September 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

Listen as Diane shares some of her favorite money-saving genealogy resources

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

Top Tips

One of the best ways to spice up your family history is by adding a dash of local flavor. Background details of your ancestors’ everyday lives like the fashion of the day, the foods they ate and local scandals rocking their neighborhood can all help you understand where they were coming from, and can also sweeten up your storytelling.

In this episode, Sunny Jane Morton, author of the article “Local Flavor” from the Sept. 2013 issue of the magazine, shares some of the homegrown ingredients that will help you cook up fresh genealogical discoveries.

Get the Family Tree Magazine September Issue featuring Sunny’s article:

101 Best Websites

Come explore our featured website,, with Greg Boyd, Creator and President of HistoryGeo. Greg also introduces us to his new First Landowners Project.


    Family Tree University: Finding Your Ancestral Village
    Most genealogists hope to “cross the pond” as quickly as possible—but to do that you need to know the name of the town or village where your ancestor lived. In this episode you’ll get tips on how to identify your ancestor’s place of origin from Lisa Alzo, the instructor of the Family Tree University course called Finding Your Ancestral Village
    The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
    This month, Allison recommends: 

In recognition of National Disaster Preparedness Month, join us for the live webinar:
    Disaster Preparedness for Genealogists
    September 25, 2013 at 7pm EST.
    Presented by Denise May Levenick

    Also mentioned in this episode:
    How to Archive Family Keepsakes
    By Denise May Levenick
    Paperback book:

    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.