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Podcast 45 - California Gold Rush - 1848, FULL LENGTH VERSION

January 28, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the impact of the California Gold Rush on the state of California and the rest of the country. The first half includes reflections of personal visits to the region and the second half details more of the people and events surrounding the region and its settlement. 

Song at the end of the podcast is "Lonesome, Roving Wolves" (traditional) performed by Jean Wilcox Hibben (playing guitar, dobro, and mandolin) and accompanied by Butch Hibben on saw. All rights reserved.

To access the resources used in the preparation of this program, please refer to the Genealogy Journeys blog for this date, 28 January 2018, at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com

Photo here is of the Oakdale Cemetery, copyright 2001 by Jean Hibben (Oakdale is located on Hwy 108/120, West of Yosemite National Park and East of Modesto). The highway running through Oakdale connects to State Rte 49 just before you get to Yosemite.

Podcast 45 - California Gold Rush 1848- First Half - FREE

January 28, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the impact of the California Gold Rush on the state of California and the rest of the country. The first half includes reflections of personal visits to the region and the second half (Premium subscription required) details more of the people and events surrounding the region and its settlement. To access the longer version, return to the genjourneys Podbean index and click on the same podcast - 45 - but the one marked "Premium." Instructions for membership are provided there. A premium subscription costs $20 and lasts 12 months from the date begun. It allows the subscriber to access previously recorded premium podcasts as well as the ones posted during the 1-year subscription period.

To access the resources used in the preparation of this program, please refer to the Genealogy Journeys blog for this date, 28 January 2018, at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com

Photo here is of the Columbia Cemetery, copyright 1993 by Jean Hibben (Columbia is located on the E18 Hwy off State Rte 49, near Sonora).

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Podcast 44 - Braille Literacy Month: Blindness and Your Ancestors - FULL VERSION

January 14, 2018

Gena and Jean recognize Braille Literacy Month with a discussion of personal experiences in researching blind ancestors as well as the Braille system, seeing eye dogs, and treatment of the blind in earlier centuries. 

Photo included is from the Library of Congress collection: The Braille Reading Room at the LOC

For a listing of resources used in this podcast, check http://genaandjean.blogspot.com under the publication date, 14 January 2017.

Podcast 44 - Braille Literacy Month: Blindness and Your Ancestors, 1st Half, FREE

January 14, 2018

Gena and Jean recognize Braille Literacy Month with a discussion of personal experiences in researching blind ancestors as well as the Braille system, seeing eye dogs, and treatment of the blind in earlier centuries. For the full podcast, subscribe to the Premium version of Genealogy Journeys at this web address by clicking on a premium podcast and entering payment information ($20/year gets full access to all podcasts).

Photo included is from the Library of Congress collection: Helen Keller, 1904.

For a listing of resources used in this podcast, check http://genaandjean.blogspot.com under this date, 14 January 2017.

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Podcast 43 - Back Stories of Christmas Songs, FULL version

December 21, 2017

Gena and Jean discuss the back stories of some of the Christmas songs that developed because of wars. Some discussion of personal Christmas song experiences is followed by histories of songs from the Civil War in the first half and goes on to cover later wars and related holiday songs in the second part. 

To learn about the references used for the history presented here, go to the blogpost for this date, 21 December 2017, at their blog for this date.

The above image is from the Library of Congress: "For he's a jolly good fellow, so say we all of us," copyright 1889 by Thomas Nast.

Podcast 43 - Back Stories of Christmas Songs - First Half, FREE

December 21, 2017

Gena and Jean discuss the back stories of some of the Christmas songs that developed because of wars. Some discussion of personal Christmas song experiences is followed by histories of songs from the Civil War. The premium version goes on to cover later wars and related holiday songs. To access the full podcast, a subscription costs $20/year for full access to all prior and future premium podcasts for the next 12 months; this is available by clicking on a premium broadcast link from the home menu and then following the directions to enter credit card information via a secured connection.

To learn about the references used for the history presented here, go to the blogpost for this date, 21 December 2017, at their blog post for this date.

The above image is from the Library of Congress: "Family Christmas" by J. D. Cress, copyright 1900.

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Podcast 42 - Cruise 2017 Recap and Overview of Upcoming Podcasts

November 29, 2017

Gena and Jean, and guest Sara Cochran, talk some about the cruising experience of the Genealogy Journeys Cruise 2017, 5-9 November. A review of the experience to let folks know what they missed, or reminding people about the event from the perspectives of three of the presenters. A preview of what is coming the in the months ahead is given in part 2.

Image included here is the "announcement flyer" for the 2018 cruise.

To check out some of the social history resource ideas from Gena and Jean, go to http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/11/genealogy-journeys-podcast-42-cruise.html for 29 November 2017.

 

Podcast 42 - Genealogy Journeys Cruise 2017 Recap - 1st Half - FREE

November 29, 2017

Gena and Jean, and guest Sara Cochran, talk some about the cruising experience of the Genealogy Journeys Cruise 2017, 5-9 November. A review of the experience to let folks know what they missed, or reminding people about the event from the perspectives of three of the presenters. A preview of what is coming the in the months ahead is given in part 2, available only to Premium Subscribers ($20/year to qualify - to register for that, just click on this - #42 - or any other premium podcast, for instruction on charging this to your credit card).

Image included here is the "Welcome Aboard" slide for the 2017 cruise, including the listing of sponsors for the cruise.

To check out some of the social history resource ideas from Gena and Jean, go to http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/11/genealogy-journeys-podcast-42-cruise.html for 29 November 2017

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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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