October 2011 Podcast Show Notes

October 2011 Podcast Show Notes

Using autosomal DNA testing to solve family mysteries, planning a research trip to Salt Lake City, and an introduction to Kerry Scott, the newest member of the Family Tree Magazine staff. Plus: Learn more about land records from Family Tree University's Diana Crisman Smith.

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Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa has a new book available at Family Tree Shop: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox. It’s available both in print form and as a digital download.

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane gives the scoop on recent news in the genealogical community, including the release of two long-awaited software programs: Family Tree Maker 2012 and Personal Historian 2.

Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog.

Top Tips: Using Autosomal DNA Testing

Blaine Bettinger, author of the article “More Power to You” in the December 2011 issue, discusses how he used autosomal tests to solve a family mystery. Blaine blogs at The Genetic Genealogist.

101 Best Websites: Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation

DNA offers family historians some exciting options. In this episode, we profile the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) website to learn more about what is available to family historians.  Our special guest is Dr. Ugo A. Perego, Director of Operations and a senior researcher at the non-profit organization.
Sponsor Spotlight
Visit Salt Lake 
Kaitlin Eskelson, Director of Tourism Sales for Visit Salt Lake explains how her organization can help you plan your next research trip to Salt Lake City.

Meet Kerry Scott

Get to know Kerry Scott, the newest member of the Family Tree Magazine staff. Kerry is the new online Community Editor for Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University. She also blogs at Clue Wagon.

Family Tree University Crash Course: Land Records

Land records are fascinating. Family Tree University instructor Diana Crisman Smith shares tips from her Land Records 101 course to help you mine land records for their genealogical gold.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison takes you behind the scenes at Family Tree Magazine and tells us about the Family History Month Daily Deal & Giveaway.

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.