Lisa Louise Cooke found her passion for family history at her grandmother’s knee at the age of 8. She is now the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company founded in 2007. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, on your smartphone’s native podcast app, and through the Genealogy Gems app available through Apple’s App Store (iOS) and the Google Play store (Android) Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 2.5 million downloads!
Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media offerings including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription featuring her classes on video and the Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast (ad free), and four books: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the video series Google Earth for Genealogy.
In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa is the producer and host of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, author of the Lisa’s Picks column in Family Tree Magazine, and a curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University.
Lisa’s offerings are not limited to online. She is a sought after international genealogy speaker. Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources to deliver the gems that can unlock each genealogist’s own family history treasure trove!
Family is not just a priority professionally. Lisa is a doting wife to Bill, the proud mom of three daughters, and has added the role of Grandma to her resume. She counts her blessings every day for the love, fulfillment and laughter that family brings to every aspect of her life.
Lisa in the Press
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The Genealogy Gems Team:
Lacey has been working with Genealogy Gems since the company’s inception in 2007. You can find her at the Genealogy Gems booth at many conferences and seminars, hosting webinars, and contributing behind the scenes with product development and content creation. No stranger to working with dead people, Lacey holds a degree in Forensic Anthropology, and is passionate about criminal justice and investigative techniques. She loves taking genealogy on the road with Lisa (who just happens to be her mom) and exploring new places.
Hannah is a top notch podcast and video producer. In addition to editing all the podcast episodes and producing our growing video collection in Premium membership and on YouTube, Hannah travels extensively with Lisa to her speaking engagements around the world. Hannah and her husband live in Texas and are proud dog-parents to Bella.
After a successful career in hospital administration Bill now serves as CFO for Genealogy Gems. He holds a degrees both in Accounting and Business, and the official title of “Bumpa” to his grandkids.
DNA Consulting Contributor
Diahan Southard is Your DNA Guide here at Genealogy Gems! She has worked with the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, and has been in the genetic genealogy industry since it has been an industry. She holds a degree in Microbiology and her creative side helps her break the science up into delicious bite-sized pieces for you. This busy mom of three is also the author of our series of DNA quick reference guides.