What do Wales, Archives, and DNA have in common?

During this crazy year of distancing, we have learned to podcast from two different locations and so far so good. We are not experts at technology and do not have recording studios but we do ok and get the job done. We also discovered that we were drinking the same type of wine for this … Continue reading What do Wales, Archives, and DNA have in common?

USING SCHOOL RECORDS IN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

In Episode #56 we take a closer look at school records and what you might find in them. Melissa Barker, otherwise known as The Archive Lady, joins us to discuss researching for our family in these records. When it comes to genealogical deep-diving, don’t overlook school records. For an ancestor who was born before birth … Continue reading USING SCHOOL RECORDS IN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

Your DNA Guide: the book by Diahan Southard

Okay, my DNA results are in and I have matches, now what? If you are asking this question, then Your DNA Guide: the book (Your DNA Guide; 2020), is for you! For years author Diahan Southard has been helping individuals explore what their DNA results can tell them about themselves and their family, and now … Continue reading Your DNA Guide: the book by Diahan Southard

Genealogy Gifts of Knowledge

It's December and that means Happy Holidays and that means gift-giving and why not ask for something you truly want...more genealogy knowledge! In our latest podcast, Episode #48, we talk about continuing our pursuit of knowledge in the genealogical field with new books for our shelves and educational opportunities either in person or online. There … Continue reading Genealogy Gifts of Knowledge

Historical Family Photos Shared easily with Google Photos

In our latest podcast episode, #47, we talk about creating a shared Google Photo file where you can upload your historical family photos and share them with other family members who can also upload photos to the same file. There are a few wonderful things about this project one being that you can download and … Continue reading Historical Family Photos Shared easily with Google Photos

ANCESTRY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE ANALYSES TOOLS

THRULINES™ TO REPLACE DNA CIRCLES, JULY 1 Ancestry will retire DNA Circles on July 1 replacing Circles with Thrulines™. Thrulines offers a more complete overview for kinship analysis between members and their DNA matches. Members can now see how many DNA matches they have from each ancestral grandparent, through each branch, or line, stemming from … Continue reading ANCESTRY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE ANALYSES TOOLS