Hola amigos: Today let’s “talk” about Genea Bloggers: GeneaBloggers is “a community of genealogists and family historians who augment their passion for genealogyby blogging”. They currently have over 2,000 genealogy blogs listed in their blogroll from around the world. They have a Genea Bloggers Radio and one of their programs was about genealogy and labor, the way we worked. The way we work has a lot to do with the way we live, and where we live. Ginger Frere, of the Newberry Library in Chicago discussed her presentation: Cobbler, Tailor, Trunk Maker. She tells us about her ancestors: the German immigrant shoemaker from Massachusetts and the factory he worked for, the tailor and the trunk maker from Chicago and how she found them. Genealogist Tim Pinnick helped researchers understand how to research their coal miners ancestors. Beverly Rice, CG, (certified genealogist) discussed the volunteer aspect of the labor force and it’s paper trail. In my case, my great-grandparents and grandparents were agriculture farm owners and laborers. What about yours?
There’s so much going on in the world of genealogy that it’s hard to stay current. One easy way to stay up-to-date is to listen to the radio. Geneabloggers Radio is broadcast over the Internet every Friday night. Each week you can listen to experts in the field talk about a different genealogical topic. You can listen in live or catch the recorded pod cast at a later date.
For instance, recently GeneaBloggers Radio host Thomas MacEntee and guest genealogists Ginger Frere, Tim Pinnick and Beverly Rice discussed how to research the ways our ancestors worked. You can download this program here.
If you’re not familiar with Blog Talk Radio, tuning in is easy. Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers. Log in using your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or Google account; or create a free Blog Talk Radio user id. While listening to a live broadcast, you’ll be able to participate in an online-chat room. If you want to listen to a previous broadcast, you can listen online or download a pod cast for a later date.