Thursday, August 18, 2011

GeneaBloggers Online Radio by GeneaBloggers | Blog Talk Radio: Homestead Act

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This announcement was re-blogged from GeneaBloggers.  Sit in your comfy chair in your comfy clothes and listen to this program.  Find instructions for signing on below.  Root Cellar would like to hear from you. Send a note to and give us feedback on this program and method of learning.

GeneaBloggers Radio – Friday Night, August 19, 2011 - 7pm PDT

Listen to internet radio with Geneabloggers on Blog Talk Radio

Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, August 19, 2011 starting at 10pm EDT, 9pm CDT, 8pm MDT, and 7pm PDT with host Thomas MacEntee.

We’ll be discussing how land records are important to your family history search. We’ll focus specifically on the Homestead Act of 1862 and how the subsequent records from the homesteaders can be used in genealogy. Our special guests will include: Blake Bell of the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska; Gail Blankenau a genealogist and land records expert; and Amy Lauters of the Beyond Little House blog discussing Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family’s history with the Homestead Act.

How To Listen To GeneaBloggers Radio

GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio
So here is how it all works:
  1. Visit the GeneaBloggers page at Blog Talk Radio.
  2. Click on the Upcoming Episode entitled “Oh Give Me a Home – Genealogy and the Homestead Act.”
  3. Then you can sign up for updates and reminders.
  4. At 9:00 pm CST on Friday, August 19, 2011, listen in at the Blog Talk Radio website. The player should start automatically – you will need to turn on your computer speakers or use your headphones.
  5. If you want to call in to the show and share your thoughts and comments with the host or guests, the dial-in number is +1 (213) 286-6709. You can also use your Skype account to call in – click here for instructions.
  6. There will also be a chat room on that same page where you can type and interact with other listeners. [Note: you must login with Facebook or have an account at Blog Talk Radio and sign in to access the chat room!] I often take cues and suggestions from the chat room so don’t be shy!
SPECIAL: You can now find GeneaBloggers Radio archived episodes in the iTunes store! Click here to download episodes for free!  Don’t forget – GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

Disclosure:  Please see Disclosure Statements for more information on my material connection with genealogy vendors and organizations.
©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond


  1. Thanks Denise for the shout out! I appreciate it! This is going to be a super episode - Blog Talk Radio is even going to feature it as one of their top picks for Friday, August 19, 2011!

  2. Happy to do it Thomas. I'm looking forward to this show. I also want to encourage Root Cellar members to take advantage of this learning medium and opportunity. --Denise Richmond


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