Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are? New NBC Television Show

I am excited about the new TV Show Who Do You Think You Are? I have enjoyed listening to some interviews with Lisa Kudrow who is one of the producers. Here are some links to articles and online video clips about this new show:

Web site for Who Do You Think You Are?

Sarah Jessica Parker and Salem Witches

Trailer and Invitation from Lisa Kudrow

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 81  This is an hour long podcast by Lisa Louise Cooke. Part of her program is an interview with Lisa Kudrow. The two Lisas have an interesting conversation about how the new show is patterned after another show called Who Do You Think You Are? which has been popular in the United Kingdom. Lisa Kudrow talks about her father who has had an interest in genealogy for a long time and about her experience making the episode telling about her relatives in Poland and the holocaust.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Top 40 Genealogy Blogs from Family Tree Magazine Poll

I hope it was OK to copy this article from the Family Tree Magazine Blog Genealogy Insider. It was written by Diane Haddad.  I just want a copy of the list and I want to share it with any one who reads my blog. If you click on the link Genealogy Insider it will be better because links to the Top 40 Genealogy blogs can be found there, whereas I just have the names of the blogs. Here is the article:

"The May 2010 Family Tree Magazine is on its way to subscribers, so it’s time to reveal the listing of the 40 genealogy blogs you all nominated and voted as favorites.

That’s not to say, of course, that there aren’t many more stellar blogs among the hundreds family historians use to chronicle their successes and brick walls, share history, offer genealogy guidance and more. All their legions of posts add up to an extraordinary store of collective knowledge about how to discover, preserve and celebrate your family history.

We’re hoping this look at the genealogy blogosphere inspires you to go exploring for more blogs to add to your reader.

See our online article for more on the "FT40," as well as tools to find more genealogy blogs.

Congratulations to the following Family Tree 40 bloggers (listed in alphabetical order by category). We admire their writing, research and photography skills, and applaud their work to promote the pursuit of family history. I hope their blogs will proudly wear the Family Tree 40 logo!

Creative Gene by Jasia Smasha
footnoteMaven by footnoteMaven
GeneaBloggers by Thomas MacEntee
Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver

The Association of Graveyard Rabbits by several authors
Granite in My Blood by Midge Frazel

Corporate Blog by various authors

Genetic Genealogy
The Genetic Genealogist by Blaine Bettinger

George Geder by George Geder
Scottish Genealogy News and Events by Chris Paton
Small Leaved Shamrock by Lisa
Steve’s Genealogy Blog by Stephen Danko
Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog by Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Family Matters by Denise Barrett Olson
Genealogy Guys by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith
Genealogy Tip of the Day by Michael John Neill
The ProGenealogists Blog by various authors

Local & Regional
California Genealogical Society and Library Blog by Kathryn Doyle
Sandusky History by the staff of the Sandusky (Ohio) Library Archives Research Center
Midwestern Microhistory by Harold Henderson

News & Resources
The Ancestry Insider by theAncestry Insider
DearMyrtle by Pat Richley-Erickson
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter by Dick Eastman
GenealogyBlog by Leland Meitzler

Photos & Heirlooms
The Family Curator by Denise Levenick
Shades of the Departed by footnoteMaven

Personal & Family
Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors by Miriam Midkiff
Apple’s Tree by anonymous
BeNotForgot by Vickie Everhart
Educated Genealogist by Sheri Fenley
Greta’s Genealogy Blog by Greta Koehl
Heritage Happens by Cheryl Fleming Palmer
Herstoryan by Herstoryan
Janet the Researcher by Janet Iles
Kinexxions by Becky Wiseman
Little Bytes of Life by Elizabeth
Our Georgia Roots by Luckie Daniels
WeTree by Amy Coffin
West in New England by Bill West
What’s Past is Prologue by Donna Pointkouski

Family Tree Magazine articles
Genealogy Web Sites

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

CSI & Genealogy

I’ve always thought of genealogy as CSI without the icky bodies. Mysteries. Dead people. Detective work. -- Thomas MacEntee

Here is a link to Thomas's genealogy blogs:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

E-learning courses at New Family Search

I signed up for the e-learning at New Family Search. The lessons are interactive. They are fun and they will help me be a better ward family history consultant.