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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, August 12, 2011


GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 29

Friday, August 12, 2011
10pm-11:30pm Eastern US
9-10:30pm Central US
8-9:30pm Mountain US
7-8:30pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Read All About It! Newspapers and Genealogy

This week our show is entitled Read All About It! Newspapers and Genealogy and we’ll discuss how newspapers work as a resource for genealogy research. Our special guests will include Tom Kemp of GenealogyBank and ObitsArchive and Miriam Robbins of the Online Historical Newspapers website.


Tom Kemp
Tom Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp, Director, Genealogy Products NewsBank. A well-known genealogist, librarian and speaker, Tom has been working in libraries for the past 46 years. He is the author of more than 35 books and has lectured around the world. He was a presenter at the first genealogy conference held in China (Shanghai 2001) and has regularly presented at Family History Expos; NGS; and FGS conferences.

Tom will be giving a free webinar on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 entitled Newspapers for Genealogists: Using to document every day of your ancestors’ lives. Click here ( for more information and to sign up.


Miriam Robbins
Miriam Robbins

Miriam Robbins speaks and writes about genealogy from Spokane, Washington, USA, as well as teaches courses in online genealogical research through her local community college district. She is currently 1st Vice President of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. Her regular career is working with special needs students at the junior high level. She consider three locations her “home” and blogs about them at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors ( Alaska (where she was born and grew up); Michigan (where most of her genealogical research takes place); and Eastern Washington (her residence since 1979). Her family includes a teenage son at home, an adult daughter who is living on her own, and a playful tabby who enjoys attacking her quilt-covered feet in the early morning hours.


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