The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #218 with Lisa Louise Cooke In this episode, Lisa answers your questions and shares your comments. Hot topics on your minds that are covered in this episode: discovering new records online, working with other people’s online trees, hard-to-locate military records; and getting lost in Pennsylvania research NEWS: GOOGLE EARTH STORIES COMING “Google Earth to let users post stories, photos in coming years” at DNAIndia.com Lisa’s FREE Google Earth video class: How to Use Google Earth for Genealogy The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 2nd edition and Google Earth for Genealogy Video Series Try Google Earth for Chrome (you must use the Chrome browser to access) Download the free Google Earth Pro software. NEWS: FAMILYSEARCH REACHES 2 BILLION IMAGES Why you should have a free FamilySearch account—and use it! How to use the FamilySearch Catalog (it’s free! Everyone should use it!) Best strategies for accessing content at FamilySearch.org (special podcast episode on the end of microfilm lending) GEMS NEWS: LISA’S NEW COLUMN IN FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE Purchase the May/June issue in print or digital download format Subscribe to Family Tree Magazine: print format, digital download format or get a great price for both! StoryWorth for Father’s Day: Invite your dad to share stories with loved ones every week, and then get them all bound in a beautiful hardcover book at the end of the year. Go to http://www.storyworth.com/lisa for $20 off when you subscribe. This Father’s Day is actually a gift for you, too! BONUS CONTENT for Genealogy Gems App Users If you’re listening through the Genealogy Gems app, don’t forget to check out your bonus content for this episode! The Genealogy Gems app is FREE in Google Play and is only $2.99 for Windows, iPhone and iPad users. MAILBOX: SARA’S FRIDAY RECORD POST DISCOVERY Click here to subscribe to the free Genealogy Gems newsletter to receive the weekly Friday records update by email. Click here to view several recent Friday records posts—see what new records have appeared online lately! Tell Lisa Louise Cooke about your “Friday records post” discoveries—or anything else—at genealogygemspodcast @ gmail.com or call her voicemail at 925-272-4021. MAILBOX: ONLINE FAMILY TREE MATCHES Reviewing tree hints at Ancestry.com MAILBOX: BACK TO RESEARCH AFTER 10 YEARS! Lisa’s recommendations to a new Genealogy Gems Premium eLearning member for getting back into the swing of research: Subscribe to the free Genealogy Gems newsletter. Watch the Premium video, “Take Control of Your Family Tree” (Premium eLearning membership required) Listen to the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast by Lisa Louise Cooke. It's a great series for learning the research ropes and well as refreshing your skills. Lisa Louise Cooke uses and recommends RootsMagic family history software. From within RootsMagic, you can search historical records on FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com. Keep your family history research, photos, tree software files, videos and all other computer files safely backed up with Backblaze, the official cloud-based computer backup system for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Learn more at https://www.backblaze.com/Lisa. MAILBOX: MILITARY DRAFT REGISTRATIONS Click here to read about finding military draft registrations INTERVIEW: JIM BEIDLER ON PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH QUESTION James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. Learn more Pennsylvania research techniques in his on-demand webinar download, Best Pennsylvania Genealogy Research Strategies. Click here to read a summary of some of Jim’s tips AND find a collection of links we curated to help you find more Pennsylvania birth records online. MyHeritage.com is the place to make connections with relatives overseas, particularly with those who may still live in your ancestral homeland. Click here to see what MyHeritage can do for you: it’s free to get started. PRODUCTION CREDITS Lisa Louise Cooke, Host and Producer Sunny Morton, Editor Hannah Fullerton, Audio Editor Lacey Cooke, Service Manager Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links and Genealogy Gems will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links (at no additional cost to you). Thank you for supporting this free podcast and blog! FREE NEWSLETTER: Enter your email & get my Google Research e-bookas a thank you gift! Subscribe to the Genealogy Gems newsletter to receive a free weekly e-mail newsletter, with tips, inspiration and money-saving deals.