Lisa Louise Cooke

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iPad Tips and Interview with WDYTYA Producer in New Episode for Premium Members

Would you like to be privy to the genealogical research strategies of the producers of the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? Genealogy Gems Premium …

Your Family History Show : Episode 163 - Flip Your Genealogy into Flipboard


Tackle Your Genealogy Brick Walls with These Tips

This Saturday I’m giving a class on how to tackle your genealogy brick walls. If you’re anywhere near Santa Rosa, California, USA, I invite you to …

10 Top Tips for How to Bust Through Your Genealogy Brick Wall

Search the SSDI for Your Family History

Are you tracing the family history of someone who lived in the U.S. during the 20th century? Check out a wonderful free database in the United States …


Genealogy, FamilySearch and RootsTech 2014 with Dennis Brimhall

Genealogy Journey: Running Away to Home with Jennifer Wilson

Family History and Food - Cookbooks, Recipes, Diets in Our Ancestors Lives

Food Family History: Cooking with the Toastite

Family Tree Databases - Family History: Genealogy Made Easy Episode 01

Your Family History Show : Episode 152 - Interview with Dr. Turi King at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London

6 Tips: How to Organize Your Family History

We genealogists often accumulate a lot of family “stuff:” original documents, old photographs and heirlooms. Though it’s wonderful to own them, it …

How to Organize Old Letters

Do you have old family letters that really should be shared with loved ones, but you’re not sure how to go about doing it? You’re not alone. Jane …

Organize Your Hard Drive

Metadata and Genealogy: Understanding Your Digital Genealogy Files

5 Times When You Should Be Listening to Genealogy Gems

It was a daunting thought! I had over 1650 miles to drive last weekend to make the move from California to Texas. And I’m notorious for getting …


DPLA: Introduction to the Digital Public Library of America

I’ve blogged before about the relatively new Digital Public Library of America (here’s a post introducing the DPLA and here’s one on historical maps …

How to Find U.S. Digital Libraries and Archives

Ever wish there was a really easy directory for U.S. digital libraries and archives, organized by state with great commentary about the content? …


How FamilySearch and OCLC (WorldCat) are Boosting Genealogy Records Access

Google Earth for Genealogy: How to Identify Old Photos' Locations

Do you have old pictures but aren’t sure where they were taken? Sometimes Google Earth has the answer. Check out this question from podcast listener …

Google for Genealogy Update: It's All Related

Where You Can Find Over a Million British Church Records that are Now Indexed!

Happisburgh church of St. Mary’s, Norfolk. Image by Martin at Flickr Creative Commons.

Over a million Church of England records from the county of …

Do Your New England Genealogy: Church Records Online-and More Are Coming!

Baptisms, 1778, Hanover, Massachusetts. Image courtesy of the Congregational Library & Archives.

If you have New England roots, you need to know about …


Family History: Genealogy Made Easy

Adoption and Genealogy: A History of Adoption in the U.S.

Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman, with three grandchildren and her adopted daughter [reflected in the mirror]. Image from The Gordon Parks …

Preserving the Memories of Combat Veterans

American soliders in the Korean War. Fighting with the 2nd Inf. Div. north of the Chongchon River, Sfc. Major Cleveland, weapons squad leader, points …

Digitizing Colonial America: Help Is On The Way for Your Colonial Genealogy

The Beaver Map, 1715. By Special Collections Toronto Public Library. Flickr, via Wikimedia Commons.

If you’ve got British colonial roots in North …