All About Episode 119

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Ep. 119: April 2018

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In this episode:

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane introduces Family Tree Magazine’s new look!


Top Tips

Top tips for selecting the right DNA kit with Shannon Combs-Bennett:

  • Start with asking yourself “What do you want to find out?”
  • Think of DNA as another genealogical records
  • Go beyond Autosomal DNA. Consider Mitochondrial (your mother’s direct line) and YDNA (your father’s direct line) testing offered only by Family Tree DNA.
  • If you’re tight on money, keep an eye out for sales which are run regularly

Look for Shannon’s 5 part series which will offer practical tips about each genetic genealogy testing service on the Family Tree Magazine website in the coming months.

Best Websites

Lisa chats with David Fryxell, author of the 101 Best Websites for Tracing Your Family History, about, the historical newspaper archive search engine.


Family Tree University Crash Course

Gena Philibert-Ortega, instructor at Family Tree University, shares tips from her Become an Power User class.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison shares background on Family Tree Magazine’s history, it’s mission, what’s changed, and where to find it!

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

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.

Have fun climbing your family tree!