American History: Episode 59

By Family Tree Editors
Find Your Early American Ancestors prior to 1850

This month, explore American history for genealogists with historic maps, social history tools and top genealogy blogs.

Ep. 59: April 2013

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This episode is sponsored by Saving Memories Forever.

In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Several of the genealogy blogs on the Family Tree Magazine Top 40 Blogs list focus on history. Diane gives us some of the standouts.


Top Tips: US History in Your Pocket

Nancy Hendrickson, author of The Genealogist’s US History Pocket Reference, discusses incorporating American history into your genealogy research.


Best Websites: Historic Map Works

Online Editor Tyler Moss introduces us to the Historic Map Works website.


Family Tree University: Top 10 Social History Tools

Author and Family Tree University Instructor Gena Ortega provides tips from her video class called Top 10 Social History Tools.

Gena’s Faves:


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison takes on a trip down memory lane to look at the history 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!