Stepping Into Your Ancestor’s Shoes: Family Tree Magazine Episode 102

By Lisa Louise Cooke



This month’s podcast episode is sponsored by Genealogy Bargains.

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Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa’s book is available at Family Tree Shop: Mobile Genealogy

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider, Diane Haddad

In this episode, Diane talks about how you can step into your ancestor’s shoes to learn how they really lived, as well as how that can offer clues to finding additional records. Read Diane’s blog post here: How to Learn What Your Ancestors Life was Really Like.

Top Tips

Reconstructing Your Ancestor’s Neighborhood with Sunny Morton
One of the best ways to step into your ancestor’s shoes is to stroll through their neighborhood. In her new article, Here Comes the Neighborhood, contributing editor Sunny Morton shows us how we can use old records, maps, and photos to recreate the place our family called home and open a window into their lives. Check out the article in the Oct/Nov 2016 Family Tree Magazine issue.

101 Best Websites with Thomas MacEntee
Thomas shares some great money-saving ideas. If you want to save money on your genealogy research, you’re going to love Genealogy Bargains.

Family Tree University Crash Course

Using the American Memory Collection with Shannon Combs-Bennett
In her half-hour video class called Using the American Memory Collection, Shannon Combs-Bennett shows you how to sift through the Library of Congress’ American Memory Collection website, and discover a vast array of digitized photographs, filmstrips, newspapers, music, and more to augment your US genealogy research.
Here are some of Shannon’s tips:
  • The search features are great, but they are not full text searches. It pulls up tags, subjects, titles, and authors
  • Use the “browse by topic” feature to find topics that would pertain to your research
  • When in doubt, use the ask an archivist/librarian links. They are extremely helpful and will reply very quickly to your queries.

From the Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan


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