DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 12 Feb 2008 genealogy podcast is available for listening via computer or transferred to any .mp3 player if you choose to download the file. An alternative would be to download the file automatically via iTunes. You don’t need an iPod to listen. For a complete list of current DearMYRTLE podcasts visit: http://podcasts.dearmyrtle.com .
TOPICS & GUESTS THIS WEEK
Lisa L. Cooke to discuss customizing iGoogle as your own genealogical “cockpit” control of the internet, and her Heritage Crafts and Displays Video series. Lisa is the producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, a weekly audio and video genealogy show available through www.GenealogyGems.TV and iTunes, and the author of Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies. Lisa has been featured in Ancestry, Family Tree and True West Magazines, and The New York Times. She also is the creator of the popular "Socks to America" and other family history videos on RootsTelevision. Congrats to Lisa, as your podcast is coming up on its first birthday later this month. Contact Lisa or subscribe to her free email through her website. This interview starts 13 min. 10 seconds into the podcast.
John Hamrock, about how US researchers should get started on their Irish Family History. National Library of Ireland, Roman Catholic Church records, before 1858 Church of Ireland (Episcopal) Dublin and the many public records lost in fire of 1922 except for locally held documents. Also Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith’s Valuation and the Hearth Tax (Eastern Counties). John specializes in Irish family research. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and holds a Diploma and a Certificate in Genealogy/Family History (First Class Honours) from the National University of Ireland, UCD Dublin. John’s book Tracing Roscommon Ancestors is a comprehensive guide for those tracing families in County Roscommon, where common family names include Kelly, McDermot, Beirne, Regan, Flanagan, O'Connor, McDonagh, and Quinn. It is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. It is well-illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found. It also has an extensive listing of references to estate records and also to family histories. Contact John at through his website. This interview starts 27 min. 33 seconds into the podcast.
- The BEST of the Internet for Genealogists Award - 3 Feb 2008
- The BEST of the Internet for Genealogists Award - 10 Feb 2008
LINKS WE MENTION
- Teen publishes Irish family history novel
- Last living US WWI Vet
- 1-Step Improvement - 1920 Federal Census
- Give it your all
FROM THE BOOKSHELF
- Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World's Fighting Men and Volunteers. Find out more at Genealogical Publishing Company www.Genealogical.com
- Herber, Mark D. Ancestral Trails. The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, Second Edition . New & used through Amazon.com.
Links to some of DearMYRTLE’s recent blogs:
- Footnote.com Opens Records to the Public in Honor African Americans
- NARA: Guides to the American West
- African American Lives 2: Feb 6th
- NARA: 22nd Annual Preservation Conference March 10, 2008
- APG Youth Scholarship deadline 28 Feb 2008
- Seattle: New Jewish FH Resources with Jerry Watt
- WVR to add World Collection 4 Feb 2008
- Nat'l Archives restores evening & weekend research hours
- 1871 Census - 10 new counties added