October 2013 Podcast

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

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

Top Tips: Converting Home Movies

Now is the time to convert your old home movies to digital before they deteriorate. But how? In the October/November 2013 issue of  Family Tree Magazine author Rick Crume provides five options and loads of information to help you get the job done in his article “5 Ways to Digitize Home Movies.” 

Get the Family Tree Magazine October Issue featuring Rick’s article:

101 Best Websites: Tribal Pages

Ravi Rao, the Founder of the Tribal Pages website joins Lisa to talk about how genealogists can use the site’s tools to document and share their family history.


Family Tree University: Organize Your Genealogy

Author and instructor Lisa Alzo provides tips for getting your genealogy organized from her Family Tree University course called Organize Your Genealogy: Get Your Research in Order (and Keep It That Way.)

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison announced a brand new feature that is launching in the October/November issue of Family Tree Magazine: Workbook Pullouts! 

  • 8-page guides to genealogy record groups
  • In the center of the magazine, designed to be a resource you can pull out and save as an ongoing reference
  • Features a how-to article explaining how to find and use that type of record, sample records with explanatory callouts and source citations, “fast facts” about the record group, including substitute/alternate sources for similar information, a quiz to “Put It Into Practice,” and a worksheet to use for your research in that record group.

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.