GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 25
Friday, July 15, 2011
10pm-12:00am Eastern US
9-11:00pm Central US
8-10:00pm Mountain US
7-9:00pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS
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Special Host – DearMYRTLE!
While Thomas MacEntee is out of town on a speaking engagement, this week’s show will be hosted by DearMYRTLE of the DearMYRTLE blog.
Cool Ideas for Involving Youth in Genealogy
Our special guests will include: Drusilla Pair “Professor Dru” of the Find Your Folks blog discussing a youth historical research project she just completed in Newport News, Virginia; Nicka Smith of the Atlas Family blog who has been teaching high school students in Alameda County, California, how to trace their family histories; Jari Honora of Bayou Roots, a college student who will share with us his experience as a young genealogist/family historian who began researching when he was about 10 years of age; and Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog, who will also share her experience as a young genealogist/family historian.
Drusilla Pair aka “Professor Dru” is a Genealogist, Technologist, Educator, and Lecturer who has been tracing her family history in Virginia and North Carolina since 1994. She is a native of Newport News, VA and is the author of several blogs including Professor Dru’s Blog, www.professordru.com, Find Your Folks, www.findyourfolks.blogspot.com, and Let Freedom Ring, www.freedom150.blogspot.com. Her most recent genealogy accomplishment is the development and teaching of the Back in the Day, a Faith-Based Institution Historical Research Program for youth in her community.
- Professor Dru’s Blog
- Find Your Folks
- Let Freedom Ring
Nicka Smith of the Atlas Family blog just completed a program teaching high school students in Alameda County, CA how to trace their family histories. Nicka is the chair of the Outreach and Education Committee for the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) and the lead researcher and family historian for the Atlas family which originated in Lake Providence, East Carroll, Louisiana. Check out these links to learn more about Nicka’s work as a professional photographer; her Atlas Family Website and the AtlasFamily.Org Blog in addition to the AncestryReconnection Program Facebook Page.
- AtlasFamily.Org | The Blog
- African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
- Ancestry Reconnection Program
- YouTube Video
- Elyse’s Genealogy Blog
Thanks to Family Tree Magazine and ShopFamilyTree.com, we’ll be giving away copies of the December 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine (digital version) featuring an article on youth genealogy – full of projects and ideas to get kids excited about family history, from toddlers up to teens. during the show! And don’t forget to use your special GeneaBloggers discount code for the ShopFamilyTree.comwebsite: GBLOG and you’ll receive a special 15% discount!
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- Genealogy Blogging Events July 15-22, 2011
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