March 2012 Episode Podcast Notes

March 2012 Episode Podcast Notes

Finding living relatives, verifying data from online family trees, and an interview with Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist at Plus: Using Facebook to find out more about your ancestor's hometown.

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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 latest on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog

Top Tips: Verifying Information From Online Family Trees

You can find a lot of information in online family trees, but it’s critical to verify the data you uncover. Nancy Hendrickson joins us to discuss some strategies from her article, “One in a Million,” which appears in the March/April issue of Family Tree Magazine, and her upcoming book Discover Your Family History Online.

101 Best Websites:

Lisa talks with Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist at

Family Tree University Crash Course: Finding Living Relatives

Family Tree University instructor Thomas MacEntee gives tips on how to use online family trees to locate living relatives from  his on-demand webinar, They’re Alive! Finding Living Relatives. Don’t miss Thomas’ Toolkit article, “Tools to Locate Living Relatives,” which features five great tools you’re going to want to use. You can find it in the March/April 2012 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

Social Media Minute

Kerry Scott returns to talk about how you can use Facebook to learn more about your ancestors’ hometowns. Check out the Facebook page for Glenbeulah, Wis. to see a sample of what you might find.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison takes you behind the scenes at Family Tree Magazine and tells us more about the Woman’s History Month Value Pack and the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt.

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.