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On the heels of the annual RootsTech conference, learn about the latest high-tech research tools, including the massive databases on Ancestry.com, 41 free family history tools, the upcoming web-centric issue, and Family Tree University's Winter 2014 Virtual Conference.
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In this episode:
Lisa Louise Cooke
From the Publisher's Desk: Genealogy at RootsTech
Allison and Lisa catch up on the genealogy conference scene live from the RootsTech exhibit hall.
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Ancestry.com offers a wealth of genealogical data: 31,000 databases with more than 9 billion historical records, to be exact. Diane discusses ideas to make the most of this popular online resource from her blog post:
6 Simple Ways (3 Are Free) to Use Ancestry.com
Top Tips: Online Genealogy
Family Tree Magazine
Editor Diane Haddad provides a sneak peek at
the March/April 2014 issue, with a special focus on online genealogy.
This issue features guides to 20 popular genealogy websites, including
Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, FindMyPast and others honored on Family Tree Magazine
's annual 101 Best Websites list.
Subscribers will receive the issue in mid-February 2014, and it hits newsstands March 11. Keep an eye open for the issue at ShopFamilyTree.com.
101 Best Websites: FamilySearch.org
Lisa chats with FamilySearch's Brian Edwards about the latest developments on FamilySearch.org, the free genealogy website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sponsor Spotlight: Backblaze
Founder and CEO Gleb Budman explains how to back up all varieties of genealogy files using the Backblaze online backup service.
Family Tree University Crash Course: Winter 2014 Virtual Conference
Family Tree University Winter 2014 Virtual Conference
Online Editor Tyler Moss joins Lisa to discuss how to participate in the upcoming
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.