Focusing on US Research: Episode 30

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US research is the focus of this episode, with the best websites for state research and the Washington State Digital Archive

Ep. 30, November 2010

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In this episode:

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison tells us about some great tools to assist you in your US research.

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane gives us a recap of Family History Month and tells us about her experience at the FamilySearch Blogger’s Day.

Top Tips: Best State Websites

Author David Fryxell gives us the lowdown on the 75 Best State Websites for climbing your family tree from his article “Heads of State” in the December 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine

Best Websites: Washington State Digital Archives

Washington State Archivist Jerry Handfield of the Washington State Digital Archives gives us a tour of this innovative website loaded with digital records.

Safe Keeping: Organizing Your Heirlooms

Online community editor Grace gives us some tips on organizing family heirlooms, building on last month’s episode. Read more about organizing your heirlooms in the article “Treasure Tales,” and download the worksheets here:

Family Tree University Crash Course

Family Tree University instructor George G. Morgan offers tips for tracking down US vital records from his class Vital Records: Researching Births, Marriages, Deaths and Divorces.  

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!