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…
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?
Finding Female Ancestors
Grab a glass of your favorite wine (or beverage of choice) and jump into researching your female ancestors! In Episode #54 of our podcast, we discuss the struggle in finding our female ancestors with Lisa Lisson, genealogist, writer, educator and author of the blog Are You My Cousin? We all have women in our tree … Continue reading Finding Female Ancestors
2020 Here We Come
Ok, ok, we realize it's almost the end of January and this is just now being written and posted. But hey, at least it's completed. Like most genealogists out there we also have made a few new years resolutions. Amy plans to get rid of her piles of paperwork that are currently living in her … Continue reading 2020 Here We Come
Am I Ready for My Research Trip?
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?
A Hunting We Will Go, Cemetery Hunting that is
Follow my blog with Bloglovin (the above photo is not the cemetery in my story but how I imagine it too look if it had headstones) Looking for the cemetery in Forks of Coal, WV where my great grandfather Millard Stephens is buried has been a fascinating journey. It started when I asked the question … Continue reading A Hunting We Will Go, Cemetery Hunting that is
Where did Millard Stephens live?
A simple enough question and yet because I wanted to not only answer it but put it all on Google Earth Pro and make a quick movie out of it, it took waaaaayyyyy longer. This is actually a fun project to do and you can do it for one person or for a family. It … Continue reading Where did Millard Stephens live?