Lisa L CookeLisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems
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 (with over 1.3 million downloads) the popular online genealogy audio show, as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast, both available at, in iTunes. Her podcasts bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert and celebrity interviews (Henry Louis Gates Jr., Lisa Kudrow, etc.) and inspiration to genealogists in 75 countries around the world. Lisa is the author of four books including How to find your family history in newspapers, The genealogist’s google toolbox, and her newest book Turn your iPad into a genealogy powerhouse. She’s also the producer of the DVD series Google Earth for Genealogy and over 60 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 is a sought after international genealogy and technology speaker, regularly featured at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London, as well as an innovative webinar presenter. 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!



  • 10 ways to enhance your genealogy with video
  • Cool tech tool: clip it and make it searchable
  • Evernote quick tips
  • Future technology and genealogy: 5 strategies you need
  • Genealogy on the go with the iPad/tablets
  • How the genealogist can remember everything with Evernote
  • How to create exciting interactive family history tours with Google Earth
  • How to reopen and work a genealogical cold case
  • Inspiring ways to capture the interest of the non-genealogists in your family
  • Ultimate Google search strategies