Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fantastic Podcast!

Okay, so I was so-o-o-o jealous when other genealogy researchers and bloggers got to attend the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona last week. But funds are limited, and so I just couldn't get there.

Well, thanks to some great folks, we are getting some wonderful information from that conference! One of the really great ones is the Genealogy Gems Podcast, which is hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke. And on the Friday evening meeting Lisa recorded her first ever LIVE! Genealogy Gems podcast.

And I got to sit here tonight, in my cozy chair, and listen to this great podcast. [You can too, here.]

Lisa let us know she has a great toolbar out to download for free. You can download it here. [By the way... I LOVE this toolbar!]

Lisa introduced her daughter, Lacey Cooke, who is her Stage Manager.

Following that she did an interview with Gena Philibert Ortega [Gena's Genealogy Blog]. They discussed World Vital records, and genealogy blogs. They discussed how to follow, subscribe through a reader and how to set up a reader.

A fun interview followed with Thomas MacEntee [Geneabloggers] and Thomas' Top Ten Genealogy Blog Myths. As always Thomas' wit and humor had everyone laughing!

Lisa went on to introduce Bruce Buzbee, who is the new Genealogy Gems Podcast sponsor. [Yes, you recognize Bruce's name from Roots Magic!]. They discussed the new Roots Magic software, and the free [yes, free!] download version you can get!

Lisa's last interview was with Anastasia Tyler, from Ancestry. They discussed the collaborative effort Ancestry had in producing 'Who Do You Think You Are?" with NBC. [The show will air on Friday, March 5th - see our previous post today with the trailer!] They also discussed the new things that will be coming up on Ancestry in 2010.

This was an upbeat and exciting podcast! And you won't want to miss it! So, be sure to visit Genealogy Gems Podcast now [Podcast #79]!


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

I have to give Lisa Cooke's daughter, Lacey, credit. It was her job to whip the audience into a frenzy and she did a great job. The live podcast format was a great success, so I think Lisa will be doing it again. Hopefully somewhere you can see it in person. :)

Texicanwife said...

Me too!

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

Thanks so much for your kind review of the live podcast - wow! Doing the show live was a blast! I'm looking forward to doing it again in the future and hope you can attend!!