Tracing Your Military Ancestors: Family Tree Magazine Podcast Episode 73

By Family Tree Editors

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In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa’s newest book is available at Family Tree Shop: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse.


News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane Haddad

Diane shares some interesting news on where to find military records.

Top Tips: Tracing Female Veterans

Even though our theme for this episode is Tracing Your Military Ancestors, that doesn’t limit our conversation to men. Women have historically played vital roles both on the home front and on the field. This was certainly true during World War I. Lisa Alzo joins Lisa to discuss our female ancestors who served.

Article: Service Women by Lisa Alzo

101 Best Websites:

Learn more about how to get the most out of the leading military records website Fold3 with Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Senior Product Manager at
Follow Anne on Twitter (@ancestryanne)
Read Anne’s blog: Finding Forgotten Stories

Family Tree University: US Military Records

With so many military conflicts throughout America’s history, it’s likely your ancestors were involved. Finding records of their service will help you round out the portraits of their lives and honor their memory. Military files also can reveal information about widows and children—and even ancestors who didn’t serve might have left behind draft records. Online Editor Tyler Moss shares tips from the upcoming Family Tree University course “US Military Records: Trace Your Ancestors’ Service” which runs 7/7/2014 – 8/1/2014.

From the Publisher’s Desk

Allison Dolan
Allison focuses on ways to honor the military heroes in your family:
•    Interview a veteran through StoryCorps
•    Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project
•    Nominate a WWII veteran for an Honor Flight
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts on iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.