US State-Based Tips and Tools    
In this December podcast, we explore state-based genealogy research and the available tools and techniques for discovering our U.S. ancestors. 
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Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa's book is available at Mobile Genealogy

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Top Tips

Rick Crume tells us about his article called America the Digitized, which features the 75 Best State Websites list for 2016 in the December 2016 issue of Family Tree MagazineCheck the article out on
  • Know Your State History: It’s always good to learn the history of each state to get a sense of what events could have an impact.
  • Study the State’s Geography: Think about the geographical layout of your state and why that would attract people. 
  • Learn About the Records: Because each state has its own unique history and and laws, there are going to be unique challenges and collections of records generated.
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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.
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