Don’t let your lifetime of genealogy research end up in the landfill! Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you the 7 key strategies to securing the future of your research including designating a “research keeper,” setting up a Genealogy Materials Directive, and making donations with a Deed of Gift. Don’t miss this class – your family research legacy depends on it!
About our Speaker
Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show (downloaded over 1.5 million times!), as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast. Both podcasts are available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcasts episodes bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in over 75 countries.
Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials available to Genealogy Gems Premium Members, and the books Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and Genealogy Gems. Her most recent publication is the wildly popular Evernote for Genealogists quick reference guide. In addition, she’s the producer of the video series Google Earth for Genealogy and over 70 videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel.
In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa produces and hosts The Family Tree Magazine Podcast, regularly writes for the magazine, and is an instructor and curriculum developer for Family Tree University.
Lisa’s offerings are not limited to online. She is a sought after international and keynote genealogy speaker having regularly appeared at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London and RootsTech in Salt Lake City.
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 audience’s family history treasure trove!
Lisa doesn't just talk about family history, but she had the unique experience of living it while starring in the PBS mini-series Texas Ranch House (PBS, 2006) she and her family lived for three months on a recreated 1867 cattle ranch spanning 400,000 acres of West Texas. While the final 8 hour mini-series was first a foremost "reality TV", the experience of living day in and day out in a tiny adobe house in 114 degree heat, with no running water, no electricity, rattlesnakes & scorpions, and the test of hunger gave her an incredibly rare and moving glimpse at what was life for her own Texan Great Great Grandmother.