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Podcast 55 - Illegal Alcohol, Part 1 - Moonshining (PREMIUM version)

July 4, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss various aspects of moonshine, from early days in the 1600s and 1700s to about the time of prohibition. In the second half of the program, Jean adds a song about the practice of moonshine, written by Albert Frank Beddoe. The aspects of moonshine and various laws relating to it are covered, with Internet sources cited here and available, as links, at <https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/07/podcast-55-illegal-alcohol-part-1.html>. Also mentioned in the first half are the connection between NASCAR and moonshining, as well as the debate about that relationship and, in the second portion, some of the moonshine vocabulary and recipes are provided.

Photo above is from the Library of Congress, Harpers Weekly, North Carolina depiction, dated 1879

Podcast 55 - Illegal Alcohol, Part 1 - Moonshining (First half - FREE)

July 4, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss various aspects of moonshine, from early days in the 1600s and 1700s to about the time of prohibition. In the second half of the program, Jean adds a song about the practice of moonshine, written by Albert Frank Beddoe, available on the premium version of the podcast (also posted on this website, Podbean). The aspects of moonshine and various laws relating to it are covered, with Internet sources cited here and available, as links, at <https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/07/podcast-55-illegal-alcohol-part-1.html>. Also mentioned in the first half are the connection between NASCAR and moonshining, as well as the debate about that relationship and, in the second portion, some of the moonshine vocabulary and recipes are provided.

Photo above is from the Library of Congress, labeled "Kentucky Moonshiner," and dated 1877.

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Podcast 54 - Swim Wear Over the Years - PREMIUM VERSION

June 10, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss swim fashions over the ages. The first half covers more of their particular experiences but the second half involves more of the earlier styles. Photos on the blog posted on this date - 10 June 2018 - (http://genaandjean.blogspot.com) illustrate some of Jean's ancestors' swim fashions. Also on the blog is where you can find the resources used in this program.

Photo here: Atlantic City, NJ, Detroit Publishing Co., publisher, ca. 1900; Library of Congress.

Podcast 54 - Swim wear - First half - FREE

June 10, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss swim fashions over the ages. The first half covers more of their particular experiences but the second half (available with the Premium version) involves more of the earlier styles. Photos on the blog posted on this date - 10 June 2018 - (http://genaandjean.blogspot.com) illustrate some of Jean's ancestors' swim fashions. Also on the blog is where you can find the resources used in this program.

Photo July 1898, Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925, artist, Harper's Magazine, Library of Congress photos.

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Podcast 53 - Hibbens’ Genealogy Journey, April 2018 - Full, Premium version

May 27, 2018

Jean Wilcox Hibben does this podcast solo, presenting information about her Genealogy Journey from California to New Jersey and back. The first part of the program goes through the chronological experience and the second portion provides suggestions for preparing for your own Genealogy Journey to historical societies, libraries, cemeteries, and other locations. For more information and photos of highlights of the trip, see the blog post for this date - 27 May 2018 - at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Photo above: portion of the Conrad Weiser memorial marker at the Conrad Weiser Homestead, Berks County, PA, April 2018

Podcast 53 - Hibbens’ Genealogy Journey, April 2018, short (FREE)

May 27, 2018

Jean Wilcox Hibben does this podcast solo, presenting information about her Genealogy Journey from California to New Jersey and back. The first part of the program goes through the chronological experience and the second portion (available with a premium subscription through Podbean) provides suggestions for preparing for your own Genealogy Journey to historical societies, libraries, cemeteries, and other locations. For more information and photos of highlights of the trip, see the blog post for this date - 27 May 2018 - at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Photo above: Jean Wilcox Hibben and Robert Wilcox with tombstone for their paternal grandfather, Lee Alfred Wilcox, Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois, 4 April 2018, copyrighted by Jean Wilcox Hibben.

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Podcast 52 - Railroads, Rail Travel, and Train History - Full, Premium version

May 13, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about railroading, terms that come from railroads, and their personal experiences as train passengers. The second half covers more of the history and the evolution of the trains and the routes. Your ancestors may well have been involved in railroad building, railroad management, or maybe just train travel. Hear what might have affected their lives . . . and yours.

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

This was originally posted on 13 May 2018, in recognition of the anniversary of the completion of the East-West railroad at Promontory Point, Utah on 10 May 1869.

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post on 13 May 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, copyright 1920

Podcast 52 - Railroads and their History - First half - FREE

May 13, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about railroading, terms that come from railroads, and their personal experiences as train passengers. The second half covers more of the history and the evolution of the trains and the routes. To access that, a Premium Account is required. To Subscribe, return to the home page of genjourneys.podbean and sign up with a secure method.

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

This was originally posted on 13 May 2018, in recognition of the anniversary of the completion of the East-West railroad at Promontory Point, Utah on 10 May 1869.

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post on 13 May 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago, ca. 1882.

 

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Podcast 51 - Earth Day and Conservation - Full recording, Premium

April 22, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the history and evolution of Earth Day and the issues of pollution as well as conservation. This program is broadcast the first time on 22 April 2018, the 48th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Jean talks about the preparation for the first Earth Day in the first half and more information on the history of the event and ways our ancestors were conservationists in their own right, are included in the second half. 

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post of 22 April 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, Hudson River, ca 1878

Podcast 51 - Earth Day evolution - First half, FREE

April 22, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the history and evolution of Earth Day and the issues of pollution as well as conservation. This program is broadcast the first time on 22 April 2018, the 48th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Jean talks about the preparation for the first Earth Day in the first half and more information on the history of the event and ways our ancestors were conservationists in their own right, are included in the second half. That requires a Premium subscription to the Podcast by going to the first page and using the secure order format to pay the $20 for 12 months of full podcasts and those done prior.

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post of 22 April 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, photo by John Vachon of stream pollution in Dubuque, Iowa, April 1940 (30 years before the first Earth Day)

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