Online Records Roundup: Episode 130

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Discover valuable resources for online records with this month’s genealogy podcast.

Ep. 130: March 2019

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In this episode:

This Month in Family History with Andrew Koch

FDR delivers his first “fireside chat” on the radio, Mar. 12, 1933

This month in 1933: Just eight days after his inauguration (in which he famously said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took to the airwaves in the first of his fireside chats. In the 13-minute-and-42-second address, Roosevelt explained the basics of the banking crisis two weeks prior, and outlined what his administration was doing to prevent the crisis from getting worse.


Naturalization Records Online

Rich Venezia, founder of Rich Roots Genealogy joins Lisa to discuss finding naturalization records online.

Rich is the founder of Rich Roots Genealogy. He specializes in 20th-century immigrant ancestry, and he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy. He’s a proud Italian dual citizen and spoke about “How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots” at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017. He was a member of the research team of the PBS TV show Genealogy Roadshow for two seasons and consulted on The Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past.

DNA Deconstructed: GEDMatch and Genesis

Family Tree University instructor Shannon Combs-Bennett guides you through the GEDmatch migration to Genesis.

To learn more about the new site, check out these tutorials:

Best Genealogy Websites

Family Tree University instructor Donna Moughty tells us about one of her favorite website’s for Irish records online, John Grenham’s website Irish Ancestors.

Stories from the Stacks

In this episode, we virtually roam the aisles of the Houston TX Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Susan Kaufman is the Senior Manager there and she has more than 30 years of experience as a genealogy librarian. Susan is a genealogy conference speaker and currently serves as the Texas State Genealogical Society’s Director of Education.

  • Visit Houston Library.
  • Click Locations and Hours
  • Scroll down and click Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
  • Click the red button Clayton Library’s Collections and Services
  • Scroll down and click the Collections card
  • Click Online Resources (last link in the bullet list) or scroll down to find Online Resources

This Just In

It’s easier than ever to create a book about your family history. Family Tree Magazine Contributing Editor and Family Tree University instructor Sunny Morton explains how you can do it in just three days. Sign up for the workshop today! It runs April 12 – 14, 2019.

Your Host: 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!