GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, March 25, 2011

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GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 8

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers/2011/03/26/genealogy-television-and-black-sheep–oh-my

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Friday, March 25, 2011
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8-10pm Mountain US
7-9pm Pacific US
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Genealogy, Television and Black Sheep – Oh My!

This week we’ll be holding discussing both the current trend of “genealogy and television” as well as finding your black sheep ancestors!

Guests

Megan Smolenyak

Megan Smolenyak2

A popular writer, speaker and TV guest, Megan Smolenyak² does all she can to get the g-word out there and inspire others in their quest for roots. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN, NPR, and the BBC.  In addition to consulting on shows ranging from Who Do You Think You Are? to Top Chef, Megan is the author of five books, a Huffington Post contributor, and former Chief Family Historian and spokesperson for Ancestry.com.

Links:
Check out Megan’s upcoming projects and speaking appearance on her website Honoring Our Ancestors at http://www.honoringourancestors.com/schedule.html.

Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe is a full-time professional genealogist, author and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in Kentucky and Tennessee resources and researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the Southeast. As a national and regional speaker, he has brought these areas of expertise along with his unique humor and southern style to many diverse audiences.

Lowe has published articles in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the Vice President of Development for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and Past-President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society.

Appearances:

Columbus, Ohio – Mar 31 – Apr 2
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
http://www.ogs.org/conference2011/index.php

NARA – Ft Worth TX  Sept 26-30
RIGSA – Regional In-Depth Genealogical Studies Alliance
http://www.rigsalliance.org/

Links:

Farm and Rural Records
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Rural_Records_of_the_Southern_United_States

KY- TN Research Associates
http://www.kytnresearch.com

Diane Rapaport

Diane Rapaport

Diane Rapaport, a former trial lawyer, has made a new career as a historical consultant, genealogist, award-winning author and popular speaker. She offers an unusual combination of expertise and experience—in law, history and genealogy—and she enjoys discovering and telling the stories of our past. She specializes in court records and other historical resources of New England, and her current research focuses on African Americans and Native Americans in the colonial period.

Diane researches New England black sheep, mostly in the Colonial period using court records as the main resource. She is the author of The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England, as well as the long-running column “Tales from the Courthouse” in American Ancestors (formerly New England Ancestors magazine). Diane has also written the only reference book about finding and using New England court records: New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians.

Links:
http://www.DianeRapaport.com
http://www.QuillPenHistorical.com

Gayle Gresham

Gayle Gresham

At an early age, Gayle Gresham heard stories about the Black Sheep of her family, her great-great-uncle Ernest Christison, a cattle rustler in Colorado who did time in the state pen. Today she is writing a book about Christison and his cattle partner who was hanged. Gayle is a librarian, freelance writer, speaker and GeneaBlogger who has over 25 years of genealogy research under her belt.

Blogs:
http://ColoradoReflections.blogspot.com
http://EchoesofElbertCounty.blogspot.com

Author:
“Mapping Colorado’s History,” Colorado Country Life Magazine April 2010 http://issuu.com/nationalcountrymarket/docs/colorado_country_life_april_2010

Speaker:
Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium 2009
Colorado Family History Expo 2010

Door Prizes

Join us as we give away a signed copy of Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History by Megan Smolenyak².

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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