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

 

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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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Podcast 36 - Radios and their Impact on Family - Full, Premium version

August 27, 2017

In honor of National Radio Day (August 20th), Gena and Jean discuss the effects radio had on generations of decades past, the transition of radio to television to computer as news media, and some of the uniqueness of radios. The second half includes a discussion of news, sports, and entertainment programs, as well as advertisements, that came into the home via the medium of radio. The photo included here was the personal radio of Jean's grandfather, Lee Wilcox, on which he listened to the Paul Rader program every Sunday.

For information on the resources used in this podcast, refer to the the blog post of this date - 27 August 2017 - at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/08/genealogy-journeys-podcast-36-radios.html.

Podcast 36 - Radios and Ancestors - first part - FREE

August 27, 2017

In honor of National Radio Day (August 20th), Gena and Jean discuss the effects radio had on generations of decades past, the transition of radio to television to computer as news media, and some of the uniqueness of radios. The second half (not included here) includes a discussion of news, sports, and entertainment programs, as well as advertisements, that came into the home via the medium of radio. To access that, subscribe at this same website for a Premium subscription. The photo included here was the ham radio set operated by Roy Wilcox of Wilmette, Illinois in the mid-1920s through the 1930s.

For information on the resources used in this podcast, refer to the the blog post of this date - 27 August 2017 - at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/08/genealogy-journeys-podcast-36-radios.html.

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Podcast 35 - Voting and the 19th Amendment, full version, PREMIUM

August 13, 2017

Gena and Jean talk about the issues surrounding voting rights in the US, in recognition of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Various historical aspects are considered, along with the auxiliary issues of lowering the voting age in 1970, granting African Americans voting rights, and other related topics (some discussed in the long version, available with a premium subscription - just click on the link for that podcast 35, listed as "premium").

Photo here: Harris and Ewing, 1919, Women's Suffrage rally, from Library of Congress.

For resources on the subjects discussed in this podcast, please go to http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for 13 August 2017.

Podcast 35 - Voting and the 19th Amendment, 1st half - FREE

August 13, 2017

Gena and Jean talk about the issues surrounding voting rights in the US, in recognition of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Various historical aspects are considered, along with the auxiliary issues of lowering the voting age in 1970, granting African Americans voting rights, and other related topics (some discussed in the long version, available with a premium subscription - just click on the link for that podcast 35, listed as "premium").

Photo here: Harris and Ewing, 1919, Women's Suffrage rally, from Library of Congress.

For resources on the subjects discussed in this podcast, please go to http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for 13 August 2017.

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