September 2012 Podcast Notes

September 2012 Podcast Notes

This month, Practice some preventative medicine with your family tree by guarding it from sick sources, learn what DNA tests can reveal about your genealogy and get the 411 on why you should be citing your sources. Plus: A breakdown of some new genealogy apps.

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In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa’s book is available at Family Tree Shop: How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane shares what’s new in the world of genealogy, including some apps that can help you go mobile with your family research:


Top Tips: Recognizing Sick Sources

Every family tree is vulnerable to fall victim to diseased records. Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, the family tree doctor, is in the house and she’s going to give you tips for recognizing sick sources and preventing them from infecting your research. Her article “Preventative Medicine” appears in the October/November 2012 issue of Family Tree Magazine. Buy the issue here.
Sharon Carmack


101 Best Websites: Using a DNA Test

Lisa talks with Bennett Greenspan, founder and president of FamilyTreeDNA, about using DNA as a tool to validate or disprove your research..
Bennett Greenspan
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    Family Tree University: Source Documentation 101

    Family Tree University Instructor Charlotte Bocage shares a few tricks for citing your sources. Learn more about Charlotte’s class: Source Documentation 101.


    The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

    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.