August 2013 Podcast Notes

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 and Lisa discuss the new season of the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? on the TLC channel.

Read Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider Blog:

Listen to Lisa’s interview with Allie Orton, Producer of Who Do You Think You Are? on Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 158

Top Tips & 101 Best Websites

We combine the Top Tips segment together with the 101 Best Websites for Tracing Your Roots Segment to devote more time to the brand new 101 Best Websites list for 2013. Author David Fryxell shares some of his favorites from the list that debuts in the Sept 2013 issue.

See the 101 Best Genealogy Websites 2013

Websites Dave Mentions:
  • Ancestry
  • WorldCat
  • Find A Grave
  • MyHeritage
  • What Was There
Family Tree University: Become an Power User

Online Editor Tyler Moss joins Lisa to provide tips for getting the most from from the “Become an Power User” course at FTU. is like a KitchenAid mixer: you know it has the capacity to make pasta, grind meat and juice a grapefruit, but you mostly just use it to beat cake batter. You might conduct basic searches every day, but know little about the cool collections and databases available for browsing, exciting advanced search features, or the fun functions featured within family trees. This course is certain to expand your knowledge of the world’s largest online resource for family history, so sign up and dig in.

Learn more here

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
This month, Allison recommends: 
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.