Wow! We can’t thank you enough for your overwhelming support of The Genealogy Gems Podcast, website, blog, and our YouTube Channel. Family Tree Magazine listed Genealogy Gems among their 101 best genealogy websites for 2016!
Genealogy Gems Named One of the Best for 2016
Family Tree magazine writer David A. Fryxell wrote the post last week listing the 101 Best Websites for 2016. He said they were searching for “new frontiers in online genealogy [and] sites not afraid to innovate at warp speed.” As you know, we really enjoy sharing new and innovative ways to use technology around here and we are delighted they noticed!
To organize the list of 101 best genealogy websites, Family Tree Magazine broke it down into several categories. Some of the categories included, Best Websites for Exploring Your Ancestors’ Lives, Best Genetic Genealogy Websites, and Best Sites for Sharing Your Genealogy. Genealogy Gems fell into the Best Genealogy News and Help Websites of 2016 and it is because of you, our readers and listeners. Thank you!
Another Milestone: 2 Million Downloads!
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As if we weren’t elated enough, The Genealogy Gems Podcast hit 2 million downloads earlier this month! We could never have accomplished this goal without your enthusiasm and support. Thank you for listening, for sharing, and for keeping us engaged in bringing you the best in genealogy and family history research tools.
Did you know there are two versions of The Genealogy Gems Podcast? Anyone can listen to our free podcasts (nearly 200 to date) and Premium Members can currently listen to an additional 137 exclusive Premium Episodes.
If you enjoy our free podcast, you’re going to love the Premium Episodes. Click here to peruse our vast archive, rich with family history innovation and inspiration. Premium episodes go more in depth and are commercial free!
Also included in Premium Membership is over thirty of Lisa’s most popular genealogy classes on video, complete with downloadable handouts.
What’s New for Genealogy Gems
No time to sit on our laurels because we have loads of gems in the works for the coming year. Would you like to feel more focused and organized? You’ll be hearing detailed strategies for streamlining your family history efforts and reducing overload and disorganization.
Have you seen Lisa’s Tech Tips video series? She launched it this summer to rave reviews and she’s got more incredible strategies on the way to help you save time and get better research results.
Start watching and learning today here at our Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. And to keep in the loop, click the Subscribe button while you’re there!
One lucky winner has claimed the RootsTech 2016 Genealogy Gems Think Tank Grand Prize! See what was won–maybe there’s something you’d like to award yourself.
The Genealogy Gems booth at RootsTech 2016 was a hopping place. Thousands of people stopped by to say hello, check out products, ask questions and get selfies with Lisa.
Hundreds of those who came by entered to win a fantastic Grand Prize, with more than $275 worth of prizes contributed by those who delivered Think Tank talks in our very own mini-theater. Congratulations to the winner, Eric Youngberg!
These were the prizes. What do you see that you might want to award yourself? Thanks for using our links to make any purchases: that supports the free Genealogy Gems podcast.
- From Lisa Louise Cooke:
- From Lisa Alzo:
- Ready, Set, Write! Share Your Family’s Story Video Class ($9.95 retail value; watch a preview here)
- Digital Writing Tools for Genealogists Video Class ($9.95 retail value; watch a preview here)
- 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Narrative Video Class ($9.95 retail value; preview not available)
- From Family Tree Magazine:
- From Denise Levenick–Her 2 Favorite Genealogy Smartphone Tools:
- From Diahan Southard:
Featured prize: Genealogy Gems Premium Membership
Genealogy Gems Premium website membership brings you a full year’s access to exclusive content by leading genealogy educator Lisa Louise Cooke. Learn family history research strategies and technology tools–delivered in Lisa’s warm, conversational style–from more than 25 on-demand webinars and more than 130 Premium podcast episodes. At $39.95 for for hundreds of hours of genealogy education by Lisa Louise Cooke, it’s a bargain–and a booster for your research!
We’re so pleased we just had to tell you our great news….The Genealogy Gems Podcast has been nominated for the first-ever Academy of Podcasters Awards!
Ten nominees were named in each category by The Academy of Podcasters in an event expected to become annual, according to the Academy website. We were chosen “by a combination of input from the Academy, the board, and from other podcast rating services.” The Genealogy Gems Podcast was nominated in the “Parenting, Family and Kids” category.
Podcaster and comedian Colt Cabana will host the actual awards show on July 31, 2015 at the Omni Fort Worth in Forth Worth, Texas. It’s not far from home and I hope to stop by to celebrate on my way home from speaking at the BYU Family History Conference!
In case you’re not already a listener….The FREE Genealogy Gems Podcast, our flagship “online radio show” with 1.75 million downloads, helps you make the most of your family history research time by providing quick and easy-to-use research techniques. As the producer and host, I do my darndest to bring you the best websites, best practices, and best resources available for genealogy!
Listening has never been easier because now you can easily stream podcasts on your smartphone or tablet in addition to listening online at our website or in iTunes. To listen on your mobile device, just get the Genealogy Gems app for iPhone or iPad and Android. To learn more about the show or read FAQ, click here.
Try our other podcasts, too:
- Family History: Genealogy Made Easy, a free step-by-step series for new or starting-over genealogists
- The Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast, a monthly in-depth news and how-to show with MORE great interviews, tips and tricks. This is available as part of our annual subscription package, which also includes a year’s access to a full range of genealogy education videos.
Thank you Academy of Podcasters!