Ancestry is rolling out a new Personal Profile and you have to try it! The new profile page incorporates your linked trees, DNA summary, location, photo, age range, and interests. Best of all – you can control how much data is public. To switch to the new Personal Profile, click on your profile and … Continue reading TURN ON THE BETA!
In episode #39, we challenge you to find an old photograph not necessarily of your own family and do some research from that photo. Amy found a couple of interesting photos in a shop she visited in Tallahassee, FL. One, in particular, leads her down a road with a very interesting story. This is Addie … Continue reading Photo Challenge
In our recent podcast, Episode #37, we had the pleasure of interviewing author Nathan Dylan Goodwin. Nathan writes our favorite genealogy mystery novels, the Forensic Genealogist series featuring Morton Ferrier. We had such fun learning how Nathan comes up with ideas and does the research for his books. We go a little insight to his … Continue reading An Interview with author Nathan Dylan Goodwin
In episode #36, we had the pleasure of interviewing Kenyatta D. Berry about her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit, a Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy. Kenyatta was in Tampa for a few TV tapings and a visit to our local genealogical society and was gracious enough to spend some time with … Continue reading An Interview with Kenyatta D. Berry
Here are a few takeaways from our podcast on German Reseach. Do as much research at home before jetting off to Germany, I think that is a given but some of us are eager for a transatlantic vacay of sorts. Know what town or region your ancestors were from. It is very difficult to … Continue reading German Research
Can brothers and sisters of your ancestor help you knock down those brick walls? Absolutely! We all have those brick walls where our direct ancestor has very little to tell in terms of leaving documents behind. They do not have a birth or death certificate, they left no will. We can only find them in … Continue reading Sibling Research
Every genealogist loves the pursuit of evidence. We happily spend hours checking court records, walking a cemetery and reviewing source materials in a library, however not many genealogists enjoy the hours spent writing reports, cataloging documents, citing sources and storing that evidence. Let’s be honest, most of us have at least one pile of … Continue reading WHAT TO DO WITH RESEARCH RESULTS
Back in April Amy and I headed up to Columbus, Ohio in search of answers to some of our most confounding genealogical questions. In the course of five days, we hit 10 counties, discovered a winery, ate delicious food and ended up exhausted. We decided four days of hard research was probably the sweet spot, take … Continue reading Genealogy Research Trip Tips
Timelines are an invaluable tool for genealogists and family historians. They help us solve problems and see what is missing in our research. There are quite a few webinars and blogs on timelines and how to create them so I am not going to do that here. I am going to share with you what … Continue reading Timelines
That is my question for the month. Yes, I know it has been a while since I asked a question but truly I have been doing some research. As our most recent podcast is about getting ready for a research trip and since Amy and I have planned one, I thought I better do a … Continue reading Am I Ready for My Research Trip?