Genealogy Adventures

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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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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

Book Club II: Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839

“Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation” in 1838-1839 (published 1863) by Frances “Fanny” Anne Kemble-ButlerOur first book club was such a success, we’re going to do it again!…

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

S04 E28: African Americans of the California Gold Rush with Susan D. Anderson

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

S04 E27: Honoring the 6888th Battalion with Ret. Col. Edna W. Cummings and Janice Martin, RN

This episode marks the last in our 3-part series about the remarkable women who served in the all-black U.S. Army Battalion the 6888th in Europe during WWII. The women tackled…

History

S04 E28: African Americans of the California Gold Rush with Susan D. Anderson

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

S04 E27: Honoring the 6888th Battalion with Ret. Col. Edna W. Cummings and Janice Martin, RN

This episode marks the last in our 3-part series about the remarkable women who served in the all-black U.S. Army Battalion the 6888th in Europe during WWII. The women tackled…

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