The Latest High-Tech Genealogy Research Tools: Episode 69

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On the heels of the annual RootsTech conference, learn about the latest high-tech research tools, including the massive databases on

Ep. 69: February 2014

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In this episode:

From the Publisher’s Desk: Genealogy at RootsTech

Allison and Lisa catch up on the genealogy conference scene live from the RootsTech exhibit hall.

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad offers a wealth of genealogical data: 31,000 databases with more than 9 billion historical records, to be exact. Diane discusses ideas to make the most of this popular online resource from her blog post: 6 Simple Ways (3 Are Free) to Use

Top Tips: Online Genealogy

Family Tree Magazine Editor Diane Haddad provides a sneak peek at the March/April 2014 issue, with a special focus on online genealogy. This issue features guides to 20 popular genealogy websites, including, MyHeritage, FindMyPast and others honored on Family Tree Magazine‘s annual 101 Best Websites list.

101 Best Websites:

Lisa chats with FamilySearch’s Brian Edwards about the latest developments on, the free genealogy website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sponsor Spotlight: Backblaze

Founder and CEO Gleb Budman explains how to back up all varieties of genealogy files using the Backblaze online backup service.

Family Tree University Crash Course: Winter 2014 Virtual Conference

Online Editor Tyler Moss joins Lisa to discuss how to participate in the upcoming Family Tree University Winter 2014 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!