In honor of Newspaper Carrier Day, September 4th, Gena and Jean discuss the various benefits of newspapers in genealogical research in their podcast, initially posted on 11 September 2016. There references and recommendations for further research can be found here. The photo above is Overseer Jim Riley reading a newspaper on Isis Downs Station, 1915. State Library of Queensland. Flickr the Commons https://flic.kr/p/bhGHQv
As shown in the photo of the Library of Congress glassworks company, Labor Day is not all fun and games. To honor the American laborer, we often take time for picnicking and family outings. This podcast, initially posted on 28 August 2016, covers these topics and the resources can be found by clicking here.
Originally published 14 August 2016, Gena and Jean discuss their own experiences with picture taking and then talk about the advances in photography over the ages. The example above has the image reproduced on a glass plate (it is Jean's g-g-grandfather, Captain Nathan Wilcox). To learn where their information came from, click here.
The image depicts the Mormon Pioneers, leaving Illinois and crossing to what is now Salt Lake City, Utah. Gena and Jean discuss some of the trials and dangers of their experience and include a song about the trek. Originally posted on 24 July 2016 (the anniversary of the Mormons entering Salt Lake Valley), the resources for the information can be found here.
Recognizing Fathers on 19 June 2016, Gena and Jean tackle the subject of fishing, including personal experiences, types of fishing methods in earlier generations, and even grunion running in California. Their resources can be found by clicking here. The related photo comes from Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Originally posted on 5 June 2016, this program examines the issues of ladies' underwear throughout the ages. To access the various sources that went into this research, click here. Note: the photo is from the Ladies Home Journal.
Gena and Jean commissioned stories from their listeners that demonstrate magnificent mothers and grandmothers. Additional blog posts include stories that didn't fit into the podcast. Originally posted 8 May 2016; photo above, Virginia Marie Johnson Wilcox (Jean's mother).
Advertising is nothing new . . . companies have been promoting their products and services as long as such things existed. Gena and Jean discuss different methods our ancestors learned of the latest and greatest on the market. Click here to learn about the resources used in this research. Originally posted 24 April 2016.