Social Security Death Index: Episode 45

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The campaign to save the Social Security Death Index, an interview with Mocavo’s Chief Genealogist, a sneak peek at the Spring 2012 Virtual Conference!

Ep. 45: February 2012

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In this episode:

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane gives the scoop on recent news in the genealogical community, including RPAC’s “Stop ID Theft NOW!” campaign to save the SSDI and brightsolid’s new pay-as-you-go census records site.

Top Tips: From the Special Discover Your Roots Issue

Author and instructor Lisa Alzo covers some genealogy fundamentals from her new article, “Matters of Principle” from the special Spring 2012 Discover Your Roots issue of Family Tree Magazine.

101 Best Websites: Mocavo

Lisa talks with Michael J. Leclerc, Chief Genealogist at Mocavo.

Family Tree University Crash Course: A Variety of Online Genealogy Education Options

Kerry Scott from Family Tree University explains the online genealogy courses available to suit all experience levels, budgets and time constraints.

Social Media Minute

Kerry Scott returns to talk about how hashtags can enhance your genealogy conference experience—even if you’re stuck at home. You can search for hashtags even if you’re not a Twitter user. Be sure to follow the #FTUVC hashtag during the Spring 2012 Virtual Conference.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison takes you behind the scenes at Family Tree Magazine and tells us more about Family Tree University’s Spring 2012 Virtual Conference.

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!