January 2009 Podcast Show Notes

This episode is sponsored by GenealogyBank.

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In this episode:


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke




The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy



We go behind the scenes of the History Matters column on innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors' lives.

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad



Diane announces the winner of the Free DNA Test from GeneTree:

Congratulations to Kenna Luck!

Visit the Genealogy Insider blog


Top Tips
Contributing editor Rick Crume shares some of his tips for getting the most out of library catalogs from his March 2009 article “Catalog Shopping.”



101 Best Web Sites
Lisa interviews Tom Kemp, Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBankabout the resources available on this subscription Web site, including a collection of historical newspapers and the US Serial Set.




Best of Family Tree Magazine
Author and genealogy instructor Lisa Alzo shares some of her favorite tips from her article “365 Ideas For Tracing Your Family Tree In The New Year” from the February 2006 issue of the magazine.



Purchase the February 2006 issue as a digital download or on the 2006 Family Tree Magazine CD.

Action Items
  • Visit GenealogyBank and try out the free search.
  • Get your copy of the March 2009 issue of the magazine to read Rick Crume’s article "Catalog Shopping" so you can start getting more out of your online library searches.
  • Order your copy of the February 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine to brush up on Lisa Alzo’s tips for tracing your family tree in the new year.
  • Send us feedback by e-mail
  • Visit the Family Tree Magazine Forum
Have fun climbing your family tree!


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