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At the 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Birmingham Alabama I interviewed Jenny Lanctot of the Are My Roots Showing? blog. I asked her ten questions relating to her family history research. You can listen to the interview below.

Jenny Lanctot FGS 2012

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At the 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Birmingham Alabama I interviewed Bev Trew Palmer of Fun Stuff for Genealogists. Bev is a vendor and is a fixture in the marketplace of many conferences around the United States.

I asked her ten questions relating to her family history research and you can listed to the interview below.

Bev Trew Palmer FGS 2012

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In the spring of 2012 I attended the Ontario Genealogical Society conference in Kingston Ontario. John Reid of the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog took a few minutes to answer ten questions relating to his family history research. You can hear his interview below.

John Reid OGS 2012

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At the 2012 National Genealogical Society conference in Cincinnati Ohio I had the opportunity to interview Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems. I asked her ten questions relating to her own family history research. You can hear what she had to say below.

Lisa Louise Cooke NGS 2012

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While at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in September I interviewed Harvey Baker of Saving Memories Forever. I asked him ten questions about his genealogy research. You can listen to his interview here.

Saving Memories Forever helps you record, save and share your family stories with others. They provide a how to video to help you get started. You can try it for free but must register to record and share your family stories. The App is free to download and you can save some stories to the website but the Premium subscription provides more services.

There is a page called “Free vs Fee: What’s the Difference?” where you can find out more about the extras you get with a subscription.

The apps leads you through the entire process even providing a list of questions you may want to ask and will automatically upload the finished story to the website. You can add pictures to your story and share your stories with others.

The website says that “in order to record and upload the stories directly from your computer the stories need to be in a MP3 format.” They provide you with a Quick Start Guide for the Website and there is a complete Users Guide in PDF format that is downloadable.

If you want to keep everything private that is not a problem.

There is an app for your iPhone or Android and you can record the stories onto your Android or iPhone and then save them to the Saving Memories Forever website. I used the app on my iPod and it worked great. It was so easy to record and upload the information.

There is a section called “Helpful Hints” where they provide tips on how to record and tag your family stories.

You can find out more at their website.

The Passionate Genealogist has a one year Premium Subscription to give away. This would be a great product to use over the holidays while the family are all gathered together. You can collect the stories and upload them to the website to preserve and share them with the family.

To win all you have to do is tell me who you would most like to interview this holiday season. Make sure you include your email address and I will randomly pick a winner using Random Number Generator on 21 December 2012.

Good Luck Everyone!

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Last week I had the privilege of promoting of the DVD/Blu-Ray release of “The Descendants” starring George Clooney. It is a movie that has a thread of family history that connects the ancestors of the past with the future descendants of the King family. There is another story that brings it all together. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

My promotional tour began with an interview by Matthew Wright of the National Post. On Monday morning it was Sun News Network with Alex Mihailovich. On Wednesday I was at CHCH television in Hamilton with Bob Cowan and on Friday it was Rogers TV Daytime Peel series with Brigitte Truong and Jason Marshall.

The process was fun and it was great to see how many people were interested in their family history.

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Lisa Alzo was my last interview at the FGS conference in Springfield Illinois. Many people will know Lisa from her articles in genealogy magazines such as Family Chronicle. She has a very interesting family history and her family could be considered recent immigrants to the United States since they arrived in the early 1900s.

I asked Lisa ten questions relating to her family history.

Lisa Alzo Interview

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Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers was my second interview at the FGS conference in Springfield Illinois. Thomas was an Official Blogger for the conference.

I asked ten questions relating to his family history and here are his answers.

Interview with Thomas MacEntee

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Gena Philibert Ortega graciously allowed me to interview her at the 2011 FGS Conference. She writes two blogs called Gena’s Genealogy and Family Food and Ephemera.

I asked Gena ten questions relating to her family history research. Click on the highlighted title and listen to her responses.

Gena Philibert Ortega Interview

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While I was attending the FGS conference in Springfield Illinois Randy Seaver graciously allowed me to interview him. I asked ten questions relating to his family history research.

Randy Seaver writes the Genea-Musings Blog and was an official blogger for the FGS conference.

FGS 2011 Interview with Randy Seaver

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