Sara and Jean explore some of the aspects of horse ownership, comparing, to some extent, today with the times of our ancestors (from early 20th century backwards). More detail about finding out one's family's horse ownership is in the premium version, but the first half, here, may help as folks explore ways to include their personal experiences regarding horses, along with a few related anecdotes from the podcasters. A list of resources is provided in the premium version. This can be acquired at https://genjourprem.podbean.com.
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 (available only for premium subscribers - see episode 81 at https://genjourprem.podbean.com)- 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. In the premium version, there is also a list of resources about automobile history, horse and buggy issues, and other likely places where researchers might locate answers to genealogy questions.
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:
(thank you, Gena Philibert-Ortega, for supplying that idea)
Image above: Library of Congress, "Modern Cooking" - (C) 1910, J. G. Ewing, Crowley, LA
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. Source material and the second half of the podcast are available through the premium subscription from https://genjourprem.podbean.com where additional information on keeping genealogy-related resolutions is provided, with resources for help.
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.
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.
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:
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).
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