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Podcast 50 - The Telegraph and Telegraphy - Full podcast

April 8, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the advent and development of the telegraph. The first half covers more recent telegraphic use and the second half also includes the earliest days and ways it might have been used by your ancestors.

For information on the resources used in this podcast, go to the blog post of this date, 8 April 2018 - http://genaandjean.blogspot.com

Photo above from the Library of Congress, Repairing Telegraph Lines, ca 1862-1863.

Podcast 50 - Telegraph and Telegraphy - First Half - FREE

April 8, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the advent and development of the telegraph. The first half covers more recent telegraphic use and the second half (requiring a Premium Subscription) also includes the earliest days and ways it might have been used by your ancestors.

For information on the resources used in this podcast, go to the blog post of this date, 8 April 2018 - http://genaandjean.blogspot.com

Photo above from the Library of Congress, The Atlantic Telegraph Cable, copyright 1865, Forbes 

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Podcast 49 - Dairy farming in America - FULL VERSION

March 25, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss dairy farming and milk products throughout the centuries.

Check the blogpost at <http://genaandjean.blogpost.com> for resources used in this program.

Photo above from the Library of Congress: Alaskan dairy farm, ca. 1900

Podcast 49 - The Dairy Industry through the Years - First Half - FREE

March 25, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the dairy industry, how milk has been processed, delivered, and changed over the years. The second half contains more historical information while the first half involves more personal memories. To access the full podcast, select the Premium version from the GenJourneys page on Podbean.

See the blog post for this date, March 25th 2018, for resources used in this program.

The photo is of an Alaskan Dairy Farm from about 1900, found on the Library of Congress website.

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Podcast 48 - The Blizzard of 1888, Eastern Seaboard - FULL VERSION

March 11, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about their own snow experiences on the 130th anniversary of the blizzard of 1888 that hit the Eastern Seaboard on March 11th. The issues of dealing with clearing snow in modern days compared to earlier centuries were discussed. In the first half of the podcast, the blizzard of the same year, two months earlier in the plains states, is described. Many specifics of the blizzard-related events are given in the second half.

Photo above: Fulton Street toward the Ferry, after plowing, 1888, courtesy of the Library of Congress

For resources and more photos, see the blog post of the same date (11 March 2018) at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Podcast 48 - Blizzard of 1888, NYC - first half, FREE

March 11, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about their own snow experiences on the 130th anniversary of the blizzard of 1888 that hit the Eastern Seaboard on March 11th. The issues of dealing with clearing snow in modern days compared to earlier centuries were discussed. In the first half of the podcast, the blizzard of the same year, two months earlier in the plains states, is described. Many specifics of the blizzard-related events are given in the second half (requiring a Premium Subscription to hear).

Photo above: the streets of NY City, courtesy of the Library of Congress

For resources and more photos, see the blog post of the same date (11 March 2018) at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

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Podcast 47 - National Library Month - a comprehensive discussion - PREMIUM version

February 25, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss personal library experiences but then go into a comprehensive listing of libraries that would be especially helpful to genealogists. They end with some general tips about behavior and preparing for a library visit.

Resources used for this, and URLs for the various archives and libraries discussed, can be found on the blog post for this date, 25 February 2018, at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Photo: the Reading Room at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  Source: Wikipedia.

 

Podcast 47 - National Library Month - 1st half - FREE

February 25, 2018

Gena and Jean take nearly an hour to acquaint listeners with many libraries, all over the world, not just in California. The first half includes some personal reflection on the library experiences the hosts have enjoyed. More libraries and archives are mentioned in the second half, for those who are Premium Subscribers. See the Menu page on this website to learn how to become such a subscriber.

For information on the various libraries discussed, including URLs, see the blog post for this date at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>.

Photo: The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, photo from Wikipedia

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Podcast 46 - National Heart Health Month, full podcast

February 11, 2018

Gena and Jean tackle the subject of heart health, to recognize Natinal Heart Health Month. Originally published on 11 February 2018, the first remarks about heart health and its connection to family history research, including how to determine if an ancestor had such an ailment, encompass the first half of the podcast. The second half of the program goes into the history of medical advances and some of the terminology of the world of cardiac health. 

For more information on the resources for this podcast, check the blog for this date, 11 February 2018, at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Photo here of a the heart-lung machine discussed in the podcast; image from https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-H-Gibbon-Jr

Podcast 46 - National Heart Month, 1st half - FREE

February 11, 2018

Gena and Jean tackle the subject of heart health, to recognize Natinal Heart Health Month. Originally published on 11 February 2018, the first remarks about heart health and its connection to family history research, including how to determine if an ancestor had such an ailment, encompass the first half of the podcast. The second half of the program goes into the history of medical advances and some of the terminology of the world of cardiac health. This is available for Premium subscribers only ($20/year - to access, go to the genjourneys menu and click on the full version of podcast 46, then follow the directions for charging your credit card). 

For more information on the resources for this podcast, check the blog for this date, 11 February 2018, at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Photo here of a general hospital operating room; undated photo from the Library of Congress.

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