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In this episode, we’re bringing you some of our favorite free genealogy resources and money-saving tips so you can start your year off strong (without breaking the bank). Plus, our DNA expert discusses how transferring your raw data can be a money-saving technique for acquiring more DNA matches.
Ep. 145: January 2021
In this episode:
Tree Talk (01:26)
In today’s Tree Talk segment, Family Tree Magazine Podcast listener Ken Bonvallet writes in to share how online technology is helping to connect him with relatives and the stories of his family history.
Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com
Featured Interview: Free Genealogy at Ancestry.com (03:50)
Lisa covers the Free Index Collections on Ancestry.com.
Lisa’s Tip: Use the Find on Page feature of your computer (on Windows use Control + F) to conduct a quick search for keywords in the titles of the large list of free record collections and indexes on the Free Index Collections page.
DNA Deconstructed: Transferring Your Raw Data (13:03)
Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard discusses how transferring your DNA raw data is a money-saving technique for acquiring more matches.
Diahan’s Tip: Transfer with a purpose rather than simply acquiring countless new matches that will just bog you down.
Best Genealogy Websites: Free Genealogy Websites with David Fryxell (18:08)
Founding Family Tree Magazine editor David Fryxell shares a few highlights from his list of the best free websites for genealogy research.
David’s Top Free Websites:
- The Library of Congress – Chronicling America
- The Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine
Editor’s Desk: Free Genealogy Resources from Family Tree Magazine (32:58)
Family Tree editor Andrew Koch highlights free content and resources available from Family Tree Magazine.
- Free Podcast – Get all the new episodes of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast plus archive and show notes back to 2008!
- Free Genealogy Resources Library – Quick-reference guides and charts, ebooks, dozens of type-able forms such as five-generation charts and family group sheets.
- Free Genealogy Newsletters – The Genealogy Insider email newsletter includes a digest of articles, including one or two free articles in each newsletter. Daily and weekly options.
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Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
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Have fun climbing your family tree!
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