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# Friday, April 11, 2014
Genealogy News Corral, April 7-11
Posted by Diane

  • The British Newspaper Archive, a partnership between D.C. Thomson Family History (owner of the findmypast websites) and the British Library, has a new, free iPhone app called Here & Then. It shows you newspaper articles about what happened on this day in history,  amusing news blurbs from history, and historical news articles related to today's headlines. Download the app from the iTunes store.

  • Findmypast has announced an initiative to release 100 databases in 100 days. The databases will come from around the world and so far include the Birmingham Pals WWI battalion, Glasgow Pals, Liverpool Pals and more. Learn more here. In related news, subscribers to the British site Findmypast.co.uk are up in arms about site updates many say make the site harder to navigate and search. The new site was rolled out to international customers over a year ago, but only recently introduced to UK customers, according to a Q&A on the problems

  • Professional genealogist and house historian Marian Pierre-Louis has started a new podcast called The Genealogy Professional. It provides guidance on running a genealogy business for professional genealogists and amateur researchers considering going pro. Shows are broadcast weekly, released every Monday through the Genealogy Professional website as well as iTunes and Stitcher.
  • British genealogy site Origins.net has updated its free Devon Wills Project index to include more than 300,000 Devon wills from 1164 to 1992. Not all of the original wills referenced survived WWII bombings; the index tells you whether an original, copy, transcription or abstract of the will survives and how to access it. Search here.



findmypast | Genealogy societies | Podcasts | UK and Irish roots
Friday, April 11, 2014 1:35:22 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, February 17, 2014
Now Available: Free Family Tree Magazine Podcast February Episode
Posted by Diane

The February 2014 Family Tree Magazine's podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke and sponsored by Blackblaze online backup service, is now available for your listening pleasure!

The topics include
  • six simple ways (including three free ones) to use Ancestry.com
  • Lisa's favorite free family history tools
  • a peek at Family Tree University's upcoming Virtual Genealogy Conference
  • what to look for in the March/April 2014 Family Tree Magazine, a special online genealogy issue
You can listen to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast for free in iTunes or at FamilyTreeMagazine.com. Enjoy!



Ancestry.com | Family Tree Magazine articles | Family Tree University | Genealogy Apps | Genealogy Software | Podcasts
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:48:44 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, December 17, 2012
December 2012 Family Tree Magazine Podcast: Record and Share Your Family History
Posted by Beth

The December 2012 Family Tree Magazine podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, offers tips on recording and sharing your family history family, including:
  • Six steps to get your family history book into library stacks, from Family Tree Magazine (FTM) contributing editor Sunny Jane Morton

  • D. Joshua Taylor of brightsolid talks about the FindMyPast.com website, which specializes in British genealogical records

  • Tips for assembling and printing a family keepsake, from FTM online editor Tyler Moss, as noted in the class Creating a Family History Book: Start-to-Finish Guidance for Assembling and Printing a Family Keepsake 

  • Recommendations for research sources from FTM publisher and editorial director Allison Dolan

You can listen to Family Tree Magazine's free genealogy podcast in iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.  


Podcasts | saving and sharing family history
Monday, December 17, 2012 9:32:18 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Genealogy Gems Reaches 1 Million Download Milestone
Posted by Beth

Genealogy Gems Podcast, a free 30-minute monthly podcast of genealogy resources, tips and fun hosted by our friend and colleague Lisa Louise Cooke, received its 1 millionth episode download this past weekend.

In early 2007, when Cooke published the first episode, podcasting was in its infancy. "It was like being part of a new Wild West of technology," says Cooke, a genealogist since the age of about 10. She has now published 146 free episodes, available through Apple's iTunes Store and the Genealogy Gems website. What started out as a single podcast episode has turned into a multimedia offering of audio, video, articles, books, DVDs, live classes and online webinars. The Genealogy Gems mobile app (available in the iTunes App Store, and an Android version through Amazon.com) gives genealogists the flexibility to hit the road and take it all with them.

"My goal has always been to spend my time sifting through all of that information and chiseling out the gems—the items that are really worthwhile—so that my listeners can have faster and greater success," Cooke says. "Ultimately, the genealogy gems I provide on the show lead to my listeners' genealogy gems: their precious ancestors."

Cooke is also the host of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast, our monthly online radio show that takes you behind the scenes to learn more about the topics covered in the magazine. Each episode features interviews with genealogy experts and Family Tree Magazine editors on using genealogy web sites, records and resources. Plus, publisher/editorial director Allison Dolan gives you sneak previews on upcoming issues; managing editor Diane Haddad delivers the scoop on the latest genealogy news.

To subscribe to the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast, click here. To listen to an audio podcast via iTunes, click here.


Genealogy Apps | Genealogy Industry | Genealogy Web Sites | Podcasts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:46:58 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Tuesday, November 27, 2012
November 2012 Family Tree Podcast: Digitize Documents and Photos
Posted by Beth

The November 2012 Family Tree Magazine podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, celebrates family with a focus on digitizing your documents and photos, including:

You can listen to Family Tree Magazine's free genealogy podcast in iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. Show notes are on FamilyTreeMagazine.com, too.


Photos | Podcasts | saving and sharing family history
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:49:18 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Monday, October 22, 2012
Cemetery Research Tips & More in the October 2012 Family Tree Magazine Podcast
Posted by Diane

The October 2012 Family Tree Magazine podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, celebrates Halloween with cemetery research tips, including:
  • Advice for cracking the "tombstone code"—the symbolism in carvings and inscriptions—from contributing editor Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

  • How to preserve the genealogy and history information cemeteries hold, and share those details with others, from Family Tree University instructor and Find A Grave volunteer Diana Crisman Smith

  • Tips for visiting a cemetery (what you can do from home, what to bring and what to look for once you're there) from Family Tree University Cemetery Research 101 course instructor Midge Frazel

  • Tombstone rubbing dos and don'ts with Family Tree Magazine publisher and editorial director Allison Dolan
And Lisa and I chat about some recent big acquisitions in the genealogy world.

You can listen to Family Tree Magazine's free genealogy podcast in iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. Show notes are on FamilyTreeMagazine.com, too.

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Cemeteries | Genealogy Industry | Podcasts | Research Tips
Monday, October 22, 2012 1:10:54 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New, Free Family Tree Magazine Podcast: Tips for Diagnosing Sick Genealogy Sources and More!
Posted by Diane

Our September 2012 Family Tree Magazine Podcast is available (and free!) for your listening enjoyment!

Host Lisa Louise Cooke (also of the Genealogy Gems Podcast) and guests including Family Tree Magazine contributing editor Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, FamilyTreeDNA President Bennett Greenspan and  Family Tree University instructor Charlotte Bocage share research tips on
  • preventing "sick" sources in your family tree
  • documenting genealogy sources
  • using DNA testing in your genealogy research
Plus, you'll get news from the genealogy blogosphere and hear what's coming up next from Family Tree Magazine.

Listen to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast in iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. Visit FamilyTreeMagazine.com for the show notes, too.

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Genetic Genealogy | Podcasts | Research Tips
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:12:52 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, August 20, 2012
Genealogy on the Go and More in the Newest (Free) Family Tree Magazine Podcast
Posted by Diane

The newest episode of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, is all about doing genealogy on the go. This month, we're talking about:
  • mobile genealogy apps and tools with yours truly
  • tips and tricks for family history travel from Family Curator blogger Denise Levenick
  • the best mobile genealogy websites from our list of 101 Best Genealogy websites with Family Tree Magazine contributing editor David A. Fryxell
Plus:

You can listen to the Free FamilyTreeMagazine Podcast in iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.

Click here to see the show notes.


Podcasts | Research Tips | Tech Advice | Genealogy Apps
Monday, August 20, 2012 4:37:46 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Latest FREE Family Tree Magazine Podcast Focuses on American Ancestors
Posted by Diane

Tune in to the July 2012 Family Tree Magazine Podcast for tips on researching the genealogy of your American ancestors. Host Lisa Louise Cooke and Family Tree Magazine experts talk about:
You can listen to the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast through iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.

census records | immigration records | Military records | Podcasts | Research Tips
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:24:40 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Now Available: February 2012 (Free!) Family Tree Magazine Podcast
Posted by Diane

The February 2012 edition of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, is now available.

Here's what's in store:
  • the Records Preservation and Action Committee campaign to stop identity theft and save the SSDI
  • how hashtags can enhance your genealogy conference experience—even if you're stuck at home (part of the new Social Media Minute installment with online editor Kerry Scott)
  • how to get a genealogy education
  • our top tips from the Spring 2012 Discover Your Roots special issue
  • an interview with Michael J. Leclerc, Chief Genealogist at Mocavo
  • and more!
You can listen to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast through iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. The show notes are on our website, too.

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Genealogy Web Sites | Podcasts | Public Records
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:35:01 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [5]
# Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Genealogy Organizing Tips, "WDYTYA?" Sneak Peek in Our Latest Podcast
Posted by Diane

The January 2012 Family Tree Magazine Podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke, is ready for your listening pleasure! In this free podcast episode:
  • tips on organizing your family archive
  • using Evernote to keep your genealogical research organized
  • sneak peek at the upcoming season of "Who Do You Think You Are?"
  • Plus: the one trick that will help you make new friends in the online genealogical community

Listen in iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:40:44 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [5]
# Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Listen Up! Free November Podcast Now Available
Posted by Diane

The free Family Tree Magazine podcast November edition is here! Host Lisa Louise Cooke and Family Tree Magazine experts share tips on how to get relatives to discuss family history, a discussion of the Historic American Cookbook Project, and news on the Genealogists for Families project at Kiva.com.

Plus, learn more about creating a family history book from Family Tree University's Nancy Hendrickson.

You can listen via iTunes or on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.


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Podcasts | Research Tips | saving and sharing family history
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:04:29 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Tuesday, October 25, 2011
DNA, Land Records & More in Our Free October Podcast
Posted by Diane

The free October Family Tree Magazine Podcast is now available for your genealogy edification in iTunes and on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.

In this episode, you’ll hear

... and more genealogy news and tips.

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Genetic Genealogy | Land records | Podcasts | Research Tips
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:52:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Free September Podcast: Tips on PERSI, Old Books, Online Newspapers
Posted by Diane

The newest free Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode with host Lisa Louise Cooke is now available for listening on FamilyTreeMagazine.com or through iTunes. 

Here’s what’s on tap for this edition:

  • tips for searching online newspaper collections
  • what PERSI is and why you should use it
  • finding historical books on the web
  • News From the Blogosphere

New to podcasts? Cooke explains here what podcasts are and how to use them


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Genealogy books | Newspapers | Podcasts | Research Tips
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:54:07 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Research Trip Tips in the Latest Family Tree Magazine Free Podcast
Posted by Diane

Hit the road with us this summer! The June episode of the free Family Tree Magazine podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, offers up advice for taking research trips and preserving your ancestors' souvenirs.

We’ll also discuss rapper 50 Cent’s journey to South Carolina to learn about his roots, the Early American Roads and Trails website, and our state research webinars.

You can listen through iTunes and on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.


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Genealogy Web Sites | Podcasts | Research Tips
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:19:11 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Monday, March 14, 2011
Tech Tips by Lisa Louise Cooke: How to Dig for Genealogy Gold
Posted by Lisa

The other day I was flipping through TV channels when I stumbled upon the reality TV show “Gold Rush Alaska.” As I got lured into watching a couple of episodes (they were running a marathon that day), it all looked very familiar:

Huge excavators were pulling up great bucketfuls of material from the ground. The huge volume of earth would then tumble its way down sifting machines, eventually run across a wave table. The ultimate goal was to sift out the gold nuggets.

Then it hit me: That’s what we do with Google!

Yes, more than once after doing a simple search I have felt like a huge bucket full of earth had been dropped on me. I would stare at the hundreds of thousands of results and wonder, “How am I ever going to sift through all this to find my genealogy gems?” (This concept goes right back to the early days when I began the Genealogy Gems Podcast in 2007. My first gem was on Google, and I have frequently featured the search powerhouse on the show ever since.)

On the show, newbie miners were struggling to figure out which specialized tools they needed to sift immense quantities of dirt and rocks down to the type of material that carries the gold -- the fine black dirt. Then they had to use another set of unique tools to sift the fine black dirt in hopes of finding gold nuggets.

So what are the right tools for the job of sifting through the seemingly endless material on the Internet? And how do we get that unwanted material out of the way so we can get down to the good stuff where our genealogy gems may be hidden?

In the first installment of this Tech Tips Blog Series I shared with you one of my favorite “sifters” –- the dot dot dot (…) technique. But that is just one of a cache of search sifting tools -- known in the search world as operators -- available to family history researchers. Let me share a few more favorites from my new book The Genealogist's Google Toolbox (Genealogy Gems Publications)

Understand the underlying concept: Search is art, not a science!
While search operators behave scientifically and logically, we must construct our search queries artfully. Sometimes it’s what you add in, and sometimes it’s what you leave out, that determines the quality of your results.

Exact phrase sifter
When you want to find an exact phrase in a website, enclose the phrase in quotation marks. For example, “U.S. federal census” will bring up websites with that exact phrase and eliminate all other variations.

Words apart search
While quotation marks can help you zero in, in some cases they may actually prevent the ideal results. (There’s that “art” thing again.)

We have to keep in mind that sometimes the words that we are looking for won’t appear next to each other even though they normally do. For example, you may be looking for a city directory, and normally you would expect to see the two words together as a phrase: city directory. But by using an asterisk to set them apart, you may find the perfect result that searching for them together may have missed.

city * directory

Results could include:

city phone directory

city telephone directory

city and county directory

Related Search
For this little gem, watch my video from the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel.

I hope these gems bring you a family history strike! Good luck!


Genealogy books | Podcasts | Research Tips | Tech Advice
Monday, March 14, 2011 11:24:56 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Who Do You Think You Are? Live Wrap-up Report with Lisa Louise Cooke
Posted by Lisa

Once again, the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show in London attracted thousands of eager visitors anxious to learn more about their family tree. It was my great pleasure to not only participate as a speaker this year, but also to report on the event for the Genealogy Insider.


The exhibition hall was packed for WDYTYA? Live.

According to Else Churchill, genealogist for the Society of Genealogists in the UK and organizer of the society’s workshops at the event, BBC Magazines Bristol has purchased a major share of the show from Brand Events, who has organized it for the last five years. The new owners will be managing the event from this point forward, and they are already busy making big plans.

I was very excited to bring a technology topic to the event with my Make Google Work Harder for Your Family History workshop. On the heels of RootsTech, WDYTYA? Live will be looking toward technology and social media and their role in genealogy, expanding those topic areas next year.


Lisa teaching her Google workshop at WDYTYA? Live.

Churchill and her team worked tirelessly to organize the Society of Genealogists workshops, and their Ask the Expert booth, spearheaded by Lori Weinstein, was a big hit once again. I participated in a 2 hour shift on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed working one on one with eager attendees.

Visitors also really appreciated the expanded gallery area upstairs and from what I could see, they made very good use of it. They found more room to roam in the military and photographic exhibit areas, plenty of tables and seating (where my husband and I held an impromptu family reunion with three other distant British Cooke cousins!), and even a pasty pie stand (which, of course, I felt obligated to taste test – yummy!).

One of the unique aspects of WDYTYA? Live is the inclusion of celebrities profiled on the BBC TV series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Monty Don ("Gardener’s World"), Hugh Quarshie ("Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace"), and celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott kept audiences riveted as they recounted their personal family history journey.

Additional News:

  • The British Library announced its digitization of the India Collections
  • Deceased Online has added Scottish MIs
  • FindMyPast.co.uk will be adding transcriptions of Scottish census records only
  • The Genealogists is adding war memorials

And here's a few more photos from the event:

Ancestry.com scanning booth

Lisa with Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor.

Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives booth


Lisa interviews a representative of the Western Front Association.


"Who Do You Think You Are?" | Ancestry.com | Genealogy Events | Podcasts | UK and Irish roots
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 9:14:25 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Saturday, February 26, 2011
An Insider Look at Who Do You Think You Are? Live by Lisa Louise Cooke
Posted by Lisa

In this edition of my guest post for the Genealogy Insider I’m reporting from the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event in London, which runs Friday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb 27.

While I could spend time telling you about the huge booths and displays of the genealogy giants like Ancestry.uk, FamilySearch or Find My Past, I think it would miss the mark on conveying what is truly unique about this particular event. It’s the “little guy” – the local society, volunteer organization and fledgling online start-up – that fills the vast majority of the exhibit hall. Here are just a few that stood out as I made way up and down the aisles:

Discover Ireland
“Genealogy butler” and professional genealogist Helen Kelly sat down with me at the Discover Ireland booth to talk about the countless number of people they have helped trace their Irish ancestors and then make the journey to the homeland. Their free booklet “Tracing Your Ancestors” in Ireland walks family historians through doing research on their own in the U.S, heading online to tap into digital records, hiring professional help as needed, and tips for making the trip and walking the green grass of Ireland in person.

“We have to be quiet sometimes,” says Kelly, “…we have to sit in the landscape and then the stones can speak to us.” Kelly made a compelling case for making the journey “back to the community that nurtured your ancestors.” While many things have changed, you can still experience the accents, landscape and culture that enveloped your ancestors.

Kelly summed it up this way, “We are not just part of our people, we are also part of our landscape.” Stay tuned to my Genealogy Gems podcast, where you will hear my entire conversation with this inspirational expert on discovering Ireland.


Lisa talks with Helen Kelly about tracing Irish roots.


Western Front Association

If you have an ancestor who served during the Great War, the Western Front Association may have just the resources and expertise you are looking for. Founded by historian John Giles in 1980, the association has grown to include thousands of members around the world. Their historical information officer is available to help with research questions, and their publications and unique record holdings make them an ideal resource.

War Memorials Trust
As I approached their booth, a woman named Nancy welcomed me and explained the simple yet vital purpose of the War Memorials Trust: to monitor the condition of war memorials and to encourage protection and conservation when appropriate. They also strive to provide expert advice to war memorial projects across the UK, to act as the specialist organization for war memorial conversation issues and to facilitate repair and conservation through grants. I was pleased to see organizations in attendance that play a vital role in empowering all of us to help preserve our precious history.

Friends of the MPHC
Do you have a bobby in your background? If so, the Metropolitan Police have a resource for you! The Met Collection encompasses artifacts previously hidden from view. The permanent public display at the Met Collection heritage center rotates from the 17,000 items that make up the collection including uniforms, photos, police equipment and a vast database of records. You can visit the collection in person at The Annex, Empress State Building, Empress Approach, Lillie Rd., London SW6 1TR (a 2 minute walk from the Brompton tube station) or visit them online at the Friends of the MPHC website.

With such a variety of fascinating topics and experts to learn from, it’s no wonder that over 17,000 people have bought tickets to attend the three-day event. Next week I’ll have a complete wrap up for you on the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event. 

FindMyPast.co.uk's booth at Who Do You Think You Are? Live.

"Who Do You Think You Are?" | Genealogy Events | International Genealogy | Military records | Podcasts
Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:22:50 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [1]
# Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Genealogy Gems Podcast App for Droid
Posted by Diane

Genealogy Gems podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke just released the Genealogy Gems Podcast App for Android phones. It allows genealogists to stream the entire catalog of 100-plus podcast episodes, as well as access bonus content such as videos, PDF files and more.

The new app is compatible with OS 1.6 or later. It’s available for $2.99 in the Android Marketplace or through the AppBrain website

Got an iPhone? Earlier this year, Cooke released the Genealogy Gems Podcast App for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

You can learn more about genealogy apps for mobile devices on the Mobile Genealogy website.


Genealogy Software | Podcasts
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:59:23 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Friday, November 19, 2010
Genealogy News Corral: Nov. 15-19
Posted by Diane

  • Congratulations to Lisa Louise Cooke on the 100th episode of her Genealogy Gems podcast! This special episode celebrates the first 100 with a look at some of Lisa's favorite gems, interviews and milestones, plus some messages from listeners.
  • FamilySearch Beta has added or updated 34 collections of genealogical records—that’s 15 million indexed records and 2.5 million images. The information covers 13 countries: Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Jamaica, Canada and the United States. Click here to see a list of the new/updated collections
  • The New England Historic Genealogical Society is holding a technology-focused Weekend Research Getaway Jan. 27 to 29, 2011. The weekend will combine guided research at the NEHGS Research Library in Boston with educational lectures about using technology in your family search. Registration costs $300, or you can buy a day pass. See the program and register at AmericanAncestors.org.
  • Ancestry.com and National Geographic Digital Media have developed an online family history “experience” on the National Geographic Genographic Project website where visitors can learn more about researching genealogy and search their roots. They’ll be able to start an online family tree, get tips on doing family history, and links to Ancestry.com’s subscription record collections. The Genographic Project is a DNA study of the genetic makeup of populations around the world in order to chart the migration history of the human species.

Ancestry.com | FamilySearch | Genealogy societies | Genealogy Web Sites | Podcasts
Friday, November 19, 2010 12:27:58 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Wednesday, October 13, 2010
October 2010 Family Tree Magazine Podcast Just Posted
Posted by Diane

This just in: the October 2010 Family Tree Magazine podcast is now available for listening! Here’s what host Lisa Louise Cooke has in store for you in this episode:
  • Allison Stacy, Family Tree Magazine’s publisher and editorial director, fills you in on Family History Month events
  • Get started paring down your collection of papers with tips from online editor Grace Dobush on what to keep and what to toss.
  • Lisa and I talk about Ancestry.com's acquisition of iArchives, Footnote.com’s parent company, and some questions genealogists are asking.

You can listen to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast in iTunes and on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. You can get the show notes on our website, too.


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Ancestry.com | Footnote | International Genealogy | Podcasts | Research Tips | UK and Irish roots
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:41:35 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]
# Thursday, September 16, 2010
Genealogy Tips Galore in Our Latest Free Podcast
Posted by Diane

The September 2010 edition of the free Family Tree Magazine podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, is now available. You can listen in on chats abut family history resources and tips including
  • Space-saving ideas for your genealogy stuff, from Family Tree Magazine contributing editor Rick Crume
  • Grace Dobush talks about new scanners that are small enough to take along on your next research trip
Get the show notes (which list products and websites mentioned in the episode) on FamilyTreeMagazine.com. You can listen there, too.
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# Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Listen Up! August 2010 Podcast Now Available
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A bunch of booth visitors at last week’s Federation of Genealogical Society conference said “I love your podcast!” You can see what they mean in the just-released Family Tree Magazine Podcast August episode, available now for free through iTunes and on our website.

Here’s what you’ll discover:
  • Tips and websites for determining whether you’ve found your Harry Smith (or whomever) from author and professional genealogist Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • A discussion on news from the blogosphere with yours truly
  • A sneak peek at the upcoming November 2010 Family Tree Magazine with publisher and editorial director Allison Stacy
Get the August 2010 Show Notes on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.

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# Friday, August 13, 2010
Genealogy News Corral: Aug. 9-13
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The New England Historic Genealogical Society and Ancestry.com will hold a Family History Day Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center Boston. The day includes lectures, consultations and document scanning. Attendance costs $38. Learn more and register here.

GenealogyBank has updated more than 1,800 newspapers and added new titles. In addition, the site will add 400,000 digital newspaper pages (11,633 issues from 48 newspapers) in September. You can get a peek at the list on the GenealogyBank blog.

Aug. 14 marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security, the federal program that gave us the Social Security Death Index and the SS-5 (Social Security application). On FamilyTreeMagazine.com, you can learn how to access these two great genealogical resources. You also can view the Social Security Administration’s history pages.

Ready to share your family history knowledge? Geneabloggers blogger and High-Definition Genealogy founder Thomas MacEntee has published an e-book called Approaching the Lectern: How to Become a Genealogy Speaker that will help you become a more-effective speaker at conferences, society meetings and other venues. You can download it as a PDF for $8.99, or order it in print form for $12.99.

The Genealogy Gems Podcast is among the first 1,000 shows available through the new BlackBerry Podcasts, a free app that lets BlackBerry users (running BlackBerry OS v4.6 or higher) listen to free audio and video. You can get the app at BlackBerry App World.

If you missed NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” this past spring—or you just want to relive the thrill of seeing celebrities do genealogy on prime-time network television—you can watch the reruns Friday nights from Aug. 13 to Sept. 3 at 8/7c on NBC.


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# Tuesday, July 27, 2010
July Family Tree Magazine Podcast Episode Now Live!
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Hello, all! The free July 2010 Family Tree Magazine Podcast is available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke (who also creates the Genealogy Gems podcast), you’ll:
  • Discover some of the best preservation resources online
  • Learn how to submit photos of your Civil War-era ancestors for our 2010 commemorative Civil War calendar
  • Meet Lindsay, Family Tree Magazine’s summer intern and resident genealogy newbie
  • Find out about the Family Tree Sourcebook, a genealogy records reference appearing in bookstores this fall
You'll find the show notes on FamilyTreeMagazine.com, and you can listen there or in iTunes.

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# Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Here's to the First Decade ... and Many More!
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As Family Tree Magazine approached its 10th anniversary in 2010, podcast host Lisa Louise Cooke decided it was time to invite back frequent contributor David Fryxell for a behind-the-scenes look at the magazine’s first decade. Cooke wrote this post about their conversation:

As the founding editor, Fryxell couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic about Family Tree Magazine’s early years and vast amount of ground covered since.
 
In Family Tree Magazine Podcast Episode 20, Fryxell explained the difficulties staff faced in getting the magazine off the ground—starting with the lack of a good, compiled list of genealogists to mail to. But thankfully word spread and interest grew quickly.
 
Fryxell summed up his feelings about the expanding reach of the magazine this way: “It’s really been gratifying to see over the years how many people it has helped. People are still excited to discover the magazine!”

And that is so true. I experienced that just last week at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. My Genealogy Gems Podcast booth was set up next to the Family Tree Magazine booth, and there were plenty of newbies whose eyes lit up when they discovered free podcasts and a magazine passionately devoted to family history.
 
While articles, graphics and fonts change over the years, Fryxell is confident that some things never change. “The mission was and continues to be to provide you with the tools to make progress in your family history.”
 
But in this high-tech, online world, what does the future hold for a print magazine? Fryxell is confident that with its mission still firmly in place, Family Tree Magazine has much more to offer now and well into the future.
 
“The print medium serves as an entry point to all the stuff that’s online. Family Tree Magazine can show you how to find useful sites and useable search results!” Fryxell declares.
 
I couldn’t agree more. With thousands—if not hundreds of thousands—of genealogy websites, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted friend who can help you sift through all the noise and get to the information that will provide genealogical success.
 
And with the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, we like to think we're giving that trusted friend another voice.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Lisa Louise Cooke is the voice of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, as well as an instructor for Family Tree University, writer for the magazine, and publisher of the new DVD Google Earth for Genealogy, available at ShopFamilyTree.com.

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# Thursday, June 17, 2010
4 Genealogical Questions You Always Wanted to Ask ...
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While hosting the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, Lisa Louise Cooke has discovered answers to some burning genealogical questions. She shares them in this post:
 
As I continue my trek down Family Tree Magazine Podcast memory lane, I’m struck by how many talented and knowledgeable people I’ve had the good fortune to interview. Even better, I get to ask those questions that are on all of our minds:
  • How did the DeadFred photo-reunion website get its name? 

  • Can you get copies of materials from the Library of Congress (LOC) without being there in person? 

  • If I get my DNA tested, does that mean the FBI can look at my profile and compare it to criminal cases?

  • How many DNA markers should I have tested?
Inquiring minds want to know, and on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, I do my best every month to find out!
 
In the July 2009 podcast episode, DeadFred.com founder Joe Bott spilled the beans behind that wacky website name. “Sometimes you need a hook to get people’s attention!” he said. He came up with the name while looking at an old photograph of the deceased Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

That catchy name coined back in 1998 has lured thousands of people to post their mystery photographs, resulting in over 1,500 photos being reunited with their families in the past 10 years. Bottom line: DeadFred works! (Learn more about online photo sharing in our Photo Sharing 101 webinar recording.)
 
The question about getting copies of LOC materials was front and center in my mind after I heard James Sweeny, an LOC reference services librarian for 20-plus years, reveal some impressive stats:
  • The LOC is the largest library in the world.

  • It has more than 60,000 genealogies from around the world.

  • It has 20 million cataloged books.

  • Its unmatched US city directory collection covers 1,200 cities, towns and counties across the country.

  • The library building  has 20 reading rooms.
In the September 2009 podcast episode, Sweeny encourages listeners to check out the LOC website and use the “Ask the Librarian” feature. It turns out that staff will make a limited number of complimentary (yes, free!) copies and mail them to you. This is great when you need to check a book's index or look up a surname in a hard-to-find city directory. If you need a lot of copies, you can arrange the service for a fee without ever leaving home. 
 
Another little-known fact about the LOC's mostly non-circulating collection:  Many of its genealogies and local histories are also available on microfilm, which does circulate to your local library. Again, check the online catalog and ask a librarian for more information.
 
And finally, Dusty Rhoades of DNA testing service and social networking site GeneTree answers that nagging question about DNA testing and criminal cases in the November 2009 podcast episode.
 
“Genealogy DNA testing can’t tie you to the scene of a crime,” says Rhoades. That's because genetic genealogy tests and forensic DNA tests look at different parts of the chromosome.
 
Another common question is “how many markers should I test?” Rhoads recommends between 33 and 46. Testing only 12 markers can lead to false positives. And though a connection may appear strong with 33 markers, testing 46 markers may show it’s not as strong as it looks. 
 
And of course, when it comes to DNA, it’s a case of the more the merrier.
“The more people who get involved, the easier it is for us to find you matches” says Rhoades. (Find more genetic genealogy answers in the December 2009 Family Tree Magazine's Complete Guide to Genetic Genealogy.)
 
When it comes to questions, the Family Tree Magazine Podcast has answers!  And because it’s pre-recorded, you can find the answers today and well into the future. Got a burning genealogical question you'd like to hear about in the podcast? E-mail it to us!

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# Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Shoestring Travel Sites and Other Favorite Tips From the Podcast
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In celebration of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast's second birthday, host Lisa Louise Cooke remembers some of her great guests and favorite advice with this guest post:

It’s a kick traveling down memory lane as we celebrate the 2nd birthday of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast this month. What really struck me as I was preparing to write this blog post are some of our stats. In two years we’ve had more than 40 expert guests, including:
In total, we’re talking about 15-plus hours of content so far. It’s like attending a virtual genealogy conference from the convenience of your own home! And sometimes you learn surprising things that you might not otherwise hear.

For example, Maureen A. Taylor is known as the Photo Detective, but did you know that in her family she’s also referred to as the Family Cheapskate?  In the February 2009 podcast episode, she pulled some of her best tips out of her article Research Trips on a Shoestring (March 2009 Family Tree Magazine).

I could easily see where this label came from! Not only does Maureen have a knack for seeing critical clues in photos, but also for spotting good deals online. She recommended some of her favorite-yet- less-well-known travel sites, including Farecast.com, Kayak.com and Travelzoo. I'd never heard of any them, but now regularly check them for deals.

In that same podcast episode, my conversation with Patricia M. Van Skaik of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was also an eye opener.

As a Californian, I hadn't considered libraries in Ohio to be high on my list of research locations, but Patricia changed all that. Cincinnati Library genealogy holdings cover all 50 states and 23 foreign countries, and the collection is more than 150 years old. In fact, back in 1850, Cincinnati was the sixth largest city in the nation—which makes it a hotbed of records from that time period. Add in a map collection ranked in the top three in the country and I’ll never look at distant libraries the same way again!

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# Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Happy 2nd Birthday to the Family Tree Magazine Podcast!
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In celebration of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast’s entry into its terrific twos, producer and host Lisa Louise Cooke is writing several guest posts on her favorite podcast memories. Here’s the first:

You know how toddlers are … they explore their surroundings, get their hands dirty, and chat with anyone and everyone. Now that our busy toddler the Family Tree Magazine Podcast is turning 2 years old, I thought it would be a great time to pull out the scrapbook and reminisce about the first two years.

It all started back in early 2008 when I met editor-in-chief Allison Stacy at a genealogy conference, and the podcast was just a twinkle in her eye. Over the next two years I’ve been a kid in a candy store exploring the world of genealogy with the folks at Family Tree Magazine.

Right out of the starting gate, it was clear the podcast offered the perfect opportunity to give the magazine’s authors a new voice—literally and figuratively. I loved David A. Fryxell’s article on genealogical freebies called “No Purchase Necessary” in the June 2006 issue. But it was even better to chat with him on the show and not only discover that he shares my passion for maps, but also learn that free website tools such as NationalAtlas.gov and The National Map were his favorites from the article.

Another big advantage to the podcast is that it has offered a unique opportunity to get to know library treasures around the United States. In Episode 5, Susan Kaufman, director of the genealogy library at the Clayton Library in Houston, makes a strong case for a strategy often missed by genealogists: scouting for records in libraries NOT in the area where your ancestor lived.

When I asked Susan to name one of her favorite collections (is that sort of like asking a mom to name her favorite child?!) she included the Cuban Papers. It turns out that the Cuban Papers' only connection to Cuba was the fact they were once archived there. The collection of 1,400 microfilm rolls covers early colonial records (1500 to 1700) pertaining to the development of the Gulf Coast area—and yet reaching surprisingly far beyond into states like Illinois! I imagine many podcast listeners found their field of research expanding after that episode.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be back to continue this trip down memory lane as we celebrate the Family Tree Magazine Podcast turning 2 years old!

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# Friday, May 21, 2010
Genealogy News Corral: May 17-21
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I had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago of talking to Vicky and Jen, of the Vicky and Jen podcast, about doing oral history interviews. We talked about questions to ask, tips for drawing out reticent people, ways to get kids involved and more. Listen on iTunes or at VickyandJen.com.

Subscription site GenealogyBank has added newspaper pages from more than 166 titles in 42 states. If you’ve searched the site before, you can use the “Search only New Content” pulldown menu at the bottom of the search form to search only content added in the past one to three months. (Get more tips in our GenealogyBank Web Guide download, available from ShopFamilyTree.com.)

FamilySearch announced the recipients of its 2010 FamilySearch Software Awards, which go to developers whose “products and technologies that integrate with FamilySearch’s emerging suite of products and services.” You can see a full list of the winning companies on Dick Eastman’s blog.

If you have an iPad, first, I’m jealous. Second, I came across a photo-editing app called Photogene for iPad that imports photos and lets you adjust color, contrast and levels, crop and apply special effects. Then you can save it and share via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, if you choose. Here’s  a review.

Have a great weekend!


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# Monday, May 17, 2010
Just Posted! May Podcast Covers Cemetery Records, NGS Conference News
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We’re talking cemeteries in our May 2010 podcast, now available free through iTunes and at FamilyTreeMagazine.com.
  • Going behind The Editor’s Desk, podcast host Lisa Louise Cooke chats with Allison Stacy about our upcoming book Grave Humor, which finds the lighter side of cemeteries with contributors’ photos of hilarious headstones.
  • The Top Tips segment has Sunny Morton, author of the July 2010 Family Tree Magazine article “Tombstone Tales,” discusses the questions you should be sure you ask when searching for cemetery records.
  • In 101 Best Web Sites, Cooke talks to David Day about his Names in Stone cemetery mapping website.
  • For Safe Keeping, Family Tree Magazine online editor Grace Dobush offers advice for taking tombstone rubbings.
  • My News From the Blogosphere installment takes a departure from the cemetery theme to review some of the news that came out of the National Genealogical Society annual conference earlier this month.
Missed an episode? See details about earlier podcasts on our Podcast page.

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# Friday, February 12, 2010
In "Who Do You Think You Are?" News ...
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Genealogy Gems podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke scored an interview with Lisa Kudrow, producer (and cast member) of the upcoming “Who Do You Think You Are?” tv show, premiering March 5 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Their conversation will be in the free Genealogy Gems Podcast episode 81, available starting this Sunday, Feb. 14, on the Genealogy Gems website.

Ancestry.com, a partner in the show, created a webpage to encourage you to spread the word about it with downloadable flyers, an e-mail you can forward to friends, wallpaper for your computer and more.

Kudrow addresses genealogy enthusiasts in this video, which also contains the “Who Do You Think You Are?” trailer you may have seen.


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# Friday, July 10, 2009
Genealogy News Corral: July 6-10
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Some of the genealogy news bits we rounded up this week:
  • The Genealogy Guys will record their podcast before a live audience at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference. The audience will get to submit questions for possible inclusion in the podcast. The conference is Sept. 2 to 5 in Little Rock, Ark.; the podcast recording is 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Look for location information at the conference.

  • Geni is offering a free two-week trial of its Geni Pro premium service, which includes more stats, matches and member collaboration than the free basic service. (Geni Pro subscriptions are normally $4.95 per month.)

  • Ancestry.com’s subscription-based Canadian site, Ancestry.ca, has added French Deaths by Guillotine 1792-1796, with 13,000 names of French citizens executed during the Reign of Terror. The names come from a book written in 1796 by a French journalist.
  • ProQuest, the creator of the HeritageQuest genealogy service, ProQuest Historical Newspapers and other databases for libraries, is working on a new search platform that’ll make I easier to find information related to your genealogy search. Expected launch is 2010.
The company is also adding Boston’s Jewish Advocate (1905 to 1990), Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent (1887 to 1990) and the Detroit Free Press to Proquest Historical Newspapers.

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# Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Hear Family History News and Tips in Our Free Podcast
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Our June 2009 Family Tree Magazine Podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke, is now online and ready for you to tune in.

This month, Family Tree Magazine editors and expert contributors deliver the scoop on
  • upcoming genealogy events—just in time for summer conference season
  • options for hiring genealogists to help with research tasks big and small
  • ways to genealogically capitalize on family reunions
  • what’s new at Swedish data site Genline
  • the truth behind heraldic myths
See the show notes and have a listen (it's free!) on FamilyTreeMagazine.com or click here to subscribe.


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# Monday, May 18, 2009
New Podcast Episode Has Census Tips and More
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The latest episode of the free Family Tree Magazine podcast delivers census records help, genealogy social networking tips and more.

In this May 2009 episode, Curt Witcher, who manages the renowned genealogy department at the Allen County Public Library, chats with host Lisa Louise Cooke about special “non-population” census records and how to glean important genealogical information from them. Contributing editor David A. Fryxell serves up creative tips for using the census. And Justin Schroepfer, marketing director for historical records subscription site Footnote talks about I Remember, a brand new Facebook application just launched this month.

Listen now at FamilyTreeMagazine.com or in iTunes. Click below for RSS subscriptions options: 

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# Thursday, April 16, 2009
Interview With TV History Detective Tukufu Zuberi
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Tukufu Zuberi, whom you might know as one of PBS television’s four History Detectives, is the guest on Lisa Louise Cooke’s current Genealogy Gems podcast episode.

Zuberi is the keynote speaker at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s annual Jamboree June 26-28 (where Cooke will be teaching and staffing the Family Tree Magazine booth—so stop by!).

He tells Cooke about tracing the genealogy of a dummy: Sam, that is, the first black ventriloquist's dummy to appear on Broadway.

And Zuberi talks about the show’s mission to discover the truth about historical (or turn-out-not-to-be-historical) objects, tell the personal stories behind those objects and show how “history is reflected in the living.”

“History is a result of everyday people living their lives,” he says in the interview—a sentiment I’d wear on a t-shirt any day. A must-listen.

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Listen to our Free April 2009 Family Tree Magazine Podcast
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Our Family Tree Magazine Podcast April 2009 episode is now online for your listening pleasure.

This month, host Lisa Louise Cooke interviews photo historian Maureen A. Taylor about historical hairstyles, FindMyPast.com’s Debra Chatfield about the newest records available for British ancestors, and genealogy author James M. Beidler about ancestors’ financial records.

And editor Allison Stacy offers a chance to win our new Passport to Europe CD—but you'll have to listen to the episode by April 30 to find out how. Listen now (it's free) on FamilyTreeMagazine.com or in iTunes.

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# Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The First 30 Days of Your Genealogy Search
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Genealogy Gems Podcast host Lisa Louise Cooke (who also hosts our Family Tree Magazine Podcast) is the expert guest on ChangeNation’s First 30 Days Podcast.

Take a listen to pick up Cooke's insights on starting a family history search, interviewing relatives and how doing genealogy changes your life a little.

And Genealogy Gems was named by the Salt Lake City Genealogy Examiner site as a great resource for starting genealogy. Congrats!


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# Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Get Family History Help in the Latest Family Tree Magazine Podcast
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In the busy-ness of attending a genealogy expo and tying up loose ends before offices everywhere are deserted for Thanksgiving, I haven’t yet told you our November 2008 podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.

(Of course, if you subscribe through iTunes or another service, you already know this.)

In this new episode, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, you’ll get quick research-project ideas from the author of “Power Hour” in the January 2008 Family Tree Magazine, insight into family traditions from professional researcher Lisa A. Alzo, and a verbal peek at the vast resources inside the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library.

You’ll hear from other Family Tree Magazine writers and the editors, too—see all the November 2008 Family Tree Magazine Podcast topics in the show notes. As always, the podcast is free.


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