Finding Historical Context: Episode 49

By Family Tree Editors

Find out the best websites for putting your ancestors in historical context and get a taste of your family’s food history.

Ep. 49: June 2012

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane explains how to locate archived genealogy blog posts on any subject.


Top Tips: Discover Your Food Heritage

Gena Philibert Ortega, shares ideas from her new book From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes for capturing our culinary family history.


101 Best Websites: Putting Lives in Context

Lisa talks with author David Fryxell about some of the best websites for adding context to your ancestors’ lives:


Family Tree University Crash Course: Find Your Ancestors in American News Sources

Family Tree University instructor James Beidler provides ideas on how to get the scoop on events and attitudes of your ancestor’s era through newspapers from his course Newspaper Research 101: Find Your Ancestors in American News Sources.

Recommended Website: Chronicling America


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Discover the story behind common items that filled your ancestors’ lives in the History Matters column in every issue of Family Tree Magazine


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!