Set Yourself up for Genealogy Success in 2016: Episode 92

By Family Tree Editors

Set yourself up to make your genealogy research efforts successful in 2016, with ideas for organizing, researching and more!

Ep. 92: January 2016

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane gives us the scoop on the “Finding Your Roots” season premiere.


Top Tips: Make No Mistake

Making sure that you are researching the correct person as your ancestor is certainly a key to success, so in an extended Top Tips segment professional genealogist Shelley Bishop will join me and she’ll cover seven time-tested strategies to confirm that you have indeed added the right people to your family tree.

Top Tips: 

  • Resist the urge to merge
  • Venture beyond the index
  • Create a chart or timeline
  • Map it out
  • Follow the network
  • Beware making assumptions
  • Play Devils’ Advocate

Family Tree University Spotlight: Source Citations for Genealogists

One area that is absolutely critical to the success of every genealogist is source citation. Shannon Combs-Bennett returns to the show to share some pointers for easier, more effective documentation from her Family Tree University class, Source Citations for Genealogists.


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

If the thought of a spreadsheet makes you cringe, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise, because when it comes to genealogy, a spreadsheet can be the best record you’ll ever keep – and even lead you to making new connections you’ve never seen before!


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!