In this episode, we've got advice on tracing immigrant ancestors, news about Ancestry.com's acquisition of Footnote.com, Scots-Irish research tips and more. Plus: Overwhelmed with papers? Learn what to keep and what to trash in the Safe Keeping segment.
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In this episode:
- Editor's Desk with Allison Stacy
- News from the Blogosphere
- Top Tips: Trace Your Scots-Irish Roots
- Safe Keeping: Culling Your Collection
- Family Tree University Crash Course
Lisa Louise Cooke
The Editor's Desk with Allison Stacy
Allison tells us about some great tools to tuck in your genealogical tool belt:
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Diane gives us an update on Ancestry.com's acquisition of Footnote.com.
Top Tips: Trace Your Scots-Irish Roots
In the Top Tips segment, author Jim Beidler provides some historical background and solid tips from his article "Trace Your Scots-Irish Roots" in the December 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine.
Family Tree Magazine's December 2010 issue is available now
Safe Keeping: Culling Your Collection
Grace helps you get started paring down your collection of papers, covering what to keep and what to toss.
Family Tree University Crash Course
Lisa’s Top Tips:
- Always begin your research at home when you can.
- Before you jump right in and start randomly plugging names into the Ellis Island Database and/or Ancestry.com , be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions or the Search Tips on how to use the database. Also, use the One-Step Search Tools by Stephen P. Morse.
- Tap into Family Tree Magazine Resources, such as the articles Immigration Resources and Ancestral Ports of Immigration.
Register for Lisa's class Tracing Immigrants: How to Research Your Family’s American Arrivals
. Visit Family Tree University
to see all the available online classes and webinars.
Have fun climbing your family tree!
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