Join us for episode #79 where Amy takes us on a journey trying to find the truth in a family story. Beulah GRACE Baker died on May 12, 1970, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Her obituary states she was 88 years old at the time of her death and lists the names of her five … Continue reading Family Stories Facts vs Fiction – Part 1
Our ancestors moved from town to town and across the country and the best way to track them down is to use land records. From the county level to the National Archives there are ways to find out where your ancestor may have gone and where they lived. Join us for episode #77 to learn … Continue reading Land Ho!
Who Bought the Farm, literally…
I am sure you can find some documents in your stash that need transcribing and you have been putting it off for a bit. Well wait no more, bring them out into the light and find out what genealogy diamonds await you. Using GenScriber and a good pair of glasses these documents can really come … Continue reading Who Bought the Farm, literally…
Newspapers Are More Than Just Obituaries
There is nothing more exciting than finding the missing link in your family’s history in the newspaper! An article about man’s mysterious death led to the discovery of a new paternal family. Locating an engagement announcement exposed the groom’s true identity. Listen in to hear more about these fascinating stories and how using the newspaper … Continue reading Newspapers Are More Than Just Obituaries
What Gems Can You Find?
Episode #74 Overlooked Resources at Libraries and Archives Libraries and Archives have some special files hidden away that you might not know about but should request. These are the vertical files and the manuscript files. In this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to access these files and what you might find inside and … Continue reading What Gems Can You Find?
Understanding the Census and Finding Those Hidden Gems
It is finally 2021 and it is all still a crazy mess out there. What better time to reboot, hunker down, and start fresh in our research. Let's get back to some basics and look at records we already have and those are easily accessible. Let's start with understanding the census records. In our latest … Continue reading Understanding the Census and Finding Those Hidden Gems
End of the Year Wrap Up
The year is coming to a close and the latest podcast Episode #60, is all about our year in review. Did we complete our resolutions we made way, way, way, back in January? Tune in to find out. We also discuss what we have been working on since our last podcast. Here are a few … Continue reading End of the Year Wrap Up
Telling Family Stories
Every family has stories…stories that should be told, handed down, and recorded for future generations. The stories may not be about fame or fortune but are most likely about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Author and educator Annette Gendler’s book How to Write Compelling Stories from Family History is an excellent guide to inspire … Continue reading Telling Family Stories
The Genealogy Research Never Ends
In our recent podcast about genealogy research, Episode #58, we discussed what we have completed and what we want to work on in the next month or two. Amy completed her proof statement and went through the process of how that is laid out. What documents were used and what information in those documents was … Continue reading The Genealogy Research Never Ends
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?