One of the great things about going to genealogy conferences is the chance to meet folks “in person” instead of relying on email, blogs & podcasts for communication. It was recently Ol' Myrt’s pleasure to meet Genealogy Gems Podcast hostess Lisa Louise Cooke. Being “big” talkers by nature, it was a delight to be interviewed by Lisa on various topics including the future of genealogy. If you’d like to tune, here is the link to the direct download of Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode_27B.mp3, where Lisa discusses:
- Attending out-of-town conferences
- MPRC (Military Public Records Center) feedback from a listener
- World Vital Records
- The “Find’ option on your web browser
- Info about donating CDs of Lisa’s podcast to local genealogy societies
- Info about sharing excerpts from Lisa’s free monthly newsletter with society newsletters.
- Feedback on Lisa’s delightful “Socks to America: An Immigration Story” video (a parody of Ken Burns’ work). NOTE from Myrt: You must share this with everyone. It is a kick! http://genealogygems.tv/Pages/TV/Comedies/Socks.htm
- The DearMYRTLE interview starts at 18:25 minutes into the podcast where we discuss Jams, weddings, internet streaming, podcasts, Facebook and other social networking websites, keeping documents online, scanned images of documents online for improved research, necessity of high speed internet access & where Myrt wants to be in the genealogy scheme of things in the future. We also discuss how to involve other family
Ol' Myrt is quite sure you’ll want to make it easier on yourself by using iTunes to regularly receive new podcast entries. You don’t need an iPod to listen, just a computer (with the speakers turned on). iTunes does make it easier to receive the podcasts on a regular basis.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.
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