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Episode 75 - Voting and Voter Fraud, complete recording

Episode 75 - Voting and Voter Fraud, complete recording

October 28, 2021

Sara and Jean discuss personal experiences re: voting and some of the stories they are privy to. In the second half they delve deeper into their ancestors' experiences and ways to research voting in family history. Resources:

Voting in 1960s
https://www.history.com/news/voting-elections-ballots-electronic

https://rediscovering-black-history.blogs.archives.gov/2016/10/25/voting-rights-in-the-early-1960s-registering-who-they-wanted-to/

26th amendment, first voting in national: 1972
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-sixth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#:~:text=The%20Twenty%2Dsixth%20Amendment%20(Amendment,at%20least%20eighteen%20years%20old.

Voting in colonial times
https://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-action/bria-8-1-b-who-voted-in-early-america

Vote buying
http://sociallogic.iath.virginia.edu/node/192

Voting exclusion

https://www.history.com/news/voter-registration-elections-president-midterms

 

Voting timeline

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1800_United_States_presidential_election

 

Poe complete story
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/death-by-voter-fraud

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooping#:~:text=Cooping%20was%20a%20form%20of,particular%20candidate%20in%20an%20election.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/election-fraud-in-the-1800s-involved-kidnapping-and-forced-drinking

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/glass-ballot-box-was-answer-voter-fraud-19th-century-180976171/

https://www.historynet.com/the-roots-of-voter-fraud-in-america.htm

History of voting
https://americanhistory.si.edu/vote/reform.html

Compare now to then
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/01/the-200-year-history-of-using-voter-fraud-fears-to-block-access-to-the-ballot/

Episode 76 - Money and Ancestors, complete recording

Episode 76 - Money and Ancestors, complete recording

October 28, 2021

Sara and Jean discuss personal experiences with learning how to handle money and some of their more recent ancestors' issues - good and bad. In the second half, they focus more on doing research into ancestors' financial status, suggesting various sources, some listed below: 

Newspapers

Court records – lawsuits, bankruptcy records, town minutes

Poor House & Workhouse records (especially in the UK) Debtor prisons

No official records?  Look for manuscript collections, census records “inmate”

Pensions – Irish pensions in the 1920s required proof of age and need           

Mortgage Deeds

Probate for claims against the estate

A will =/= financial solvency.  Recent case where the land was sold due to debt rather than passed to the named heir

 

BOOK: The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan, Houghton & Mifflin: 2007

Episode 77 - Toys, with guest - complete

Episode 77 - Toys, with guest - complete

October 28, 2021

Sara and Jean welcome guest, Stefanie Clark Eskander, toy designer and graphic artist, whose expertise has spanned over 40 years in the field. They discuss the toys of the present day and their memories of childhoods. In the second half, they discuss ways to determine the toys ancestors might have played with and include some stories of their forebears' play experiences. 

Stefanie's contact information and link to the latest version of her book on toy designing, to be available for early release on Monday, 14 December 2020 is below (in her words):

         "Here’s the link to my website: (to buy my “new” book: 

(Going live on Monday, December 14, will be taking preorders)
 
My collector blog: 
 
And if folks are interested in my toy design work, they can find me on Instagram: @stefdesignstoys
 
Thanks again, it was fun!
Stef"

 

Episode 78 - Toys, part 2, complete

Episode 78 - Toys, part 2, complete

October 28, 2021

Sara and Jean talk about their own experiences with toys, focusing on those received, and requested, for Christmas. The second half of the podcast deals more with ancestor toys and ways to help learn more about them.

Episode 79 - Air Travel - full episode

Episode 79 - Air Travel - full episode

October 28, 2021

Sara and Jean, with guest, Terry Cochran, discuss air travel as it exists today and then, in the 2nd half, they go into some ideas for applying air travel history to family history. 

Episode 80 - Resolutions - FULL

Episode 80 - Resolutions - FULL

October 28, 2021

Sara and Jean go over some of the tendencies of resolution-making and -keeping, including their personal experiences. Some of the stats regarding New Year resolutions are included. In the second half, they talk about some genealogy-related resolutions might be considered (and may be started at any time, not necessarily on January 1).

By the time this podcast is posted, many new year's resolutions have already been overridden by many things and are no longer issues. If you made a resolution related to genealogy research, maybe this episode can help with that goal or, if that plan has gone the way of the dinosaur, you are not working on it, maybe something we talk about can help you get back on track. Resources:

How long do people keep resolutions?

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-to-keep-a-new-years-resolution-2018-12

 

Why do people make them/break them?

https://www.apa.org/topics/new-year-resolutions 

https://www.influenceatwork.com/inside-influence-report/3-keys-to-keep-your-new-years-resolution/

 

How to write them

https://www.ilac.com/how-to-write-a-new-years-resolution/

 

Keeping resolutions:

https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-keep-your-new-years-resolutions-2795719

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/seven-steps-for-making-your-new-years-resolutions-stick

 

https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/10-tips-to-help-you-keep-your-new-year-s-resolution

 

Genealogy application:

 

https://www.nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/the-keys-to-keeping-your-new-years-resolutions

 

Genealogy is 4th in the list of most popular resolutions

https://www.goskills.com/Soft-Skills/Resources/Top-10-new-years-resolutions

 

Thomas MacEntee blog on do-over

https://genealogybargains.com/genealogy-do-over-start-here/

 

Episode 73 - Ancestors and Cooking

Episode 73 - Ancestors and Cooking

October 27, 2021

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Sara and Jean discuss the various forms of cooking over time, beginning with their personal and immediate family experiences. The second half delves more into genealogy and family history, emphasizing ideas for writing family cooking stories.

A helpful source for this information:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Consider_the_Fork/mg4aAdxORk0C?hl=en&gbpv=0

(thank you, Gena Philibert-Ortega, for supplying that idea)

 

Image above: Library of Congress, "Modern Cooking" - (C) 1910, J. G. Ewing, Crowley, LA

Episode 81 - Automobiles and Ancestry - full

Episode 81 - Automobiles and Ancestry - full

October 27, 2021

Sara and Jean discuss their personal experiences with automobiles they have had or their family members have had, providing ideas for something to include in one's personal history. In the second half they go into more depth about automobile history and how that might have affected the family history aspect of genealogy research, as well as mentioning ways to use photos of family cars to discover elements of time periods and locations. See resources below about automobile history, horse and buggy issues, and other likely places where researchers might locate answers to genealogy questions.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_and_buggy

http://www.word-detective.com/2014/12/car/

https://www.autoweek.com/news/a1883606/where-did-word-automobile-come/

https://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20110107/NEWS/101070332

https://www.theidioms.com/put-the-cart-before-the-horse/

https://axleaddict.com/auto-industry/Affects-of-the-Automobile-on-Society-and-Changes-Made-by-Generation

https://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/sa-classics/the-rise-of-the-automobile/

https://huffenglish.com/gatsby/automobiles.html

https://www.ushistory.org/us/46a.asp

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile

https://www.britannica.com/technology/automobile/History-of-the-automobile

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/historyofcars.html

Episode 82 - Horses and Ancestors - full program
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