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November 20, 2010

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Putting together the 100th episode of The Genealogy Gems Podcast really gave me a chance to reflect and give thanks for:

  • my listeners (that's YOU!)
  • my guests
  • genealogy

And I'm very excited about what the future holds. Let's launch right into it with the brand new episode 101. Have you ever considered going "pro" as a genealogist? Check out was professional genealogist Alvie Davidson has to say about the experience and process of certification.

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Thanks for listening friend,

Lisa Louise Cooke
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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 101 (FREE) Tons of great gems in the news, and learn all about becoming a certified genealogist.

In the newest Premium Episode 58 features Genealogy in the News, and the Intersection of Genealogy and Private Investigation with Alvie Davidson. (He's got some GREAT tips on those "people finding" websites you won't want to miss!

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After you listen to Episode 101 you might wondering if you have the right stuff to be a certified genealogist. Here's your chance to find out.

Test your skills at the Board of Certification of Genealogists website. After that check out their recommended resources for Skill Building.

Genealogy Gems Delivers Think Outside the Box

Listener Chris Centracchio recently emailed me exclaiming "I'm amazed at what a blog can do!" His blog has been bringing his family together.

"Your encouragement to blog genealogy has given me courage and a vehicle for which I can share the stories of our family's common history...The family response has been amazing. The cousins, siblings, aunts and uncles think it is cool and want to see more!"

Learn how to blog your family history by watching my video series at the Genealogy Gems Channel at YouTube.
And put your favorite blog in the spotlight by nominating it for the 2011 Family Tree 40 list.
GEM: Eastern European Phone Books Online European Phone Books
Did you know that the European Reading Room at the Library of Congress has European Phone books in their collection? A few of the phone books have been digitized and are available online, while many more are indexed.

According to their website: "The Library of Congress began systematically collecting residential and organizational telephone directories from many countries in 1937, but the records for these items are generally not included in the Library's online catalog. To fill that gap, the indexes (on the web site) list the Library's holdings of European directories, organized by country."

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Phone Books Online

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Lisa's Upcoming Appearances:

Family History Expo
Mesa, AZ
January 21 & 22, 2011

Whittier Area Genealogical Society
28th Annual Seminar
Google For Genealogy
Whittier, CA
January 29, 2011

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
Columbus, OH
March 31 - April 2, 2011

Alberta Genealogical Society Conference
Edmonton, Canada
April 16 & 17, 2011

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