Koshik the Talking Elephant

Could our next best friend be an elephant?  Maybe not for most of us here stateside, where we’re not exactly equipped to properly look after pachyderms.  But the news out of a zoo in South Korea, reported by BBC News, shows that an elephant has entered the next stage of the human-animal bond: talking. Before now, the only animals we could conceive of really being able to replicate our speech were parrots.  Now elephants are joining the list.  Koshik is a 12-year-old Asian elephant that lives at a zoo in South Korea.  When he started making sounds that his keepers thought … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 9, 2012

Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is a good place to find genealogy podcast that are new to you. There may also be podcasts that don’t always talk about genealogy topics, but, have done so for a random episode. Genealogy Gems released episode number 136 on July 8, 2012. This episode is called “Life After iGoogle”. In this episode, host Lisa Louise Cooke has a fantastic solution for everyone who is concerned about Google pulling the plug on iGoogle. She also points out that her website has been upgraded, … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 2, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is a good place to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you, and to find podcasts that do not always discuss genealogy topics, but have for one, random, episode. Family Tree Magazine released their episode for June of 2012 on June 27, 2012. This episode is hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke. Diane Haddad explains how to find archived genealogy blog posts on any subject. Gena Philibert Ortega shares ideas from her new book “From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of June 4, 2012

Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of podcasts that talk about topics related to genealogy. Has your favorite genealogy podcast released a new episode yet? African Roots Podcast released episode number 165 on June 1, 2012. In this episode, host Angela Walton-Raji talks a little about her recent visit to Arkansas where she attended a Preservation conference and the dedication of a monument to the first black Deputy Marshal on the western frontier. She also talks about the upcoming conference by the African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia, upcoming Juneteenth celebrations, the Samford IGHR, the … Continue reading

I’m a Baby Person

One thing I’ve realized about myself over the years of being a Mother is that I am a baby person. It’s funny, because before I had kids, I never really thought this about myself. And, even after the birth of my first, I still didn’t quite realize it. I loved her, and goo gooed and gaa gaaed over her like any first time mother would. I was smitten, of course, but didn’t realize that I really loved the baby stage until she got a little older. I read this great blog post the other day about just this topic. It … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of April 16, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is also a good place to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you and podcasts that are not always about genealogy but have done a random episode that relates to it. Genealogy Gems released an episode on April 16, 2012. This is episode number 130 and it is called “RootsMagic 5, APG, the 1940 Census and more”. In this episode, Lisa Louise Cooke points out that the April episode of Family Tree Magazine podcast is available. She mentions her new article … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of January 2, 2012

This is the very first Genealogy Podcast Roundup for 2012! This is where to look for new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts, as well as genealogy related episodes of podcasts that do not always focus on genealogy. Genealogy Guys released a new episode on December 28, 2011. This episode is number 229. In this episode, the genealogy guys sadly announce the death of their cat, Fletcher, who is very much missed. They also share genealogy news about organizations that will join forces to create an index of the 1940 U.S. Federal census images, a new app and new software … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of September 13, 2011

The weekly Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you new and interesting episodes of podcasts that focus on different aspects of genealogy. This quick list allows you to easily find the episodes that you are interested in listening to, and to find out when your favorite podcasts have updated. Genealogy Gems released episode number 117 on September 6, 2011. This episode is called “Should Your Genealogy Research Flourish?” They discuss a “picnic”, and some news about Archives.com. Some listener email is answered, and Dear MYRTLE makes a guest appearance to talk about the “fl” abbreviation, and the Pensions Quilt. African Roots Podcast … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of August 16, 2011

It’s time to check out some brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts! Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you a list of awesome genealogy related podcasts for you to enjoy. Family Tree Magazine Podcast eleased episode number 39 on August 16, 2011. Family Tree University instructor Jim Beidler brings you a crash course in German genealogy. Other topics include: the benefits of heritage societies, and an introduction to the Genlias website of Dutch records. You can also find out about Family Tree Magazine’s photo contest! The Genealogy Guys has an episode that was released on August 14, … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of August 2, 2011

It’s time for you to check out the new episodes of several genealogy podcasts. If you haven’t finished listening to the ones listed in last week’s Genealogy Podcast Roundup, don’t worry! One great thing about podcasts is that the episodes tend to stay online, and accessible, for a long time. Genealogy Guys Podcast released episode number 224 on July 16, 2011. This episode was done in front of a live audience, and was recorded as it was going on. It took place at the annual Summer Institute of the Dallas Genealogical Society in Dallas, Texas. Arizona Public Media has a … Continue reading