Researching Your Heritage: Episode 108

By Family Tree Editors

In this May 2017 podcast episode, host Lisa Louise Cooke brings in genealogy research experts Claire Santry and James Beidler to talk about researching ethnic heritage.

Ep. 108: May 2017

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This month’s podcast is sponsored by DNA Bargains!

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

In this episode, Diane takes on a tour of heritage museums.


Top Tips

Claire Santry provides Irish genealogy tips from her book, The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland.

Claire answers the question “Where’s the best place to start with Irish research?” and explains that there are two key factors to look for:

  • Religion
  • Place – townland

101 Best Websites

Author and German genealogy expert James Beidler is back to talk about the German genealogy website called GEDBas. It features user-submitted family trees, but offers so much more.


Family Tree University Crash Course

Scotland’s colorful history and efforts to preserve their heritage is a boon to any family historian with Scottish ancestry. If you’re one of the many descendants of the 1.5 million Scots who immigrated to the Americas, you can learn how to find your ancestors before they ever left Scotland with the 4-week course, Scottish Genealogy Research Strategies. We will kick start your Scottish research with some search strategies from the Family Tree University Dean, Vanessa Weiland.


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison shares about her family’s heritage and how it ties to her family today.


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

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!