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S04 E07: The 2020 Election, Voting History, and Genealogy

Unfortunately, our scheduled guest wasn’t able to join us at the last minute. So this episode is an extemporaneous discussion about the outcome of the 2020 Election, the history of…

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Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research
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Discovering Pocahontas: A family surprise
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Gedmatch's Dodecad DNA analysis and African DNA results
Ancestry’s DNA Match Add Tool
Gedmatch's EthioHelix Africa-only DNA admixture test
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Eurogenes DNA analysis and African DNA results
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Genealogy Research Strategies

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

Genealogy Brick Wall Strategies

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

Enslaved Research Strategies

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

African American Genealogy

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

DNA & Genetics | Genetic Genealogy

S04 E05 What’s New at MyHeritage with Daniel Horowitz

We were so pleased to be able to welcome MyHeritage’s Daniel Horowitz, to the show. We chatted with Daniel about his role at MyHeritage, the work the company’s genealogists do…

S04 E04 Working with DNA Matches with Blaine T. Bettinger

Award-winning author and instructor Blaine Bettinger joined us on the show to talk about working with DNA matches in genealogical research. Working with DNA – and DNA matches in particular…

Race & Diversity

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

S04 E23: Heroes of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement Series: Dr. Frank Smith, Jr

We welcomed Maj. Charles Williams (aka Trooper Charles Williams) to the show to enlighten us about the unique service provided to the U.S. by an equally unique group of men: the National Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry – one of the most important military units in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces.

History

S04 E23: Heroes of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement Series: Dr. Frank Smith, Jr

We welcomed Maj. Charles Williams (aka Trooper Charles Williams) to the show to enlighten us about the unique service provided to the U.S. by an equally unique group of men: the National Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry – one of the most important military units in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces.

From Enslavement to Freedom: The Saga Of Butler Island Plantation

We welcomed Maj. Charles Williams (aka Trooper Charles Williams) to the show to enlighten us about the unique service provided to the U.S. by an equally unique group of men: the National Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry – one of the most important military units in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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