April 2011 Podcast Show Notes
April's episode is all about Civil War and military research. We chat with Michael Varhola, the author of Life in Civil War America, and Diana Crisman Smith, the instructor of Family Tree University's US Military Research class and the Civil War Research class. Plus: Tips on preserving military uniforms and details on how to enter our Civil War sweepstakes.
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In this episode:
  • News from the Blogosphere
  • Top Tips: Civil War Research
  • 101 Best Websites: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
  • Safe Keeping: Military Uniforms
  • Family Tree University Crash Course
  • Editor's Desk with Allison Stacy

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Jamie Royce


Jamie chats with us about the special Civil War events Family Tree Magazine is up to this month:
Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog

Top Tips: Civil War Research

Civil War expert Michael Varhola, author of the book Life in Civil War America, provides tips on Civil War research and gives some background how our ancestors lived at that time.
101 Best Websites: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

This month we look at one of the premiere Civil War websites, the National Parks Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, with Mike Litterst, national communications coordinator for the National Park Service’s Civil War 150th Anniversary commemoration.
Safe Keeping: Military Uniforms

Grace provides shares ideas for preserving military uniforms. Read more in the following articles:
Family Tree University Crash Course

Instructor Diana Crisman Smith shares some research tips from the Family Tree University class US Military Records: Trace Your Ancestors' Service.

The Editor's Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison talks about some new resources at great savings: Keep an eye out for the new special product bundles in the ShopFamilyTree each month.

Have fun climbing your family tree!

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
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