September 2013 Podcast Notes
9/17/2013
This month's theme is Genealogy and Geography. Learn how to trace your ancestral village, money-saving resources for genealogists, and how to add "local flavor" to your genealogy. Plus: National Preparedness Month.
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In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke


Lisa's newest book is available at ShopFamilyTree.com: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse.

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad


Listen as Diane shares some of her favorite money-saving genealogy resources

Read Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider Blog:

 
Top Tips

One of the best ways to spice up your family history is by adding a dash of local flavor. Background details of your ancestors' everyday lives like the fashion of the day, the foods they ate and local scandals rocking their neighborhood can all help you understand where they were coming from, and can also sweeten up your storytelling.

In this episode, Sunny Jane Morton, author of the article "Local Flavor" from the Sept. 2013 issue of the magazine, shares some of the homegrown ingredients that will help you cook up fresh genealogical discoveries.

Get the Family Tree Magazine September Issue featuring Sunny’s article:

101 Best Websites

Come explore our featured website, HistoryGeo.com, with Greg Boyd, Creator and President of HistoryGeo. Greg also introduces us to his new First Landowners Project.
 
Family Tree University: Finding Your Ancestral Village
 
Most genealogists hope to “cross the pond” as quickly as possible—but to do that you need to know the name of the town or village where your ancestor lived. In this episode you’ll get tips on how to identify your ancestor’s place of origin from Lisa Alzo, the instructor of the Family Tree University course called Finding Your Ancestral Village
 
The Publisher's Desk with Allison Dolan
This month, Allison recommends: 

In recognition of National Disaster Preparedness Month, join us for the live webinar:
Disaster Preparedness for Genealogists
September 25, 2013 at 7pm EST.
Presented by Denise May Levenick


Also mentioned in this episode:
How to Archive Family Keepsakes
By Denise May Levenick
Paperback book:  http://www.shopfamilytree.com/ht-archive-family-keepsakes
e-Book: http://www.shopfamilytree.com/how-to-archive-family-keepsakes-ebook-v6487
 
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts on iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
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