A trip across the pond is just what we needed in this episode and even if it wasn't in person, it was still fun. We did some genealogical research in Scotland and Germany and wanted to share some great websites and how to's with you when researching these countries. In Scotland we used ScotlandsPeople and … Continue reading Across the Pond
In this episode we track three men named Daniel Bonawitz, one of which is my husband's ancestor, through the civil war using FOLD3 and other websites. If you are searching for your ancestor in the military here are some great resources for you to try: Fold 3, Ancestry and Family Search, are your basic go … Continue reading Three Daniels Go to War
What do you do with those documents of unsourced data shared online that have zero source citations attached to them? Episode #82 will give you some insight into what to do when you find these nuggets on unsourced documents in your research. Amy takes us on a mystery in her Sappington family where she has … Continue reading Using Unsourced Data to Locate Evidence
How many times do you save something somewhere on your computer and then you can't find it again later? In Episode #81 we discuss this very problem. We offer some suggestions on getting your genealogy files in order and cleaned up. You have spent a lot of time working on your genealogy and you want … Continue reading Why Can’t I Find It?
In this podcast episode Amy concludes the research on Beulah Grace Lay, nee Baker and we finally learn the truth in the family story. Beulah Grace Lay, née Baker died on May 12, 1970, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.The family oral history says that her father was a German immigrant named John Baker fromBonn, Germany. … Continue reading Family Stories Fact or Fiction Part 2
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!
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…
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
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?