May 2010 Podcast Show Notes

May 2010 Podcast Show Notes

We're hanging out in the cemetery this month, with previews of our latest book, Grave Humor, advice on doing tombstone rubbings and info on a great cemetery website. Also, Diane talks about the National Genealogical Society Conference, and Allison talks about upcoming Family Tree University courses.

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In this episode:

  • Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy
  • News from the Blogosphere: NGS Conference
  • Top Tips: Tombstone Tales
  • 101 Best Web Sites: Names in Stone
  • Family Tree University Crash Course
  • Safe Keeping: Tombstone Rubbings

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Lisa chats with Allison about the upcoming book Grave Humor. You can submit your own photos of funny headstones at the Funny Gravestone Photos group pool on Flickr.

Read more about cemetery research on the Family Tree Magazine website.

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad

Diane shares news from the recent NGS conference held in Salt Lake City.

Top Tips: Tombstone Tales

Sunny Morton and Lisa discuss the questions we should be asking about cemetery records from Sunny’s article Tombstone Tales in the July 2010 issue of the magazine. Family Tree Magazine Plus members can read the article here.


Here are some websites that Sunny recommends:


101 Best Web Sites: Names in Stone

Lisa talks with David Day of the Names in Stone website, which is in the 10 Best Places to See Dead People section of the 101 Best Web Sites list from the September 2009 issue.

Family Tree University Crash Course

Allison covers the upcoming online classes to be held at Family Tree University this month. Read about the upcoming classes at the Genealogy Insider Blog post Get Better at Genealogy with Family Tree University Online Classes

Safe Keeping: Tombstone Rubbings

Grace provides safe keeping tips for doing tombstone rubbings.

Get more great advice here:


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.