BlogTalkRadio and Geneabloggers – On Demand Learning Genealogy Episodes At Your Fingertips

Hi Everyone!

I was reading the newsletter from the Chicago Genealogy Society in which mention was made of a recent BlogTalkRadio episode in which one of our frequent speakers, Ginger Frere of the Newberry Library, was involved in an online “radio” panel show.

Ginger is a wonderful genealogy speaker that really knows her stuff about all things genealogy.  She was involved in a panel discussion titled “The Way We Worked – Genealogy and Labor”.  This was held and broadcast on September 2, 2011.  It was an 88 minute broadcast that discussed the occupations that were held by our ancestors.

I bring this to your attention specifically for the chance for you to hear Ginger as a knowledgeable panel member on a topic we have not had at our library from Ginger previously.

You can get to this episode at the following link:

September 2, 2011 BlogTalkRadio/Geneabloggers Program “The Way We Worked – Genealogy and Labor”

You will be required to watch, or ignore, a 30 second “commercial” before the program will start.  That is not too high a price to pay to be able to listen to some very informative genealogical information.  It appears that all of the genealogy programs available to listen to from BlogTalkRadio present you with this commercial message before you can actually begin listening to the program itself.  The shows themselves appear to be any from 90 to 120 minutes in length.  That is sure a lot of valuable information presented!!

Podcasts and BlogTalkRadio online lectures are wonderful ways to keep up with topics of interest to you in genealogy.  You can access the material on demand, generally do not need to register to access the material and can listen to the information on your schedule.  I am a big fan of this method of enhancing your genealogical skills by listening to the “experts” in the field.

Ginger Frere is one of those experts!

Take a look around all that is present at BlogTalkRadio for Geneabloggers.  It appears there is a wealth of programs to pick from on many varied topics.

The general site to look at can be found at:

BlogTalkRadio With Geneabloggers

There are about 45 “on-demand” genealogy radio shows you can listen to on a variety of interesting topics.  If you are a fan of “Who Do You think You Are?”, you will even find some discussion shows on many of the various episodes from Season 2.

Enjoy the Ginger “radio show” as well as see if any other topics under the general category are of interest to you.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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