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  • 01:24

    Finding Your Records on FamilySearch.org with Merrill White and Robert Kehrer

    in History

    Rebroadcast


    FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.


    Merrill White was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada.  He graduated from BYU with a BA in History and Minor in Music.  Has worked for FamilySearch for 14 years and is currently a Product Manager for the FamilySearch Discovery Center initiative.


    Robert Kehrer worked for 12 years as a molecular geneticist identifying disease genes by building very large family pedigrees. He has an MBA and worked for 7 years at Apple managing strategic alliances and driving market strategy in the sciences. For the last 7 years Robert has worked for FamilySearch as a product manager in the Family History Library, overseeing the public APIs, and managing the development of FamilySearch.org beta. He is currently the senior product manager of search technologies for FamilySearch.


     

  • 01:24

    Finding Your Family Records at FamilySearch.org-Merrill White & Robert Kehrer

    in History

     


    FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.


    Merrill White was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada.  He graduated from BYU with a BA in History and Minor in Music.  Has worked for FamilySearch for 14 years and is currently a Product Manager for the FamilySearch Discovery Center initiative.


    Robert Kehrer worked for 12 years as a molecular geneticist identifying disease genes by building very large family pedigrees. He has an MBA and worked for 7 years at Apple managing strategic alliances and driving market strategy in the sciences. For the last 7 years Robert has worked for FamilySearch as a product manager in the Family History Library, overseeing the public APIs, and managing the development of FamilySearch.org beta. He is currently the senior product manager of search technologies for FamilySearch.


     


     

  • 00:57

    The FamilySearch Research Wiki and Your Genealogy Society

    in History

    This week’s episode hosted by Thomas MacEntee is entitled FamilySearch Research Wiki and Your Genealogy Society. Our guest will be Lise Embley, of FamilySearch who will help us understand how the FamilySearch Research Wiki works and how it can help your genealogy society. In addition, we’ll be highlighting FGS member society, Fairfax Genealogical Society, Fairfax County, Virginia and speaking with their president, Lee James Irwin, in our weekly Society Spotlight feature. . Tune in to FGS Radio – My Society each week to learn more about genealogy societies and join in a discussion of the issues impacting the genealogical community.

  • 01:28

    1940 Census Success Stories

    in History

     
    Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, April 13, 2012, starting at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6pm Pacific with host Thomas MacEntee. This week our show is entitled 1940 US Census Success Stories with special co-host DearMYRTLE of the DearMYRTLE blog and website.  Our special guest will be Jim Ericson, of FamilySearch (one of the sponsors of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project) will update us on the indexing of the 1940 US Census images. Plus, we’ll have a call-in part of the show where you can share your own 1940 Census success stories and tell us what the 1940 Census means to your family history research. And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

  • 01:25

    Ready, Set, 1940 US Census!

    in History

    Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, March 30, 2012, starting at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6pm Pacific with host Thomas MacEntee. This week our show is entitled Ready, Set, 1940 US Census!  Our special guests will include:  Steve Morse, architect of the Intel 8086 process which helped spark the PC revolution over 30 years ago, who has developed a set of online tools at his One Step Website to help you locate your family in the 1940 US Census. Joining him will be Joel Weintraub, retired biology professor at California State University, Fullerton who has been preparing for the release of the 1940 US Census since 2005. Also, Jim Ericson, of FamilySearch which is one of the sponsors of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. Jim will discuss how you can get involved with indexing the 1940 US Census images when they are released on April 2, 2012. As well as Amy Johnson Crow of Archives.com, another partner in the 1940 US Census Community Project who offer a behind the scenes look at the technology used to make the 1940 US Census images available to the public. And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

  • 00:51

    The 1940 US Census and Genealogy Societies

    in History

    Join us for the next episode of FGS Radio - My Society, an Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. This week’s episode hosted by Thomas MacEntee is entitled The 1940 US Census - How Your Genealogy Society Can Get Involved. Our guest will be Jim Ericson, of FamilySearch which is one of the sponsors of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. Jim will discuss how your genealogy society and your members can get involved with indexing the 1940 US Census images when they are released on April 2, 2012.  In addition, we’ll be featuring FGS member society, Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, in our weekly Society Spotlight feature. Tune in to FGS Radio – My Society each week to learn more about genealogy societies and join in a discussion of the issues impacting the genealogical community.

  • 01:59

    Do Books Still Matter in Genealogy?

    in Books

    This week our show is entitled Do Books Still Matter In Genealogy?. Our special guests will include: Jim Ericson, Senior Product Marketing Manager for FamilySearch representing family history & technology conference RootsTech who will start off our discussion of books and their role in the genealogy industry; Leland Meitzler of Family Roots Publishing Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah who was recently one of several book vendors initially banned from the RootsTech exhibit hall; Curt B. Witcher, MA, FUGA, FIGS, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana who’ll help us understand trends in the book and library industry, especially in terms of technology and genealogy; and Biff and Nancy Barnes of Stories to Tell, another “banned” vendor and one that specializes in helping folks publish their own family history books. And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

  • 01:01

    Using Genealogy Resources to Tell Our Story

    in History

    We are still working to get the story straight as far as African American history goes.  It is our own responsibility to gather the oral history and and historical documentation so that our children will have a clear understanding about our history and our accomplishments.
    There is no other way that they will know that they are "standing upon the shoulder of greatness," and that they have a duty to honor their ancestor's dignity. 
    We need to safeguard them against being miseducated.  Michelle Bachman, a candidate for President commented that the Founding Fathers fought to end slavery, but we know several owned slaves themselves.
    Renown genealogist, Kathleen Brandt, shared an article entitled, "Happy 4th?" about her Revolutionary War ancestor, Ned Griffin, who was freed after his service.  We know most of our ancestors were not free until many years later.
    But where should you start?  Join Hosts Antoinettte Harrell and Robin Foster as we share some of the greatest free online resources available to you.
    FamilySearch Wiki
    FamilySearch Forums
    FamilySearch Research Courses
    FamilySearch Historical Records
    The following resources will help you develop your own prespectives about the historical context of the records which document African Americans.
    Over Troubled Water
    About Our Freedom
    About Peonage

  • 01:00

    Update from NGS 2011 and African American Genealogy

    in History

    Please join out Hosts, Antoinette Harrell and Robin Foster as we discuss the wealth of resources released at NGS 2011 useful for African American Genealogy, new technologies, as well as updates from Bernice Bennett who provided a presentation on tracing homestead records of African Americans living in Livingston Parish, LA.
    Two presentations by Robin Foster, "Going Social with Genealogy," and "Most Overlooked Resources in SC," were filmed by FamilySearch and will be available soon along with the other free Research Courses at familysearch.org.

  • 00:30

    Answering "Who am I?" with Family History

    in Family

    Birth records began to be recorded officially by the state of South Carolina in 1915. Locating a birth record for your African American ancestor before 1915 can be very challenging, however, this show will help you identify records to use as a substitute. Some counties recorded births, and you can learn more about them at FamilySearch Wiki: South Carolina Vital Records (wiki.familysearch.org)

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