Gain invaluable insight into the lives of your ancestors by learning how to use social history to reconstruct their neighborhoods, find new records, and more.
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In this episode:
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider, Diane Haddad
Reconstructing Your Ancestor's Neighborhood with Sunny Morton
One of the best ways to step into your ancestor's shoes is to stroll through their neighborhood. In her new article, Here Comes the Neighborhood, contributing editor Sunny Morton shows us how we can use old records, maps, and photos to recreate the place our family called home and open a window into their lives. Check out the article in the Oct/Nov 2016 Family Tree Magazine
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GenealogyBargains.com with Thomas MacEntee
Thomas shares some great
money-saving ideas. If you want to save money on your genealogy research,
you’re going to love Genealogy Bargains
Using the American Memory Collection with Shannon Combs-Bennett
In her half-hour video class called Using the American Memory Collection,
Shannon Combs-Bennett shows you how to sift through the Library of
Congress' American Memory Collection website, and discover a vast array of
digitized photographs, filmstrips, newspapers, music, and more to augment your
US genealogy research.
Here are some of Shannon's tips:
- The search
features are great, but they are not full text searches. It pulls up
tags, subjects, titles, and authors
- Use the "browse
by topic" feature to find topics that would pertain to your research
- When in doubt, use
the ask an archivist/librarian links. They are extremely helpful and will
reply very quickly to your queries.
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's podcast, The Genealogy Gems Podcast in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.