Genealogy Websites: Family Tree Magazine Episode 106

By Lisa Louise Cooke and Family Tree Editors

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This month’s podcast topic: Genealogy Websites

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Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Cooke Podcast

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

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider, Diane Haddad


Top Tips

Genealogy Website Hacks
Are your genealogy finds too few and far between? Author David Fryxell covers tech tricks for freer, faster, more effective family history research from his new article called Heritage Hacks.
Get the March/April 2017 Family Tree Magazine: Genealogy Websites Guide:

101 Best Websites

One of the most popular websites with genealogists these days is, and Kerry Scott, author of the book How to Use Evernote for Genealogy, joins Lisa on the podcast to talk about some of her favorite genealogical uses for this versatile program.
Favorite uses:
  • Indexing and OCR
  • DNA and sharing
  • Presentations
  • Store publications and make them searchable

Family Tree University Crash Course is a genealogy website from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day is among the top online resources for family historians, with more than 3.5 billion names in searchable databases and 1.2 billion names in family trees. And the best part? It’s free! Family Tree University instructor, Lisa Alzo, shares tips from the family tree university independent study course called Become a FamilySearch Power User.
Key areas at
  • Records (US and international)
  • FamilySearch Wiki
  • Family Tree
  • Memories
  • Learning Center
There’s an art to searching: Global, refined, filtered, exact matches, in specific record collections.

Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison shares some of her favorite lesser known genealogy websites:

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