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?
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
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
The Lost Family
THE LOST FAMILY by Libby Copeland Many family historians and genealogists have taken the plunge and had their DNA tested and probably with more than one commercial company. Most tests confirm the lineage that the subject had already documented in their genealogical research. Some individuals might be surprised at the distribution of ethnicity in their … Continue reading The Lost Family