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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, January 13, 2012


GeneaBloggers Radio Episode 50

Information Overload: Finding the Genealogy Data You Need

Friday, January 13, 2012
9pm-10:30pm Eastern US
8-9:30pm Central US
7-8:30pm Mountain US
6-7:30pm Pacific US
2am London UK
1pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Information Overload: Finding the Genealogy Data You Need

This week our show is entitled Information Overload: Finding the Genealogy Data You Need. Co-host Sharon Sergeant, noted genealogist who specializes in investigative genealogy and research planning, will help frame our discussion and offer ideas on wading through all the available genealogy research resources. Our special guests will include: Dan Lynch, author of Google Your Family Tree who’ll have some tips and tricks and making Google searches work for you and your genealogy research! Also joining us will be Drew Smith of The Genealogy Guys Podcast who as a librarian will offer tips on how to navigate the resources at archives and repositories using finding aids and more!

Special Co-Host: Sharon Sergeant


Sharon Sergeant

This week our co-host is well-known genealogist, author and educator Sharon Sergeant who specializes in investigative genealogy, longitudinal studies, and research planning.  She prepared Module 2 for the Boston University genealogy program and is writing a book about investigative genealogy. Sergeant has served on the Massachusetts Genealogy Council board and various committees for national organizations.

Sharon will help out with news items and interviews as well as will help frame our discussion on information overload and offer ideas on wading through all the available genealogy research resources.


Dan Lynch

Dan Lynch

Dan Lynch is a popular International speaker, award-winning author, and professional genealogist based in Connecticut with a specialty in the application of technology for all aspects of family history.  His 25+ year career in the computer industry is the perfect complement to three decades of traditional genealogy research.  Dan shares his passion and enthusiasm in classes, workshops, and lectures throughout the world.  A fourth-generation American of Irish and Italian heritage, Dan continues to pursue a few brick walls of his own.

  • Began researching in 1977 – interest sparked by ROOTS
  • Began tech career in 1984 at Cullinet Software (mainframe)
  • Former VP at (1998-2001)
  • Life Member, APG
  • Life Member, Connecticut Society of Genealogists (CSG)
  • Former vice-president and board member
  • Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
  • Author, Google Your Family Tree, first published 10/2008
  • Serve as consultant to Ellis Island (NYC), FindMyPast (London), FamilyLink, and other clients
  • Created and maintain various genealogy-related websites


Drew Smith

Drew Smith

Drew Smith, MLS, is an academic librarian with the University of South Florida in Tampa. An expert in digital genealogy, with a lifelong interest in family history research, he is Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. He is also a is co-host of the weekly Genealogy Guys Podcast.


After Party at!

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That’s right – we’ll be having another fun “after party” over at the genealogy room at ( where the theme will be: Back to the 80s! We invite you to upload songs that were popular back in the 1980s.  Not only can you listen to what others upload to,  but there is an interactive chat room where you can extend the discussion on education or whatever genealogy topic you want!

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One thought on “GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, January 13, 2012

  1. Thanks for posting each time zone. I have missed several webinars cuz of bad calculations on my part 🙁

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