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Stepping Into Your Ancestor’s Shoes: Episode 102

By Family Tree Editors

Gain invaluable insight into the lives of your ancestors by learning how to use social history to reconstruct their neighborhoods, find new records, and more.

Ep. 102: November 2016

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

In this episode, Diane talks about how you can step into your ancestor’s shoes to learn how they really lived, as well as how that can offer clues to finding additional records.


Top Tips

One of the best ways to step into your ancestor’s shoes is to stroll through their neighborhood. In her new article, Here Comes the Neighborhood, contributing editor Sunny Morton shows us how we can use old records, maps, and photos to recreate the place our family called home and open a window into their lives. Check out the article in the Oct/Nov 2016 Family Tree Magazine issue.


Family Tree University Crash Course

In her half-hour video class called Using the American Memory Collection, Shannon Combs-Bennett shows you how to sift through the Library of Congress’ American Memory Collection website, and discover a vast array of digitized photographs, filmstrips, newspapers, music, and more to augment your US genealogy research.


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Lisa and Allison catch up on the latest news from the publisher’s desk.


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

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.

Have fun climbing your family tree!

Lisa Louise Cooke, host of the Family Tree Magazine podcast.
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