16 ways to find your ancestors’ town of origin

16 ways to find your ancestors’ town of origin

Show Notes: Whether you want to visit the village where your ancestor was born on your next vacation, or you just want to find their records, you’ll need to know the exact place name and location. Professional genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy joins me...

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The Secret to Finding Old Family Photos

The Secret to Finding Old Family Photos

Show Notes: Discover more than 100,000 old family photos on Dead Fred. Founder Joe Bott explains how to find photos of your relatives on this free website. Watch the Video Premiere with Live Chat Show Notes Would you like to find more old family photos? One of...

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Genealogy

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Genealogy

Show Notes: Discover Sanborn Fire Insurance maps with Julie Stoner of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. Learn the best search strategies, how to download the Sanborn maps for free, and hidden online resources! Sanborn maps are an invaluable...

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5 Things You Should Be Doing at WorldCat

5 Things You Should Be Doing at WorldCat

Show Notes: WorldCat.org just got a facelift. That means it's time to revisit this library catalog website and do these 5 important things so you can effectively use it for your genealogy research. Video Premiere with Live Chat Watch Live: Thursday, Spetember 8 at...

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How to Pass on Heirlooms and their stories

How to Pass on Heirlooms and their stories

Elevenses with Lisa monthly LIVE show exclusively for Premium Members! In this Premium episode get inspired to finally organize your heirlooms and gather their stories for generations to come. This live show includes a very special guest appearance by a Premium Member...

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How to Edit Home Movies

How to Edit Home Movies

Show Notes: Getting your old home movies into shape so that they can be easily enjoyed by audiences today can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With the right video editing tool and  a little bit of know-how you can turn digitized home movies into family...

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RootsMagic 8

RootsMagic 8

Show Notes: Bruce Buzbee, CEO of RootsMagic, the leading genealogy software program joins Lisa Louise Cooke for an update on what's new at RootsMagic. You'll learn: why you need a genealogy software database rather than just an online family tree, Bruce's 3 favorite...

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Find Family Recipes in Old Newspapers

Find Family Recipes in Old Newspapers

Show Notes: Learn how to find old family recipes in newspapers. Lisa Louise Cooke and her guest Jenny Ashcraft of Newspapers.com show you how to find old recipes and discover what newspapers can tell you about the food your ancestors cooked and ate. Genealogy &...

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Early Virginia Genealogy

Early Virginia Genealogy

Show Notes: In this article and video, we're going to focus on early Virginia genealogy. I’ve invited a professional genealogist to join us in this video to help pave the way for tracing our ancestors back to Virginia just prior to the Revolutionary War. Jeri...

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Episode 266 Dealing with Inherited Genealogy

Episode 266 Dealing with Inherited Genealogy

Show Notes: In this episode Lisa Louise Cooke discusses: Organizing and Reducing inherited genealogical information Ideas for donating portions of genealogy research How to decide what to keep and what to toss How to process information gleaned items such as compiled...

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How to Create an Immigration Story in Google Earth

How to Create an Immigration Story in Google Earth

Show Notes: This Elevenses with Lisa LIVE show is exclusively for Premium Members. In this Premium episode, we'll be discussing how to create an immigration story in Google Earth.  Premium Members grab your mug and join me for the live show on July 14 at 11 am...

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Genealogy Problem Solving: Conflicting Birthdates

Genealogy Problem Solving: Conflicting Birthdates

Show Notes: Learn how to resolve conflicting evidence in your ancestors' birth dates.   In this Article and Video: Reasons for Birthdate Discrepancies in Genealogy 5 Questions You Should Ask About Conflicting Birthdates Birth Record Substitutes Case Study...

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