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Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given...

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AF-320: Finding and Fact-Checking Old Obituaries in Online Newspaper Archives

Feb 18, 2020 07:52

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If you are looking for old obituaries in online newspaper databases, you are doing excellent genealogical research. This is a wonderful technique for finding important information on those elusive ancestors. Here are some tips on finding the obituaries if they don’t immediately appear, as well as tips on fact-checking them for accuracy before adding the information in them to your family tree.

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#Genealogy #AncestralFindings #Irish

AF-319: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 7

Feb 14, 2020 08:17

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Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter Seven … The Hunt for the Horseshoe …

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https://ancestralfindings.com/the-lost-treasure-of-francis-wainwright-chapter-7-the-hunt-for-the-horseshoe/ 

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#Mystery #AncestralFindings #FrancisWainwright

AF-318: Genuine Irish St. Patrick's Day Traditions

Feb 11, 2020 08:17

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St. Patrick’s Day is an important Irish holiday and has been for centuries. It is celebrated a little differently in Ireland than in the rest of the world. Here are some common Irish St. Patrick’s Day traditions. You can use them to understand your Irish ancestors and their lives better, as well as to celebrate your own Irish heritage.

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#Genealogy #AncestralFindings #Irish

AF:317: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 6

Feb 7, 2020 07:52

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Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter Six … What Philippa Told Francis …

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#Genealogy #Mystery #FrancisWainwright

AF-316: Valentine’s Day and Our Ancestors

Feb 4, 2020 07:57

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Do you enjoy sending Valentine’s Day cards to those you love and admire? So did your ancestors. Here is a little bit about the history of the tradition of sending Valentine’s Day cards, and how the tradition can tell you some interesting information about your ancestors themselves…

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#Genealogy #AncestralFindings #ValentinesDay

AF-315: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 5

Jan 31, 2020 07:18

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Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter Five … Philippa’s Letter…

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#Genealogy #Mystery #FrancisWainwright

AF-314: The Washington Monument: America’s Obelisk

Jan 28, 2020 07:04

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The Washington Monument is one of the most recognized pieces of architecture in the United States. I can spend hours taking photos of this giant with its pointed obelisk soaring into the sky. Here are the interesting details on the Washington Monument, its history, architecture, and construction.

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#Genealogy #AncestralFindings #Washington

AF-313: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 4

Jan 24, 2020 08:47

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Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter Four … Re-Tracing the Steps of the Ancestors…

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#Mystery #Genealogy #AncestralFindings

AF-312: The Empire State Building: A History

Jan 21, 2020 08:18

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The Empire State Building is an iconic American building with enduring and enormous popularity. Built-in the 1930s, it was the world’s tallest building for decades and is still a must-see NYC tourist attraction today for its Art Deco architecture and high, open observation decks. Here is the story about the building’s construction and history…

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#NewYork #EmpireEtateBuilding #AncestralFindings

AF-311: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 3

Jan 17, 2020 07:39

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Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter three … The First Clue …

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#LostTreasure #FamilyMystery #AncestralFindings

AF-310: Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

Jan 14, 2020 08:05

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Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio is a famous Art Deco building that has been used as a train station to varying amounts since the 1930s. It is, perhaps, more famous for the museum that now takes up most of the building, as well as the theater and library that it also houses. Here is the history of this quite remarkable and intriguing building…

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#Cincinnati #UnionTerminal #AncestralFindings

AF-309: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 2: The Story of Francis Wainwright

Jan 10, 2020 08:23

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Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter two… The Story of Francis Wainwright…

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#Mystery #Genealogy #AncestralFindings

AF-308: What is the Indo-European Language, and What Does it Have to Do with Your Ancestry?

Jan 7, 2020 08:38

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Are you interested in the origins of languages? One of the largest language groups of the ancient world (possibly THE largest) was known as Indo-European, and hundreds of languages and dialects have derived from it over the centuries. Knowing the history of language helps you know your ancestors better. Here is what you need to know about Indo-European.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/what-is-the-indo-european-language-and-what-does-it-have-to-do-with-your-ancestry/

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#AncestralFindings #Languages #Genealogy

AF-307: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright: Chapter 1

Jan 4, 2020 08:42

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Martha Jane Willick’s three granddaughters and two grandsons are about to go on the genealogical adventure of their lives. Left an ancient daguerreotype photo of their 3-times great-grandmother by Martha in her will, these siblings and cousins soon discover the first clue to the centuries-long mystery in the photo itself. What treasure awaits them if they can manage to be the first generation in three centuries to crack the code?

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https://ancestralfindings.com/the-lost-treasure-of-francis-wainwright-a-genealogical-mystery-chapter-1/

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#Genealogy  #AncestralFindings #GenealogyMystery

AF-306: Improving Your Family Tree by Understanding Genealogical Relationship Terms

Dec 31, 2019 08:09

Description:

Are you familiar with the most common genealogy terms regarding family relationships? Some are used in everyday life, while others are only used in genealogy research. Knowing the meaning of these terms can help you create a richer and more accurate family tree…

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https://ancestralfindings.com/improving-your-family-tree-by-understanding-genealogical-relationship-terms/

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#Genealogy #AncestralFindings #FamilyRelationships

AF-305: How to Be the Best Family Archivist in Five Easy Steps

Dec 27, 2019 07:47

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Are you the keeper of your family heirlooms? This makes you an archivist, whether you became one by choice or by default. You naturally want to keep those artifacts in excellent condition to be enjoyed by future generations. Join me today for five tips on how to do it correctly.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/how-to-be-the-best-family-archivist-in-five-easy-steps/

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#Archivist #Genealogy #GenealogyGold

AF-304: Do You Have Any Shaker Ancestors? Here’s How to Trace Them

Dec 24, 2019 08:15

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Do you have Shakers in your family tree? What are the Shakers in the first place? Join me today as we about this unique religious sect and how to find information on any ancestors you had who were part of it.

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#Shakers #Religions #Ancestors

AF-303: Russian Christmas Traditions You Should Know

Dec 20, 2019 14:50

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If you have Russian heritage, you will be interested in learning about Russian Christmas traditions. These traditions help connect you to your Russian ancestors of today and of long ago. You might even adopt some of these traditions into your own Christmas celebrations to honor your heritage. Here are some of the most important Russian Christmas traditions you should know.

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#Russian #Christmas #Traditions

AF-302: French Christmas Traditions

Dec 17, 2019 14:50

Description:

France has a variety of unique and interesting Christmas traditions. Some are unique to France, while others are borrowed or adapted from other cultures. They all have unique meanings. Learning about them helps you learn more about your French ancestors. Here are some of the most popular French Christmas traditions.

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#French #Traditions #Christmas

AF-301: German Christmas Traditions

Dec 13, 2019 14:44

Description:

If you have German ancestry, you will love learning about the interesting and unique Christmas traditions of Germany. They will help you learn more about your ancestors and their lives. They will also give you some wonderful ideas for new traditions to adopt for your own family.

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#Irish #Traditions #AncestralFindings

AF-300: Irish Holiday Traditions

Dec 10, 2019 14:34

Description:

Ireland has some unique Christmas traditions, as well as some holidays that are unique to the island itself. Knowing about these holidays and traditions is helpful when celebrating or learning about your Irish ancestors and what their lives were like. Join me today for some interesting Irish holidays and holiday traditions you should know.

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#Irish #Traditions #AncestralFindings

AF-299: Using Honor Rolls to Trace Your WWI Ancestors

Dec 6, 2019 07:51

Description:

If you are researching your WWI ancestors, don’t forget to check for honor rolls where they may be mentioned. Honor rolls were used for calling attention to both men and women at home and on the front lines who did extraordinary things to help the war effort. Here is what you need to know about honor rolls and where to find them.

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#WWI #HonorRolls #AncestralFindings

AF-298: The Origin and Meaning of Scottish Surnames

Dec 4, 2019 08:14

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Do you have a Scottish surname, or is there one in your family tree? Then, you will want to know about their origin and meanings, as this will tell you a lot about your ancient Scottish ancestors. Here is what you need to know…

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#Surnames #Scottish #AncestralFindings

AF-297: Meningioma and DNA Heredity

Nov 29, 2019 08:38

Description:

Meningiomas are usually benign tumors of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. While they are typically asymptomatic, they can cause symptoms and be dangerous in certain cases. New DNA research is revealing a hereditary factor in about half of them. Here is what you need to know about getting your DNA tested…

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#Meningioma #DNA #AncestralFindings

AF-296: The Origin and Meaning of Your Greek Surname

Nov 26, 2019 08:23

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If you have Greek ancestry, you will want to understand more about your Greek surname. Greek surnames are unique and interesting things, unlike any other type of surname in Europe. Listen in to learn about your Greek ancestors by learning the origin and meanings of the surnames they chose…

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#GreekSurname #Genealogy #AncestralFindings

AF-295: Valuable Genealogical Artifacts

Nov 20, 2019 04:41

Description:

Have you ever considered looking into more than just vital records and other standard genealogical resources to find out more about your ancestors? Genealogical artifacts can provide information you will not find anywhere else. Here are three top genealogical artifacts, along with what you may find in them, and why you should be using them in your research.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/valuable-genealogical-artifacts-you-might-not-have-considered/

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#Artifacts #Genealogy #AncestralFindings

AF-294: What is Autosomal DNA?

Nov 13, 2019 04:16

Description:

Have you considered doing an autosomal DNA test to add to and improve the accuracy of your family tree? Have you ever heard of autosomal DNA? It is the most common type of publicly available DNA test nowadays and is quite affordable. Here is what you need to know about this valuable genealogical DNA test.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/y-dna-and-mt-dna-and-how-they-can-help-you-trace-your-ancestors/

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#DNA #Genealogy #AncestralFindings

AF-293: DNA Ancestors

Nov 6, 2019 04:21

Description:

Using Y-DNA and mtDNA are two important ways you can add to your family tree and improve its accuracy. Both can be used to find missing relatives and to confirm biological relationships. Here is what you need to know about these two types of DNA, and how you can use them to make a much better family tree.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/y-dna-and-mt-dna-and-how-they-can-help-you-trace-your-ancestors/

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AF-292: Cousin Relationships the Easy Way

Oct 30, 2019 04:12

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Do you know how to determine cousin relationships? It’s easier than you may imagine. All you have to do is remember to count generations from the most recent set of cousins in your family tree that match up in the same generation and count the generations to you (or anyone else in your family tree). Here is how to do it.

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AF-291: Using Family Bibles in Your Genealogy Research

Oct 23, 2019 04:31

Description:

Family Bibles are some of the most unique and valuable genealogical resources available. If your immediate family doesn’t have one, you might not understand just how important they can be to your research. Here is why they are such genealogical gems, and how to track one down that pertains to your family.

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AF-290: How to Find Distant Relatives

Oct 16, 2019 04:23

Description:

If you are at a genealogical brick wall, consider looking for distant relatives to help you break through it. Who are distant relatives, and what information might they have to benefit your research? How do you find them and contact them? Here is what you need to know.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/finding-distant-relatives 

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AF-289: Your Older Relatives

Oct 9, 2019 07:02

Description:

Interviewing older family members is a basic part of beginning genealogy research. If you have access to these relatives, interviewing them for their unique take on the past and the ancestors who lived in it is so important. You don’t want those stories to be lost. However, some relatives may not want to talk, and some may go off-topic a lot in an interview. Here is how to get the best out of both types of older relatives.

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AF-288: Your Female Ancestors

Oct 2, 2019 07:02

Description:

Are your female ancestors a mystery? It’s not uncommon. While you may know the first name of a female ancestor, finding their maiden name and birth family can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips to get you past this incredibly common genealogical issue, and find your female ancestors at last.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/finding-the-true-identities-of-your-female-ancestors-genealogy-clips 

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AF-287: Andre Cailloux: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Sep 25, 2019 07:33

Description:

He is a true unsung hero of the Civil War who was born into slavery, he gained his freedom with support from his former masters, became a businessman and leader of his community, married, had children, and was one of the first African-American soldiers killed in battle in the Civil War. His story of heroism was well-known for decades, but now largely forgotten. Tune in today to learn more about his remarkable story.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/andre-cailloux-unsung-heroes-of-the-civil-war/

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AF-286: The Origin and Meaning of Finnish Surnames

Sep 20, 2019 08:53

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Finnish surnames are interesting. The Finnish language is unique, and the country itself has an intriguing and varied history that ties it closely to both Sweden and Russia. If you have a Finnish surname, or there is one in your family tree, tune in today to learn about the origin and meaning of Finnish surnames.

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AF-285: Robert Smalls: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Sep 18, 2019 09:35

Description:

He was an African-American Civil War soldier, politician, businessman, and humanitarian who rescued his family from slavery in one of the most daring escapes of the Civil War. A respected man of his time, he was a hero and a leader in many different ways, both in the war and after it. Tune in for this incredible story.

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AF-284: The Majestic Marblehead Lighthouse

Sep 13, 2019 08:40

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If you are looking for something historic, educational, and just plain fun for the whole family, consider a day out at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. This park is centered around the historic Marblehead Lighthouse, but there is so much more to do and see there. Here is what you need to know about the park, as well as its storied history.

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AF-283: John Parke: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Sep 11, 2019 07:39

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This is an unsung hero of the Civil War because he was present for all of it, a leader in most of it, and commander of the whole Army of the Potomac for a brief part of it. Yet, his work and bravery are not well-remembered today. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more about his remarkable story.

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AF-282: The Meaning of Your Scandinavian Surname

Sep 4, 2019 09:30

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If you have a Scandinavian surname or have one or more of them in your family tree, you will be interested in knowing the history of these surnames, as they tell an interesting part of the story of your ancestors. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about the origins and meanings of the most common surnames in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

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AF-281: A Closer Look at Prickett's Fort State Park

Sep 2, 2019 08:06

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Prickett's Fort State Park is a wonderful historical resource to the state of West Virginia. It not only shows how life was like for English settlers on the West Virginian frontier in the 1700s, but it also provides wonderful and ample opportunities for fun-filled outdoor family recreation and even cultural entertainment. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll give you what you need to know to enjoy your visit to this beautiful and important historical park.

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AF-280: Harriet Tubman: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Aug 28, 2019 08:15

Description:

She is well-known as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, but not as well-known for her exemplary Civil War service as a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast for her remarkable and amazing story.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/harriet-tubman-unsung-heroes-of-the-civil-war/

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AF-279: The Origin and Meaning of Your Dutch Surname

Aug 23, 2019 07:55

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Do you have Dutch surnames in your family tree, or is your own surname of Dutch origin? Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you that knowing the meaning and origin of Dutch surnames can tell you more about your ancestors than you may imagine.

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AF-278: Dolly Parton: The Definitive Guide

Aug 21, 2019 07:38

Description:

She is one of the best-known country music entertainers of our time. However, she is much more than just a country music singer. From her humble beginnings, she has become a singer, songwriter, actress, and successful businessperson. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as I share some facts about this incredible and inspirational woman.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/dolly-parton-the-definitive-guide/ 

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AF-277: Mary Elizabeth Bowser: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Aug 16, 2019 08:13

Description:

This fascinating person was an African-American, formerly enslaved by the Van Lew family in Virginia, who went on to be freed, and to work closely with the abolitionist daughter of that family as a spy for the Union in the Civil War. Join me today to learn more about this extraordinary story.

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AF-276: Your Polish Surname and its Meaning

Aug 14, 2019 08:46

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Do you have a Polish surname in your family tree? If you do, you will almost certainly recognize it, as Polish surnames look unlike any other surnames in the world. Knowing their meaning can tell you much about your Medieval Polish ancestors. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about Polish surnames.

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AF-275: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Aug 9, 2019 08:13

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The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is a beautifully restored and maintained house museum dedicated to celebrating the 23rd US President. There is much to enjoy at this 1870’s-era home. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll give you what you need to know about the history of the house, as well as the museum and what it offers.

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AF-274: Russian Surnames and Their Meanings

Aug 7, 2019 08:41

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Russian surnames started being used relatively recently in history as was common in other parts of Europe. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about the history of Russian surnames and their meanings.

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AF-273: Sarah Emma Edmonds: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Aug 2, 2019 08:54

Description:

A number of women disguised themselves as men to serve in the American Revolution and the Civil War. However, few of them were well known to the public after the war. While her story was a popular one into the early twentieth century, it has been lost with time. It is time to bring it to light once more. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as I share with you her remarkable story.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/sarah-emma-edmonds-the-unsung-heroes-of-the-civil-war/

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AF-272: Jewish Surname and Their Meanings

Jul 31, 2019 08:38

Description:

Do you have a Jewish surname in your family tree? If so, you will want to know its origin and meaning. Knowing this allows you to know the story of this branch of your family tree. Join me next time on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about what you need to know about your ancestral Jewish surnames.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/do-you-have-a-jewish-surname-in-your-family-tree-here-are-some-meanings/ 

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AF-271: Curtis King: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Jul 26, 2019 07:59

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While there were plenty of very young and very old people to be soldiers during the Civil War, only one has the distinction of being the oldest verified mustered soldier. He was eighty years old when he enlisted. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk more about his amazing story.

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#CivilWar #Greybeards #Heroes

AF-270: How to Use Muster Rolls in Your Genealogy Research

Jul 24, 2019 08:04

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Have you ever used muster rolls in your genealogical research? If you are like most people, you have at least one ancestor who served in the military or war. If they served prior to WWI, muster rolls can be an excellent source of genealogical information. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and we’ll see what you will find in them.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/how-to-use-muster-rolls-to-your-advantage-in-genealogy-research/ 

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AF-269: David McMurtrie Gregg: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Jul 19, 2019 09:23

Description:

He was a renowned Civil War cavalry commander with the Union Army. He fought in numerous battles, and proved himself time and again to be an expert horseman. While he led no decisive victories, his service was distinguished, if often overlooked one. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk more about his story.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/david-mcmurtrie-gregg-the-unsung-heroes-of-the-civil-war/

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AF-268: What Your German Surname Says About Your Ancestors

Jul 17, 2019 08:31

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German surnames have histories going back to the Middle Ages, and each one tells a story about the original medieval person who bore it. Knowing the history of these names can tell you things about your ancient ancestors the written records cannot. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about what you need to know about your German surname and what it can tell you about your ancestors.

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AF-267: John Clem: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Jul 12, 2019 08:10

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He was the youngest soldier to serve in the Union during the Civil War, becoming a drummer boy at only ten years old. He was also the youngest noncommissioned officer in US military history. He made a lifelong career out of the Army. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more about this remarkable young boy.

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AF-266: Italian Surnames: Their History and Meaning

Jul 10, 2019 08:23

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Do you have an Italian surname in your family tree? Then, you’ll want to join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more about the history and meaning of Italian surnames. This information will help your family history research be more meaningful, vibrant, and interesting to you and your descendants.

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AF-265: William Harvey Carney - The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Jul 5, 2019 07:32

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There have been nearly three and a half thousand military service members in the United States who have been awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor. Of these, only eighty-eight of them have been African Americans. Civil War hero William Harvey Carney was one of them...

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AF-264: Your Guide to Spanish Last Names and Their Meanings

Jul 3, 2019 08:10

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If you have Spanish ancestry, you will almost certainly come across one or more Spanish surnames during the course of your genealogy research. These surnames are very common in Europe, North America, Central America, and South America, and have a varied and storied history behind them. Knowing how they were formed, and their meanings, can give you clues to your Spanish ancestry that may help you further your research, and take those lines back farther in time. Since most Spanish surnames can be traced back to Ancient Rome and the Visigoth invasions of it, this may mean being able to trace your family back pretty far, as long as you can find the written records.

Here are some common Spanish surnames, their origins, and their meanings...

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AF-263: Clara Barton: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Jun 28, 2019 09:12

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She is best known today as the founder and first president of the American Red Cross. However, she was also a genuine Civil War heroine. Her accomplishments and heroism in the Civil War are often forgotten amid her Red Cross tale. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more about this Civil War hero...

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AF-262: What You Need to Know About French Surnames

Jun 26, 2019 08:01

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If you have French ancestry, you are in good company. Hundreds of millions of people around the world can claim descent from this ancient nation. Like most countries in Europe, the French people did not start using surnames until the Middle Ages. Before that, the villages were small, and most everyone in one knew everyone else. There was not much mobility, either. People tended to live in the same village for their entire lives, and it was that way for generations.

Surnames only began to be used when some villages grew into cities, and people started moving from the village of their ancestors in search of more farmland, more fertile soil, or new job opportunities. Then, they needed something other than a first name that they may have shared with several other local people to distinguish themselves. Thus, surnames were born. Here are the four most common categories of French surnames, and what they mean. This information can help you a lot in your genealogical quest for your French ancestors...

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AF-261: Do You Have Irish Genealogy? Use This Handy Surname Guide to Trace Your Heritage

Jun 21, 2019 08:02

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If you have Irish heritage, there is probably at least one Irish surname in your family. As Irish families can be challenging to trace, Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast where we’ll about Irish surnames and their origins and meanings. This will help you learn the beginnings of your Irish family tree branch.

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AF-260: Using Freedmen’s Records in Genealogical Research

Jun 19, 2019 08:27

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The Freedmen’s Bureau records are an invaluable resource for the descendants of formerly enslaved people in the United States. They provide information that isn’t found anywhere else and can bring people long lost to history back into the light. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we talk about where to find them and how to use them.

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AF-259: Tips to Find Ancestors with Frustratingly Common Surnames

Jun 14, 2019 08:23

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Do you have an ancestor with an incredibly common surname or a surname that is a place, verb, or noun? These people can be tricky to identify in old records. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll give you some tips for searching for them, and finding them, in old newspaper records. All you need are some fancy search tricks to reveal your ancestors...

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AF-258: A Brief History of Neon Lighting

Jun 12, 2019 07:06

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I recently had the opportunity to visit the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati — a fascinating experience, let me tell you. I spent a good amount of time taking photographs and I’d like to share with you everything that I learned. First, however, because these signs are so interesting, and because there is a lot of history behind them, I’d like to share that history with you. Perhaps this will help you with inspiration should you ever find yourself photographing neon signs...

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AF-257: What is a Genealogy Wiki?

Jun 10, 2019 07:38

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Are you familiar with wikis? Have you ever used one for your genealogy research? If not, you should. They are excellent genealogical research tools.  Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we look at what a wiki is, why you should be using them, and how they can benefit you as a genealogist.

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AF-256: The History of the Merry-Go-Round Museum

Jun 7, 2019 07:58

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Everyone loves a merry-go-round. They are fun for all ages, charming, enchanting, and wonderful reminders of our childhoods. At the same time, we can enjoy watching our children and grandchildren having fun on them. They are also one of the few carnival rides that we can enjoy riding with them. Merry-go-rounds are true family fun rides, suitable for and beloved by all ages.

It makes sense, then, with all the love that merry-go-rounds receive around the world, that there be a museum dedicated to them. There is one, located in Sandusky, Ohio. The Merry-Go-Round Museum opened up to serve the public in 1990, but the idea for it came about in 1988. This was when four merry go round-themed stamps were issued by the U.S. Post Office.

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GC-024: Use Earlier Census Records to Your Advantage

Jun 6, 2019 01:49

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The 1790 through 1840 census records only list the name of the head of the household, but that doesn’t mean you can’t glean more information from them than this. They also include lists of how many people are living in the household, and most of them categorize these people into gender and age groups within those genders. Really early ones may even include listings of who is free and who is the slave in a household, and categorize the slaves into genders and age groups, too.

You can use this to your advantage by comparing the names and ages of people in that household on later census records where they are all listed, to get an idea of who was in the household in earlier census records. You can also discover new ancestors by looking up the head of household in old newspaper records and discovering mentions of his or her family. Obituaries, wedding announcements, and birth announcements may be in old newspaper records and give the names, and even ages of family members who were never recorded in a census by name. You can use this information to fill in the names of the people in a household in earlier census records. Wills and probate records are another excellent source of family names that you can use to fill in an earlier census with names. It takes a little bit of detective work but can give you a fuller picture of your family history, so it’s well worth doing.

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AF-255: The History of Jungle Jim’s - Homeland Cooking from Around the World

Jun 5, 2019 07:57

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One of the wonderful things about genealogy is discovering your ancestral homelands. Remember, unless one is Native American, one’s ancestors always came from another country before coming to North America, and it was in the recent past (usually the past three to four centuries, which is relatively recent, genealogically speaking). Learning where our ancestors originated opens up so many intriguing things to research and try, including customs, traditions, methods of dress, and food. Food is one of the biggest pleasures, and many people do want to try the food of their ancestors...

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GC-023: Use Unique Ways to Look Up Names

Jun 3, 2019 01:48

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Census takers didn’t always spell names correctly. If it was an unusual name or a foreign one spoken by foreign people, the census taker may have spelled the name phonetically, or misheard it and spelled it completely differently from anything it was supposed to be. You may think your ancestor is not in the census, but this is because you haven’t checked using all the search methods that can lead you to them.

This method works best on online census records that are searchable with an interactive index, such as on Ancestry and FamilySearch. Try the following search methods to discover your ancestor:

• Search by the first name only, with an age range, gender, and location
• Search by the last name only, with an age range, gender, and location
• Search only by age range, gender, and location, with no name
• Search by age range, gender, location, and place of birth, with no name

Using any of these methods may lead you to the ancestor you seek. You’ll know the person when you see them, even if their name is spelled completely incorrectly. They’ll be even more obvious if they are living with recognizable family members you already know. Remember, not everyone made it into every census, so your ancestor may legitimately not be there. But using these techniques will weed them out if they were recorded.

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AF-254: The Connecticut Witch Trials: Witch Hysteria in America Long Before Salem

May 31, 2019 09:28

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If you thought the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692 were the only incident of witch hysteria in colonial America, that is understandable. This incident is widely known and talked about, probably because of the sheer volume of numbers of people who were convicted and accused. There were twenty victims who were unjustly executed, while hundreds more for miles around and from far outside of Salem were accused and spent time in jail before the hysteria ended. However, the incident in Salem Village was not the first or only time this happened in colonial America. There are other incidents of witch hysteria or individual witch accusations that are simply overlooked. One of the most notorious of these “forgotten” witch incidents happened a generation before Salem in Hartford, Connecticut...

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AF-253: Silicon Valley Has its Eyes on Owning Our Genealogy. Why?

May 29, 2019 08:16

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People have been keeping track of their genealogies since time immemorial. Before writing, we would pass down our family histories and lineages through oral tradition. Later, those who could keep this information in family Bibles, Torahs, and other religious texts. Finally, we started writing it down in the form of family trees. Family trees have been the most popular and widely used form of genealogy, at least in the modern age. The fascination with and importance of genealogy has always had to do with our desire to know ourselves by knowing our past...

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GC-022: Where are Searchable Census Records Located?

May 27, 2019 01:16

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In the old days of genealogy, you would have to go to a genealogy library, look up a name in a printed index, and then get a roll of microfilm corresponding to that name, and scroll through to find your person (or just browse a whole neighborhood, if no name was in the index). You can still search this way. However, there are many places online with digitized images of the census, many of which have been indexed, and you merely have to type in a person’s name and location to find the image with their name on it. Ancestry.com is the best-known place to do this. Other sites have full or partial U.S. census records for searching online, such as Fold3, U.S. Genweb, AmericanAncestors.org, the websites of local historical societies, and more.

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AF-252: Why is Genealogy Tourism So Popular?

May 24, 2019 08:14

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Have you ever considered taking a vacation to the homeland of your ancestors? If so, you are far from alone. Genealogy tourism is more popular than ever. With more people getting involved in genealogy, the number of people who want to see for themselves the places where their ancestors lived, walked, worked, and loved is at an all-time high. And, there are genealogy tourism companies that are jumping on this trend. Why is genealogy tourism so popular right now, and how can you use it to add important and hard to find information to your family tree? Here’s what you need to know.

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AF-251: How to Handle the Emotional Response from Genealogy DNA Testing

May 22, 2019 08:07

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The easy availability of home DNA testing has become extremely popular in both genealogical circles and in everyday people who do not do genealogy. The idea of being able to know about our ancestors, where we came from, and even ourselves (via health and other personal information DNA provides) is tantalizing. Since these DNA test kits are so affordable for most, it is hard to resist their appeal. Personal DNA testing is now more popular than ever, with ads on TV from companies like Ancestry and 23andMe being common. Everyone, it seems, wants to get their DNA tested, and give it as a gift to someone else.

And, you can find out many fascinating things about yourself and your family with these test kits. Reading over the results can be riveting. It can be fun. It is terrific to share the results with other family members who have also taken tests, to compare results, or to share with those who have not yet done it, so they know a little more about their heritage, and to encourage them to be tested, too...

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AF-250: How to Use Old Newspaper Advertisements to Research the Childhood Lives of Your Ancestors

May 17, 2019 07:44

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Did you know that old newspaper advertisements can tell you a wealth of information about what your ancestors’ childhoods were probably like, or what they may have been like as parents? This is valuable information you won’t find anywhere else. Join me today to find out what old advertisements can reveal.

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AF-249: Martha Washington | America's First Ladies #1

May 15, 2019 09:25

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Martha Washington was the very first 1st lady of the United States. We all know this about her, and that she married George Washington. But, what about her life before him, and after him? Do you really know Martha Washington? Tune in today for her story.

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Genealogy Clips #20: What Do You Do if You Can’t Find Your Ancestor in the Census Records?

May 13, 2019 01:43

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While some people were overlooked in certain census records because they were moving and in between residences (such as people migrating west), they weren’t home, the person giving the information forgot to include them (or deliberately did not), or were genuinely trying to hide from census takers, the vast majority of people who seem “lost” in any given census year are actually there. You just may have to employ some creative searching methods to find them. If the person had a hard-to-pronounce or unusual last name, the census taker may have made a “best guess” as to what the name was and how to spell it, especially if the person giving the information couldn’t read or write. The person transcribing census records for indexes may not have been able to read the census taker’s handwriting and mis-transcribed your ancestor. You can often find the person you’re looking for by searching their neighborhood manually. If you are using digital census records, you can search by first name and age only, place of birth only, gender only or do wildcard searches for the last name (where certain letters can be anything). Or, you can use any combination of these methods to find your ancestor.

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AF-248: The History of the Quakers, and How to Find Your Quaker Ancestors

May 10, 2019 08:44

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Quakers call themselves the Religious Society of Friends. They were given the moniker of “Quaker” by other Christian denominations who derided the writhing and dancing in religious ecstasy that was common in the early days of the group. While there are several different Quaker denominations today, they all come from the same first group and share the same values the original Quakers taught.

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AF-247: The Delicious History of Deviled Eggs

May 8, 2019 08:19

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If you’ve been to any family gathering, picnic, or potluck in the United States, you have probably eaten, or at least seen a deviled egg. The deviled egg is almost a cultural icon for intimate parties in this country. However, as American, as they may seem, they did not originate here, and they exist in other varieties in different nations. As an example, these tasty treats are referred to as deviled eggs in the UK, and as dressed eggs, eggs mimosa, stuffed eggs, and angel eggs in other parts of the world. They may also contain different ingredients than the familiar U.S. version. However, it all starts with one good egg.

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AF-246: How to Properly Label Those Photos You Inherited

May 3, 2019 04:19

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Most genealogists will eventually inherit photos. People in your family know you're the family genealogist. When the time comes to pass photos on to someone else, either due to the death of someone in the family or because an elderly relative is downsizing, you are the most likely person to get them. Some may be in albums, but quite often you will get loose photos kept in boxes and other unlikely methods of storage. Only rarely will these photos be labeled. It is up to you to label them and get them organized so future generations can enjoy them.

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Genealogy Clips #19: Do the Census Records Include More Information Than Just Names?

May 2, 2019 01:51

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Yes, they do, but it depends on the census. The 1840 census, for example, includes a column that lets you know whether the head of the household was a Revolutionary War veteran. This can be helpful for confirming Revolutionary service for lineage society applications. Ages begin to be listed in the 1850 census. Relationships to the head of household, year of immigration to the United States (if applicable), whether naturalized or not, the birthplace of the parents of everyone listed, and whether they own or rent a house or farm are listed on the 1880 census. The 1900 census gives month and day of birth of every person and also lists how many children a woman has had and how many of them are living, as well as listing how long-married people have been married, and what number of marriage it is for them. In the 1940 census, you can find out how much schooling each listed person completed as of the taking of the census. Occupations of each person are generally listed from the 1880 census onward. Other census records include things like whether a person had a physical or mental handicap, whether they could read or write, how many weeks they had worked and been out of work that year, how much their property was worth, and even the name of the street they lived on.

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AF-245: 10 "Must-Do" Genealogy Projects for May

May 1, 2019 07:01

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It's time to start figuring out what genealogy projects you want to tackle for May. Each month holds its own best genealogical practices that you can incorporate into your regular genealogy research. Here are the 10 "must do" genealogy projects for May. Each of these will make your genealogy research and family history narrative richer and more informative for you and others. Enjoy doing these fun and important genealogical projects.

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Genealogy Clips #18: What Makes the Census from 1850 Onward Different from the Earlier Ones?

Apr 30, 2019 01:28

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Beginning with the 1850 census, the names and ages of everyone in a household were recorded. Prior to that, in the 1790 to 1840 census records, only the names of the heads of households were listed, though those censuses included tallies of how many people of each gender in one of several different age groups lived in the house with the head of household. The 1820-1840 censuses also include a tally of the number, gender, and age groups of any slaves owned by the head of household. If you know anything at all about the family you are looking up, you can often turn those tally marks into names. The tally marks may also reveal family members, such as additional children or second or third spouses, who you never knew existed. Therefore, it is important to not discount the early census records just because they only name the head of household. Looking more deeply into them reveals far more.

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Genealogy Clips #17: What Years Have Census Records?

Apr 29, 2019 01:35

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Beginning in 1790, the United States took a census of the entire country every ten years. This tradition is still continuing today. The census records are divided by state, then county, then city or town. However, this does not mean the exact census you are looking for will be available. Many counties and entire states have had their records lost in the earliest censuses, usually the ones between 1790 and 1830. And, of course, there is the infamous case of the entirely vanished 1890 census, which was destroyed in a fire in the 1930s, leaving family historians across the country with a frustrating 20-year gap in their research records. Also, federal law prohibits census records from being released to the public for 72 years after they were taken, to protect individual privacy. So far, all records that exist from 1790 to 1940 have been released. The 1950 census is scheduled to be released to the public on April 1, 2022.

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AF-244: Tips for Using Birth Records to Ensure Success in Your Genealogy

Apr 26, 2019 06:11

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There are dozens, even hundreds, of different records you can use to compile your family history when doing genealogy research. Each one tells a different story about your ancestor. When you put them all together, resolve any discrepancies between them, and use your genealogical skills to read between the lines, you get a fuller, richer picture of your ancestor's life and times. That's the ultimate goal of the advanced and/or professional researcher. Discovering as many records as you can that mention your ancestors is key to getting every last possible detail about their lives.

While you may think it's a basic thing to use birth records in genealogy, these records can be useful for advanced researchers in entirely new ways. Every genealogist should start with using the basic birth, death, marriage, and census records pertaining to their ancestors. Here are some tips for how advanced researchers can use birth records to ensure success in their genealogy.

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Genealogy Clips #16: Call the County Clerk, City Clerk, or Church that Manages the Cemeteries

Apr 25, 2019 01:39

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It is often easy to make a good guess as to where your ancestor’s burial location may be. They are typically in one of the cemeteries closest to where they lived, or on the property of the church, they belonged to. Of course, there are exceptions, such as people who were buried on family farms, or in far away locations when they died while traveling, or if they wanted to be buried near relatives who didn’t live nearby. But a cemetery close by is generally your best bet as far as guesses go.

Cemeteries that are still managed by a city, county, or church usually have records as to who is buried in them and where. You can often get the exact burial location, whether it is marked or not, just by calling the entity that manages the cemetery. If you decide to go visit it, the management can give you directions to the location of the burial, or provide you with a map so you can find it on your own.

If the cemetery is a really old one and is no longer managed by any entity, you may still be able to get burial records for it by going to the local archives or historical society.

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AF-243: Free Genealogy Resources to Bring Your Ancestors to Life

Apr 24, 2019 05:50

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It's wonderful that we live in an age where a lot of genealogy research can be done online. We don't have to drive long distances and pay large sums of money to get access to many different record sets anymore. While there is no substitution for in-person research to find ALL of the available records concerning your ancestors and to get the true story of who they were and how they lived, you can still find out so much online. While many of the best-known genealogy websites are subscription-based, it doesn't mean you are forced to pay large amounts of money to do online research. There are some really good free genealogy websites that can give you some excellent information that will help you get to know your ancestors better.
These are some of the best free genealogy websites for bringing your ancestors back to life in your research and writings.

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Genealogy Clips #15: Check for an Obituary

Apr 23, 2019 01:29

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If you can’t find a death certificate, such as if your ancestor died before his or her county or state started requiring the issuance of them, look in the old newspapers of the area to see if you can find an obituary. The time and place of the funeral, as well as the burial location, are often revealed in obituaries, even quite old ones. Once you have the name of the cemetery, finding the burial location is usually a simple matter.

Many old newspapers are now online, both on free and membership genealogy websites like GenealogyBank.com, Newspapers.com, and others. You can search for obituaries on those websites. If the newspapers from your ancestor’s area are not online, you can always go to the local historical society and see if they have records of old newspapers on microfilm. If you don’t live close to the historical society, you can call them and see if they will do a lookup for you. Many of them will. You can also try contacting the newspaper itself to ask where it keeps old issues and how you can search them.

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AF-242: Why It’s Important to Preserve Ancient Family Traditions

Apr 19, 2019 04:38

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Every time period and every family has its traditions. Often, the two mix. Sometimes, they are separate. They are all important to our understanding of our families and our heritage. That is why they should be preserved. Part of your genealogical research should always be to find out about the traditions of the times in which your ancestors lived, and any special family traditions, and then record them for posterity. If you don’t, these important historical details may be lost, and our understanding of our families and of the past may suffer because of it. This is your genealogical responsibility.

The good news is that it is fun to learn about traditions from the past. The traditions we celebrate as a society and as individual families today have changed from practices that may have been far different from what we know now. Tracing the traditions of such holidays as Easter and Christmas, for example, shows how they started, the way they changed with the times, and the way they got to be what they are today. Knowing these things helps us understand the world in which our ancestors lived much better, and gives us a stronger idea of what kind of people they were, as well as what their beliefs and values most likely were. These are rich and important details to add to any family history and are particularly important if you are turning a family history into historical fiction. Even if you’re writing nonfiction, details on traditions can flesh out the book and make the people in it more real to your audience...

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AF-241: 3 Genealogy Societies Every Serious Genealogist Should Join

Apr 17, 2019 04:35

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Even if you just do genealogy casually, you should join a few genealogical societies in order to learn about the newest research collections, research methods, and to read stories of genealogical successes that can inspire you. If you do genealogy professionally or as a serious amateur researcher, you probably need to belong to several societies in order to keep on the cutting edge of the profession/hobby. Whether you are a casual or professional/serious genealogist, these are the three genealogical societies you should definitely join, at a minimum. Everyone who does genealogy on any level should belong to these groups.

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AF-240: Family History Questions You May Not Have Thought to Ask

Apr 12, 2019 04:07

AF-239: Some Free Genealogical Resources You Might Not Have Considered

Apr 10, 2019 07:53

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There are plenty of free genealogical resources to use online. Some are well-known, others less so. Today, I’ll give you eight little-known free online genealogical resources that you can use to build your family tree without breaking your bank or wallet.

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AF-238: How to Locate Hidden Genealogical Gems on FamilySearch.org

Apr 9, 2019 07:56

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FamilySearch.org is the most popular free genealogy website online, and often one of the first ones new genealogists use. Their collection of records is impressive… it’s the largest in the world. However, billions of its billions of records are still not indexed. Today, I’ll talk about how to find some hidden gems on the website, even without the benefit of indexing.

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Genealogy Clips #14: Have a Clear Research Plan for Each Day

Apr 8, 2019 01:13

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It’s easy to get led down different paths during a day of research. You start out intending to look up only one branch of your family, or even just one person, and you end up finding so much more. It’s interesting, so you follow the clues to see where they lead you. Before you know it, you are researching a different branch or person entirely.

Start out each research day with a clear plan of what you will be working on and stick to it. Keep notes of any additional interesting information you find along the way, including where you found it (so you can find it again), and use it for research on other days. But stick with what you set out to look up that day and don’t deviate from it. It takes discipline, but it will also keep your research time to a more reasonable amount for you and your loved ones.

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AF-237: Are We All Royalty? Mathematics Seems to Prove It

Apr 3, 2019 08:19

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Are you descended from royalty? Most genealogists would love to discover this. It is something that sounds prestigious and gives you bragging rights in genealogical circles. The thing is, mathematics says we are all descended from royalty, whether or not we can prove it on paper. Today, I’ll show you how your royal heritage is possible.

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Genealogy Clips #13: Only Go Where You Planned to Go

Apr 1, 2019 01:13

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If you’re having an “in the field” research day where you’re visiting cemeteries, libraries, archives buildings, town historians, town clerk’s, churches, courthouses, or other places away from your home, there is always the possibility of finding leads you never expected to find. These leads may cause you to want to go to places not on your list for the day. You’ll probably think that “just one more stop” won’t hurt, and may help you find exciting new information on your family.

While this may be true, it can also lead to a much longer day on the road than you planned, resulting in irritated loved ones who were expecting you back ages ago. Stick to your planned list of places to go that day, and return to any new potential places to visit you discovered during your trip on another research expedition.

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AF-236: MisIndexing: A Common Brick Wall and How to Get Around It

Mar 29, 2019 07:27

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Have you ever searched a record collection or book, looking for a family or ancestor you know should be there, and come up emptyhanded? It could be because of misindexing. Today, I’ll talk about how misindexing happens, and how you can get around it to find your people.

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AF-235: Giving Back to the Genealogical Community?

Mar 27, 2019 06:59

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Have you ever considered giving back to the genealogical community? The community offers us so much, as we contribute to it by giving back, even in a small way. Today, I’ll show you why you should do it.

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Genealogy Clips #12: Set a Timer

Mar 25, 2019 05:04

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This is probably the best and most effective time management research technique when it comes to genealogy. Tell yourself, and anyone else in your life who is affected by your hobby, that you will only spend a certain amount of time that day on research. Make this declaration before you start research for the day. It can be any amount of time you deem reasonable, or that you and your spouse or other loved one agree upon.

Then, use either an egg timer or the alarm clock feature on your smartphone to set an alarm for that amount of time. Don’t set it until you actually start researching, and make sure it is clear that transportation time to and from research facilities doesn’t count. Then, no matter how hard it may be, make yourself stop and get back to the other things and people in your life when the alarm goes off. You can always do more research another day.

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The Top Things that Make Genealogy a Fun, Fascinating Hobby

Mar 22, 2019 07:33

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There are plenty of reasons for getting involved in doing genealogy. However, did you also know that it is a fun, fascinating hobby in and of itself? Today, I’ll give you some of the best reasons for getting involved in genealogy. It is a hobby you will love.

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Mathew Brady: Photographing the Civil War

Mar 20, 2019 07:48

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Have you ever heard of Mathew Brady? Join me today, as we look into his life and his photographs… to know what the Civil War really looked like.

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Genealogy Clips #11: Check Out the Neighbors

Mar 18, 2019 01:26

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Check Out the Neighbors

If your immigrant ancestor came here pretty early in the nation’s history, such as prior to 1850, you may need to look at additional records to find their nation and town of origin. Wills and probate records are good sources, as are tax lists, land sale records, and deeds. You can also look at their neighbors, and the records they left behind. It was common back then for people from the same town in a foreign country to immigrate together or close together, and then live near each other once they got here. If you can’t find a mention of your ancestor’s origin anywhere, look at their neighbors’ records, because those neighbors might be relatives, friends, or neighbors from the home country and town, and your ancestor and their place of origin might be mentioned in their records.

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The “Ghost” State of Jefferson: All You Need to Know About the State You Didn’t Know About

Mar 15, 2019 04:48

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There is a hidden state between California and Oregon called Jefferson. On today’s episode, I’ll talk about the people who live in the area of Jefferson and why they are so serious about it.

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Genealogy Clips #9: Look at Immigration and Naturalization Records

Mar 13, 2019 01:44

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Once you have a clue or two from family stories and/or census records, you can go to immigration and naturalization records to look for confirmation of what you discovered. You can find these records at the National Archives (if you want to go look in person), and on Ancestry and FamilySearch (if you prefer to look online). If you want to be exceptionally thorough, as any good genealogist should, you should check all these sources. If you can’t make it to the National Archives in person, you can find a listing of their indexes on their website, which you can use to make a written request to them for a lookup of a record for you. With any luck, your ancestor’s place of origin will be confirmed, and you may even get the name of the ship they came over on, as well as the port they departed from, the port they arrived at, and the year they came, as well as their age upon arrival, whether they have any relatives already in the United States, what their occupation is, and where they are planning to go upon entrance into the United States.

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The Louisiana Purchase Controversy

Mar 12, 2019 04:48

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The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States and caused a lot of controversy for President Thomas Jefferson. Today, I’ll explain why it was such a controversial.

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Genealogy Clips #21: Look at Other Things the Census Says

Mar 11, 2019 02:06

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You may be looking at the census just to get the names, ages, and birthplaces of your ancestors, and this is good. You should do this, as it is a basic research task in genealogy. Looking up these things on the census records can tell you a lot about your ancestors you never knew, such as children, parents, and other relatives who are living with them who you never knew existed. You can also get important information on their origins and the origins of their parents. There is more to most census records than just this basic information, however,

Some census records, like 1850 through 1870 censuses, only give you the basic information. Others, however, have a treasure trove of other information you can use. Depending on the census, you may find things of important genealogical significance, such as: 

Whether or not an ancestor served in the Revolution or Civil War If they were a slave owner (and how many slaves they owned, sometimes even by gender and age range) Their level of schooling Their occupation The number of children a woman has given birth to and how many were still living The year of marriage The number of marriages a person has had The month and year of birth, the year they immigrated to the United States Whether they were a naturalized citizen or not Their address Their native language Whether they could speak English Whether they could read or write Whether they had any disability Whether they rented or owned their home And more

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Who Were the Ashkenazi Jewish People, and Are You Related to Them?

Mar 8, 2019 06:11

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Do you have Ashkenazi Jewish DNA? This can be an exciting journey for you. Today, I’ll talk about who the Ashkenazi people are and what it means for your family history.

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Today's Tip: Listen to Your Family’s Stories

Mar 7, 2019 02:06

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Listen to Your Family’s Stories

While family stories are notorious for having inaccuracies and outright falsehoods in them, there is usually a grain of truth in there somewhere. The more recently a family line immigrated to America, the more likely the family origin story is to be correct, while the further back in time the immigration happened, the less likely it is to be true. Even so, always verify all family origin stories, even with more recent immigrants. For example, I was always told growing up that my paternal grandfather’s mother came directly to the United States from Germany in the early 20th century. Even my grandfather himself told me his mother came from Germany. However, when I began doing genealogy research, I quickly discovered this was not true. It was my grandfather’s mother’s mother who came here from Germany, and not in the 20th century, but in 1883. So, family origin stories can change even in the space of a generation. In this case, the family actually did come from Germany, but the immigrant ancestor was different than who I was always told it was. It wasn’t my grandfather’s mother, but his maternal grandmother who was from Germany. If you are curious about an ancestor’s origin, listening to any family origin stories about them is a good first step. However, always confirm those stories with records.

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Today's Tip: Look at Census Records

Mar 6, 2019 01:44

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Look at Census Records

Census records beginning in 1880 asked for the birthplace of an enumerated person’s parents. If you have a recent immigrant ancestor, or a suspected one, the 1880 and later census records can give you a clue as to whether they were born in the United States or not, and where their parents were born. Although you will still have to follow this information up with confirming records, because the people giving the information on the census may not have told the truth, for their own reasons, or may have unknowingly gave incorrect information, based on a tale their parents or grandparents told them. Last names can sometimes give more credence to a stated place of origin on a census record, as Irish, Scottish, German, Russian, and other certain nations have very identifiable-sounding last names. Still, confirming with other records is always a necessity. Like family stories, the location of birth of a person or their parents on a census record is a clue, and a jumping off point for more research.

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The French and Native American Relations

Mar 5, 2019 04:54

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Have you ever heard of foot shape genealogy? It is a concept out of the 19th century that still has some adherents today. It is based on the belief that the shape of your foot can tell you one of five ancient ethnic groups to which your ancestors belonged. Join me today and as I talk about this wild and crazy method.

The French enjoyed much better relations with Native Americans than other European groups when they first came to American shores. Join me today and I’ll give you the reasons why.

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Today's Tip: Use the Library

Mar 4, 2019 01:21

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Use the Library

Don’t let having a limited budget keep you from doing your genealogy research. Some of the best research sites are expensive to use, such as Ancestry.com and GenealogyBank.com. Ordering the records you might have found on these sites can cost money, too. So, save yourself some money and further your genealogy research by going to the library.

There are free genealogy resources online, but they are not always indexed, and it can take some time to search through them. On the other hand, most libraries have subscriptions to the expensive genealogy websites, and you can use them for free on the library’s computers. There are even some genealogy websites that are ONLY available to libraries, such as Lexis/Nexis and ReadEx. You will want to take advantage of all of these. You might even find some interesting information those who only rely on subscription sites at home will miss.

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Today's Tip: Be Organized

Mar 3, 2019 01:21

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Be Organized in Your Genealogy Research

Your genealogy work will only be reliable to future generations (and publishers) if you keep good records of your work as you go. Don’t just treat your work haphazardly like a hobby, even if that is what it is. Even as a hobby, you want your work to be taken seriously. Being organized means you will know what work you have done, what work you still need to do, what sources you have used, and their origin and reliability.

Having this information is good not only for giving credibility to your work but for keeping you on track. Once you have researched several lines (and branches of those lines), you may forget what you have learned, and what the sources you used said. If your work brings you back to those lines, you will have all the information you need at your fingertips to pick it right back up again without repeating any research work.

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Today's Tip: Don’t Copy Research that Has Already Been Done

Mar 2, 2019 01:05

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Don’t Copy Research that Has Already Been Done

There is a chance someone might have already researched your family tree. Their work may be online or in the form of a published book. Do a check for these things before devoting too much time to a family line. However, do not take everything published online or in a book as gospel, either. Make sure anything you find has sources, and check for yourself to make sure those sources are correct. Only then can you use someone else’s research in your family tree; if you do, be sure to give them credit in your own source citations.

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Your Foot Shape and Your Genealogy

Mar 1, 2019 07:40

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Today's Tip: Understanding the Availability of Genealogy Records

Feb 28, 2019 01:15

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Understanding the Availability of Genealogy Records

You are going to find more records for your own generation, and the two or three just before you, than anything farther back in time. There are a few reasons for this. At first, it will be because certain vital records were not required until the late 19th to early 20th century. As you go even farther back in time beyond the 1880s and 1890s, you will discover that all or most of the records you need simply aren’t there, because they have been lost during the passage of time. Courthouse fires are a common reason for lost records. Others are lost in courthouses, archives, and the families that kept them.

Some may actually still be out there, but hidden, in places no one has looked in centuries. They will most likely come to light one day, but may not be available while you are researching. Do not get discouraged and quit if you can’t find a record you need. There are usually alternative sources for most things, and articles have been written on them. Look for them, instead.

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Do You Have Mayflower Ancestry? Here is How to Prove It

Feb 26, 2019 08:14

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Are you a Mayflower descendant, or do you think you may be one? You have to do the research to make sure because a lot of families have a "Mayflower ancestor" myth. Join me today and as I show you how to gather the evidence to make sure you can claim that Mayflower ancestor as your own family.

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GG-002: Be Selective in Your Genealogy Research

Feb 24, 2019 01:32

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Be Selective in Your Genealogy Research

Your family tree has hundreds of lines. As you go back in time beyond three or four centuries, it turns into thousands. This is because the number of your ancestors doubles with each generation going backward. You have four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents, 32 great-great-great grandparents, and so on. You obviously can’t just jump into your family tree and swim around in the leaves, hoping to find something useful. You have to focus on one line at a time, and in doing so, be selective with your research.

Decide which branch you want to work on first. Then, decide if you are only going to take it back to the first immigrant to North America, or if you are going to follow it back as far in time as you can. Don’t forget the female lines as you do your research. They are just as important to your lineage as the male lines. Once you’ve done enough work to satisfy yourself on one branch, move on to another, with the same amount of focus.

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AF-225: How to Do More Effective Old Newspaper Searches

Feb 22, 2019 07:40

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If you are looking for your ancestors in old newspapers, you might not be getting the most out of every search. You want to make sure you find every mention of your ancestor, so today I’ll give you a couple of tips to help you ensure you do.

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GG-001: Can eBay Help Your Genealogy Research?

Feb 21, 2019 01:03

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Today’s Genealogy Gold Tip... Can eBay Help Your Genealogy Research?

eBay can be a wonderful resource for genealogical research. Because so few genealogists know about using it to find out about their family, its genealogical potential is underused. This is good news for you because you will have your pick of many interesting things involving your family when they come up on the site. You will have few, if any, competitors. If you haven’t used eBay for genealogical research, give it a try. You will be glad you did when you see the amazing things that appear on the site that can connect you more intimately to your ancestors.

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AF-224: How to Communicate with Your DNA Matches the Proper Way

Feb 19, 2019 07:58

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Have you tried sending introductory emails to your DNA matches on DNA testing sites and gotten a poor response rate? You're not alone. It's all too common in the DNA world. Today I’ll share with you some excellent tips on how to get more of your matches to respond to you.

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AF-223: Why is Doing Irish Genealogy so Challenging, and What Can You Do about It?

Feb 15, 2019 07:44

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Irish ancestry isn't always the easiest to explore, but there are ways around the typical brick walls. Today I’ll give you some tips for getting the info you need on your Irish ancestors.

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AF-222: The Ten Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners

Feb 12, 2019 07:29

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These ten websites are among the best for genealogy beginners. Everyone has to start somewhere, and in the era of modern genealogy, you can do much without having to leave your house. Join me today and I’ll suggest using ten beginner websites to get you off to the best start.

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AF-221: How to Stay Motivated With Your Genealogy Research

Feb 8, 2019 07:10

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It is not uncommon to get Genealogy burn out every now and then when you are doing a lot of research. Fortunately, staying motivated, or getting re-motivated, is easy. Today I’ll give you some common sense tips for staying motivated as a genealogist.

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AF-220: Six Steps to Become a Better Genealogy Researcher

Feb 5, 2019 07:53

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Are you trying to get past a genealogical brick wall? Are you simply stuck in your research on a family branch and feel like you are going around in circles? It is time to elevate your research skills. Even pros can do it. Join me today and I’ll give you six tips to make you a better researcher.

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AF-219: How to Use Google Images to Further Your Genealogy Research

Feb 1, 2019 07:10

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Have you tried using Google Images in your genealogy research? If not, it is something you should try. It can bring you amazing discoveries. Today I’ll show you how to use it, and why it is such an important tool for you as a genealogist.

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AF-218: The Last Holdout of the Confederacy

Jan 29, 2019 07:49

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Town Line is a tiny hamlet in upstate New York near the Canadian border that inexplicably voted to secede and join the Confederacy during the Civil War. Today we’ll explore this intriguing tale of Town Line, home of the last of the rebels.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/confederacy-town-line-new-york/ 

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AF-217: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting DNA Testing for Genealogy

Jan 25, 2019 07:45

Description:

Are you considering getting your DNA tested? It is more affordable and accessible to more people than ever before. Even those who are not genealogists are doing it. Before you test, ask yourself these three important questions, so that you can be sure that DNA testing is for you.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/dna-testing-questions/ 

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AF-216: How Popular is Genealogy?

Jan 22, 2019 08:03

Description:

How popular is genealogy? It is something that is portrayed in the media as being more popular than ever. However, is this really true? Today we’ll look at how popular genealogy really is.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/genealogy/ 

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AF-215: A Review of Family Tree Magazine

Jan 18, 2019 07:41

Description:

Are you interested in reading or subscribing to a new genealogy magazine that has something for everyone? Family Tree Magazine is the one for you. Today I’ll give you a review of this amazing stalwart of the genealogical magazine industry.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/review-family-tree-magazine/ 

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AF-214: Tips for Doing Middle Name Research

Jan 15, 2019 14:12

Description:

Middle names are important genealogical research tools. They can tell you about the political beliefs, personal values, friendships, business connections, and even earlier generations of the family that bestowed them. Today, I’ll give you a guide for using middle names to further your own genealogical research in the best way.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/tips-middle-name-research/ 

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AF-213: What Makes Genealogy So Important?

Jan 11, 2019 07:44

Description:

What are your reasons for doing genealogy? If you are a beginner or haven’t started yet, your personal reasons will be your motivation. Today I’ll give you the most common reasons for doing genealogy.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/tips-middle-name-research/ 

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AF-212: Tips for Building a Flawless Family Tree

Jan 7, 2019 07:32

Description:

You want your family tree to be as flawless as possible. In fact, you can never get too much advice on this subject. Today, I’ll give you some unusual tips for doing excellent genealogy work. Most of these are probably not new to you, but they will really help push your genealogy forward.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/tips-building-flawless-family-tree/ 

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AF-211: Tips to Write an Excellent Genealogy Blog

Jan 1, 2019 08:12

Description:

Have you ever considered starting a family genealogy blog? It’s a great new year’s resolution. It is something many people who are seriously involved in genealogy do. Today, I’ll give you some tips on how to make your blog more engaging, so it soars above the online competition.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/tips-write-excellent-genealogy-blog/ 

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AF-210: What to Do When Your Family Tree Research Uncovers Unwanted Information

Dec 25, 2018 09:38

Description:

What do you do when you come across information in your family tree that may not be welcome by everyone in your family? It can be a sensitive topic. Today, I’ll talk about three different findings that may be unwanted, and how to handle telling (or not telling) your family.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/family-tree-research-uncovers-unwanted-information/ 

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AF-209: The History of the Christmas Tree

Dec 18, 2018 08:04

Description:

Christmas trees are an expected part of Christmas now, but how did they come to occupy such a special place in the Christmas celebrations of the western world? Believe it or not, the answer can be found all the way back in ancient Egypt. Today, I’ll share with you the story of the modern Christmas tree.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/history-christmas-tree/ 

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AF-208: 6 Things to Know Before Visiting the Genealogy Library

Dec 11, 2018 04:24

Description:

Are you planning a trip to a genealogy library soon? Today, I’ll give you six things you need to know before you go.

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AF-207: 10 "Must Do" Genealogy Projects for December

Dec 4, 2018 06:18

Description:

With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to think of the genealogy projects you want to complete for December.  Join me the next time to learn about these special projects.

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AF-206: 13 Best Genealogy Projects for a Long Weekend

Nov 27, 2018 05:10

Description:

Do you have some extra free time coming up? Why not fill it by filling in some information on your family tree? Today I’ll share you 13 best genealogy projects that I've used during my long weekends.

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AF-205: Did Your Ancestors Keep Scrapbooks?

Nov 20, 2018 04:48

Description:

Did your ancestor keep a scrapbook? Today I’ll talk about how to find out, and what to do if you find one.

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AF-204: Don't Make These 8 Mistakes in Your Genealogy Research

Nov 13, 2018 05:15

Description:

Are you a beginning genealogist? Today, I’ll show you how to make your research shine by avoiding eight common beginning genealogy mistakes.

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AF-203: 10 "Must Do" Genealogy Projects for November

Nov 6, 2018 05:02

Description:

Are you looking for genealogical projects to do for November? Consider these ten seasonal gems to get your creative genealogy energy going. You'll have a ball.

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AF-202: Search Tricks for Locating Your Ancestors in an Online Census

Oct 30, 2018 05:06

Description:

If your ancestors are not easily found in the census, it doesn't mean they aren't there. The beauty of searchable online indexes is that you can search in a variety of ways to find your ancestors. Today, I’ll give you some techniques you can use to increase your knowledge of your family history.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/search-tricks-for-locating-your-ancestors-in-an-online-census/ 

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AF-201: Alternative Sources for Tracking Your Ancestors

Oct 23, 2018 05:08

Description:

Do you feel like you've reached a point where you have no other resources to search for your ancestors? Don't forget about alternative sources. They may just have the clues you need to move forward.  Today you’ll learn how to use these sources.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/alternative-sources-for-tracking-your-ancestors-city-directories-social-sections-of-old-newspapers-and-school-yearbooks/ 

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AF-200: How to Use Book Databases to Further Your Family History

Oct 16, 2018 05:00

Description:

There are several book databases online that can help you further your family history research by hooking you up with rare books with mentions of your family in them. Today, I’ll give you the how to find and use these informative databases.

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https://ancestralfindings.com/how-to-use-book-databases-to-further-your-family-history/ 

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AF-199: 3 Genealogy Blunders to Avoid

Oct 9, 2018 06:43

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Do you know how to make sure your genealogy research is the best it can be? Today you’ll learn about the most common genealogy blunders and how to avoid them so your research can rise high.

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AF-198: Give Your Genealogy an Annual Checkup

Oct 2, 2018 07:49

Description:

Have you ever considered performing an annual checkup on your genealogy? It is something every serious genealogist should do. Put it on your calendar each year to make sure your work is as strong as it can be. Today I’ll talk about how to do a proper genealogy checkup.

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AF-197: 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Records

Sep 25, 2018 08:58

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Marriage records are one of the Top Three most basic record types in genealogy, along with Death and Birth records. If you haven’t used marriage records in your research yet, you should, and it’s time to start. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast for the top six most frequently asked questions about marriage records… to get you started with this valuable genealogical resource.

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AF-196: The Do’s and Don’ts of Genealogy Research

Sep 18, 2018 07:56

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Whether you are new to genealogy or a veteran, your work can only benefit from a refresher in these basic genealogy do’s and don’ts. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll share the things you need to know to make your work shine.

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AF-195: 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Census Records

Sep 11, 2018 08:53

Description:

The U.S. Federal Census is one of the best-known tools for researching your family history. Whether you are a novice or a veteran of using the census, there is always more to learn about this fascinating recordset. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you the five top questions genealogists of all levels have about the census, and their answers.

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AF-194: Tips to Find Your Ancestor's Origin

Sep 4, 2018 08:27

Description:

Are you curious about what nation your family originated in before they came to the United States? Most genealogists are, as it helps them know more about their ancestors, as well as their own personal history and culture. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to find those elusive places of origin.

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AF-193: Benjamin Franklin (Who’s Who in the American Revolution)

Aug 28, 2018 09:02

Description:

Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man and so important to the American Revolution. But, how much do you know about his background and personal life? That’s a fascinating story on its own. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn the real tale of America’s most famous Founding Father.

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AF-192: The Science of Aerial Photography in World War I

Aug 21, 2018 13:47

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Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as I talk about the science of aerial photography in World War I and why it was a groundbreaking advancement for military commanders.

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AF-191: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Samuel Adams

Aug 14, 2018 11:11

Description:

Samuel Adams is one of the most famous names associated with the American Revolution. However, what do you really know about him other than that he has his face and name on a popular brand of American beer? Today I’ll talk about the real story of this extraordinary American patriot.

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AF-190: Not Getting Enough Responses to Your DNA Match Requests? Here’s How to Get More

Aug 8, 2018 08:05

Description:

Are you interested in researching your genealogy using DNA? If you are on a DNA database and are having trouble getting your matches to respond to you, it can be frustrating. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast for some effective tips for getting more responses from your genetic relatives.

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AF-189: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: George Washington

Jul 31, 2018 08:35

Description:

George Washington is probably the best-known player in the American Revolution. However, he wasn’t always the great military leader he became. He was a fatherless boy and inept soldier for the British before he found greatness. Join me today for this fascinating story right here on the Ancestral Findings Podcast.

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AF-188: Tips for Deciphering Illegible Ancient Documents

Jul 24, 2018 08:31

Description:

Are you experiencing frustration at not being able to read the handwriting on an ancient document? Does it seem illegible to you? It might not be. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to unlock its secrets and improve your family tree.

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AF-187: Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Adams

Jul 17, 2018 09:15

Description:

Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast we’ll look in the life of John Adams. He was our nation’s second president, but he was much more than that alone. He almost single-handedly kept the revolutionary spirit going, got independence declared, and managed the war from the Continental Congress building almost on his own.

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AF-186: What are Some of the Best Genealogy Magazines Out There?

Jul 10, 2018 08:28

Description:

Do you read genealogical magazines? If not, you should. They are invaluable resources for learning new skills, connecting with other researchers of your family lines, and discovering historical secrets that will tell you more about your ancestors and how they lived. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you seven best ones you should have on your reading list.

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AF-185: Celebrating Our National Heritage: A History of the 4th of July

Jul 3, 2018 08:39

Description:

You know we celebrate our nation’s independence on the 4th of July. But, do you know how this holiday came to be? When was it first celebrated? What is its true meaning? Let me share with you this fascinating story of American history, today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast.

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AF-184: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Thomas Jefferson

Jun 27, 2018 08:16

Description:

Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll answer the questions… Who was Thomas Jefferson? Beyond being our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, who was he? Where did he come from, what was his family like, and what other contributions did he make to our country?

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AF-183: Double Dating in Genealogy

Jun 19, 2018 07:43

Description:

Did you know that there was a change in our calendar in 1752? There was, and it changed the way things were dated. Join me today and we’ll try to figure it all out, and get the date correct in your research.

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AF-182: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Ethan Allen

Jun 12, 2018 08:20

Description:

Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we ask the question… Who was Ethan Allen, and what role did he play in the American Revolution? The man known as the father of Vermont was instrumental in a couple of key Revolutionary battles, and his capture by the British made him a hero.

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- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-181: Creating New Genealogists: The Secret

Jun 5, 2018 07:23

Description:

As genealogists, we want our children and grandchildren to be as interested in it as we are, so they will preserve, protect, and continue the work we’ve done. But, how do we instill this interest in them? Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we learn how to do just that!

- Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gTn 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-180: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Margaret Corbin

May 29, 2018 08:51

Description:

Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we talk about Margaret Corbin. She’s not a name most associated with the American Revolution, but she played a very important and unique role in it.

- Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gFc 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-179: What Stories Are Your Ancestors’ Headstones Telling You?

May 22, 2018 08:05

Description:

Headstones are so much more than just permanent places to record a person’s name, birth, and death date. They are little windows into the lives of those ancestors. Join me today on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you how to read headstones that tell a story.

- Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gNx 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-178: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Nathan Hale

May 21, 2018 08:21

Description:

Who was Nathan Hale? His last words are famous even today, but what else did he do for the revolutionary cause? Join me today on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about his remarkable story.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/Nathan-Hale 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-177: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in America

May 8, 2018 07:57

Description:

What is the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in America, and why should you join? Today, I’ll show you what need to know about this prestigious lineage society, on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2sjtLik  
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-176: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Marquis de Lafayette

May 1, 2018 06:59

Description:

Who was the Marquis de Lafayette? He was the most important foreign ally of the colonies during the American Revolution. Join me today as I talk about the story of this remarkable man.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tFhF72 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-175: How Did They End Up There?

Apr 24, 2018 07:43

Description:

Have you ever considered why your ancestors lived where they did? People have been moving throughout human history, but there has usually been a reason. Join me on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll explain that learning the reason will reveal a lot of new and interesting genealogical information to you, and may even help you break down brick walls.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2w8quIH
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

AF-174: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Patrick Henry

Apr 17, 2018 08:02

Description:

Do you know much about Patrick Henry beyond his name? Who was he, and what was his role in the American Revolution? I’ll talk his fascinating story on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2suRoEA 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

 

AF-173: Using Local Historical and Genealogical Societies to Further Your Genealogy Research

Apr 10, 2018 07:30

Description:

What types of things will you find at local historical and genealogical societies? It varies, of course, but you may find valuable research resources. Let's explore these resources together on today's episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2gKnU4H
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

 

AF-172: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Richard Henry Lee

Apr 3, 2018 08:34

Description:

Who was Richard Henry Lee? He was an important revolutionary who is not remembered nearly enough today, in spite of his accomplishments. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll talk about this extraordinary and influential American patriot.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tDUHNK 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

 

AF-171: How to Trace Your Ancestor's World War I History

Mar 27, 2018 08:47

Description:

World War I was a century ago. Now, more people are starting to become interested in tracing the military histories of their WWI ancestors. Records are located in a variety of places. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to find them and piece them together.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2gqlmsd 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

 

AF-170: Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Hancock

Mar 20, 2018 10:55

Description:

You probably know the name John Hancock, but do you know anything about the man behind the famous name? On today's episode, I'll talk about this American patriot.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2FBLHeG 
- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
- Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing
- Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
- Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

 

AF-169: Is There Another Way to Find Your Cherokee Ancestors Rather Than the Dawes Rolls?

Mar 13, 2018 08:20

Description:

When it comes to Cherokee genealogy, there are more sources to use than the Dawes Rolls. Many think these rolls are the only source, but you are missing out on a lot of good information if you only use those. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you some alternatives you can use to discover or confirm Cherokee ancestry.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2g50E0K 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-168: Tips on Researching Your African-American Family History Before 1870

Mar 6, 2018 09:30

Description:

Are you researching your African-American family tree and not getting as far back as you would like to? You’re not alone, and you are not without resources. There may not be many records on your ancestors, but there are enough that you may find them. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you how to do it.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2i4RAtv 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-167: James A. Garfield: America's Extraordinary 20th President

Feb 27, 2018 09:56

Description:

Who was James A. Garfield, other than America’s 20th president? He is mostly remembered for being assassinated while in office, but there is so much more to this highly accomplished man than that one thing. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll share with you his real story, along with his accomplishments before and during his short but influential presidency.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2hMBJzQ 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-166: DNA: The Future of Unlocking Your True Family History

Feb 20, 2018 09:05

Description:

Are you interested in building a highly accurate family tree? Have you considered getting your DNA tested? If not, you really should. There are so many places to have it done, and each has its unique benefits. On today's episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I'll show you why DNA is your key to breaking down brick walls and confirming relationships.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2f9sw3l 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-165: Using Negative Evidence to Prove Relationships

Feb 13, 2018 08:26

Description:

What is negative evidence, and how can it help you break through brick walls in genealogy research? Using negative evidence in the absence of identifying records is a powerful research technique. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to use it to discover those mystery ancestors.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2sqJvA3 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-164: How to Make Sure the Stories of Your Family Heirlooms Don't Get Lost

Feb 6, 2018 07:06

Description:

Are you concerned about your family heirlooms? Will your children care as much about them as you? Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to preserve them for future generations. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tNq4Fv 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-163: What is PERSI and How Can You Use it to Improve Your Genealogy Research?

Jan 31, 2018 08:27

Description:

What is the PERSI index, and why should you be using it for genealogical research? On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you want you need to know about this valuable resource.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tEmzB9

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-162: WWII Japanese American Internment and Relocation Records in the National Archives

Jan 24, 2018 10:00

Description:

Do you have Japanese American ancestry? If so, join me today as I talk about about Japanese internment during WWII, and records concerning the real people involved.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2hcLlmY

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-161: New Ways to Find Maiden Names

Jan 16, 2018 07:27

Description:

Are you still looking for an elusive maiden name in your family tree? Today, I’ll give you three new suggestions to help you uncover it and discover a new family line.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tXTl0a

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-160: A Review of Stories from Ipswich

Jan 10, 2018 08:11

Description:

Do you have early New England ancestors? Tens of millions of people do. If so, you won’t want to miss today’s episode. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/review-stories-ipswich 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-159: Resource Guide to Canadian Genealogy

Jan 2, 2018 08:26

Description:

Do you have Canadian ancestors you wish to research? Are you wondering where to start? On today’s episode, I’ll give you five of my favorite websites for doing Canadian genealogy online.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/resource-guide-canadian-genealogy 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-158: Reading History to Understand Your Ancestors

Dec 26, 2017 07:02

Description:

Have you ever considered reading history to get to know your ancestors better? It is a wonderful way to do so. Today I’ll show you how it can help you bring them alive.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2k6uBiG 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-157: Unusual Sources for Finding Old Family Photos

Dec 20, 2017 08:18

Description:

Are you looking for photos of your ancestors and not having much luck? Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you four effective alternative sources you can use to find old photographs.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2k6mt1H 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-156: The Scotch-Irish and How to Research Them

Dec 13, 2017 08:57

Description:

Do you have Scots-Irish ancestors, or think you might? Join me on today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll be talking about what you need to know about this unique cultural group and its history in the UK… Ireland… and America. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/scots-irish-research 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-155: How to Use Cluster Research to Find Those Hidden Ancestors

Dec 6, 2017 08:01

Description:

Have you heard of the cluster technique? If not, you should know it is a powerful method for breaking through genealogical brick walls. Join me today as I give you the details. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/use-cluster-research-find-hidden-ancestors/ 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-154: GeneFoods: The Pumpkin Pie

Nov 28, 2017 09:12

Description:

Have you ever wondered who invented pumpkin pie? It wasn't just one person. The story of pumpkin pie is much more interesting than that. Today you’ll learn more about this food on the Ancestral Findings Podcast.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/genefoods-the-pumpkin-pie

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-153: The Genealogy of Blue People

Nov 22, 2017 07:54

Description:

Have you ever heard of the blue people of Kentucky? They were real, and they really were blue, thanks to a recessive genetic condition. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll share with you their fascinating story.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/genealogy-blue-people

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-152: How to Get the Most Out of a Trip to Your Ancestral Homeland

Nov 14, 2017 07:54

Description:

Have you ever considered going to your ancestral homeland to continue your family history research? You should. Today, I’ll talk about… why, and how to plan the perfect trip.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/get-trip-ancestral-homeland 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-151: Five Important Time-Saving Tips for Getting Your Genealogy Research Done

Nov 7, 2017 08:06

Description:

Is your genealogy research time limited due to other commitments? You need to make the most out of every research moment you have. Join me today and I’ll show you how. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/five-important-time-saving-tips-getting-genealogy-research-done 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-150: The Different Types of Libraries Used in Genealogical Research, and Their Unique Values

Oct 31, 2017 08:35

Description:

There are several different types of genealogy research libraries you can use, and they each have their own, unique collections. Here's what you need to know. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-different-types-of-libraries-used-in-genealogical-research-and-their-unique-values

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-149: Why You Should Absolutely Take the Time to Document Your Family History Research

Oct 24, 2017 07:40

Description:

Have you started documenting your genealogy yet? If not, you should. Today, I’ll give you the top reasons why documentation is so important in genealogical research. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/document-family-history-research

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-148
: Was the First Thanksgiving Actually Held in Florida? An Interesting Historical Analysis

Oct 17, 2017 08:52

Description:

Did the Pilgrims really have the first American Thanksgiving, or does the honor belong to someone else? It all depends on how you look at it. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/first-thanksgiving-florida

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-147
: Who's Who in the Wars of the Roses: Elizabeth Woodville

Oct 10, 2017 11:38

Description:

Do you know who is who in the Wars of the Roses? On today’s episode, I’ll give you a guide that will help you keep them all straight. First up is Queen Elizabeth Woodville.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/wars-of-the-roses-elizabeth-woodville/ 

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-146
: Charts and Forms for Genealogy, and How to Use Them

Oct 3, 2017 07:25

Description:

On today’s episode I’ll talk about how to use charts and forms in your genealogy research. They are an important part of joining lineage societies and storing your work as a physical copy. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/charts-forms-genealogy-use

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-145: The Biltmore: A Beautiful Piece of American History

Sep 26, 2017 09:23

Description:

The Biltmore Estate is a unique and beautiful piece of American architecture, with a fascinating history. On today’s episode, I’ll tell you why you should make appoint to visit it on your next vacation. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/biltmore/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-144: Finding Probate Records

Sep 19, 2017 05:50

Description:

Probate records are some of the most valuable and interesting genealogical documents. You need them for your research. On today’s episode, I’ll show you where to find them. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/finding-probate-records

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-143: How Theodore Roosevelt Developed His Cowboy Reputation

Sep 12, 2017 06:33

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is an American icon and one of our better-known presidents. I’ll talk about his story of how he became that way, going from rich boy to cowboy on today’s episode. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/theodore-roosevelt-developed-cowboy-reputation/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-142: Genealogy Debriefing After a Genealogy Trip

Sep 5, 2017 05:45

Description:

Have you been on a genealogy research trip, or are you planning on taking one soon? Don't forget proper debriefing when you get back. I’ll talk about how to do it on today’s episode. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/genealogy-debriefing

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-141: Leif Eriksson the Famous Viking Explorer

Aug 29, 2017 06:49

Description:

Leif Eriksson was the first known European to set foot in North America, approximately 500 years before Columbus. Join me on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about this Viking's fascinating story. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/leif-eriksson-famous-viking-explorer

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-140: The Birth of Lincoln Logs

Aug 22, 2017 05:50

Description:

Have you ever played with Lincoln Logs? Did you ever wonder about their history? It is a long and fascinating one. On today’s episode, I’ll share with you the story behind this popular toy. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/birth-lincoln-logs

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-139: What is a GEDCOM?

Aug 15, 2017 05:38

Description:

What is a GEDCOM? It is an important word you will come across a lot in online genealogy. Join me on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast… now is the ideal time to learn. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/what-is-a-gedcom

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-138: What are Railroad Records?

Aug 8, 2017 05:41

Description:

Did your ancestor work for the railroad? If so, you'll want to explore railroad records to find out more about them on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/what-are-railroad-records

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-137: The Dangers of Being Careless on Citing Resources in Your Genealogy Research

Aug 1, 2017 05:37

Description:

It is just as important to cite your genealogy sources correctly as it is to cite them at all. On today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you what can happen if you're careless with your sources. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/dangers-careless-citing-resources-genealogy-research

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-136: What to Do if Your Research Isn't Getting Any Results

Jul 25, 2017 05:42

Description:

Is one of your genealogy lines giving you a hassle? Not every genealogical line is easy to research, but most of them can become productive. Join me today to learn more, shall you?  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/research-isnt-getting-results

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-135: The Biggest Genealogy Research Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Jul 18, 2017 05:32

Description:

Don't let your genealogy research be incorrect. Make sure your genealogy is as true as it can be. Join me on today and I’ll talk about the three biggest genealogy mistakes can how to avoid them.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/biggest-genealogy-research-mistake-dont-want-make/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-134: How to Protect Your Genealogy Data

Jul 11, 2017 05:34

Description:

Don't put all your many years' worth of precious genealogy data at risk. Join me on today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast and follow these common sense tips to keep it safe and always accessible to you.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/how-to-protect-your-genealogy-data/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-133: 3 Ways to Be Constantly Improving Your Genealogy Research

Jul 4, 2017 05:48

Description:

Do you want to become a better genealogist? Join me on the GenealogyGold Podcast and I’ll give you three ways you can be constantly improving your genealogical skills.   http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: https://www.ancestralfindings.com/3-ways-to-be-constantly-improving-your-genealogy-research/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-132: European Censuses

Jun 27, 2017 06:06

Description:

Do you have ancestors who lived in Europe and you want to find out more about them? Join me on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we consider researching European censuses. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/european-censuses

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-131: Tricks for Finding the Unknown Burial Location of an Ancestor

Jun 20, 2017 05:32

Description:

Are you searching for the burial location of an ancestor and can't seem to find it? Join me on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you three tried and true techniques for tracking it down. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/tricks-for-finding-the-unknown-burial-location-of-an-ancestor/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-130: Oregon Trail Ancestry: Did Your Ancestors Travel the Trail

Jun 13, 2017 06:16

Description:

What was the Oregon Trail? Join me today and give you what you need to know about this important part of American History, and how you can discover whether your ancestors traveled it.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/oregon-trail-ancestry-did-your-ancestors-travel-the-trail

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-129: Why Understanding Ancient Laws is Important in Genealogy

Jun 6, 2017 04:49

Description:

Legal knowledge is important in genealogy, especially of old laws and legal terms. On today’s episode, I’ll show you why, and where you can get this knowledge. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/understanding-ancient-laws-in-genealogy/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-128: The Missouri Compromise: What Was it and How Did it Contribute to the Civil War?

May 30, 2017 04:45

Description:

The Missouri Compromise was an important factor in the events that led up to the American Civil War. On today’s episode, I’ll talk about how it contributed to the war that was to come.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://ancestralfindings.com/the-missouri-compromise-what-was-it-and-how-did-it-contribute-to-the-civil-war/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-127: How to Conduct a Neighborhood Study, and Why You Should

May 23, 2017 05:45

Description:

Do you have a mysterious ancestor? Doing a neighborhood study may provide you with the answers you need. On today’s episode, I’ll show you how to do one and why you should. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/how-to-conduct-a-neighborhood-study-and-why-you-should/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-126: Remembering Pets in Your Family History

May 16, 2017 04:32

Description:

People have been living with pets for a long time, and they deserve to be included in your family history narrative. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/remembering-pets-in-your-family-history/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-125: 5 Substitutions for the 1890 Census

May 9, 2017 06:13

Description:

Most of the 1890 U.S. Federal Census was destroyed in a fire in the 1930’s. This leaves a large, annoying 20-year gap in census records for genealogists. On today’s episode of the, I’ll give you five substitutions that you can use for the 1890 census. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/5-substitutions-for-the-1890-census/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-124: Why You Should Incorporate Periodicals into Your Genealogy Research

May 2, 2017 08:09

Description:

On today’s episode, I’ll talk about what are periodicals, and how can they help you with your genealogy research? These are actually highly valuable and woefully underutilized tools you need.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/periodicals-genealogy-research/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-123: How to Research the Birthplaces of Your Ancestors

Apr 25, 2017 08:28

Description:

Locating the birthplaces of your ancestors is an important part of genealogy. It can open up whole new lines of research to you. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/research-birthplaces-ancestors/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-122: Genealogy Notes: Why You Need Them and How to Take Them the Right Way

Apr 18, 2017 08:15

Description:

Why should you take notes in genealogy? How should they be taken to ensure accuracy in your research? On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings you’ll discover it all and improve your research skills.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/genealogy-notes/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-121: Using Naturalization Records as a Link to the Past

Apr 11, 2017 08:55

Description:

Are you starting to look into your family's history? On today’s episode, I’ll give you some information on naturalization and how the process has changed throughout the years.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/naturalization-records

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-120: Tartans: The Key to Clans

Apr 4, 2017 07:10

Description:

Checkout today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn about the history of tartans and identify clans from around the world… the tartans are unique to their clans and organizations. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/tartans-key-clans/

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-119: English Settlers in Barbados

Mar 29, 2017 07:43

Description:

The English have a long history in Barbados. It was one of the largest and most important English colonies for centuries. Join me today’s episode, and I’ll talk about how the connection started. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

- Show Notes: bit.ly/Barbados-Settlers

- iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

- Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

- Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

- Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

- Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-118: How to Find Adoption Records if You Need Them

Mar 21, 2017 07:49

Description:

Were you or one of your ancestors adopted? Are you interested in finding out about the bio family or health history? On today’s episode, I’ll share some methods to use.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-117: How to Research Your Hessian Soldier Ancestors

Mar 14, 2017 07:27

Description:

Do you have Hessian soldiers in your ancestry? Do you suspect you might? On today’s episode, I’ll talk about what you need to know about them, and how to research their origins. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-116: Researching Church Records in the U.S.

Mar 7, 2017 08:12

Description:

Have you ever looked at church records to find your ancestors? If not, you're missing out on a valuable genealogical resource. On today’s episode, I’ll show you what you need to know when researching church records in the U.S.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-115: Soundex: What It Is and How to Use It

Feb 28, 2017 07:50

Description:

Have you seen a Soundex search option when using census databases online? If you have, but don't know what it is or why you should use it… get the scoop on today’s episode.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-114: Organizing Tips to Help Tidy up Your Genealogy Home Office

Feb 21, 2017 08:10

Description:

Is your genealogy work piling up in your research office? It's a common genealogy issue. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll give you some powerful tips to get your research organized. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-113: The History of the Ghost Army

Feb 14, 2017 07:38

Description:

Do you know the tale of the Ghost Army of WWII? It's a fascinating story that is just coming to light. Their tale shows what a difference an artist can make. Join me in today’s episode and I’ll share their story.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-112: Modern Genealogical Problems and How to Solve Them

Feb 7, 2017 07:12

Description:

Some genealogical issues are more prevalent in modern times than they were in the past. In today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll give you some ways you can get past these issues in your research. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

AF-111: Gustave Anjou: An Intriguing Career of Genealogical Fraud

Jan 31, 2017 07:55

Description:

Are you familiar with the name Gustave Anjou? If you aren't, you should be. He is a famous genealogical con man. In today’s episode, I’ll give you his story, and how he did it.http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing
▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames
▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

 

AF-110: Prison Records and Your Genealogical Research

Jan 24, 2017 07:18

Description:

Do you have an ancestor who was in prison? You should investigate their prison records. In today’s episode I’ll tell you why, as well as where to look for these records. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing
▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames
▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

 

AF-109: They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island

Jan 17, 2017 07:12

Description:

Did the workers at Ellis Island change your ancestor's name? It's an American myth. Truth is, they almost certainly did not… Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and give you some reasons why. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes
▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing
▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks
▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames
▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

 

AF-108: Home is Where the Records Are: How to Mine Your Closets for Genealogical Gems

Jan 10, 2017 08:44

Description:

In today’s episode, I’ll talk about how to following your family tree without leaving the house (or logging on). Learn more about ancestors from your own walls, furniture, photos and other genealogical gems.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

▶︎ iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes

▶︎ Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing

▶︎ Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks

▶︎ Hard To Find Surnames: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames

▶︎ Newsletter: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/newsletter

 

AF-107: Understanding The Meaning of Your American Surname

Jan 4, 2017 08:50

Description:

Are you curious about the origin of your American surname? Today, we’ll see that looking into it can tell you more than just a meaning. It can reveal ancient people and places.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-106: Is Tracing Your Health History Important in Your Genealogy Research?

Dec 27, 2016 07:05

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Is getting your family health history done an important part of your genealogy research? It can be. In this episode I’ll give you need to know about getting tested. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-105: GeneFoods: The Pepperoni Roll and Its Origins

Dec 20, 2016 07:10

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What is a pepperoni roll, and why might it be important to your genealogical research? Discover all about this food and its connection to genealogy in today’s episode. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-104: Drawing Those Hesitant Relatives into Your Family Tree Research

Dec 13, 2016 05:27

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Are your relatives reluctant to help with your quest for family history information? Join me today and I’ll give you some great tips to get them on board the search train today! http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-103: Royal Blood? Lineage Societies for You

Dec 6, 2016 06:07

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Are you descended from royalty? I’ll explain why you should join one of these lineage societies for descendants of kings and queens in this episode.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-102: 10 Tools for Your Genealogy Research That You Never Thought You'd Need

Nov 29, 2016 05:46

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Genealogy is full of surprises. One of those surprises is often the tools you need to do it. In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll share ten tools you may be surprised you need to do your genealogy research...http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-101: Things You Should Know Before Using Someone Else’s Research

Nov 22, 2016 07:30

Description:

Are you using other people's online research on your family tree? In today’s episode, I’ll give you some things you need to consider before putting that info on your family tree... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-100: Confessions From a Family Historian

Nov 15, 2016 07:57

Description:

Are you a beginning genealogist? Don't make the same mistakes at the start that I did. In today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll give you advice to help you make your research solid from the start... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-099: Mystery Ancestor?

Nov 8, 2016 04:52

Description:

Do you have a mystery ancestor? If you believe you don't have any more ways to research this person, you're wrong. In this episode, I’ll show you what you can do to discover the truth about their background...http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-098: Guest Books: A Genealogical Treasure Trove

Nov 1, 2016 04:03

Description:

In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show how to use the signatures in guest books you or your relatives may have inherited to further your own genealogical research... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-097: What Can the British College of Arms Do for You?

Oct 26, 2016 04:15

Description:

The British College of Arms is a little used but highly important and rich resource for genealogical information for people with British ancestors. In today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you what they can do for you. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-096: Using DAR Application Papers to Discover Your Ancestors

Oct 19, 2016 04:15

Description:

Have you ever used the application papers of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in your research? You should. In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll talk about what you may find in them and where you can access the records. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-095: What to Do if a Genealogical Record is Sealed

Oct 11, 2016 04:19

Description:

What can you do if a genealogical record is sealed? In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll give you some techniques for getting your hands on sealed records you need for your genealogy research.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-094: How to Make Your Written Family History More Exciting

Oct 4, 2016 04:28

Description:

How can we make our written family history more exciting? In today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to inject some fascinating readability into your family history that will make it more appealing to a wide audience. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-093: How Much of the Original White House is Actually Left?

Sep 27, 2016 04:57

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There is very little of the original White House left. Built in 1792, it has suffered three disasters over the past 200 years. In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll talk about how much is left of the original. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-092: Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor’s Home or Land

Sep 20, 2016 06:21

Description:

Why should you look for your ancestor's home or land in your genealogy research? There are many good reasons. In this episode, I'll give you the Why and How so you can locate their residence. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

 

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AF-091: Resources for Tracing Your Canadian Ancestors Online

Sep 13, 2016 05:47

Description:

Are you starting your Canadian genealogy search and aren't sure where to find the good record sources? In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you the top Canadian research sites online... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-090: What is a Reasonable Conclusion in Genealogy?

Sep 6, 2016 06:28

Description:

Do you want to prove a relationship in genealogy, but lack direct evidence? You can still come up with an acceptable reasonable conclusion. In today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-089: 3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Census Research

Aug 30, 2016 06:24

Description:

Have you used the census in your genealogy? Even if you have, go back & look at it again. It has a lot to reveal. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the three ways to get the most out of it. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-088: Site of Salem Witch Trial Hangings Discovered: Why It's Important to Genealogists

Aug 23, 2016 07:09

Description:

The location of the 1692 Salem witch trial hangings has been located by researchers. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll talk about why this discovery is significant to genealogists. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-087: Early Photography and the Elderly

Aug 16, 2016 05:43

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On today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll talk about the invention of photography that lead indirectly to the modern world of genealogy, starting with getting photos done of older relatives. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-086: The American Orphan Trains

Aug 9, 2016 05:28

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What were the Orphan Trains and what did they do for children? It's an intriguing story. And you don’t want to miss today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-085: Every Family Historian Should Focus On These Three Things

Aug 2, 2016 05:27

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Join me today as we talked about how to become a better genealogist. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, your research will improve if you focus on these three things. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-084: Women in the Civil War

Jul 26, 2016 08:09

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Did you know women played large and important roles in the Civil War? They did. And it wasn't just by keeping the home fires burning. They were real soldiers. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn more. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-083: Why Some Family Tree Websites Don’t Work

Jul 19, 2016 05:46

Description:

Do family tree websites work? The vast majority of them do, if you know how to use them the right way. On today’s Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you what you need to know to get them to work for you. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-082: How to Network with Family Members Using Social Media For Genealogy Research

Jul 12, 2016 06:37

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Social media is an excellent environment for networking with distant relatives. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to approach them on social media if they have no idea who you are. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-081: The Top Three Reasons You Should Donate Your Genealogy Research to a Society

Jul 6, 2016 05:47

Description:

Have you ever considered donating your genealogical collection to a society? Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll give you three reasons why you should, as well as how to choose the best one for your research and heirlooms. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-080: 8 Things New Genealogists Waste Money On

Jun 28, 2016 04:53

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Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast . . . Are you a beginning genealogist? Be sure you don't waste your money on these eight common things that often turn into money pits for newcomers to the hobby. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-079: Do-Good Genealogy: 9 Exciting Volunteer Opportunities

Jun 21, 2016 04:54

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Looking for ways to give back to the genealogical community that's given you so much? Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll give you a list of nine genealogical volunteer opportunities.

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AF-078: Low Tech Record Keeping for Your Genealogical Research

Jun 14, 2016 05:40

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Low-tech record keeping still has an important part to play in modern genealogical research. Here are some organized ways to keep your records in order without a computer. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-077: The History of Diaries: Did Your Ancestor Keep One?

Jun 7, 2016 05:30

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Did your ancestor keep a diary? You may find a treasure trove of genealogical information in it if they did. Here's a history of diaries in America and how to find out if your ancestors kept them. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-076: Genealogical Adventures in Town Halls

May 31, 2016 04:54

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If you're not using town halls in your genealogical research, you are missing out on some excellent and hard to find information. Here's why you should use them and what you may find there. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-075: What Are County History Books and How Can They Help With Your Genealogy?

May 24, 2016 04:18

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County history books are usually useful genealogical resources. Here is what you need to know about county history books and where to find them, as well as what information you may find in them. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-074: How to Use Family Lore to Discover the Real Stories

May 17, 2016 06:20

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How true are your family's legends? Most have at least a grain of truth in them. Here's how to use family stories as jumping off points to get the real truth behind the legends of your ancestors... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-073: A Review of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society

May 11, 2016 07:08

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Do you have New England ancestry? If you do, you will want to look into joining the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. Here's what it has to offer. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-072: Finding Unnamed Ancestors on the 1790-1840 Censuses

May 3, 2016 06:29

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The 1790-1840 census records only listed heads of household by name. However, that does not mean you can't put together a list of who was in the household. You just look at other clues like these.  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-071: What is a Haplogroup and What Can It Tell You About Your Family Tree?

Apr 26, 2016 06:51

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When you get your DNA tested for genealogy, you will often see the term "haplogroup" come up. What is a haplogroup and how does it pertain to your family tree? http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-070: Joining a Surname Study: Where to Find Them and What You Can Get Out of Them

Apr 19, 2016 07:54

Description:

Have you heard of surname studies? These most basic of genealogical study groups can actually yield a lot of good information, especially in the age of DNA. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you where to find them can how to use them. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-069: Identifying the Era of a Photo By its Type

Apr 12, 2016 06:06

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Identifying your family photographs starts with identifying what type they are. The type of photograph can reveal the era in which it was taken. In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast… I’ll talk about when you know the era… it can be easier to ID the people. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-068: Native Americans in the Civil War: A Forgotten History

Apr 6, 2016 04:59

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Not many people know that Native Americans participated in the Civil War. They actually fought on both sides. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast we'll talk about why they fought and what role they played. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-067: WWI Draft Cards: Where to Find Them and What They Can Tell You About Your Ancestors

Mar 29, 2016 06:26

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Have you used the WWI draft card collection yet to search your family tree? You should. Here are the valuable pieces of information you'll find in them. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-066: How to Find Family Members for Homeless Genealogical Artifacts

Mar 23, 2016 05:46

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Did you get a family heirloom that doesn't belong to your family? Here's how to find it 's true owner and why you should do it. http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-065: Mail Order Brides: A History of Love in the Wild West

Mar 15, 2016 05:44

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Mail order brides were popular in the Old West in the United States. Here's why, and why so many women decided to become them... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-064: Genealogical Numbering: What is it and How to Use It

Mar 8, 2016 05:03

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What is genealogical numbering? It is actually a very important part of your research. Here's what it is, what it does, and how to use it in your family trees... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-063: What is an Abstract and Why Do You Need to Use Them in Genealogy Research?

Mar 1, 2016 04:28

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What is a genealogical abstract? Do you need to take one when you're researching? Here's an explanation of abstracts and when you should use one in genealogy...  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-062: Where Did Your Ancestor Live? How to Interpret Plat Maps

Feb 23, 2016 04:28

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Have you ever wondered where your ancestor lived? You can often use old plat maps to discover the location of their homestead. In this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to read the maps...  http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-061: How to Organize Your Family Photos

Feb 16, 2016 08:43

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Are you having difficulty figuring out the best way to organize your family photos? Here are some suggestions that work... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-060: 3 Overlooked Clues in Genealogical Documents

Feb 9, 2016 04:01

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Are you looking at a genealogy brick wall? Here are three hidden clues you can often find in genealogical documents that will let you break through it... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-059: How to Find a Wife’s Name When it’s Not Obvious

Feb 3, 2016 07:16

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Sometimes, finding the name of someone's wife can be difficult in genealogy. There are usually more records regarding men than women in ages past. Here are some tips for finding those wives... http://www.GenealogyGold.com

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AF-058: Fun Tips for Getting Your Children Involved in Genealogy

Jan 27, 2016 06:04

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Do you wish your children were interested in genealogy like you? They can be. All you have to do is use the right techniques with them. These tips work on almost any kid. Start using them today. - Learn More

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AF-057: Using eBay to Further Your Genealogical Research

Jan 19, 2016 05:45

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Have you ever considered using eBay to research your family history? Believe it or not, it's an excellent resource. Here's how to use it to your best advantage. - Learn More

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AF-056: Organizing and Storage Tips for Your Genealogy Research

Jan 12, 2016 06:40

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Do you need advice on how to organize and store your genealogy research so you can easily keep track of everything? Here's exactly what you need to do. - Learn More

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AF-055: 3 Photo Identification Tips You Never Knew

Jan 5, 2016 05:24

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Do you have old photos you can't identify? Most people do. Here are some sneaky genealogy tricks you can use to cause those photos to reveal their secrets. - Learn More

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AF-054: 11 Genealogy Research Tips to Use at Your Next Family Reunion

Dec 29, 2015 07:49

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Your family reunion should be about communion with family as well as family history. Here are 11 ways to incorporate genealogy research into your reunion. - Learn More

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AF-053: How to Overcome the Difficulties of Finding Female Ancestors

Dec 23, 2015 06:08

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Are you searching for the origins of some elusive female ancestors? Here are four tried and true research techniques for discovering your female family lines. - Learn More

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AF-052: Tracing Your New Jersey Ancestors: Online and Offline Resources

Dec 15, 2015 07:41

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Do you have New Jersey ancestry and are looking for sources to start researching your family tree in the Garden State? There are a lot of resources you can use, both free and paid, to find those New Jersey ancestors. Because it is one of the original 13 colonies, records for the state go back for centuries. There is plenty to find. Here are some online and offline sources for New Jersey genealogical records to get you started on your family history journey. - Learn More

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AF-051: Witches in the Family? Resources for Researching the Families of the Salem Witch Trials

Dec 8, 2015 06:01

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Are you interested in the history of the Salem witch trials of 1692? Do you wonder if you have a genealogical connection to any of the people involved in it? It's a unique distinction, since not everyone in New England was involved. If you have an ancestor who you can connect to Salem Village of Danvers in some way, you may just have a witch trials connection... Learn More

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AF-050: What is the Genealogical Proof Standard and Why Should You Use It?

Dec 1, 2015 06:47

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What is the Genealogical Proof Standard? Why should you care, and why should you use it in your genealogy research? It's an important tool. Here's why.

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AF-049: The Cousin Connection: Explaining the Various Levels of Cousins

Nov 24, 2015 06:44

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Have you ever wondered what a 2nd cousin three times removed is? What does "removed" even mean in genealogy? Here's how to figure out your cousin relationships.

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AF-048: Using Cemetery Records to Uncover Unknown Ancestors

Nov 17, 2015 04:38

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Cemetery records, particularly burial records, are invaluable genealogical resources for discovering unknown ancestors. In this episode I’ll show you how to find and use them.

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AF-047: Using Military Records to Construct Family Trees

Nov 10, 2015 04:44

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Military records can be excellent sources for breaking down genealogy brick walls. Here's how to find and use military records to solve genealogy mysteries.

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AF-046: Why Oral Histories Are So Crucial to Good Genealogy, Part 2

Nov 3, 2015 07:00

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Oral histories are a crucial part of genealogical research. Interviewing older relatives can reveal a wealth of previously unknown information. Here's why.

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AF-045: Why Oral Histories Are So Crucial to Good Genealogy, Part 1

Oct 28, 2015 06:02

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Oral histories are a crucial part of good genealogy research. Whether you're conducting them or reading them, they provide invaluable information. Here's why.

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AF-044: Did the Document Trail Run Dry? Here Are More Places to Look

Oct 20, 2015 04:54

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Did the document trail run dry, leaving you with a brick wall ancestor? Here are some alternative places to look for info that may break that wall down yet.

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AF-043: How to Approach Living Relatives for Genealogical Information

Oct 12, 2015 04:27

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Have you met a new relative online and aren't sure how to approach them for genealogical information? Here's how to ask to get the best chance of a "yes."

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AF-042: Simple Tips for Reading Old Genealogy Documents

Oct 6, 2015 06:05

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Are ancient genealogy documents getting you down? Is it hard for you to read that old-fashioned handwriting? Here are some tips to translate those old letters.

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AF-041: How To Solve The Biggest Problems In Your Genealogy Research

Sep 29, 2015 06:21

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Do you have any particularly difficult genealogy problems and aren't sure how to go about solving them? Here are some tips to get you over that brick wall.

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AF-040: Military Records and the Fire of 1973

Sep 22, 2015 07:02

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The National Personnel Records Center suffered a fire in 1973 that destroyed millions of military service records from 1916 to 1964. Here's what happened.

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AF-039: How Given Names Can Help You Identify Your Ancestor

Sep 15, 2015 06:35

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Did you know first names can be big clues in your genealogy research? Here’s how they can be helpful, as well as an example of how to use them in your research.

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AF-038: Did Your Ancestors Go Back to England?

Sep 8, 2015 06:58

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Did your ancestors immigrate to America from England? Did they stay? Sometimes, people who disappear from the record in America actually returned to England.

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AF-037: Irish Immigration Wave: The Emerald Isle Comes to America

Aug 31, 2015 05:17

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Millions of Irish immigrants came to America in the mid-19th century to escape the horrors of the potato famine. Here, they faced new struggles. Learn more now.

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AF-036: Online Resources for Researching Your Scottish Ancestors

Aug 25, 2015 06:58

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Are you looking for your Scottish ancestors and don't know where to start? Here are six websites with plenty of information on Scottish genealogy for you.

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AF-035: When to Hire a Professional Genealogist

Aug 18, 2015 06:54

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Have you ever considered hiring a professional genealogist? If you've hit a brick wall in your research, you should consider it. Here's what you need to know.

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AF-034: The Secrets of the 1840 Census, Revealed

Aug 11, 2015 04:34

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Have you explored the 1840 U.S. federal census in your genealogy research? If not, you should. Here is a list of amazing family history information it contains.

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AF-033: How to Order Your Ancestor’s Social Security Application

Aug 4, 2015 04:25

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Have you heard of Social Security applications as a means of genealogical research? If this is a new record source to you, here's what you need to know.

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AF-032: 5 Genealogy Research Time Management Tips

Jul 28, 2015 06:36

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Do you find it difficult to stop doing genealogy research once you get started? Here are 5 time management techniques to help you control your research time?

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AF-031: What is Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland?

Jul 21, 2015 06:21

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Are you familiar with Griffith's Valuation of Ireland? If not, now is the time to become acquainted with it. It is invaluable in mid-19th century Irish research... 

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AF-030: Social Security Death Benefit Records

Jul 14, 2015 05:41

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Have you tried searching the Social Security Death Benefit Index during your genealogy research? If not, now's the time to get started. Here's how to use it.

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AF-029: The War of 1812 and the Indian Wars: A Double Conflict

Jul 8, 2015 04:39

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Some military service records from the War of 1812 are for soldiers who did not actually fight the British at all. They were mainly southern soldiers who were fighting wars with the local Indians at the time. Yet, they received War of 1812 credit and pensions. Why was this the case?

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AF-028: Civil War Medical Cards: Using Them to Research Your Union Ancestors

Jun 30, 2015 07:04

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Have you ever heard of the Union medical card collection? It is an invaluable and little known resource for Civil War genealogy research. Here's how to use it...

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AF-027: African American Genealogy Research for Beginners

Jun 23, 2015 05:27

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Are you interested in researching your African-American family tree, but don’t know where to start? It’s a common concern among those who are beginners in this area of genealogy. People wonder how far back they will actually be able to get, due to lack of records in the era of slavery. However, there are a few important things to remember. One, not every African-American in the 1800’s was a slave; some of them were free people of color, and plenty of records exist about them. Two, records of slaves were often meticulously kept by southern slave owners; this was not always the case, but it did happen in many cases, especially with people who owned large numbers of slaves. Three, there is always DNA to help you trace your roots back farther than you ever imagined, and usually with a few real surprises along the way...

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AF-026: Surname Studies: How They Can Help You Find Your Ancestors

Jun 16, 2015 06:44

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Often, one of the first places people start looking when they begin their genealogy research is into their surnames. There seems to be a natural desire among beginning genealogists to discover more about their surnames, including their origins, and how many other people in the world share it. There is a common belief that those who share the same surname must surely also share a common ancestor somewhere. Of course, in reality, this is not always the case, especially with very common surnames. Plus, if you are only studying your surname, you are missing out on a lot of the rest of your family history. Your surname line is only one small part of it, and focusing solely on it cuts out your mother's side of the family entirely, as well as your father's mother's side.

Still, there are genealogical benefits to studying surnames, enough that the practice can and should be a part of your genealogical adventure.  Just make sure it's one part and not the only part, so you can have a complete picture of your entire family history...

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AF-025: Identifying Old Photographs: How to Do It and How It Can Help Your Research

Jun 9, 2015 07:59

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There are clues to your family history in old photographs. Discovering previously unknown family photos from generations ago is like uncovering genealogical gold. If you spend enough time online interacting with distant cousins you discover on genealogy websites, you will undoubtedly eventually find someone who has amazing photos they are willing to share with you. You may also have some old genealogical photos yourself. Maybe you know who they are. Maybe you don’t (not labeling photos was a big problem in generations past, as people just assumed everyone who saw the photo would know who it was, and didn’t think of future generations needing this information). Either way, your old family photos can tell you far more about your ancestors than just what they looked like. They can tell a very interesting genealogical tale of that person’s life, times, and family. All you have to do to unlock these stories is to know how to identify and interpret the photos. Here’s what you need to know to be able to do it...

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AF-024: Why Citing Sources is Crucial in Genealogy and How to Do it Right

Jun 2, 2015 06:31

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As a beginning genealogist, you may not give much thought to citing your sources in your research. However, it is a vitally important part of any serious type of genealogical pursuit. Citing sources serves a variety of purposes. Most importantly, it lets you know where you found your information. This is crucial as you get further into your research on a family. You may find new, conflicting information on a person you’ve already researched. By citing your sources as you go, you can see where you found the original information, look at it again, compare it to the new source or sources, and decide if one is more likely to be correct or more believable than the other...

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AF-023: What Happened to the 1890 Census, and What You Can Use to Fill in Its Blanks

May 26, 2015 07:12

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What happened to the 1890 census? It may be gone, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on 20 years of your ancestors' lives. Use these records instead...

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AF-022: The Real Truth Behind Coats of Arms and Family Crests

May 19, 2015 12:43

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Are you interested in knowing more about your family coat of arms? First, be sure your family actually has one. Here is the truth behind family coats of arms.

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AF-021: What’s the Deal With DNA? Using DNA to Trace Your Family History

May 12, 2015 06:43

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DNA is an important part of genealogy research these days. It can help confirm relationships, help you find new living relatives who may have information you don’t have (and are willing to share), and can help you discover new avenues of research for tough-to-trace family lines. If you haven’t yet explored DNA in your genealogy research, it’s time you did. Here is everything you need to know about DNA research in genealogy to get you started, including the different types and what it can help you find...

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AF-020: Tax Records: More Information Than You Think

May 5, 2015 06:43

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Are you familiar with tax records as a form of genealogical research? People have been being taxed since the first colonists landed on the shores of this country. Up until the early 20th century, those taxes were mainly on property, meaning only land owners got taxed. Of course, there were smaller taxes here and there that applied to everyone, but they were usually limited in duration, such as to raise funds to put on a war. Property taxes are the only consistent federal tax that has been in place since the country was founded.

Because property taxes have been around for so long, they are a valuable source of genealogical information. In fact, in places where courthouses burned or no vital records were kept until the early 20th century, tax records are often some of the only sources of information on your ancestors. It may sound boring to go through tax records, and you may wonder what exactly you can find in them. The truth is, tax records are more interesting than you think, and they can tell you things about your ancestors you never knew. In some cases, they can even prove relationships...

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AF-019: Genealogy Basics: Death Record Research Advice for Beginners

Apr 28, 2015 04:38

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Using death records is a basic part of genealogy research. In fact, for many genealogists, it is the first type of record set they learn to use. This is because death records are readily available to the general public in most cases, and because they usually contain a wealth of important family history information. If you haven't yet learned how to use death records in your genealogy research and don't know what they can offer you, here's what you need to know to get started with them...

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AF-018: Research Basics: A Short Introduction to Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

Apr 21, 2015 06:49

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Do you have a Revolutionary War ancestor? Are you not sure, but want to find out? Knowing you have one or more Revolutionary War ancestors on your family tree is not only a source of pride… your family helped make this country free… it can also get you into Daughters of the American Revolution or Sons of the American Revolution, both of which are very prestigious lineage societies. If you’re looking for a Revolutionary War ancestor in your family tree or know you have one and want to find out more about his life to discover what kind of a person he was, then here is how you do it…

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AF-017: Genealogy Basics: Birth Record Research Advice for Beginners

Apr 15, 2015 05:33

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Are you ready to learn how to obtain birth records for your ancestors? Here's how to find these important vital records that document your ancestors' lives.

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AF-016: Can’t Find the Grave? Alternative Locations for Burial Places for Your Ancestors

Apr 7, 2015 06:56

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Looking for the headstones of your ancestors is a primary part of genealogy. What do you do if you can't find one? Here are some answers...

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AF-015: Lineage Societies: How to Join Them (and Why You Should)

Mar 31, 2015 07:44

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At some point in your genealogical journey, you will probably want to join a lineage society. Here's why lineage societies are great to join, and how to join them.

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AF-014: Genealogy Basics: Jewish Research Advice for Beginners

Mar 23, 2015 05:51

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Jewish genealogical research has become more popular in recent years than it was in the past. Historically, genealogy has been primarily a gentile pursuit (except in Biblical times, when knowing your Jewish tribe and ancestry was important). With the re-establishment of Israel, however, there has been a renewed interest in Jewish genealogy, as the rabbinate in Israel requires a strong level of proof of Jewish ancestry to determine a person’s status as legally Jewish.

If you are just getting started in researching your genealogy, whether for citizenship purposes in Israel or just out of curiosity as to your family history, here’s how to get off to a strong start with your research... 

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AF-013: Federal Homestead Records and What You Might Find in Them

Mar 17, 2015 06:29

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Did your ancestors homestead land in the United States? Millions of people did, so the chances of your ancestors being among them is quite high. Homesteading was the federal government’s way of encouraging people to move onto unused government land. It was mostly used for encouraging people to move west, though some land in the south was also available for homesteading.

The homesteading movement was strong from the mid-1800’s through the early 1900’s. You can still actually homestead land in some remote places, like Alaska, but it is a largely abandoned practice today, except for a hardy few. Still, if your ancestors were homesteaders back a few generations ago, you can potentially find out a lot about them through homestead records.

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AF-012: Genealogy Basics: Cemetery Research Advice for Beginners

Mar 10, 2015 06:57

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Cemetery research is an important part of genealogy research. The two go hand in hand. Here's how to get started with it, and what it can help you discover about your ancestors.

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AF-011: Irish Naming Patterns: Discover Your Irish Origins from Names in a Family

Mar 3, 2015 04:17

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Irish naming patterns were very precise for about two centuries. Here's how you can use the patterns to find your Irish ancestors...

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AF-010: Why I Love Genealogy (And You Should, Too!)

Feb 24, 2015 12:21

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Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given.

Like I said, there are plenty of reasons to love genealogy. Here are some of the best reasons. You shouldn’t need any more motivation to get you started, or re-commit you to your ancestor hunt, than these reasons here...

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AF-009: How to Find Your Ancestor's Entry Into America

Feb 18, 2015 05:35

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Most Americans have immigrant ancestors at some point in their family history. The only exceptions are Native American families who never married or had children with people from other societies. This means that you more than likely have numerous immigrant ancestors. Trace almost any branch of your family, and you will eventually find one...

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AF-008: Who Are The Black Dutch?

Feb 12, 2015 06:46

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Were you told you have Black Dutch ancestry, but don't know what it means? It means a lot of different things. Here is what you need to know about these people...

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AF-007: Tips for Researching British Ancestors

Feb 4, 2015 07:58

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Do you have British ancestors in your family tree? You’re in good company. As a former part of the British Empire, the vast majority of Americans whose families have been here for more than a generation have at least a little bit of British ancestry. Most of them have far more than that. If you’re just getting started researching your genealogy, you will eventually get to that British branch or branches. In historic terms, British usually means English. If it is after the Act of Union in 1707, then British also includes Scottish ancestry. Prior to that, Scottish ancestry was a separate thing...

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AF-006: Death Certificates: Your Doorway to Your Ancestor’s Life

Jan 27, 2015 04:27

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It might seem strange that a death certificate, which is a document of an ending, could be the beginning of your journey into your ancestor’s life. However, a death certificate can hold a wealth of information that either directly tells you things about your ancestor that you didn’t know, or points you to where you can find more substantial and important information. You’ve got to study the death certificate closely, though. Don’t skim over or ignore any line. Each line on the certificate has the potential to tell you something useful about your ancestor. Here are the top things you should be examining (but again, remember not to ignore any line)...

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AF-005: Tips for Researching German Genealogy

Jan 21, 2015 09:17

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AF-004: How to Plan Your Next Genealogy Trip

Jan 13, 2015 07:59

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Are you planning a genealogy trip to discover more about your ancestors? Here's how to plan in advance so you get the most out of your travels.

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AF-003: Marriage Research Advice for Beginners

Jan 6, 2015 07:31

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Are you just getting started looking for marriage records in your genealogy research and need some help finding them? Here are the best places to look.

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AF-002: What to Do When There are No Records

Dec 31, 2014 06:40

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AF-001: 5 Ways To Tell If Your Genealogy Research Is Accurate

Dec 26, 2014 08:37

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There is a lot of guesswork and uncertainty in genealogy. People in the past may have put the wrong information on old records, either from genuinely not knowing, or from having something they wanted to hide. Mistakes can be made in transcriptions of documents from one location to another; even tombstones are known to sometimes have mistakes on them from the stone cutter. Census takers make mistakes in the spellings of names (and even dates and places of birth of the householders they enumerate). Those who published family genealogies back in the 19th century, when this was a popular thing to do, often relied on legend, gossip, and the erroneous family stories other people gave them...

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