February 26, 2019
Sara Cochran and Jean Wilcox Hibben discuss museums dealing with specific historical events, including disasters - general and specific. The second half includes even more specific detail on particular events - notably: floods, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and fires.
Information on resources used to compile these facts is located on the blog post for this same date, 26 February 2019 - check https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2019/02/podcast-66-museums-part-2-historical.html
Above photo is of TITANIC disaster. Senate Investigating Committee questioning individuals at the Waldorf Astoria, copyright 1912.
January 15, 2019
Gena, Jean, & Sara discuss museums and other similar buildings that serve the purpose of displaying and explaining historical items and/or events. These are great resources for the social history buff. In the first half (included here) the program consists of definitions of terms, types of museums and the like, and some of the experiences of the podcasters. The second half covers specifics on wars and military museums.
Photo above is of the New York Museum of Natural History, copyright 1913, Irving Underhill, accessed via the Library of Congress.
For some of the resources used in this program, refer to the blog post of this same date - 15 January 2019 - at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com
December 28, 2018
Jean Wilcox Hibben and Sara Cochran delve into the ancestral lives that included pets in the mix. Owning and raising pets is nothing new; learn how pet ownership was regarded in different cultures in part 2 but also how Sara and Jean remembered lives with pets in their own personal history, perhaps reminding you of ways in which you can include your own pets as you write your personal and family histories.
For references, check the blog post at https://genaandjean.blogspot.com for this same date, 28 December 2018
Above photo by Currier and Ives, "The Pets," copyright 1873, retrieved from the Library of Congress website.
November 29, 2018
The Genealogy Journeys Cruise 2018 is over, but the stories linger on. On Monday evening, 5 November, a group of the passengers met to share some family stories. In order of recording, they are:
Enjoy some of their family and research experiences in a FREE podcast.
November 11, 2018
Jean and her podcast partner for the day, Sara Cochran, discuss the world of lumber and the occupations involved therein. The second half includes some etymology of the forestry world and the words that have gained new meanings in more recent years. Some discussion about Roosevelt's programs are included.
Resources can be found at the blog post for this same date at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com
Image above is of Hauling logs to Railway, Keystone Lumber Co., ca 1905, copyright Detroit Publishing Company, accessed via Library of Congress, for educational purposes only.
October 28, 2018
Sara Cochran joins Jean Wilcox Hibben for a podcast on make-up and cosmetics, including a couple of popular companies. The second half includes an explanation of the history of make-up use and its use as a cover up.
References for this program are posted at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com for this same date.
Image above: "The Best article in the world, Laird's bloom of youth, or liquid pearl for preserving & beautifying the complexion & skin," ca. 1863; retrieved from the Library of Congress.
October 11, 2018
Sara Cochran joins Jean to discuss the effects the Dust Bowl and Depression had on our earlier generations. Thank you for listening.
Photo is from Arthur Rostein of an abandoned Oklahoma Farmhouse, ca. 1936, retrieved from the Library of Congress.
References for the program can be accessed at the Gena and Jean blog: <https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/10/podcast-60-dust-bowl-depression.html>
September 10, 2018
Sara Cochran joins Jean Wilcox Hibben to discuss the interaction between the Spanish flu pandemic and World War I.
To see the resources Sara and Jean used for this topic, check on the genaandjean.blogspot.com: https://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2018/09/podcast-59-wwi-and-spanish-flu.html
Image above from the Library of Congress: "Precautions taken in Seattle, Wash., during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask. 260,000 of these were made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross which consisted of 120 workers, in three days." ca 1918-1919.
August 26, 2018
Jean is joined by Sara Cochran to discuss hobos and their lifestyles, communication, difficulties, lexicon, reasons for taking on that lifestyle, food, and even the annual Hobo Convention. Jean adds the song "Go to Sleep You Weary Hobo" in the second half.
For information on the resources used in this podcast, check <https://genaangjean.blogspot.com> for 26 August 2018.
Image above: Two hobos after being kicked off a train, Library of Congress (date unknown).
August 9, 2018
Gena "solos" it on this travelog-travel education podcast dealing with her recent journey to Europe. She shares information about food, packing, planning, preparedness (including tips for possible medical issues), staying within a budget, and more. Whether your travel is for genealogy or for vacation (or both), Gena's experiences are worth the time to listen to; for the links and sources she mentions, check her blog post for this program at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>
Image above from the Library of Congress:
Title: European travel views
Contributor Names: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer
Created / Published: between 1904 and 1938.