Discover your family history (Updated February 2019)
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Genealogists learning from Genealogists. Have you ever thought about transitioning into a career as a genealogy professional? Are you already a professional but would love a place to get ideas on running your business more smoothly? The Genealogy Professional podcast is your resource for learning best practices and gaining a sense of what a genealogy career is all about. The podcast is released weekly, every Monday, and runs for about 30 minutes.
 
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Family “Histoire” News this week is really one huge story in the family history world… the story about FamilyTreeDNA. The company is said to be “working with” law enforcement. The guys share th ...…
 
We all have family secrets. And if you’re concerned about how to handle those secrets in a history, Fisher has some thoughts.
 
Over 40 years before photography became a thing, a printing process paved the way for the publication of numerous images, some of which may help tell your family story.
 
Welcome my friend to the podcast where we take joy in the discovery of your family’s history! This is Genealogy Gems Podcast episode #226 and in today’s show we’ll cover research strategies and new resources that will help you find your way, plus I’ve got a tech tip and a fascinating bit of military genealogy for you. GEM: They Shall Not Grow O ...…
 
The Genealogy Guys have returned from their working cruise in the Caribbean on the Norwegian Epic. They want to thank Pat Adams, Annette Burke Lyttle, and Dale Heins of The Villages and Anna Pellegrini of Anchors Aweigh Cruises & Tours for a fabulous trip. You’ll find more details on The Genealogy Guys Blog. Don’t forget to get your nomination/ ...…
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher begins the segment reviewing David’s recent honor… a genealogical library in Brockton, Massachusetts is naming their genealogical section the “David Allen Lambert Library.” (And David is ...…
 
Your old home movies may be a treasure trove of photographs you didn’t even know you had. Here’s how to get to them!
 
Have you ever been told that you are a cousin one or more times removed? What that means is simpler than you may think.
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin their Family Histoire News with word that our Neanderthal DNA is not reducing over time. David explains what science is telling us. Then, they share the wonderful story of how a ...…
 
Have you been hesitant to write your own history? Everyone has a story to tell! Don’t deprive your descendants of the lessons and events of your life.
 
The post MSS-080-Felix Gatineau and the Francos of Southbridge, Massachusetts appeared first on Maple Stars and Stripes - Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. What was life like in a Little Canada? Thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Blood’s translation of Félix Gatineau’s 1919 Histoire des Franco-Américains de Southbridge, Massachusetts, we now have an ...…
 
Are you considering writing an ancestral history, but feel their life story is “spotty?” Here is how historical context can help you fill in the gaps.
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin their “Family Histoire News” with the story of a family that has been in the same unique business for 400 years! Hear what they make and how many generations this covers. Then, i ...…
 
Most people have records, photos, or heirlooms in their homes. But other relatives almost certainly do as well. And often the things they have are different than what you’ve had passed down. Perhaps it’s time for an inventory of all the Family Archive “Branch Offices!”
 
Imagine a library that stores billions of webpages from sites that no longer exist, and digitized texts of millions of books and other assets. It’s not in Greece, and it costs you nothing to visit.
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. In the first new show of 2019, Fisher shares with David his first big find of the new year… a treasure trove of family newspaper stories from the 1920s and 1930s. David has also already had a m ...…
 
There’s a time for collecting and a time for distributing. While you’re still here, it’s time you figure out how that’s going to happen. Fisher shares some thoughts on protecting your life’s family history work.
 
Genealogy and family history, believe it or not, are actually defined very differently. Hear why the two terms are not the same.
 
George and Drew welcome their newest podcast sponsor, Vivid-Pix, with an interview with its CEO, Rick Voight. Rick shares his background in the photo industry, and describes his company's RESTORE photo and document restoration software. George and Drew then announce the partnership between The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix as sponsors of the Uns ...…
 
(Show first aired in April 2018.) Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher begins with his personal story of another brick wall coming down thanks to a pair of family DNA kits. And this one goes back quite a ways! David then sh ...…
 
Kenyatta Berry returns to Genealogy Connection to discuss her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit. To learn even more about Kenyatta, also listen to Genealogy Connection #010. Questions or comments about the show? Email genealogyguys@gmail.com
 
Wondering why you can’t always find articles you believe should be there in a digitized newspaper? Here are some tricks for squeezing it all out of digitized newspapers!
 
with Lisa Louise Cooke GEM: A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry (Genealogy Roadshow) Get ready for a fun and inspiring start to your new genealogy year. I’m not going to lecture you about how to get organized and all that – you get enough of that New Year banter other places. Today I’m going to bring you a talented lady who’s a sharp genealog ...…
 
If you’ve ever dug into Swedish ancestry, you know the issue. Tons of people have the same name and live in the same places. Well, Swedish Church records can at least help a little in sorting out which Hans Olsen might be yours. Fisher explains.
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin Family Histoire News with the story of a remarkable new find… a type of xray that can reveal the image beneath the damage on a daguerreotype photo. (See ExtremeGenes.com.) Then, ...…
 
The Genealogy Guys take a look back at 2018 and a look ahead at 2019.
 
Two key census record sets were destroyed in Ireland in 1922, but some of that information was preserved in another way. Fisher explains why your ancestors’ data from those census records may still be available.
 
Within the United States, it was not uncommon for churches to give a “letter of transfer” to a member of their congregation who is moving to a new location. But sometimes they came with immigrants from across the ocean. What can this mean to you? Fisher explains.
 
The post MSS-079-Dissecting a French-Canadian Marriage Contract appeared first on Maple Stars and Stripes - Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. We all have them. Piles of notarial records that need translating. Among them is arguably the most important notary record of all–the marriage contract. This document gives us an intimate look into ...…
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins with an all too brief accounting of his recent astounding genealogical find in an archive. (We’ll get into detail in January!) Then the guys kick around (pun intended) the story of ...…
 
Obituaries often reveal connections to the Free Masons. If you have an ancestor that belonged to this organization, his membership application may provide great information on him. Fisher has more.
 
Slave research is hard enough, and this little nugget, unfortunately, might make it harder. Not all slave names come from the most recent slaveholder. Fisher shares some other possibilities.
 
The news includes: MyHeritage announced that its Family Tree Webinars are now closed-captioned. The book There is Something About Edgefield is an Award Finalist in the 2018 Best Books Award in the category of History-United States. We reviewed the book in Episode #339. Congratulations! Findmypast announces a trial of a revolutionary new newspap ...…
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher speaks briefly about a recent breakthrough he has made through DNA, opening a previously unknown descent line from an immigrant ancestor. David opens Family Histoire News with word of sp ...…
 
The settling of the west wasn’t much unlike the settling of colonial America a century or two earlier. And as people came, more and more lines were drawn. Fisher shares just a few so you know what to look for as you consider your research strategy.
 
Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life. Today is Wednesday December 19, 2018 and this is Episode 126. Cyndi’s List Many of you probably have heard of and use Cyndi’s List. I personally subscribe to her mailing list to find out what’s been added and changed at Cyndi’s List. The mai ...…
 
War, population growth and shifting can all contribute to boundary changes. And boundary changes mean that, even if your ancestors stayed in the same place, their records could be hiding in many places.
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with talk of the recent passing of former President George H. W. Bush, and the math that suggests he was related to a large part of the American population. Next, David talks abo ...…
 
Fisher had given up on finding the parents of an elusive ancestor when he took one last step before closing the book on the case. And it made all the difference in the world!
 
Lisa’s Recent Travels Swedish Genealogical Society in Edina, MN and a side trip to Winthrop, MN. Above: Speaking at the Swedish Genealogical Society Above: Bill (left) with his new found Larson cousin. Oslo Norway – MyHeritage Above: Speaking at the MyHeritage conference in Oslo, Norway The Viking Ship Museum with my genealogy crew at the Vikin ...…
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins the segment talking about how you can preserve the history of your Christmas ornaments. David recently observed that he still has ornaments from his mother’s childhood in the 1930s ...…
 
Struggling to figure out where your ancestor’s Social Security records went? They might not have been there at all because things were different before 1951!
 
Ever notice familiar repeating family names in a single family group? It could be the parents were following a classic pattern. And that pattern can tell you some very important truths about the previous generation.
 
The news includes: MyHeritage announced Shared Ancestral Places, a new facility in its MyHeritage DNA. MyHeritage announced that artifact testing is on its way. MyHeritage held a very successful conference, MyHeritage LIVE, in Oslo, Norway, and videos of the keynote by Gilad Japhet and 23 other presentations are available for free at https://fa ...…
 
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society & AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with the story of a Massachusetts couple that have been married to each other twice. In the same year. Wait til you hear why! Then, it was an American that saved the theft of a cop ...…
 
The post MSS-078-Samuel Gill: English Captive to Abenaki Chief appeared first on Maple Stars and Stripes - Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. Many English captives were redeemed and returned to the British colonies. Others stayed with the French or the Natives for the rest of their lives. George Ducharme takes us on a journey of discovery ...…
 
Ancestors love to play tricks on us as we trace them down… sometimes by disappearing from where we think they should be. Fisher explains where you might want to look next.
 
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