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Family Tree Magazine launches genealogy podcast

Family Tree Magazine has launched a free monthly podcast about the best genealogy tools and tips. The show is hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke, creator of the Genealogy Gems podcast. In the new podcast, Cooke mines the expertise of the magazine's editors and experts. Each 30-minute podcast takes you behind the scenes to learn more about the topics covered in the magazine. The episodes will look at using genealogy Web sites, records and resources. Family Tree Magazine editor Allison Stacy also gives sneak previews on upcoming issues, and managing editor Diane Haddad delivers the scoop on the latest genealogy news.

The first episode of the podcast discusses State Research Guides, the "Family Tree Kids!" Web site, Maureen A. Taylor's hints for connecting with distant cousins, Sharon DeBartolo Carmack's strategies for breaking through brick walls and a look at the WorldCat Web site.

Listen to the podcast.