June 2009 Family Tree Magazine Podcast Show Notes

June 2009 Family Tree Magazine Podcast Show Notes

Learn secrets for getting relatives to spill family history information at reunions, hear the basics about heraldry and coats of arms, and get more genealogy tips form the experts.

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Tune in for a host of ideas for advancing your genealogy this summer: In the Top Tips segment, author Sunny Morton shares advice for gathering family history during your family reunion. And before you go buy a “family crest” to show off at the reunion, listen to Lisa’s conversation with Sharon DeBartolo Carmack about heraldry. Lisa and publisher/editorial director Allison Stacy also talk about genealogy events happening this summer where you can boost your research skills and meet the Family Tree Magazine staff. Those with Swedish roots will want to be sure to listen to the 101 Best Web Sites segment on Genline, a subscription Web site with digitized church records and other documents. And if you’re stuck, learn about online services that help you find a researcher for hire.

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison and Lisa talk about upcoming genealogy events where you can meet Family Tree Magazine staff, network with fellow researchers and take away great ideas for tracing your roots.

Look for us at the following conferences this summer:

Plus, we announce the winner of last month’s contest.

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Genealogy Insider and managing editor Diane Haddad gives the scoop on online options available to family historians for connecting with professional researchers.

Read “Where to Find a Genealogist for Hire”

Top Tips
Summer is reunion time, and Family Tree Magazine writer Sunny McClellan Morton has great ideas for gleaning genealogical information at your next get-together. She shares some tips from her article “Reunion Riches” in the July issue.

101 Best Web Sites
Lisa chats with Kathy Meade of Genline, a leading source of online Swedish records. (Note: Genline’s records are now part of Ancestry.com.)

Best of Family Tree Magazine

Lisa interviews Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, author of “The Blazon Truth” about the myths and truths surrounding heraldry, from the May 2006 special issue Trace Your Family History.

Sharon is a certified genealogist and partner in the research firm of Warren, Carmack and Associates.

Action Items

  • Plan to attend an upcoming genealogy event to improve your research skills—whether it’s an in-person conference or one of Family Tree Magazine‘s live online workshops.
  • Get out your July 2009 issue to read Sunny Morton’s article “Reunion Riches” and pick up great strategies for getting the most out of family reunions. 

Have fun climbing your family tree!

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