcoming genealogy television program, Who Do You Think You Are? Lisa Kudrow and NBC are rallying the genealogy community in anticipation of the release of this program. This program, which is sponsored by Ancestry.com, is looking forward to engaging and drawing in many more into the genealogy community.
The anticipation of this new genealogy television program is reaching a fever pitch. The genealogy community is doing its part to spread the word. Genealogist love the idea of welcoming newcomers into the genealogy world, and we are doing our part to get the message out. You can help check out Spread the Word.
Ancestry.com offers new releases this week
Vermont birth records, marriage records and death records, 1909-2008
Connecticut divorce records, 1968–1997
Delaware birth records, 1800–1932, marriage records, 1806-1935 and death records, 1811-1933
Ohio Obituary Index, 1830–2009
UK: London Bishops’ Transcripts, births and baptisms, 1813–1906,
marriages and banns, 1754–1921 and deaths and burials, 1813-1980- Update
FamilySearch offers some New Records
FamilySearch continues to make progress on indexing the 1910 and 1920 United States Censuses, with five new states released this week. In addition, new international projects are available for Germany, Spain, Jamaica, and Norway.
New Projects in the Past Two Weeks
• Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part B]
• España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870
• Jamaica—Civil Births, 1878–1899 [Part A]
• Norway—1875 Census [Part B] (In partnership with DIS-Norge)
• US, Alaska—1920 Federal Census
• US, Hawaii—1920 Federal Census
• U.S., Illinois—1910 Federal Census
• U.S., Indiana—1910 Federal Census
• US, Iowa—1910 Federal Census