General Meeting and Lecture: November 1, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz Public Library, Central Location
(2nd floor meeting room)
224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Speaker: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lecture Topic: How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers

Yearning to “read all about it?” Newspapers are a fantastic source of research leads, information and historical context for your family history. However, finding the exact newspaper you are looking for can seem daunting. Learn the specialized approach that is required to achieve success in locating the news on your ancestors.

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 as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast, both available at, in iTunes, and through the free Genealogy Gems Toolbar. Her podcasts bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world.

Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials available to Genealogy Gems Premium members, and the books How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and Genealogy Gems (paperback and ebook), as well as producer of the DVD series Google Earth for Genealogy and over 50 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 genealogy speaker and webinar presenter, and produces live presentations of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at top genealogy conferences.

Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources and deliver the gems that can unlock your family history treasure trove!

Note: Lisa Louise Cooke’s books will be available to purchase before and after the meeting.
A portion of the cost of each book sold will go to the Friends of the Public Library! Cash, checks, or credit cards accepted!