Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor talks with host Lisa Louise Cooke about historical hairstyles and what they can tell us about our ancestors. Debra Chatfield, marketing manager at FindMyPast, covers all the newest online records for tracing British ancestors. And Jim Beidler discusses economic history and its impact on our ancestors lives. Plus, learn about the latest online resource Genealogy Insider blogger Diane Haddad is following, as well as our new CD on European genealogy.
Lisa and Allison talk about tracing roots “across the pond” and the magazine’s newest CD, theFamily Tree Passport to Europe. In this segment, you’ll learn more about the how-to advice on this CD—and our contest for a chance to win a copy!
Listen to the episode for details, then submit your entry viae-mailbyApril 30.
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Genealogy Insider and managing editor Diane Haddad gives you the scoop on new records coming online.
Top Tips You’ve probably inspected your old family photographs for genealogy information, but have you ever paid attention to ythe hairstyles of the people pictured? Contributing editor Maureen A. Taylor describes some of the photo-dating and social history clues you can glean from your ancestors’ coiffures. Her visual guide to hairstyle history from 1840 to 1930 appears in theMay 2009Family Tree Magazine.
101 Best Web Sites Lisa chats with Debra Chatfield, marketing manager of UK-focused records siteFindMyPast, about the site’s content and resources.
Best ofFamily Tree Magazine Now that you’ve turned in your taxes, consider what your ancestors’ tax and financial records can tell you about your genealogy. Lisa catches up with Jim Beidler, author of theApril 2006article “Financial Aid,” to discuss how economic history helped shape our ancestors’ lives.
Enter for your chance to win theFamily Tree Passport to EuropeCD. E-mail uswith your name, e-mail address and mailing address, and a topic that you could like to hear more about either on the podcast or in the magazine by April 30, 2009, and you will be entered in the drawing. Then be sure to tune in to the May episode when we’ll be announcing the winner!
Get out yourMay 2009 issueto read Maureen Taylor’s article “Hair Apparent” to gain more insight into the hairstyles your ancestors are sporting in those old photographs you have.
If you would like to get Jim Beidler’s great article on economic history called “Financial Aid,” you can order adownloadablecopy of the April 2006 issue, or find it on our2006 issues CD.