Reverse Genealogy: Episode 14

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In this episode’s top tips segment, Family Tree Magazine contributing editor Maureen A. Taylor tells us how reversing the rules can deliver some great results.

Ep. 14: July 2009

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In this episode:

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Lisa and Allison catch up on the latest news from Family Tree Magazine.

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Genealogy Insider and managing editor Diane Haddad gives the scoop on Genealogy Wise, the new social networking Web site from FamilyLink. Plus, learn about the new name for’s parent company (hint: it’s a no-brainer).

FamilyLink Launches “Facebook for Genealogists” 
FamilyHistoryLink to Shut Down Aug. 15 

Top Tips: Reverse Genealogy

You’re probably familiar with the basic rule of genealogical research that says to start with yourself and work backward. In this episode’s top tips segment, Family Tree Magazine contributing editor Maureen A. Taylor tells us how reversing that rule can deliver some great results.

Maureen’s article “Switching Gears,” which outlines five benefits to reverse genealogy with real-life examples, appears in the July issue.

Best Websites: DeadFred

Lisa chats with Joe Bott of DeadFred, a site that strives to reunite orphaned old photos with family members of the people pictured.

Library Spotlight: The DAR Library

The Daughters of the American Revolution library in Washington, DC, is chock-full of resources and records—but did you know it also offers some useful online genealogy tools? Learn how to take advantage of the site in Lisa’s interview with library director Eric Grundset.

Best of Family Tree Magazine: Destination Yesterday

Ever wished you could walk in your forebears’ footsteps? Lisa talks with Family Tree Magazine contributing Nancy Hendrickson about unique ways to experience the lives of your ancestors, the subject of her article “Destination Yesterday” from the August 2005 issue.

Order the August 2005 Issue in digital or print format here.

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

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!