Hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke Recorded November 2019 Federal court records are wonderful because they are so packed with genealogical information. But knowing which records are available and where to find them can sound daunting, and that stops many genealogists from ever tapping into them. In this episode our aim is to fix all that. Professional forensic genealogist Michael Strauss is here to pull back the curtain and introduce you to these valuable records. You know Michael from our Military Minutes segments here on Genealogy Gems. He also recently introduced us to descendancy research on Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast episode 174. The response to that episode was terrific. Many of you wrote into say that it opened up a new avenue of research for you. This episode promises to do the same. Click here for the complete show notes This free podcast is sponsored by: Lisa Recommends Computer Backup Learn more about Backblaze computer cloud backup and get your computer backed up today at www.backblaze.com/Lisa Read our latest articles at Genealogy Gems: Top 10 Strategies for Finding School Records New Genealogy Records Online Learn German Handwriting Katherine Schober of SK Translations, professional German script expert, translator, and author has created Reading the Old German Handwriting Online Course - so you can be reading those old German letters in just a matter of months. Complete with videos, flash cards, games, and more, this do-it-yourself course has students raving. Learn more here. Become a Genealogy Gems Premium eLearning Member Gain access to the complete Premium podcast archive of over 150 episodes and more than 50 video webinars, including Lisa Louise Cooke’s newest video The Big Picture in Little Details. Become a member here. Please Help Us by Taking the 1 Minute Genealogy Gems Survey Please help us create the best podcast for you by taking this very short survey. Join Lisa Louise Cooke in person at Genealogy Roots What: 2 days of innovative genealogy education at the Senior Expo When: January 14 & 15, 2020. 9am – 4:30pm Where: Dixie Convention Center in beautiful St. George, Utah Who: All ages and skills levels Cost: 2 day pass: $50 | Early Bird Price: $35 (Expires 12/31/19) If you didn’t have an opportunity to attend this event in Salt Lake City in October 2018, this is your chance! Click here for all the details and tickets. Watch the video recap of Day 1 of Genealogy Roots in Salt Lake City. Watch the video recap of Day 2 of Genealogy Roots in Salt Lake City. Get the Genealogy Gems Podcast App Here Follow Lisa and Genealogy Gems on Social Media: Instagram.com/genealogygemspodcast Facebook.com/genealogygems Pinterest.com/lisalouisecooke YouTube.com/GenealogyGems Stay Up to Date with the Genealogy Gems Newsletter The Genealogy Gems email newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s available with your Premium eLearning Membership. Click here to sign up today.