Genealogy Journeys®
Episode 79 - Air travel - first half - FREE

Episode 79 - Air travel - first half - FREE

January 7, 2021

Sara and Jean, with guest, Terry Cochran, discuss air travel as it exists today and then, in the premium portion, the 2nd half (https://genjourprem.podbean.com), they go into some ideas for applying air travel history to family history. Information on resources discusses is in the notes for the premium broadcast.

Episode 78 - Toys, Part 2; 1st half, FREE

Episode 78 - Toys, Part 2; 1st half, FREE

December 26, 2020

Sara and Jean talk about their own experiences with toys, focusing on those received, and requested, for Christmas. The second half of the podcast, dealing more with ancestor toys and ways to help learn more about them, is on the premium, subscription, podcast at https://genjourprem.podbean.com where the resources are also provided.

Episode 77 - Toys: Ours and those of the past - first half - FREE

Episode 77 - Toys: Ours and those of the past - first half - FREE

December 11, 2020

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 (the full podcast is accessed by premium podcast subscribers at https://genjourprem.podbean.com) they discuss ways to determine the toys ancestors might have played with and include some stories of their forebears' play experiences. Also available on the premium subscription is a list of resources for further exploration.

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 76 - Money and Ancestors -First half, FREE

Episode 76 - Money and Ancestors -First half, FREE

November 26, 2020

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 (https://genjourprem.podbean.com) they focus more on doing research into ancestors' financial status, suggesting various sources (listed in the text for that premium program).

Episode 75 -Voting & Voter Fraud, First half - Free

Episode 75 -Voting & Voter Fraud, First half - Free

November 14, 2020

Sara and Jean discuss personal experiences re: voting and some of the stories they are privy to. To get the full program and resources list, go to https://genjourprem.podbean.com

Episode 74 - Halloween Special
Episode 73 - Cooking Methods over Time - FREE

Episode 73 - Cooking Methods over Time - FREE

October 7, 2020

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Sara and Jean discuss the various forms of cooking over time, beginning with their personal and immediate family experiences. Second half (in premium version only) 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)

Photo above - Library of Congress, undated, untitled

 

Episode 72 - Games People Played - Full, premium, version
Premium

Episode 72 - Games People Played - Full, premium, version

August 28, 2020

Sara and Jean talk about games, both in the current day and back when our ancestors had to devise their own entertainment. A brief overview includes some etymology, some experiences, and a few hints for research.  The second (premium) half details more about game history and why it is important to consider games played by forebears when compiling a family history or research one's genealogy. Below is a comprehensive list of resources.

Sara also discusses the new courses that will be offered by Genealogy Journeys and the related discounts. For a clearer, more involved explanation, please refer to:

https://theskeletonwhisperer.com/preserve-your-familys-story/

 

Resources:

 

Botkin, B. A. (Ed.). A Treasury of American Folklore: Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People. New York: Crown Publishers, 1944.

Carlisle, Rodney P. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society, Vols. 1 & 2, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009.

Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester. London: the West End of St. Paul’s Church, 1709. 

Garrison, Webb. Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 700 Words and Phrases. New York: Abingdon Press, 1955.

Kirkell, Miriam H. & Irma K. Schaffnit. Partners All – Places All. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1962.

McCutcheon, Marc. Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1993. 

Mitchell, Sally. Daily Life in Victorian England. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. (See chapter 10 on “Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreation”)

Morehead, Albert H. & Geoffrey Mott-Smith. Hoyle’s Rules of Games, New York: Signet Books, (My copy; much more recent versions are available and preferred)

Nelson, Esther. Dancing Games for Children of All Ages. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1973.

Parlett, David. A History of Card Games. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.

Shaw, Lloyd. Cowboy Dances. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1948.

Taylor, Dale. The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Colonial America: From 1607-1783. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1997. (See chapter 8 on “Marriage & Family,” sections on Play and Recreation; and Games, Toys and Amusements)

Whitehall, Bruce. “Game inventors in the U.S.A.” from a presentation in Germany, 5 June 2006; on-line, 2016, at The Big Game Hunter, http://thebiggamehunter.com/inventors/game-designers/game-authors-in-the-u-s-a/.

Wood, Clement & Gloria Goddard. The Complete Book of Games. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1940.

 

Episode 72 - Games People Played - FREE version (first half)

Episode 72 - Games People Played - FREE version (first half)

August 28, 2020

Sara and Jean talk about games, both in the current day and back when our ancestors had to devise their own entertainment. A brief overview includes some etymology, some experiences, and a few hints for research. Below is a comprehensive list of resources.

Sara also discusses the new courses that will be offered by Genealogy Journeys and the related discounts. For a clearer, more involved explanation, please refer to:

https://theskeletonwhisperer.com/preserve-your-familys-story/

 

Resources:

 

Botkin, B. A. (Ed.). A Treasury of American Folklore: Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People. New York: Crown Publishers, 1944.

Carlisle, Rodney P. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society, Vols. 1 & 2, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009.

Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester. London: the West End of St. Paul’s Church, 1709. 

Garrison, Webb. Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 700 Words and Phrases. New York: Abingdon Press, 1955.

Kirkell, Miriam H. & Irma K. Schaffnit. Partners All – Places All. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1962.

McCutcheon, Marc. Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1993. 

Mitchell, Sally. Daily Life in Victorian England. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. (See chapter 10 on “Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreation”)

Morehead, Albert H. & Geoffrey Mott-Smith. Hoyle’s Rules of Games, New York: Signet Books, (My copy; much more recent versions are available and preferred)

Nelson, Esther. Dancing Games for Children of All Ages. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1973.

Parlett, David. A History of Card Games. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.

Shaw, Lloyd. Cowboy Dances. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1948.

Taylor, Dale. The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Colonial America: From 1607-1783. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1997. (See chapter 8 on “Marriage & Family,” sections on Play and Recreation; and Games, Toys and Amusements)

Whitehall, Bruce. “Game inventors in the U.S.A.” from a presentation in Germany, 5 June 2006; on-line, 2016, at The Big Game Hunter, http://thebiggamehunter.com/inventors/game-designers/game-authors-in-the-u-s-a/.

Wood, Clement & Gloria Goddard. The Complete Book of Games. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1940.

 

Podcast 71 - Conferences vs. Webinars vs. Institutes

Podcast 71 - Conferences vs. Webinars vs. Institutes

July 11, 2020

There are a number of differences among the genealogy conferences with individual classes being offered concurrently, requiring attendees to make choices (including lectures, workshops, and track sessions on specific topics or by specific organizations); webinars, that offer single lectures by single presenters (but with the large number available from different sources at different costs or, in some cases, no charge); and institutes, requiring pre-registration, that focus on a single topic with intense instruction - including homework, in most cases (a bit more costly but usually last 5 days with one or more facilitators/instructors and usually inclulding a completion certificate at the conclusion of the event).

Due to the pandemic, a number of conferences and institutes are being presented in virtual format. This is much more desirable for many folks since it means taking advantage of these forms of education with no additional cost for hotels, travel, or costly meals. There is a lack of one-on-one networking, but anything that is "live-streamed" usually includes some Q/A. Sara and Jean look at the pros and cons of the different forms of genealogy education and how to prepare for some of the options.

Coming up:

Federation of Genealogy Societies (FGS) - 2-15 September 2020 (all virtual; registration open)

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (registration opens on 8 August 2020, event on 10-15 January 2021 plus other events occurring at other times)

So. Calif. Genealogical Society (webinars & Jamboree - scheduled for 2022; virtual event in 2021)

National Institute on Genealogical Research; now Gen-Fed (event cancelled for 2020)

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (watch website for 2021 registration; event to be held about this time next year) 

Check for webinars and other virtual conferences at:

Conference Keeper

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