April 2009 Family Tree Magazine Podcast Show Notes

April 2009 Family Tree Magazine Podcast Show Notes

Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor talks with host Lisa Louise Cooke about historical hairstyles and what they can tell us about our ancestors. Debra Chatfield, marketing manager at FindMyPast, covers all the newest online records for tracing British ancestors. And Jim Beidler discusses economic history and its impact on our ancestors lives. Plus, learn about the latest online resource Genealogy Insider blogger Diane Haddad is following, as well as our new CD on European genealogy.

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In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Lisa and Allison talk about tracing roots “across the pond” and the magazine’s newest CD, the Family Tree Passport to Europe. In this segment, you’ll learn more about the how-to advice on this CD—and our contest for a chance to win a copy!

Listen to the episode for details, then submit your entry via e-mail by April 30.

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Genealogy Insider and managing editor Diane Haddad gives you the scoop on new records coming online.  

Visit the Genealogy Insider blog for more details and updates on the databases Diane describes.

Top Tips
You’ve probably inspected your old family photographs for genealogy information, but have you ever paid attention to ythe hairstyles of the people pictured? Contributing editor Maureen A. Taylor describes some of the photo-dating and social history clues you can glean from your ancestors’ coiffures. Her visual guide to hairstyle history from 1840 to 1930 appears in the May 2009 Family Tree Magazine.

Watch Maureen’s video of historical hairdos submitted by readers

101 Best Web Sites
Lisa chats with Debra Chatfield, marketing manager of UK-focused records site FindMyPast, about the site’s content and resources.

Best of Family Tree Magazine
Now that you’ve turned in your taxes, consider what your ancestors’ tax and financial records can tell you about your genealogy. Lisa catches up with Jim Beidler, author of the April 2006 article “Financial Aid,” to discuss how economic history helped shape our ancestors’ lives.

Order the April 2006 issue as a digital copy or on our CD of all 2006 issues

Action Items

  • Enter for your chance to win the Family Tree Passport to Europe CD.  E-mail us with your name, e-mail address and mailing address, and a topic that you could like to hear more about either on the podcast or in the magazine by April 30, 2009, and you will be entered in the drawing. Then be sure to tune in to the May episode when we’ll be announcing the winner!
  • Get out your May 2009 issue to read Maureen Taylor’s article “Hair Apparent” to gain more insight into the hairstyles your ancestors are sporting in those old photographs you have.
  • If you would like to get Jim Beidler’s great article on economic history called “Financial Aid,” you can order a downloadable copy of the April 2006 issue, or find it on our 2006 issues CD.
  • Visit the Genealogy Insider blog for all the latest genealogy news on a daily basis.

Have fun climbing your family tree!