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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-183: Double Dating in Genealogy

6/19/2018
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Did you know that there was a change in our calendar in 1752? There was, and it changed the way things were dated. Join me today and we’ll try to figure it all out, and get the date correct in your research. - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gWp - 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:00:07:42

AF-182: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Ethan Allen

6/12/2018
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Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we ask the question… Who was Ethan Allen, and what role did he play in the American Revolution? The man known as the father of Vermont was instrumental in a couple of key Revolutionary battles, and his capture by the British made him a hero. - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gGP - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks -...

Duration:00:08:19

AF-181: Creating New Genealogists: The Secret

6/5/2018
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As genealogists, we want our children and grandchildren to be as interested in it as we are, so they will preserve, protect, and continue the work we’ve done. But, how do we instill this interest in them? Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we learn how to do just that! - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gTn - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard...

Duration:00:07:22

AF-180: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Margaret Corbin

5/29/2018
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Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast as we talk about Margaret Corbin. She’s not a name most associated with the American Revolution, but she played a very important and unique role in it. - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gFc - 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:00:08:50

AF-179: What Stories Are Your Ancestors’ Headstones Telling You?

5/22/2018
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Headstones are so much more than just permanent places to record a person’s name, birth, and death date. They are little windows into the lives of those ancestors. Join me today on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you how to read headstones that tell a story. - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gNx - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard...

Duration:00:08:03

AF-178: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Nathan Hale

5/15/2018
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Who was Nathan Hale? His last words are famous even today, but what else did he do for the revolutionary cause? Join me today on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll talk about his remarkable story. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/Nathan-Hale - 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:00:08:19

AF-177: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in America

5/8/2018
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What is the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in America, and why should you join? Today, I’ll show you what need to know about this prestigious lineage society, on this episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2sjtLik - 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:00:07:56

AF-176: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Marquis de Lafayette

5/1/2018
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Who was the Marquis de Lafayette? He was the most important foreign ally of the colonies during the American Revolution. Join me today as I talk about the story of this remarkable man. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tFhF72 - 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:00:06:58

AF-175: How Did They End Up There?

4/24/2018
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Have you ever considered why your ancestors lived where they did? People have been moving throughout human history, but there has usually been a reason. Join me on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll explain that learning the reason will reveal a lot of new and interesting genealogical information to you, and may even help you break down brick walls. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2w8quIH - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: ...

Duration:00:07:42

AF-174: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Patrick Henry

4/17/2018
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Do you know much about Patrick Henry beyond his name? Who was he, and what was his role in the American Revolution? I’ll talk his fascinating story on today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2suRoEA - 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:00:08:01

AF-173: Using Local Historical and Genealogical Societies to Further Your Genealogy Research

4/10/2018
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What types of things will you find at local historical and genealogical societies? It varies, of course, but you may find valuable research resources. Let's explore these resources together on today's episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2gKnU4H - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find Surnames:...

Duration:00:07:29

AF-172: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Richard Henry Lee

4/3/2018
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Who was Richard Henry Lee? He was an important revolutionary who is not remembered nearly enough today, in spite of his accomplishments. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll talk about this extraordinary and influential American patriot. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tDUHNK - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find Surnames:...

Duration:00:08:33

AF-171: How to Trace Your Ancestor's World War I History

3/27/2018
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World War I was a century ago. Now, more people are starting to become interested in tracing the military histories of their WWI ancestors. Records are located in a variety of places. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to find them and piece them together. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2gqlmsd - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard...

Duration:00:08:46

AF-170 - Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Hancock

3/20/2018
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You probably know the name John Hancock, but do you know anything about the man behind the famous name? On today's episode, I'll talk about this American patriot. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2g50E0K - 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:00:10:54

AF-169: Is There Another Way to Find Your Cherokee Ancestors Rather Than the Dawes Rolls?

3/13/2018
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When it comes to Cherokee genealogy, there are more sources to use than the Dawes Rolls. Many think these rolls are the only source, but you are missing out on a lot of good information if you only use those. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you some alternatives you can use to discover or confirm Cherokee ancestry. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2g50E0K - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing -...

Duration:00:08:19

AF-168: Tips on Researching Your African-American Family History Before 1870

3/6/2018
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Are you researching your African-American family tree and not getting as far back as you would like to? You’re not alone, and you are not without resources. There may not be many records on your ancestors, but there are enough that you may find them. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast and I’ll show you how to do it. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2i4RAtv - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:09:29

AF-167: James A. Garfield: America's Extraordinary 20th President

2/27/2018
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Who was James A. Garfield, other than America’s 20th president? He is mostly remembered for being assassinated while in office, but there is so much more to this highly accomplished man than that one thing. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll share with you his real story, along with his accomplishments before and during his short but influential presidency. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2hMBJzQ - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways:...

Duration:00:09:55

AF-166: DNA: The Future of Unlocking Your True Family History

2/20/2018
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Are you interested in building a highly accurate family tree? Have you considered getting your DNA tested? If not, you really should. There are so many places to have it done, and each has its unique benefits. On today's episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I'll show you why DNA is your key to breaking down brick walls and confirming relationships. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2f9sw3l - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways:...

Duration:00:09:04

AF-165: Using Negative Evidence to Prove Relationships

2/13/2018
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What is negative evidence, and how can it help you break through brick walls in genealogy research? Using negative evidence in the absence of identifying records is a powerful research technique. On today’s episode of the Ancestral Findings Podcast, I’ll show you how to use it to discover those mystery ancestors. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2sqJvA3 - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:08:25

AF-164: How to Make Sure the Stories of Your Family Heirlooms Don't Get Lost

2/6/2018
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Are you concerned about your family heirlooms? Will your children care as much about them as you? Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to preserve them for future generations. http://www.GenealogyGold.com - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2tNq4Fv - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find Surnames:...

Duration:00:07:05