Sassy Jane on Genealogy Gems was great fun! Those of you who are experienced genealogists are undoubtedly well acquainted with Lisa Louise Cooke and her very popular Genealogy Gems podcasts available via iTunes, at her website, and her tv channel

Lisa invited me to join her for an interview while we both were at the Family History Expo in Pleasanton. We had a lot of fun talking about hidden genealogical resources in libraries and archives. The podcast is episode #56 and has been published at Lisa’s premium site at

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 available at, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app.   Her podcast brings genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world, and recently celebrated 2 million downloads!

Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription, and four books: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox (Second Edition)Mobile Genealogy,  How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers,  and  Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the video series Google Earth for Genealogy.

In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa works closely with Family Tree Magazine as producer and host of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, a regular article author for the magazine, and curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University.

Lisa has generously extended a discount for Premium Membership to Sassy Jane Genealogy readers. Use coupon code SAVE20 for 20 percent off the annual $29.95 membership fee. The handout from my “Think Like an Archivist” presentation is also up on her show notes under episode 56.

You can also keep up with Lisa at her blog: Genealogy Gems News.