October 2010 Podcast Show Notes
10/11/2010
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

Your Host: 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

Family Tree University Instructor Lisa Alzo provides you with tips for exploring your ancestor’s international origins from her class Tracing Immigrants: How to Research Your Family’s American Arrivals.
 
Lisa’s Top Tips:
  1. Always begin your research at home when you can.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!


Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
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