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Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given.

Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given.
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Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given.

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Episodes

AF-208: 6 Things to Know Before Visiting the Genealogy Library

12/11/2018
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Are you planning a trip to a genealogy library soon? Today, I’ll give you six things you need to know before you go. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/6-things-to-know-before-visiting-the-genealogy-library/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes - https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube - https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay - https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner Weekly Giveaways: - https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing Free eBooks: -...

Duration:00:04:23

AF-207: 10 "Must Do" Genealogy Projects for December

12/4/2018
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With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to think of the genealogy projects you want to complete for December. Join me the next time to learn about these special projects. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/10-must-do-genealogy-projects-for-december/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes - https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube - https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay - https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner Weekly Giveaways: -...

Duration:00:06:17

AF-206: 13 Best Genealogy Projects for a Long Weekend

11/27/2018
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Do you have some extra free time coming up? Why not fill it by filling in some information on your family tree? Today I’ll share you 13 best genealogy projects that I've used during my long weekends. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/13-best-genealogy-projects-for-a-long-weekend/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes - https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube - https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay - https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner Weekly...

Duration:00:05:09

AF-205: Did Your Ancestors Keep Scrapbooks?

11/20/2018
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Did your ancestor keep a scrapbook? Today I’ll talk about how to find out, and what to do if you find one. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/did-your-ancestors-keep-scrapbooks/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes - https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube - https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay - https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner Weekly Giveaways: - https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing Free eBooks: - https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks Hard To...

Duration:00:04:47

AF-204: Don't Make These 8 Mistakes in Your Genealogy Research

11/13/2018
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Are you a beginning genealogist? Today, I’ll show you how to make your research shine by avoiding eight common beginning genealogy mistakes. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/dont-make-these-8-mistakes-in-your-genealogy-research/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes - https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube - https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay - https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner Weekly Giveaways: - https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing Free...

Duration:00:05:14

AF-203: 10 "Must Do" Genealogy Projects for November

11/6/2018
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Are you looking for genealogical projects to do for November? Consider these ten seasonal gems to get your creative genealogy energy going. You'll have a ball. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/10-must-do-genealogy-projects-for-november/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes - https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube - https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay - https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner Weekly Giveaways: -...

Duration:00:05:01

AF-202: Search Tricks for Locating Your Ancestors in an Online Census

10/30/2018
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If your ancestors are not easily found in the census, it doesn't mean they aren't there. The beauty of searchable online indexes is that you can search in a variety of ways to find your ancestors. Today, I’ll give you some techniques you can use to increase your knowledge of your family history. Show Notes: - https://ancestralfindings.com/search-tricks-for-locating-your-ancestors-in-an-online-census/ Subscribe via: - https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes -...

Duration:00:05:05

AF-201: Alternative Sources for Tracking Your Ancestors

10/23/2018
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Do you feel like you've reached a point where you have no other resources to search for your ancestors? Don't forget about alternative sources. They may just have the clues you need to move forward. Today you’ll learn how to use these sources. Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/alternative-sources-for-tracking-your-ancestors-city-directories-social-sections-of-old-newspapers-and-school-yearbooks/ Subscribe via: https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes...

Duration:00:05:07

AF-200: How to Use Book Databases to Further Your Family History

10/15/2018
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There are several book databases online that can help you further your family history research by hooking you up with rare books with mentions of your family in them. Today, I’ll give you the how to find and use these informative databases. Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/how-to-use-book-databases-to-further-your-family-history/ Subscribe via: https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay...

Duration:00:04:59

AF-199: 3 Genealogy Blunders to Avoid

10/9/2018
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Do you know how to make sure your genealogy research is the best it can be? Today you’ll learn about the most common genealogy blunders and how to avoid them so your research can rise high. Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/3-genealogy-blunders-avoid Subscribe via: https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay https://ancestralfindings.com/feedburner - Weekly...

Duration:00:06:42

AF-198: Give Your Genealogy an Annual Checkup

10/2/2018
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Have you ever considered performing an annual checkup on your genealogy? It is something every serious genealogist should do. Put it on your calendar each year to make sure your work is as strong as it can be. Today I’ll talk about how to do a proper genealogy checkup. Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/give-genealogy-annual-checkup/ Subscribe via: https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes https://ancestralfindings.com/youtube https://ancestralfindings.com/googleplay...

Duration:00:07:48

AF-197: 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Records

9/25/2018
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Marriage records are one of the Top Three most basic record types in genealogy, along with Death and Birth records. If you haven’t used marriage records in your research yet, you should, and it’s time to start. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast for the top six most frequently asked questions about marriage records… to get you started with this valuable genealogical resource. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2CWefOP Subscribe via: https://ancestralfindings.com/itunes ...

Duration:00:08:57

AF-196: The Do’s and Don’ts of Genealogy Research

9/18/2018
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Whether you are new to genealogy or a veteran, your work can only benefit from a refresher in these basic genealogy do’s and don’ts. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll share the things you need to know to make your work shine. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2DqeEtF - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

Duration:00:07:55

AF-195: 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Census Records

9/11/2018
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The U.S. Federal Census is one of the best-known tools for researching your family history. Whether you are a novice or a veteran of using the census, there is always more to learn about this fascinating recordset. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you the five top questions genealogists of all levels have about the census, and their answers. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2CUIKV3 - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways:...

Duration:00:08:52

AF-194: Tips to Find Your Ancestor's Origin

9/4/2018
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Are you curious about what nation your family originated in before they came to the United States? Most genealogists are, as it helps them know more about their ancestors, as well as their own personal history and culture. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to find those elusive places of origin. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2CVYZBk - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:08:26

AF-193: Benjamin Franklin (Who’s Who in the American Revolution)

8/28/2018
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Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man and so important to the American Revolution. But, how much do you know about his background and personal life? That’s a fascinating story on its own. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn the real tale of America’s most famous Founding Father. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2fgNNVU - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:09:01

AF-192: The Science of Aerial Photography in World War I

8/21/2018
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Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as I talk about the science of aerial photography in World War I and why it was a groundbreaking advancement for military commanders. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2DrNrGU - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find Surnames: https://ancestralfindings.com/surnames

Duration:00:13:46

AF-191: Samuel Adams (Who’s Who in the American Revolution)

8/14/2018
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Samuel Adams is one of the most famous names associated with the American Revolution. However, what do you really know about him other than that he has his face and name on a popular brand of American beer? Today I’ll talk about the real story of this extraordinary American patriot. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2jx6lGq - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find...

Duration:00:11:10

AF-190: Not Getting Enough Responses to Your DNA Match Requests? Here’s How to Get More

8/8/2018
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Are you interested in researching your genealogy using DNA? If you are on a DNA database and are having trouble getting your matches to respond to you, it can be frustrating. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast for some effective tips for getting more responses from your genetic relatives. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2Dqy0PA - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:08:04

AF-189: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: George Washington

7/31/2018
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George Washington is probably the best-known player in the American Revolution. However, he wasn’t always the great military leader he became. He was a fatherless boy and inept soldier for the British before he found greatness. Join me today for this fascinating story right here on the Ancestral Findings Podcast. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2vSnT5n - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:08:34