April 2012 Podcast Show Notes

April 2012 Podcast Show Notes

Making the most of the 1940 Census, an interview with Amy Johnson Crow at Archives.com, and a great deal on an upcoming Family Tree University course. Plus: Why you should follow a genealogy company's social media accounts.

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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 the exciting release of the 1940 US Census. She explains why it took 72 years to become available, how quickly images are being released, the upcoming indexes and much more. Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog

101 Best Websites: Archives.com

Lisa talks with Amy Johnson Crow, Genealogical Content Manager at Archives.com.

Family Tree University Crash Course: Online Census Secrets

Family Tree University’s Allison Dolan shares a few of her secrets for getting the most out of the US Census from her Online Census Secrets on-demand webinar.

Social Media Minute: Why Follow a Company’s Social Media Accounts?

Kerry Scott returns to talk about why it might be a good idea to follow your favorite genealogy company’s social media accounts. You can find Family Tree Magazine/Family Tree University on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison returns to take you behind the scenes at Family Tree Magazine and tells us about tools to help you make the most of the census, including The Genealogist’s Census Pocket Reference, the Ultimate Census Research Collection, and Family Tree University’s Finding Ancestors in the US Census course.

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.