Starting on the Right Foot: Episode 32

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We’ll show you how to get 2011 started on the right foot. We’ve got tips for using a research plan and ways you can make 2011 the year of the heirloom.

Ep. 32: January 2011

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In this episode:

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane gives us the scoop on the new FamilySearch website.


Top Tips: Using a Research Plan

Author Lisa Alzo provides tips on using a Research Plan to organize your research from her article “Road Map to Your Roots” in the January 2011 issue of Family Tree Magazine. See a sample family history research plan here.

Best Websites: Evernote

Andrew Sinkov, vice president of marketing for Evernote, gives us a tour of the website and innovative ways the website can help you save and remember everything you find online.

Safe Keeping: Plans for 2011

Grace offers her tips for getting 2011 started right, with three steps to reaching your preservation goals this year:
Set mini-goals.
Just start scanning.
Invest in quality archival materials.


She mentions the Flip-Pal portable scanner, the October and November episodes of the podcast, and recommends these archival suppliers:

Family Tree University Crash Course

Family Tree University instructor Nancy Hendrickson shares some great ideas for organizing your family history research from her class Organize Your Genealogy.

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison provides additional resources for starting the research year off right.

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!