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July 25, 2020
This episode is super-sized, because the topic is that important: racism in genealogy and the new AncestryDNA policy that will eliminate all matches below 8cM for all users. I mention the multiple hacks and security breaches on genealogy and DNA websites within the past week, too. But more than anything, this episode allows my cousin, Brian Sheffey, to discuss his experience with multi-ethnic DNA matches and finding evidence of the identities of white ancestors among free black and enslaved ancestors in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This is why I am upset about Ancestry's tone-deaf policy - it will wreak havoc on research among a population that already suffers from a comparative dearth of records or limited access to the documentary record. It also has the potential to affect those researching remote foundlings, adoptees and other unknown parentage cases. I believe that the decision Ancestry has made is evidence of the lack of diversity among their management and leadership, something that Ancestry's CEO promised to change when he voiced support for Black Lives Matter on June 3rd. Listen, learn, and make up your mind about the subjects we discuss. You can join my Discord server and Facebook group by visiting this page (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com/join-communities/) for links. Please follow my YouTube channel here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA) - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444). Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com). Only $50/hr, with a free 20-minute consultation! If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag.
July 4, 2020
This is the soundtrack of the YouTube video I released on June 10th, combined with some further explanations and discourse in reference to Reparational Genealogy. It contains challenges to White American genealogists to use social media platforms to...
July 4, 2020
This is the soundtrack of the YouTube video I released on June 10th, combined with some further explanations and discourse in reference to Reparational Genealogy. It contains challenges to White American genealogists to use social media platforms to start to publicize the facts about their slaveholding ancestors. For those White American genealogists whose ancestors didn't enslave, there are questions to answer, and the same challenge to be met, concerning the truth of how our post-Civil War and non-slaveholding ancestors still benefited from White Privilege. This is a hot topic, too hot for some. It's not a new topic; I've been discussing aspects of it here since the beginning of 2018, and for some years before that elsewhere. I'm asking that you set your biases, fears, and preconceived notions and do the work of actual genealogy - examine the historical accuracy of what you've been told, of your assumptions, and of your responsibility for correcting an absurdly biased history that has been forced upon American students since the participating soldiers in the Civil War were still alive. If this is too hot for you, I have to say it - this isn't the place for you. I have held my tongue for too long. It's time to do the hard work of self-examination, and of reexamination. I hope that you'll listen, and that you'll join in the work. You can join my Discord server and Facebook group by visiting this page (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com/join-communities/) for links. Please follow my YouTube channel here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA) - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444). Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com). Only $50/hr, with a free consultation! If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.
April 16, 2020
The world is upside down, and even those of us who work from home are a bit, shall we say, off. I know that I am having trouble with concentrating. Are you? Today is an off-the-cuff episode. I'm discussing my solutions for the problem of being distr...
March 26, 2020
Are your kids bored with homeschooling yet? How about some good, old-fashioned Home Ec! Were you required to take Home Economics in order to graduate? I may be dating myself, but I was. We had to learn how to cook, and one of the best lessons was ma...
March 21, 2020
Well, the landscape has changed a lot since my last episode! I hope that you are well, healthy and stocked and sheltering safely, not worrying about your kin. Today I have some comfort food recipes from my mother and grandmother. We're starting with an apple cake with cream cheese frosting (because on sick days, we can start with dessert), and then we're going Tex-Mex with chili enchiladas, followed by Anglo-American with chicken and Yorkshire pudding. All three of these are pretty easy to make, they take advantage of fruits and vegetables that you probably already have around the house, and best of all, they freeze well. I like having a variety of foods available when I'm not leaving the house much - it makes me feel like I have range and luxury available without breaking the bank. And since these current hunker-down and limited-movement orders look to be something we'll be dealing with for the next few months at least, it's best to plan for some diversity in ready-made meals. I know that the news changes daily, and I know that we're all concerned, but we need to shore each other up with great ideas in the meantime. Support the podcast at patreon.com/ancestorsalive for as little as $1/month and you can access all of my screenshot videos, how-to's that you can use for your work on Ancestry, FamilySearch, and more. I think it's unwise to try to get more done than usual, so please be kind to yourself and don't push. But these videos show you best practices and best evidence for doing the best possible work. And, I might even make you laugh! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444). Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com). Only $50/hr, with a free consultation! If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.
March 6, 2020
This episode is both a video and the soundtrack of that video. Normally, my videos are for Patreon subscribers only, but I thought that this quick little how-to about verifying qualifying patriots for the
February 17, 2020
Join me in welcoming Katie Andrews Potter as the newest Root-level supporter on Patreon. She's getting a logo shot glass in May! You can join her with monthly support for all of my work at
February 17, 2020
Join me in welcoming Katie Andrews Potter as the newest Root-level supporter on Patreon. She's getting a logo shot glass in May! You can join her with monthly support for all of my work at
February 2, 2020
I took a little hiatus so I could get some research done for clients, but I'm back and ready to rock! Let's have a little check in on my new paid services, a few things I think are noteworthy in this new year, and some actions we can all take to hol...
February 2, 2020
I took a little hiatus so I could get some research done for clients, but I'm back and ready to rock! Let's have a little check in on my new paid services, a few things I think are noteworthy in this new year, and some actions we can all take to hol...
December 30, 2019
It's been a year, you know? Like, a YEAR. In fact, this has been Year 2 of From Paper To People, and it saw some successes as well as some...shortcomings. This is my chance to mull over what worked and where I fell short, and to thank all of the peo...
December 15, 2019
Welcome to our newest Patreon patron, Melissa McPherson, who is supporting at the Branch level! I'm not much for New Year's resolutions, but I have a lot on my mind as we close out 2019. Highest on the list is this question: How do we participate fu...
December 15, 2019
Welcome to our newest Patreon patron, Melissa McPherson, who is supporting at the Branch level! I'm not much for New Year's resolutions, but I have a lot on my mind as we close out 2019. Highest on the list is this question: How do we participate fu...
December 6, 2019
First, we welcome a new Patreon patron, Linda Sparks, and announce that the podcast is now available on Deezer! And of course, this episode is about food and carrying current or new traditions forward for future generations, but first, we have some ...
December 6, 2019
First, we welcome a new Patreon patron, Linda Sparks, and announce that the podcast is now available on Deezer! And of course, this episode is about food and carrying current or new traditions forward for future generations, but first, we have some ...
October 17, 2019
Are you familiar with Genealogy Adventures? You should be. They are two cousins (both cousins of mine, actually) who interview different guests about different topics on a weekly basis. This is the audio of our Sunday, October 13th interview about Reparational Genealogy (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com/reparational-genealogy/), and we had a lot of fun while having some serious discussions, as well.You can find them on Facebook at facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa (http://facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa), where this video is available and where the Facebook Live transmission was SUPPOSED to happen (FB Live had a little nervous breakdown). You can also find their broadcasts live weekly on Listen Vision Live (listenvisionlive.com), and stored on their YouTube channel at Genealogy Adventures Live (https://www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyAdventures). If you watch live, Sundays at 4pm Eastern, you can ask questions and leave comments. They're also available on Twitter at @genealogadvent (http://twitter.com/genealogadvent), on Instagram @genealogyadventures (https://www.instagram.com/genealogyadventures/), and their website is genealogyadventures.net (https://genealogyadventures.net/). Donya and Brian are knowledgeable practitioners who are also open to teaching and learning new things - precisely the kind of people this world needs. And remember, Skelly Relly (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com/podcast-episode-210-share-your-skelly-rellies/) recordings are due on October 26th. Time is running out! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe:
October 12, 2019
I have three quick announcements, all of which are time sensitive, so hey, why not make a quick episode of them? Tune in to watch me be interviewed on Sunday the 13th on Facebook Live, add one of my new Facebook Profile Photo Frames to your photo on FB, and be sure to submit a Skelly Relly recording for the Halloween episode by Saturday, October 26th. Join in the fun! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw)| Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy)| Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people)| YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
October 8, 2019
Mormons, do you have nine 1st cousins, all of whom are named Brigham? Non-Mormons, are you considering Kayden, Jayden, Rayden and iPod as names for your next child? STOP THE MADNESS! Follow your family history pied piper and I will lead you to consi...
September 26, 2019
My mother's mother, Ga, was a quiet, staid woman. She was peaceful, smiling, a model DAR and Midwestern sorority sister. But underneath it all...she was SAUCY. In this episode, I'll give you some of my grandmother's "International" sauce recipes (because sauce was a staple on her dinner table), and the reasons why I think her self-written attempts at international cuisine reveal a bit about who she was and the time and place that produced her. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people)| YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
September 26, 2019
My mother's mother, Ga, was a quiet, staid woman. She was peaceful, smiling, a model DAR and Midwestern sorority sister. But underneath it all...she was SAUCY. In this episode, I'll give you some of my grandmother's "International" sauce recipes (be...
September 15, 2019
It's almost Halloween, my favorite time of year, and that means it's time for stories about your Skelly Rellies! This is your opportunity to be on the podcast without worrying about a full interview - just record a family story on your phone and send it to me at ancestorsalivegenealogy@gmail.com. I'll edit it together with the others I receive and we'll have us an episode all about listeners' ancestors. Don't be scared, there's nothing to it! At any time of day, from anywhere in the world, you can be a part of Skelly Rellies. Deadline for submissions is October 26th. Time to GET SPOOPY! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw)| Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy)| Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people)| YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
September 15, 2019
It's almost Halloween, my favorite time of year, and that means it's time for stories about your Skelly Rellies! This is your opportunity to be on the podcast without worrying about a full interview - just record a family story on your phone and sen...
August 16, 2019
Don't be alarmed, but I'm about to alarm you. A little. Well, I'm going to make you think a bit, anyway. Nothing will happen tomorrow, but it sounds like Ancestry's parent company, Permira Advisers LLP, is willing to take out a very risky loan in or...
August 16, 2019
Don't be alarmed, but I'm about to alarm you. A little. Well, I'm going to make you think a bit, anyway. Nothing will happen tomorrow, but it sounds like Ancestry's parent company, Permira Advisers LLP, is willing to take out a very risky loan in or...
August 2, 2019
So, have you been wondering where the heck I've been? In 2018 I was publishing weekly, yet I seem to have dropped off the podcasting Earth in 2019. I'm here to give you the reasons why, in hopes that we can hang together as I repair and resume work on the podcast. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people)| YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
June 21, 2019
Today we have a new Patron, and new law in New York that will shake up the ENTIRE GENEALOGY WORLD - even outside the United States - the Weprin-Montgomery Law. Oh, and we have two brilliant cake recipes. One is from an Army wife friend of my grandmother's in the 1940s or 1950s, but the other is genuinely the oldest recipe I've been able to find in my family's trove.if you If you like apple cake or chocolate cake (or both), you are in the right place. Get ready to take notes, because these are fantastic recipes that you will not find elsewhere! And remember, if you want to have yours on the show, send them in to me, or contact me and you can come on the show to present them and the ancestors from whom they originate. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
May 19, 2019
No, seriously, get out of your head, Whenever you hit a brick wall, a Jeffrey, a Jeffreytina, one of Ancestry's infamous hang-ups, someone who's a 125cM match on AncestryDNA but who won't build a tree (but asks YOU to do it for him/her), or the docu...
April 25, 2019
While I truly enjoy meeting my ancestors, I have learned that the greatest joy in genealogy and family history work is the live people I meet and get to know. Melanie McComb is one of those people. I met her first on Twitter, and she taught me by ex...
March 18, 2019
Did you ever take Home Economics in school? In the 1950s, only girls and women did, all the way through college. My mother ended up taking Home Economics at the University of Hawaii because she was trying to figure out what she wanted to do. She ended up leaving college, becoming a stewardess, meeting my dad, and having a family. But first, she learned this recipe in class. Enjoy the first Family Cookbook episode of 2019 and have some muffins soon. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
January 29, 2019
If you are a fan of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, you know who Kenyatta Berry is. If you are on Genie Twitter, you know who Kenyatta Berry is. If you have been to, or seen talks from,
January 15, 2019
Wow, was this weekend big! Correcting one set of errors about my grand-aunt led me to find an absolutely horrific story about her, her husband, and her children. I'm telling it to you in all its gory glory, ruminating a bit on how my great-grandparents were responsible for parts of it, and drawing what genealogical lessons and morals I can from it and passing those on to you. Honestly, it's the worst story I've ever run across in my tree, involving orphan's asylums, mental hospitals, untimely and tragic and violent deaths, and lives unfulfilled, while parallel lives went on undisturbed, comfortable, and full of success. The whole story made me stop and think about what little I knew about part of my mother's family, and confirmed some suspicions that had been handed down to me about my great-grandmother. Tune in for this one. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
January 8, 2019
Happy New Year, and welcome to Season 2! I meet so many people who have no idea about that which should not be a well-kept secret: Twitter is fantastic for genealogists! If you do the right things in the right ways (yes, of COURSE I'll teach you those), you can build a community for yourself in the genealogy section of Twitter. People are funny, kind, helpful, and they will not only help you, they'll give you the opportunity to help them with their research. Strap in and come for a ride with me - Twitter can be a wonderful place! #DontBeAJeffrey Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
December 23, 2018
In Western culture, what's the most important Christmas food? The Christmas cookie! There are entire baking competition TV series about the creation and decoration of Christmas cookies. There are entire family traditions about families baking and distributing Christmas cookies. There are secret recipes, national recipes, traditional recipes. In fact, it's become kind-of an obsession in the United States. I'm reaching back to the late 19th- and early 20th-century for cookie recipes (along with one cruller recipe and a few candy recipes) to give you a feel for how Americans fed their guests with sweet holiday treats. Some of the recipes are actually European, but they hold on fiercely here in the States. And to other countries, I give my apologies - I used newspapers.com (http://newspaper.com) with broad keywords, but I couldn't find cookies in the Canadian and British newspapers that came up. Lots of cakes and puddings, but no cakes that were actually cookies. I promise that I will do an episode based on your newspapers in 2019! Keep it sweet, my pumpkins, however you spend the next few weeks. 2019 is going to be better. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) |
December 10, 2018
Time for a quick episode of The Genie News, to keep you apprised of a week of good things and some things you might not have known. Listen to the end for the best news of all! The podcast is now on iHeartRADIO - you can catch it on ALL SORTS of devices using the app, or catch it online at goo.gl/YuLTe8 (http://goo.gl/YuLTe8). I give a complete breakdown of all the goodies you can get for giving at all available levels at Patreon (yes, including SWAG). We talk for a moment about the Facebook group, the future, and then, THE BEST NEWS OF ALL! but I won't give it away here - that would be telling. Listen in! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H) or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy). If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm). Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive) Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531). Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast (http://zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast) for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS (https://www.blubrry.com/feeds/anecstorsalivegenealogy.xml) | Acast (https://acast.com/frompapertopeople) | Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people/id1333073364) | iHeartRADIO (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-from-paper-to-people-30246478/) | Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-40lvkDWgzIE/) | Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/stations/artist/carolynn-ni-lochlainn) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4vVEMmtjXUXwIzAfjUhRF6?si=NOQ7YXPFQ-eS9gSxsFuxJw) | Spreaker (https://www.spreaker.com/user/ancestorsalivegenealogy) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/carolynn-ni-lochlainn/ancestors-alive-genealogy-from-paper-to-people) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tQI4aeIZfnqK4LRKTmplA)
December 6, 2018
Have you ever wondered what an old-fashioned, 19th-century, British-traditioned Yankee Thanksgiving was like? In the land of the original Pilgrims, did they really eat turkey? This episode draws on recipes from a November, 1895 issue of The Boston G...
November 19, 2018
We're talking folklore again, but this time about the hardest gathering challenge of all: you vs. a room full of your family or friends at holiday celebrations. I'll tell you about my first folklore gathering assignment at age 18, which was me vs. an Irish folk band called Dolores Keane and Reel Union. I was recovering from mononucleosis, and they plied me with Guinness until I couldn't see straight. Suffice it to say that you can learn from my mistakes. Then, I'll recommend Nancy Candea and Yoga Impact 501c3 - specifically, her video at goo.gl/oq3z3c (http://goo.gl/oq3z3c), a short and simple pranayama breathing video that I use to relax when I am tense. It's a great preparation for going into a potentially difficult situation, and gathering group folklore is definitely potentially difficult. I'll discuss other preparations you'll need to make for yourself, things you'll want to account for in the group, and things you'll need to let go of because hey, we can't control everything! ALSO, joining my Patreon now means GETTING SWAG!!!! Want a New Year's present delivered to your door? Join by December 15th at $15/month and You. Shall. Receive. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
November 11, 2018
I'm back after a brief illness-induced break, and while I'm not up to teaching yet, I am definitely here to celebrate! How much do YOU know about Diwali? I knew basically nothing but the name until I put this episode together. This is the final day of Diwali, and isn't it our good luck that they celebrate with food? Listen to learn about the holiday and its meanings, its means of celebration, and for some delicious recipes for sweets and savories from Indian cuisine. These recipes come from Nevada and New Jersey newspapers published in 2005 and 2006, and feature a story written by a woman whose childhood in India was steeped in the traditions of the Festival. I hope you enjoy the episode, and come back for the next one - Thanksgiving from 19th-century Boston! ALSO: The podcast is now on iHeartRadio. Listen from your Roku box! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
October 18, 2018
It's Episode 3 in our bonus series for Fall - vintage recipes mix with straight-up US history this week as we talk about how the Great Depression changed what newspapers did to extend assistance to housewives at the holidays. I'll be doing this throughout October, November, and December, for all of the seasonal holidays. Today's recipes come from the October 28, 1932 issue of The Miami Daily News. There's an unexpected twist, though - the newspaper doesn't focus on candy and sweets and silly games. With the Depression in full swing and lives in the balance, the Food Section of the paper focuses on more practical foods, and calls on Colonel Goodbody, a fictitious character from the A&P grocery store chain and NBC radio broadcasts, to provide recipes and menu ideas to help homemakers keep it festive yet affordable. It's a completely different view of the kitchen from that taken in the 1900s and 1910s. No frippery, no games, just nutritious food on a budget. But, there are doughnuts. See what you think of Depression-era food in this bonus episode, and a brief discussion of why it's critical to good research to learn about history, and the motivations and actions behind what your ancestors lived through. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
October 12, 2018
It's Episode 2 in our bonus series for Fall - vintage recipes, foodways, social and cultural history culled from early- to mid-20th century newspapers. We're hitting all the holidays that fall in October, November, and December, including Kwanzaa - but I may need your help with that. The recipes I've found in newspapers so far are so corporatized it's ill. Today continues the Halloween, or Samhain, theme. All of these recipes come from the October 23, 1904 issue of The Buffalo Sunday Morning News, and they include candies, cookies, and a booze-soaked flaming dragon that could induce hurt feelings, dashed hopes, and first-degree burns. This may not be strictly genealogy, but I hope that by the end of this series you'll appreciate the importance of a woman's changing role in society and the family over a century, among many other things. By extension, I hope this will help you to see your ancestors' lives more clearly. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
October 7, 2018
So, Latter-Day Saints, your family history is all done, right? WRONG!!! Not only can you work on your tree more (another nag for another day), you can use your special powers in Ancestry to benefit non-Church researchers. You can transfer their ancestors, and all of the research attached to them, from Ancestry to FamilySearch using the FamilySearch icon that only WE have in our Ancestry accounts. But this episode isn't just for members of the Church. This episode is a great way for non-members to learn how it is that they can work with Latter-Day Saints (nope, I'm not saying "Magical Mormons" anymore) to get ALL of their research over into FamilySearch in a clean, simple way. Working together, members of the Church and non-members can make FamilySearch a better, stronger, more representative tree. And when Latter-Day Saints volunteer to work with black researchers to cross their data over from Ancestry to FamilySearch, volunteerism becomes reparational genealogy. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
October 3, 2018
Welcome to a new feature for Fall - a bonus series in addition to regular episodes, a jump backward in cooking and cultural history. Since October, November, and December all contain holidays celebrated with food, I will be digging into newspaper archives and giving you recipes from early- to mid-20th century newspapers every week, or in some cases, family recipes where newspaper coverage falls short. This month, we'll be enjoying all kinds of recipes that celebrate Halloween, or Samhain. All of these recipes come from the October 26, 1913 issue of The Washington Herald, and all are different kinds of homemade candies. Some are familiar, some are difficult, and some have potentially crippling typos, but all show the difference that a century can make in popular tastes. I hope you enjoy the series. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
September 26, 2018
It's Autumn, but who needs Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING when you can join me and our Midwest Food Correspondent, Rick Leonard of An American Genealogy (http://anamericangenealogy.com) for an old family recipe - Gingerbread Waffles. And because they're homemade, YOU control the spice! We talk a bit about the value of food in the Progressive movement of the Republican and Democratic Parties of the 20th centuries (yes, BOTH had progressive wings - read your history, folks), the value of keeping up ancestral traditions in the family kitchen even as we create new and different traditions for our families, and how people like Anthony Bourdain and Michael Twitty have brought home the importance of simple food and honest conversation to generations of readers, viewers, cooks, and consumers. Stop in and enjoy the latest recipe in The Family Cookbook. The ancestry of food and objects is just as important as the names and dates in your trees. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
September 19, 2018
Have you ever wondered where all of those digitized versions of birth records, census pages, or city directories come from? Well, there is no Genealogy Stork. While quite a few organizations provide opportunities and services, the primary way that records are turned from physical page to scanned image to searchable electronic data is a process called indexing, and the three-step indexing process that FamilySearch provides includes a final step called arbitration. I don't know enough about it, though I do know that FamilySearch is the biggest indexing resource in the United States (and maybe the world). I decided to ask a friend to come explain the process better, to discuss options for volunteering to index and arbitrate at FamilySearch and at a few other sites, and to talk a bit about Rice Krispie treats. And oh yeah, HER NEW PODCAST! Welcome, and prepare to learn at the knee of a master - Amy Johnson Crow. Then, look for her new podcast on Thursday, Generations Cafe. Find her and follow her everywhere - on Twitter, Instagram and her blog - you'll learn a lot and enjoy yourself doing it. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
September 12, 2018
Ancestry's Summer of Pain seems to have ended, but what does Autumn look like? And have they left us in the Winter of our discontent? They're answering their phones again, the screens seem more stable, but their primary new feature, Potential Parents, is a wolf in sheep's clothing for any genealogist who wants to use best evidence and best practices to do their best work. Revel in my wrath as I discuss why this is not a good development, why the re-indexing of the 1870 census was a friendly-looking mistake, and why we must be more cautious than ever when using Ancestry. If your family tree is based on fact and not myth, and if your family history is about HISTORY, then this episode is for you. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
August 14, 2018
Family ties, a slight genealogical mystery, a discussion of privilege, 19th and 20th-century classism in Midwestern America, and the value of comfort food all converge in this week's episode of The Family Cookbook. And, we welcome our new Food Correspondent, Rick Leonard of An American Genealogy (http://anamericangenealogy.com)! Rick shares with us the backstory of a family member who wasn't blood but who was central to his family for four generations, and then shares her recipe for a simple, hearty casserole, known to the family as Emily's Casserole. But because its provenance is unclear, we put it to you, food historians: where do YOU think this casserole came from? Enjoy our discussion and then make the casserole for yourself. And if you want to become an FPPP Family Cookbook correspondent too, listen at the end for how to do that. It's simple. Enjoy! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
August 6, 2018
This episode is a special treat, an interview with Joseph McGill about his incredible labor of love, The Slave Dwelling Project (http://slavedwellingproject.org). He shares with us his background, his motivations, and what it's really like to encounter children and adults as an educator and historic preservationist in the rarefied yet crucial field of preserving the history of the enslaved in a world that speaks almost exclusively about the plantation owners and enslavers of history. We talk about the places where genealogy and historic preservation cross paths, too. I know you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoy preparing for it, and as much as I enjoyed talking with Joe. This interview would not have been possible without the patronage of my 12 financial supporters at Patreon (http://patreon.com/ancestorsalive), by the way...imagine how many more interviews I could afford to do, how many more headsets I could afford to buy for my interviewees, if you joined that elite group! See how to join them for as little as $1 per month below. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
July 30, 2018
Have you ever looked someone up on one of those reverse-phone-number sites to see who the heck is calling you at 2am? Did you know that those sites, and the apps that go with them, are great for genealogy? In this episode I'll discuss my favorite, BeenVerified, and how I use it to find generations of family members when I'm shrubbing, and when I'm working with someone whose parentage is unclear and who is using DNA for research. Family trees need all the help that they can get; public records aggregators like BeenVerified can provide up to three generations of relatives for researchers looking to fill blanks on Ancestry trees. I'll also tell you how to remove yourself from these databases to protect your own privacy. Hypocritical, huh? Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
July 16, 2018
Did you know that family recipes have their own genealogy? I thought I was skimming yet another back-of-the-magazine recipe in a special family cookbook when I Googled Johnny Mazetti, and then one of its key ingredients, Sauce Arturo. It wasn't as simple as I thought. And it made me wonder: did my grandmother pick this recipe up in the Midwest, or did my grandfather's mother pick it up in Panama? A rather big question! I will never find the true answer, but I have solved it to my own satisfaction, barring the additional commentary of food historians or members of the Marzetti family. Join me on the front porch for the story of Sauce Arturo, Teresa Marzetti's restaurant in Columbus, Ohio that became an empire, my mother's undying love for her family, and and my military family's love for Johnny Mazetti. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
July 11, 2018
I talk a lot about component parts, or the basic how-to's of handling records, but what about the how-to's of building one person's life in your family tree? Genealogy has become an immediate-gratification online phenomenon, but it's not always that at all. How long should a 21st-century online researcher be expected to wait before work is done on any one person in their tree? This episode takes on that question, and replies with my ongoing battle to complete details about one person - my great-aunt Clara's third husband, John Joseph Dalain. This story contains marriages, divorces, two murders, one attempted murder, some drunk driving, and just for some spice, a hog theft. It outlines the lives of some very hard-living people in 20th-century America, and the 44 years of work that my uncle and I have put in (well, 44 years and counting) to get the story of one man told. Strap in - there's a lot of procedure here, but there's also a lot of gothic tragedy and scandalous fun! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
July 2, 2018
For our inaugural episode of the folkloric and gastronomic aspects of family history, I'm presenting a staple recipe from my family's cookbook. It entered my family with my mother's mother's stepmother, and every generation that has made it has put a unique twist on it since. Ethel "Itey" Garrard Drahos Hinzie, who brought it into the family with her marriage to my great-grandfather in 1935, was born in Indiana in 1886. My grandmother took over the recipe when she married in 1931. She, in turn, taught it to my mother, who taught it to me. It's a great, basic, savory recipe, and when Thanksgiving comes, I'll show you how to use it to make the most insanely good Cajun/Creole sausage and cornbread dressing you've ever had in your life! In the meantime, sit back, enjoy the new theme music written and performed exclusively for the Family Cookbook episode series, and take notes so that you can share this recipe with your family, for generations to come. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
June 26, 2018
Have you ever gotten frustrated that the records you REALLY need from a US city or state across the country (or world), one you'll NEVER travel to, hasn't released their vital records indexes online? Brooke Schreier Ganz felt that way about New York (as so many have) and she decided to do something about it. Listen to my interview with her as she explains her response to the problem: she created a FREE service (and two websites) called Reclaim the Records, a tax-exempt, charitable organization whose goal it is to use Freedom of Information laws at the state and Federal levels to access public, government records and make them available to all researchers. She'll even explain how you can do it yourself, how Reclaim the Records can help you, and give us a heads up about some upcoming projects. Listen in! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
June 18, 2018
Have you heard of a holiday called Juneteenth? Do you know what it is, or why it's important in American history? Well, listen here - this is the episode for you. This is straight-up history - Ancestry.com is on the blink, so we're steering clear of Ancestry lessons for a few weeks in order to let them get themselves together again. And since there's a holiday to discuss, why not use the opportunity to learn in a whole new way? We've got quotes from the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order #3, from Henry Louis Gates Jr and from an array of private researchers who were good enough to lend us their views and understanding of Juneteenth. Grab your Faygo Red Pop. It's time to learn! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
June 2, 2018
It's our first mail bag, filled with questions and answers from the FPPP community! What's up with Ancestry, which of their records are good, do you believe a record over a human or vice-versa, and how do you make your slave-holding ancestors' info available to researchers of color? There are lots of goodies in this bag, provided by the entire group, so hop on in with us - there's plenty of room. Also, I'm introducing everyone to a new episode concept, and am asking for recipes for the new Family Cookbook series, a mini-ep within the FPPP podcast series. And finally, there's homework - prepare yourself for a lesson (or two) in the wonders of genealogy on Twitter by dipping your toe in the water of genie Twitter. Ready? Steady? Listen! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
May 20, 2018
This week is something special: my first-ever interview! My friend Christopher Harris joins the podcast to discuss his 12-year learning curve about family history through folklore, DNA, and African-American documentary methodology. He’ll discuss with us how he records conversations and organizes his work, treeing vs shrubbing, the key role that DNA and GEDmatch play, and how genealogy led him to make jollof rice on Facebook live. He’ll also talk about the importance of Freedmen’s Bureau records in FamilySearch and tell us some long-buried stories that he’s learned about his ancestors that would have been lost but for his work. I think you’ll enjoy this change of pace. I know I did. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
May 12, 2018
Understanding the historical genesis and management of the decennial Federal Census, the digitization or "indexing" of the Census by FamilySearch, and the proper utilization of Census records in Ancestry is important to good Hygienealogy. And in Ancestry, Federal Census records don't always work the same way - some add all family members to your tree at once, while others only add one person at a time. So, why is that? And what ARE all of the origins of these records? I'll talk about that today in Hygienealogy 2: The Federal Census. You're going to want to listen to this one twice - once just to hear it, and another time in front of Ancestry so you can see the screens I'm describing. We're making up for lost time, folks! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
May 3, 2018
If you listen regularly but haven't started supporting the podcast financially, it's time to consider anteing up, my pumpkins! 2000 downloads, 200 listeners, and only 6 supporters. Can you help support this work? This ep is a twofer - first, I discuss shrubbing versus treeing, and why my way is better (surprise!), and second, I talk about some basic etiquette and understanding concerning various points of view surrounding the Golden State Killer task force's use of GEDMATCH's DNA database to find a solid lead to a viable suspect. Shrubbing is a tree-building technique that will make you a better genealogist, and I hope that my discussion of the Golden State case will make us all slightly better people. There are very good reasons why some people are unhappy about privacy issues and DNA research. I quote Teresa Vega, a member of #BlackProGen, and she sums it up quite nicely. But the ultimate point, as always, is this: don't be a Jeffrey. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
April 27, 2018
An Australian listener pointed out to me today that the fantastic $59 DNA sale on Ancestry that runs through April 29th 2018 only applies to the US. That's not fair! In fact, AncestryDNA didn't even provide an Anzac Day sale. That's like AncestryDNA ignoring Memorial Day or Veterans' Day here in the US. I say we start a Twitter campaign to change this for Australians, my #1 non-USA listenership! And I want to know how others outside the USA are being given, or not being given, AncestryDNA sale prices. Let's pick a Twitter hashtag and get to work, friends. Meet me on Twitter! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
April 18, 2018
I'm baaaaaaack! I think it's time to revisit the basics of the podcast - just in time for lucky episode #13! But why am I here? Having learning disabilities and neurological issues has made me sensitive to the needs of a range of non-traditional students. Also, I'm self-righteous and I tend to think that other people are wrong. Mix these together with a love for teaching and a real desire to create community and you have From Paper To People! And while I DO want support through Patreon, I am not looking for genealogy clients. I know, I know, other podcasters think it's crazy too. But listen and you'll understand better. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
March 22, 2018
Are you new to Ancestry.com? Do you like the FamilySearch interface better? Do hints just freak you out? Are all those possible document matches overwhelming you? If you answered "yes" to one or more of those questions, this episode is for you. "Keeping It Orderly, Or Hygienealogy" is all about prioritizing the hints that you get from Ancestry for any given ancestor, and creating a plan of attack that lets you add best evidence to your tree. It lets you minimize confusion and maximize the data you draw from every record. It's where you want to be. Give me 20 minutes, and I'll give you some peace of mind. And the podcast is now available on Spotify!!! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
March 14, 2018
Findagrave.com is another great way to provide service to the world of genealogy and family history. It's maintained by a worldwide army of genie geeks with cameras, and who can resist that? Membership is free, people who request photos REALLY appreciate the service rendered, and lots of cemeteries out there are in desperate need of documentation. This week, I tell "The Cautionary Tale of Baldrick's Cemetery" to illustrate. You'll see what I mean. This week I also discuss how you can make a friend with the spirits of those you research by doing this kind of work. Don't believe that life goes on after death? That's cool - make a friend in the here-and-now by doing something nice for him or her on Findagrave! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
March 8, 2018
There are a lot of ways that we can serve one another in the world of family history. I like direct service the best. Researching for one another, teaching others, and giving back to those who deserve to have their family repaired or at least explained is very important to me. In this episode, I discuss lookups, the most basic building block of genealogical trading cards. I talk a lot about my favorite thing in the world, Reparational Genealogy (researching and teaching for African-American researchers and students who have no experience and a deep hunger to understand their roots), which is service at a deep level. And, I talk about an idea I'm cooking up, Genealogists for Social Justice - a sort of Marvel superhero band of researchers who fact-check politicians who make shifty claims about themselves and their opponents and constituents. It's a mixed bag, but the through-line is clear: genealogy IS service. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
February 28, 2018
Sometimes, it's good to just stop and take a breath. This week, I'm discussing how to keep it simple in research by focusing all of your energies on one tree, where you provide for everyone in your family - biological parents, step parents, foster parents, and adoptive parents. You'll learn how to handle nervous relatives who might not want their secrets spilled, and why, regardless of your family situation, having one big picture is the best way to approach genealogy. Family history is fraught with fear and secrecy, among the living and for the dead. It's also laden with wonderful surprises. Negotiating the former and discovering the latter is hard enough - Keep It Simple, Researcher: One Life, One Tree. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
February 20, 2018
Biography can be really dry and boring stuff, a string of facts without seasoning or flavor. In this episode, I'll teach you how to use genealogical research of your subject to add spice and life to a biographical book or project. I'll tell you how I'm using it to write a book of my own, and show you how much juicy deliciousness you can add to basic facts if you work to understand the entirety of your subject's life. If you want to stand out from other biographers or non-fiction writers and find a style that is uniquely yours, season with family history. Then, call me with a question you want played and answered on air! Over 300 downloads now...thank you :) Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
February 15, 2018
I hate Valentine's Day, so this holiday episode is all about death records. They rock my world. The focus is on Social Security and county-level death records, featuring my favorite: DEATH CERTIFICATES! Learn about the 6 W's of assessing the purpose and value of a record before you ever use it, and then we'll talk specifics about the US Social Security Applications and Claims Index, the US Social Security Death Index, death certificates and death indexes. Even if you're from outside the US, the 6 W's will be useful to you in creating best practices and in assessing best evidence. Put down the red wine and chocolates - it's genealogy time! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
February 7, 2018
Genealogy is populated with lots of groovy people, and just enough Jeffreys doing things the wrong way to thoroughly annoy the rest of us. Don't be a Jeffrey, be awesome! Follow the best practice and best evidence guidelines for Ancestry in this episode and you'll go far, Cousin. Happy Black History Month to all. And as the international strength of the podcast is growing, financial supporters are jumping on board. Join the crowd, and invite your friends! All are welcome here. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
January 30, 2018
"Cage Match! Ancestry vs FamilySearch" is about the pros and cons of using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, the two main family tree sites used by the majority of researchers I know. Each has assets and drawbacks, but they're best used together. And get a load of my fan hot spots! All kinds of folks are tuning in. Add your friends and family to the list! Join the Facebook group and participate! facebook.com/groups/FromPaperToPeople and answer those three questions! Please rate and review the podcast at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
January 24, 2018
Folklore is great for finding facts and hints to start a tree, but it's equally wonderful for entertainment and for preserving the memory of family elders for all generations, current and future, to enjoy. If your family tells stories, this is for you. If they don't but you like stories, this is for you. If you just want to hear one of MY family stories, this is for you. And above all, if you want to hear about a bit of felonious scandal from my family's past, this is for you. I hope you enjoy the ep, and my new theme music too! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
January 16, 2018
"Folklore, or Just the Facts, Ma'am" is for EVERYBODY. If you're doing research for yourself, or helping someone new start their own, this episode will help you to understand the whys and hows of using folklore-gathering skills to jumpstart your tree. I discuss a few examples of how folklore has helped me, and how asking the right questions in the right way will warm up any participant in a story-gathering session. Then, I give my ten-point plan for successful folklore gathering. AND - I announce my new Patreon account (http://patreon.com/join/ancestorsalive), where you can support the podcast and earn valuable rewards for as little as $1 per month! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
January 9, 2018
This episode is directed primarily toward European-American Mormons, but no matter what, you will get something out of it. I discuss the Mormon Law of Consecration and how I apply it to family history work and working with others; the differences between African-American and European American genealogy; and the specific case of my research on a reparational tree for Recy Corbitt Taylor and anyone who may search out her family. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
January 2, 2018
Yes, it's here! Episode 1 of Ancestors Alive, From Paper To People. It's a little bare-bones, but we'll get fancy later. I wanted to start the New Year off right by getting things going. Future episodes will be rife with bells and whistles like intro music, but for now, I'm keeping it simple. Have questions you want me to answer? Send me a message via the contact form on my website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com and I'll answer your question in a future podcast. Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (social media links there, too!). Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including membership in the private Facebook group AND SWAG. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha.
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