January 2011 Podcast Show Notes

January 2011 Podcast Show Notes

We'll show you how to get 2011 started on the right foot in this episode of the podcast. Along with a look at the new FamilySearch site and helpful web tool Evernote, we've got tips for using a research plan and ways you can make 2011 the year of the heirloom. Also: An inside look at the FTU course Organize Your Genealogy.

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In this episode:

  • News from the Blogosphere
  • Top Tips: Using a Research Plan
  • 101 Best Websites: Evernote
  • Safe Keeping: Plans for 2011
  • Family Tree University Crash Course
  • Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane gives us the scoop on the new FamilySearch website. Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog.


Top Tips: Using a Research Plan


Author Lisa Alzo provides tips on using a Research Plan to organize your research from her article “Road Map to Your Roots” in the January 2011 issue of Family Tree Magazine. See a sample family history research plan here.


101 Best Websites: Evernote


Andrew Sinkov, vice president of marketing for Evernote, gives us a tour of the website and innovative ways the website can help you save and remember everything you find online. 


Safe Keeping: Plans for 2011

Grace offers her tips for getting 2011 started right, with three steps to reaching your preservation goals this year: 
  1. Set mini-goals.
  2. Just start scanning.
  3. Invest in quality archival materials.
She mentions the Flip-Pal portable scanner, the October and November episodes of the podcast, and recommends these archival suppliers:

Family Tree University Crash Course


Family Tree University instructor Nancy Hendrickson shares some great ideas for organizing your family history research from her class Organize Your Genealogy.

Another session of the online class will start soon, but the course is also available as an Independent Study CD or as a digital download.


The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison provides additional resources for starting the research year off right:

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.