Online Genealogy Hints & Hacks: Family Tree Magazine Podcast Episode 81

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 Haddad

Diana Haddad who will share how a quick Google search can boost your family history.

Top Tips: Genealogy Websites Guide

Diane discusses her five favorite search tips from the genealogy websites guide in the March/April 2015 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

101 Best Websites: Crowdsourcing on Facebook

We dig into Facebook strategies for genealogy with Shannon Combs-Bennett, presenter of Jumpstart Your Genealogy with Social Media. She talks about the benefits of genealogical crowdsourcing on Facebook.

Search box at the top of the page. Search for groups organized by genealogical topic (location, surname, ethnicity) Groups can be closed (click to join) or public (get started right away).


  •  Don’t share about living people.
  • What you share on Facebook can assist Facebook in suggesting friends and relatives to you.
  • YOU decide what you make public and private through the settings feature.

    Check out Shannon’s blog: Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian.

Family Tree University: Become a Power User


Online Editor Tyler Moss is here to share tips from Family Tree University’s upcoming course, Become a Power User.

From the Publisher’s Desk

Allison Dolan

Download these free Keyboard Shortcuts from Family Tree Magazine.

Grab a digital download of Lisa Louise Cooke’s quick reference guide on Evernote:

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.