March 2013 Podcast Notes

March 2013 Podcast Notes

This month, dig into your female roots with the book From the Family Kitchen and Family Tree University's new Finding Female Ancestors course. Plus: Take a closer look at

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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

Listen as Diane shares her own experiences researching female ancestors. Read Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider blog:

Top Tips: From Table to Family Tree

Gena Philibert Ortega has written a wonderful book called From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes that also reveals some innovative ways to learn more about our female ancestors.

Gena recommends these digitized book websites:

Watch the video: “Family History and Food – Cookbooks, Recipes, Diets in Our Ancestors Lives” at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel: http://www/

Watch Gena and Lisa cooking in Lisa’s kitchen with a vintage kitchen tool of the past at the Genealogy Gems Channel playlist called Food and Family History:

101 Best Websites: Inside

Contributing Editor David Fryxell helps us take a closer look at and make sure you are getting the most from the site, including finding those elusive female ancestors. David recommends tapping into the card catalogue, and utilizing wild cards in your searches.

Get the On-Demand Webinar Recording: Unofficial Guide to, Hints and Hacks for Finding Your Ancestors



Family Tree University: Finding Female Ancestors

Author and instructor Lisa Alzo joins Lisa to provide tips from her Finding Female Ancestors class. Lisa shares how to tease out maiden names, sources to check, and learning more about the historical context of our female ancestor’s lives.


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

In this episode Allison recommends the following resources: My Life and Times – A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories by Sunny Morton.

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.