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The Genealogy Guys


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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 09 April 2006

A passle of announcements, including the deadline for early-bird registrations for NGS (www.ngsgenealogy.org), new online registration for FGS and a deadline for FGS award nominations (www.fgs.org), and George's newest book on researching in London respositories (www.lulu.com/content/253150).  George talks about his recent visit from a first cousin and the use of upcoming holidays to learn more about family history.  Drew uses the opportunity of a visit from an old roommate to do some U.S. census research, and develops some new search tricks.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 02 April 2006

George announces new databases at ScotlandsPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk), the new Ancestry Weekly Journal, the new 24/7 Family History Circle blog (blogs.ancestry.com/circle), the early bird deadline for the upcoming NGS conference in Chicago (www.ngsgenealogy.org), and George's new blog that will continue his "Along Those Lines..." column (ahaseminars.com).  Drew discusses how to choose the right genealogy database software.  George shares his recent experiences in using Lulu (www.lulu.com) to publish his latest book on doing research in London repositories.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 27 March 2006

George returns from his trip to Muskogee, Oklahoma (which is why the podcast is a day late). Drew talks about using PERSI, an index to genealogy periodicals produced by the Allen County (Indiana) Public Library and available via HeritageQuest Online, and George shares his successes in searching for and obtaining WWII-era civil marriage records from England.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 19 March 2006

Drew completes his discussion of locating family history books by suggesting the use of metasearch sites Addall (www.addall.com) and Bookfinder (www.bookfinder.com) for finding new and used books to purchase. George points out the value of using eBay to locate genealogy-related material. Finally, George gives advice on British research sites GENUKI (www.genuki.org.uk), 1837online (www.1837online.com), and the General Register Office (www.gro.gov.uk).

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 12 March 2006

George returns from his all-day seminar in Tallahassee to talk about upcoming conferences: the National Genealogical Society (www.ngsgenealogy.org), the International Assocation of Jewish Genealogical Societies (www.jgsny2006.org), and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (www.fgs.org). Drew gets feedback from the fine folks at OCLC about their genealogy site (www.oclc.org/worldcat/genealogy/). A discussion of where to find books online (including the BYU site at www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/) is followed by an introduction to using the interlibrary loan services of libraries.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 05 March 2006

Drew and George discover a new resource for biographical information about U.S. federal lawmakers (www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/cdocuments/hd108-222/). Then Drew continues a discussion of using sources written by others, this week focusing on manuscript collections. The free trial of ArchiveGrid (www.archivegrid.org) is mentioned, as is NUCMC and ArchivesUSA. The A2A database of the UK is another source (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a). Finally, George shares 5 reasons that things aren't found in a courthouse. This week's podcast welcomes a new sponsor, Moorshead Publishing.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 25 February 2006

George recommends the new magazine "Internet Genealogy" (www.internet-genealogy.com). George and Drew discuss using deeds as a resource. Finally, Drew and George talk about using the Library of Congress catalog (catalog.loc.gov) and the WorldCat database to locate books about your family.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 19 February 2006

George identifies a handy Australian site (www.coraweb.com.au), reminds listeners of the annual ISFHWE writing contest (www.rootsweb.com/~cgc), announces an upcoming Scandinavian seminar (www.scandinavianseminar.org), and encourages listeners to consider becoming certified genealogists (www.bcgcertification.org). Drew continues his discussion of genealogical goals and projects by starting with reviewing past research done by others, beginning with the family histories found in the Family History Library Catalog (www.familysearch.org). Drew also chats with Wendy Elliott, president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (www.fgs.org), about a contract job opportunity, FGS publications, national genealogical awards, and a new way to encourage youth to engage in genealogical research.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 12 February 2006

George recommends an online tutorial that teaches beginning Latin for reading pre-1733 documents (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/latin/beginners/). Then Drew and George begin a detailed discussion regarding genealogical goals and projects, including preparing for trips, referencing published sources, and saving time and money in doing research.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 05 February 2006

George announces the annual ISFHWE writing contest (www.rootsweb.com/~cgc/writing_contest_home.htm), and mentions that he'll be speaking at the Palm Beach County (FL) Genealogical Society (www.pbcgensoc.org) on February 11 and the Muskogee County (OK) Genealogical Society (www.rootsweb.com/~okmuscgs) on March 23. Drew interviews Jana Sloan Broglin, and they talk about being a certified genealogist (www.bcgcertification.org), doing Ohio genealogical research (www.ogs.org), and becoming a member society of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (www.fgs.org). And don't miss Jana explaining about a certain unusual costume...

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 29 January 2006

George talks about educational opportunities for genealogists, and Drew shares some of the insights he gained in using microfilmed records at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 22 January 2006

George and Drew discuss finding genealogy-related materials on eBay and sites for used books; and Drew interviews Paula Stuart-Warren on the subjects of Native American research, using professional genealogists, and doing research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 12 January 2006

As Drew gets ready to head off to Salt Lake City for a board meeting of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, he talks about Lulu (www.lulu.com), a service for printing books on demand. George wraps up his discussion of ecclesiastical records.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 08 January 2006

Drew catches up on the wide variety of topics found in the Genealogy Guys Podcast listener e-mailbag, and George starts a discussion of ecclesiastical records.

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 02 January 2006

George is a bit under the weather, so Drew turns this podcast into a rare all-Smith program when he is joined by his special guests: husband-and-wife genealogy writers/speakers Gary and Diana Crisman Smith. But first, loyal Genealogy Guys Podcast listeners are given the opportunity to locate themselves on a Frappr map!

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The Genealogy Guys Podcast - 27 December 2005

George shares his delight in receiving a very special Christmas gift from a cousin, and Drew encourages genealogists to use blogs for the purpose of an online research log. [Note: Ralph Brandi's web site can be found at www.brandi.com/geneablogy/]

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