In this video, I show how to use Google Alerts to discover new resources for your genealogical, family history and material culture studies. This is one of the simplest ways to make the most of your limited research time.
http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode22_WhyTheCreativeCommonsWithFolkloristJasonBairdJackson.mp3Podcast: Download (30.8MB) In this episode, I sit down and talk with my friend and fellow folklorist Jason Baird Jackson to discuss the topic of the “Creative Commons.” Jason’s research touches upon issues of intellectual property and heritage making in native communities in the United States. He points out that the work of the commons […]
I am teaching a workshop this weekend on the Identification, Care and Handling of Historic Photographs. I am not an expert in this area, but I am a firm believer that the only way to really learn something is to teach it. So as I was pulling together information of the workshop I started thinking […]
http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode10_GenealogicalNextStepsWithCurtWitcher.mp3Podcast: Download (27.0MB) In this episode, I talk with Curt Witcher, the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His work includes leading The Genealogy Center, which is a world-class research center for family and local history research.In this interview, Curt and I discuss general research strategies […]
My students often ask me what is the best scanner? I usually reply that it depends on how it is going to be used. My research takes me into the field to do interviews with people who want to share photographs, newspaper clippings and other documents with me. I try not to borrow objects or […]