May 2012 Podcast Show Notes

May 2012 Podcast Show Notes

Understanding the 1862 Homestead Act, using the Newberry Atlas of Historical Boundaries, and demystifying confusing land record terms. Plus: Why Facebook's new timeline has a silver lining for genealogists.

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In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa has a new book available at Family Tree Shop: How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane gives the scoop on recent news in the genealogical community, including the recent acquisition of by Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog

Top Tips: The 1862 Homestead Act

Dive into land records with a discussion of the 1862 Homestead Act with Thomas MacEntee. Learn more from his video class from the Family Tree University Spring 2012 Virtual Conference.

101 Best Websites: Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Lisa talks with author Nancy Hendrickson about the Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Family Tree University Crash Course: Top 5 Confusing Land Terms

Family Tree University instructor Diana Crisman Smith sheds light on confusing terms you might find as you review your ancestors’ land records. Diana teaches FTU’s Land Records 101 course.

Social Media Minute

Kerry Scott returns to talk about why Facebook’s new timeline has a silver lining for genealogists.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison takes you behind the scenes at Family Tree Magazine and tells us more about the Land Records Research Value Pack, the Ultimate Photo Preservation Collection, and the Jewish Genealogy Value Pack.

Have fun climbing your family tree!

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