In this episode:
- Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy
- News from the Blogosphere
- Top Tips: Trace Your Scots-Irish Roots
- Safe Keeping: Culling Your Collection
- Family Tree University Crash Course
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy
Allison tells us about some great tools to tuck in your genealogical tool belt:
- International Genealogy Passport CD
- Free Webinar on Oct. 16
- Free two-week class in October: Discover Your Family Tree: Genealogy for the Absolute Beginner
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Diane gives us an update on Ancestry.com’s acquisition of Footnote.com.
Safe Keeping: Culling Your Collection
Grace helps you get started paring down your collection of papers, covering what to keep and what to toss.
Family Tree University Crash Course
- Always begin your research at home when you can.
- Before you jump right in and start randomly plugging names into the Ellis Island Database and/or Ancestry.com , be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions or the Search Tips on how to use the database. Also, use the One-Step Search Tools by Stephen P. Morse.
- Tap into Family Tree Magazine Resources, such as the articles Immigration Resources and Ancestral Ports of Immigration.
Register for Lisa’s class Tracing Immigrants: How to Research Your Family’s American Arrivals. Visit Family Tree University to see all the available online classes and webinars.
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.