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In this episode, we’ve got advice on tracing immigrant ancestors, news about Ancestry.com’s acquisition of Footnote.com, Scots-Irish research tips and more.
Ep. 29: October 2010
In this episode:
The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy
Allison tells us about some great tools to tuck in your genealogical tool belt.
News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad
Diane gives us an update on Ancestry.com’s acquisition of Footnote.com.
Top Tips: Trace Your Scots-Irish Roots
In the Top Tips segment, author Jim Beidler provides some historical background and solid tips from his article “Trace Your Scots-Irish Roots” in the December 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine.
Family Tree University Crash Course
Family Tree University Instructor Lisa Alzo provides you with tips for exploring your ancestor’s international origins from her class Tracing Immigrants: How to Research Your Family’s American Arrivals.
Safe Keeping: Culling Your Collection
Grace helps you get started paring down your collection of papers, covering what to keep and what to toss.
Lisa’s Top Tips
- Always begin your research at home when you can.
- Before you jump right in and start randomly plugging names into the Ellis Island Database and/or Ancestry.com , be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions or the Search Tips on how to use the database. Also, use the One-Step Search Tools by Stephen P. Morse.
- Tap into Family Tree Magazine Resources, such as the articles Immigration Resources and Ancestral Ports of Immigration.
- Register for Lisa’s class Tracing Immigrants: How to Research Your Family’s American Arrivals. Visit Family Tree University to see all the available online classes and webinars.
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!