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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, September 2, 2011


GeneaBloggers Radio Episode 33–genealogy-and-labor

Friday, September 2, 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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The Way We Worked – Genealogy and Labor

This week our show is entitled The Way We Worked – Genealogy and Labor. Our special guests will include: Ginger Frere of the Newberry Library in Chicago discussing her presentation Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living; genealogist Tim Pinnick will help us understand how to research our coal miner ancestors; and Beverly Rice, CG℠ will lead a fascinating discussion of the volunteer aspect of the labor force and its paper trail.

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Ginger Frere
Ginger Frere

A life-long Chicagoan, Ginger Frere has been involved in family history for over twenty years. She spends most of her time providing a variety of research services to authors, family history researchers, and professional historians. In addition to working with clients, Ginger works in the Genealogy and Local History Section at the Newberry Library in Chicago, where her responsibilities include providing reference services and working on digital projects. She is co-director of the website, a free website for finding and sharing historical information about Chicago. Ginger is a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research attendee, member of the National Genealogical Society and a frequent speaker in the Chicago-land area.



Tim Pinnick
Tim Pinnick

Tim Pinnick is an author, article writer, national speaker, and researcher.  He has talked extensively on the subject of American coal miners, and is currently preparing a book on coal miner research for release in the next 12 months.  Tim is a recognized specialist in black newspaper research and the author of Finding and Using African American Newspapers, published in 2008, and is an associate instructor in the “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

As an independent scholar, Tim has presented five historical papers on African American related subjects. The most recent one, Reconstructing the African American Community of Thurber, Texas was given at the 2008 Western History Association Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Past papers were delivered at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation, and the Illinois History Conference.  In 2005 he received a Formby Research Fellowship to conduct research on African American coal miners at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University.

A former 1976 Illinois state high school track and field champion and 1980 Olympic Trials qualifier in the long jump, currently divides his time between his research passion and coaching the sprinters and jumpers of the Downers Grove South girls track team in the western suburbs of Chicago.


Beverly Rice

Beverly Rice, CG

Beverly Rice, CG℠ is a teacher and lecturer in historical and genealogical topics with a special interest in Western Migration, the Woman’s Experiences in the West and research methodology or “helping others break down those brick walls by getting the most from each record”. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, with credentials as a Certified Genealogist℠.

She is a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and a former trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Beverly received a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in social science, with an emphasis on women’s studies and US history.

Beverly has taught genealogy and banking courses at a local community college on a part-time basis since 1981. She is the Director of American Studies and Director of Curriculum Development for (National Institute for Genealogical Studies).  Beverly has been a volunteer librarian at the Coos Bay Family History Center since 1989.

In Beverly’s shadow life she owns and operates a restaurant with her husband, Gary Goodson, on the beautiful Oregon Coast.


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