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Podcast 41 - Education Week - full program - PREMIUM

November 12, 2017

Gena and Jean discuss their personal experiences as both teachers and students, in the first half, then talk about the history of literacy and education in America in the second part of this podcast. Hopefully, listeners will find their own memories of school-days kindled for the purpose of writing personal histories and get a glimpse into their ancestors' lives regarding education, in the second portion. Some resource ideas are provided and, for a full list, check the blogpost for 12 November 2017 at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com.

Photo here is of a schoolhouse, Leesburg Townsite, Napias Creek, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho; contributed to the Library of Congress by the Historic American Buildings Survey. Photo transmitted by Barry Gill, 1933.

Podcast 41 - Education Week, First Half - FREE

November 12, 2017

Gena and Jean discuss their experiences as both students and teachers (in the first half), and the history of education in America, hopefully connecting to listeners' ancestors' school life. To hear the second half of the podcast, become a premium subscriber. Click on this same podcast (from the main menu) that is labeled "Premium." The cost is only $20/year and can be charged on any major credit or debit card.

Check the blog at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for 12 November 2017 for the resources used in the second half.

The photo included here is of a schoolyard in Washington State, taken by Theodor Hoyrdzak, ca. 1920-1950, and retrieved from the Library of Congress website.

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Podcast 40 - Hallowe’en, complete program - PREMIUM version

October 22, 2017

Gena and Jean discuss the customs, traditions, and superstitions dealing with Hallowe'en. 

To access the blog that includes the resources, click http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and search for Podcast 40.

The photo included here is of Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas, where Jean's paternal Wilcox family are interred. Copyrighted image.

Podcast 40 - Hallowe’en traditions, 1st Half - FREE

October 22, 2017

Gena and Jean discuss the customs, traditions, and superstitions dealing with Hallowe'en. This is the first half of the program; the second half is available as a PREMIUM subscription and contains more of the specific traditions possibly engaged in by previous generations.

To access the blog that includes the resources, click http://genaandjean.blogspot.com.

The photo included here is of Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto Wisconsin and the Johnson plot (Jean's maternal family members). Copyrighted image.

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Podcast 39 - Native American Day - First half - FREE

October 8, 2017

To recognize the 2nd Monday of the Month - Native American Day - Gena and Jean talk about the Native American tribes, changes they experiences, movements made as the Western Expansion progressed, and more. In the second half, available by subscription from that podcast listing on the main menu, they provide information on how to do research that deals with Native American genealogy. To access the resources information, check their blog at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/10/genealogy-journeys-podcast-39-native.html

 

The photo included here was acquired, with permission, from 

<a href="https://clipartxtras.com/">clipartxtras.com</a>

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Podcast 39 - Native American Day

October 8, 2017

Gena and Jean talk about the Native American tribes, changes they experiences, movements made as the Western Expansion progressed, and more. In the second half, they provide information on how to do research that deals with Native American genealogy. To access the resources information, check their blog at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/10/genealogy-journeys-podcast-39-native.html

 

The photo included here was acquired, with permission, from 

<a href="https://clipartxtras.com/">clipartxtras.com</a>

Podcast 38 - Johnny Appleseed Day - First half (FREE)

September 24, 2017

In honor of Johnny Appleseed Day (September 26th), Gena and Jean discuss the importance of apples and apple trees in early America (along with a couple of recipes), his life, the truths and fictions about John Chapman. In the second half (available only in the Premium version) they go into his genealogy, and provide some hints about researching Colonial ancestors. They also discuss some of the problems with online trees, particularly for well-known figures in history. Access the resource materials at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for 24 September 2017.

This podcast is just the first half of the program. To access the full 39+ minute broadcast, select the Premium option and subscribe (only $20/year). 

Photo above is of Johnny Appleseed's grave in Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, taken by Kevin M. Brooks, 4 September 2012, retrieved from Wikipedia site for Johnny Appleseed

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Podcast 38 - Johnny Appleseed Day - Full Version

September 24, 2017

In honor of Johnny Appleseed Day (September 26th), Gena and Jean discuss the importance of apples and apple trees in early America (along with a couple of recipes), his life, the truths and fictions about John Chapman, his genealogy (in the second half), and provide some hints about researching Colonial ancestors. They also discuss some of the problems with online trees, particularly for well-known figures in history. Access the resource materials at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for 24 September 2017.

The image provided is from Wikipedia, H. S. Knapp - A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (1862) and is in the Public Domain.

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Podcast 37 - Grandparents Day: Cleaning out the Old House, Full episode

September 15, 2017

Gena and Jean honor Grandparents Day (Sept. 10) by talking about experiences of cleaning out old houses as well as giving hints on how to handle the task yourself as well as prepare your own home for that eventuality. Some specific elements dealing with family history connections also included. 

Photo: the Wilcox Wilmette, Illinois house on Forest (Jean's childhood home) 

Resources: Check the Gena and Jean blog for September 15, 2017.

Podcast 37 - Grandparents Day & Cleaning out the Old House - first half - FREE

September 15, 2017

Gena and Jean honor Grandparents Day (Sept. 10) by talking about experiences of cleaning out old houses as well as giving hints on how to handle the task yourself as well as prepare your own home for that eventuality. Some specific elements dealing with family history connections also included. 

Photo: the Wilcox house on Elmwood in Wilmette (Jean's grandfather's home)

Resources: Check the Gena and Jean blog for September 15, 2017.

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