Lisa Louise Cooke from Genealogy Gems Podcast was the speaker for the evening. I had some contact with her a year or so ago via her blog. There were a couple situations where I felt I could possibly meet her, but I never thought I was going to meet her at one of our regular meetings AND she would be the speaker!
She did a wonderful presentation. She gave us the background as to how she eventually came to podcasting. She spoke about her podcasts and informed her audience how to listen to them. A Podcast, for those who may be unaware, is like listening to a radio show on your computer or IPOD. I have listened to several of her podcasts and they are always very interesting. One of my favorites was her interview with Kathy Lennon from the Lennon Sisters.
She explained where her life has gone in the last couple of years and wow, is SHE busy! She is an amazing person and it is nice to know more about her. I was fortunate to be able to introduce myself and speak with her after the lecture. Although I was patiently waiting for others to finish speaking with her, she saw me and my name tag and jumped in and acknowledged me in the midst of a conversation with an other woman. We were able to spend a few minutes chatting and I truly enjoyed the conversation.
Lisa Louise Cooke has more going on than podcasts! I am sure you are aware of her "Genealogy Gems Podcast" and her monthly podcast with Family Tree Magazine. Also, there is the Genealogy Gems website, the videos on YouTube, the newsletter and the blog! She is involved in expos and cruises and her own genealogy society among other things. Oh and did I mention a book? Best of all, almost everything she offers is free! (She does offer a premium membership, which entails a cost but offers even more information, and the book must have a price tag.)
It is my pleasure to share with you these Genealogy Gems related links:
Genealogy Gems Website: http://www.genealogygems.tv/
Family History: Genealogy Made Easy Podcast:
Video: How to Locate and Subscribe to a Podcast:
Video:Navigating Podcast Websites:
Download FREE itunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
Podcast FAQ at Genealogy Gems: http://genealogygems.tv/Pages/Podcast/FAQ.htm
Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode List:
Sign up for the Free genealogy Gems e-Newsletter:
Genealogy Gems Videos: http://genealogygems.tv/Pages/TV/TV.htm
Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyGems
The Genealogy Gems Newsblog: http://genealogygemspodcast.blogspot.com/
Book-Genealogy Gems Ultimate Research Strategies:
Premium Membership: http://genealogygemspremium.com/
The Family Tree Magazine Podcast: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcast
If you haven't already done so, you might what to see what is going on at Genealogy Gems! I thank Lisa Louise Cooke for spending an evening with our local society and sharing a bit of her life and podcasting with us! I know there were members who weren't familiar with podcasting prior to this, and probably hadn't ever considered attempting to find out about them. I believe what they learned this particular evening changed many minds!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!