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Whether you are new to genealogy or a practiced veteran of the craft, these short clips of information about genealogy and our ancestors should inspire and assist you in moving further on your family tree. Keep them handy when you hit a brick wall or want new inspiration for unique angles to take in your work. With each clip, you will quickly learn what you need to know and be ready to jump back into the ancestor pool with a renewed sense of purpose.
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Spit is an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe where host Baratunde Thurston sits down with the most interesting cultural influencers of our time to explore how DNA testing gives us a new perspective on who we are and how we are all connected. Join us for an intimate conversation and the unscripted thoughts and opinions of award-winning recording artists John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Wyclef Jean and Pete Wentz as we talk science vs stories, nature vs nurture, family, race and a whole lot more ...
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Today's episode explores a topic that's as fascinating as it is complex: kissing cousins. The phrase might conjure images of old-world aristocracy or forgotten rural traditions, but as we'll discover, its implications reach far into our past and present. So, please make yourself comfortable as we explore the intricacies of close-knit marriages and …
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-texas/ Austin is the capital of Texas, the US state. It has a long history of human habitation and an interesting history as first the capital of Texas as an independent nation and later as the capital of Texas as a state.By Ancestral Findings
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-utah/ Salt Lake City is the capital of the state of Utah. It is situated in a dry, arid valley that had very few Native American inhabitants when LDS church members arrived there to settle the place. The church's practice of polygamy kept it from achieving statehood at first, but state…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/become-a-better-researcher Are you trying to get past a genealogical brick wall? Are you stuck in your research on a family branch and feel you are going around in circles? It is time to elevate your research skills. Even pros can do it. Here are six tips to make you a better researcher.…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/american-folklore-washington Washington is a state in the northwest of the United States. It has a long history of human habitation. One of the oldest human skeletons in North America was found there. Europeans are not known to have discovered it until the late 1700s. Washington has some unique folklore.…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/good-genealogy-days The good days in genealogy are those moments of discovery and connection that remind us of the enduring power of family history to unite us. These moments are treasures, gifts from the past illuminating our present and connecting us in profound and meaningful ways. So, here's to more …
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/10-must-genealogy-projects-april/ Are you looking for some productive genealogy projects to do in April? As the first full month of spring, April offers some interesting and unique genealogy opportunities that just don’t fit in as well during other months of the year. If you want to stay on top of things…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/bad-genealogy-days Today, we’re focusing on a challenge familiar to many—encountering “brick walls.” These obstacles, which often appear insurmountable, can halt the progress of even the most enthusiastic family historians. Today, we're here to share strategies, stories, and a dose of encouragement to he…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/what-is-up-with-the-changing-date-of-easter Is it confusing for you to determine when Easter will be every year? You’re not alone. Most people would have no idea if they didn’t consult their calendars or the Internet. But there is a way to do it manually. Here is how Easter is calculated and how it came …
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Podast Notest: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-vermont Montpelier is the capital of the state of Vermont. It was visited by European fur traders as early as four centuries ago. Those interactions indirectly wiped out most of the area's Native American inhabitants. Though it is the least populous state capital, Montpelier has a ton …
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-virginia/ The city of Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia. It was the traditional home of the famous Powhatan Native American tribe that produced Pocahontas. It was also one of the earliest English settlements in North America. Richmond has been an important location in Am…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-washington/ The city of Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington in the United States. With a Native American history in the area going back centuries, the Olympia area is in a highly desirable location for fishing and farming. European settlers reached it late in North Americ…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-wisconsin/ In this episode, we journeyed to Madison, the esteemed capital of Wisconsin. With a rich history dating back to the early 1800s, Madison has played a pivotal role in shaping the state's cultural landscape. Let's delve into what makes this city truly unique and cherished.…
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https://ancestralfindings.com Let's explore the fascinating world of George Eastman, where innovation and philanthropy meet to create moments of inspiration. Join me on a journey through his extraordinary life, from humble beginnings to groundbreaking inventions. As someone who has personally explored the Eastman estate museum, I invite you to disc…
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Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/beware-the-ides-of-march/ Ever wondered why the Ides of March carries such a mysterious aura? Join us on a journey through time as we unravel the stories and secrets behind this infamous date. It’s history like you’ve never heard it before. #Genealogy #AncestralFindings #GenealogyClips…
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https://ancestralfindings.com/the-story-of-black-rosies-and-their-pioneering-role-in-wwii/ — Step into the shadows of history and explore the untold stories of American women whose efforts reshaped World War II, challenging the iconic Rosie the Riveter. Join me as we unveil a saga of resilience and resistance. Rediscover the history forgot. Genealo…
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https://ancestralfindings.com/the-making-of-a-spy/ — The global stage was fraught with tension and unpredictability as the world teetered on the brink of World War II. In an era where societal norms largely confined women to the home, the extraordinary story of Virginia Hall emerged, defying and transcending these constraints to etch her mark on hi…
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Wisconsin has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. At that time, it has racked up plenty of folklore tales. Some are ancient tales, some are more modern, but all are intriguing. Here are some of the highlights of Wisconsin folklore. Genealogy Clips Podcast https://ancestralfindings.com/podcast Free Genealogy Lookups https://ancestralfin…
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Wyoming is a very large state, land-wise, but is the least populous people-wise in the United States. It has many fascinating geographical structures and a long history of Native American habitation there. As might be expected from a place like this, Wyoming has a lot of unique and weird folklore associated with it. Here are some of the highlights …
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Let’s explore history as we discuss why visiting historical sites offers an immersive experience unmatched by just reading alone. Genealogy Clips Podcast https://ancestralfindings.com/podcast Free Genealogy Lookups https://ancestralfindings.com/free-genealogy-lookups Historical Postcard Giveaway https://ancestralfindings.com/postcard-giveaway/ Gene…
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Let's explore the benefits of reading habits for genealogists and historians. Do you have good reading habits? Join me and discover how broadening your literary spectrum can enrich your understanding of history and aid in building a personal library that supports your intellectual journey. Genealogy Clips Podcast https://ancestralfindings.com/podca…
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https://ancestralfindings.com/leap-days-in-our-lives/ Discover the fascinating history of leap days and how they were introduced to align calendars with the seasons. Dive into the journey from ancient Rome to our modern-day calendar. Genealogy Clips Podcast https://ancestralfindings.com/podcast Free Genealogy Lookups https://ancestralfindings.com/f…
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https://ancestralfindings.com Settle in as we journey to a site steeped in the ebb and flow of North American history. Located at the mouth of the Niagara River, this fortress offers a panoramic view of Lake Ontario and an even broader view of the past. Let's walk through the gates of this historic fort and explore the narratives etched into its wa…
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https://ancestralfindings.com/lovers-leap-a-tale-of-tragedy-and-legend/ Perched high on the limestone bluffs overlooking the winding Mississippi River, the quaint town of Hannibal, Missouri, harbors a poignant story etched into its rugged landscape. This is the story of Lover's Leap, a narrative of love, loss, and legend spanning generations.…
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https://ancestralfindings.com/bob-waldmir-the-free-spirit-of-route-66/ Bob Waldmire was a proponent of living on the road, and his preferred route was the iconic Route 66. Waldmire was an artist and a traveler who captured the beauty of his life on the road through a unique lens. His journey was immortalized in a customized VW Bus and a series of m…
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West Virginia used to be part of Virginia, but its unique geography and culture made it an ideal candidate to be its own state. It received this gift in 1863 and has been the epitome of rural mountain living in the United States. It has some unique folklore suitable to such an intriguing and unusual place. Here are some of the highlights of the tal…
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Charleston is the capital of the state of West Virginia. It is known for its prolific production of natural resources like natural gas, salt, and coal. Because of this, it has always been a strategic and desirable location for the United States. Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-state-capitals-west-virginia/ #Genealogy #AncestralFind…
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Washington, D.C., is the nation’s capital city, and it has some truly intriguing folklore that goes along with it. This city has mysteries and secrets, from the supernatural to conspiracy theories involving everything from the Illuminati to hidden treasure. Here are some of the highlights of the folklore of Washington, D.C. Podcast Notes: https://a…
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Let’s embark on a journey through history as we uncover the extraordinary tale of the Battle of Philippi in West Virginia. Amidst the turmoil of the Civil War's first land battle, a remarkable figure emerged, forever altering the landscape of medicine and innovation. This is the story of James Edward Hanger and the inception of prosthetic limbs. Po…
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In this episode, we'll delve into how a single mother's gunshot catalyzed the first major land battle of the American Civil War. Discover the sequence of events that led thousands of Union and Confederate troops to Philippi, Virginia. Uncover how Matilda Humphrey's solitary act wielded far-reaching implications. Join us in unpacking this often-over…
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Let's embark on a tantalizing journey through time with your next family meal. Discover how every spice, every recipe, and every shared dinner can unlock secrets of your heritage. What flavors of the past will you uncover next? Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/tracing-your-family-history-through-food/…
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Once upon a time, the name Disney was synonymous with enchantment in a land of imagination and creativity. This world brought fairy tales to life on-screen and in sprawling amusement parks. Disney epitomized childhood wonder and joy. It was a haven where good always triumphed over evil, dreams materialized, and every story concluded happily. Genera…
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Today, let's Step into the heart of Cleveland and explore the "Lineage and Legacy of Superman" exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library. Uncover the tales of Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and reminisce about the adventures of the iconic Man of Steel that continue to inspire generations. https://ancestralfindings.com…
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The capital of the state of Wyoming is the city of Cheyenne. This city was empty for a long time, except for a few small and dedicated Native American tribes. Its geography and climate made it seem unsuitable for settling for most people. The railroad, gold rush, and cattle boom changed all that. Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-sta…
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Let’s step into the storied history of the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse, where tales of bravery and dedication resonate with the spirit of Lake Ontario. As a historical sentinel, it offers a bridge to our maritime past and a beacon for future explorations. Join us in honoring a legacy set in stone and light, ensuring that the lighthouse remains a p…
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Learn about the fascinating art and history of bedmaking from our ancestors. Discover why chicken feathers & wooden slats were popular materials for bed construction and how a 'straw tick' revolutionized sleeping comfort. Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-art-and-history-of-bedmakingBy Ancestral Findings
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Martin Luther King Jr Day is one of two federal holidays we celebrate in January (the other being New Year's Day). Here's the story of how it got started. Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/how-mlk-day-became-a-federal-holiday/ Genealogy Clips Podcast: https://ancestralfindings.com/podcast Free Genealogy Lookups: https://ancestralfindings…
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Step back in time with me as we explore the forgotten joys and enduring relevance of dictionaries and encyclopedias. The unique benefits of these classic resources, from stimulating intellectual curiosity to offering trusted knowledge, and why they still matter for a well-rounded mind. Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/exercising-your-mi…
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Step into the hidden corners of the American Revolution, where quiet heroes changed the course of history. Unravel is a tale seldom told that holds the key to America's past. Ready to be captivated? Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/washingtons-spies-the-unsung-heroes-of-americas-revolutionary-war/…
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The American Civil War, a tumultuous period that divided the nation, was marked by numerous battles, skirmishes, and raids. While major battles like Gettysburg and Antietam are often highlighted, many lesser-known events also shaped the war's course. One such event was the Georgetown, Ohio, raid on July 15, 1863. Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfin…
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Today, we’re exploring a different side of Nashville, Tennessee—its full-scale replica of Athens’ Parthenon. Located among the city’s famous music venues, this Grecian monument has an interesting backstory tied to a celebration from over 100 years ago. Join me as we explore this architectural wonder in the heart of Music City. Podcast Notes: https:…
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Born in 1895 in Richland County, Illinois, Schilt grew up with an innate curiosity about the world around him. As a young boy, he was known to climb trees, not just for the thrill but to get a ‘bird's eye view' of his surroundings. It's perhaps no surprise that, as a man, he would strive to view the world from an even greater height—the cockpit of …
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Let’s kickstart our genealogical journey this January. From strategic planning to deep historical dives, these activities are designed to enrich your understanding of your family's past… Podcast Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/10-must-do-genealogy-projects-for-january/By Ancestral Findings
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