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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-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

AF-188: Tips for Deciphering Illegible Ancient Documents

7/24/2018
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Are you experiencing frustration at not being able to read the handwriting on an ancient document? Does it seem illegible to you? It might not be. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll show you how to unlock its secrets and improve your family tree. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2CUZ7AZ - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find Surnames:...

Duration:00:08:29

AF-187: Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Adams

7/17/2018
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Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast we’ll look in the life of John Adams. He was our nation’s second president, but he was much more than that alone. He almost single-handedly kept the revolutionary spirit going, got independence declared, and managed the war from the Continental Congress building almost on his own. - Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2vxziaD - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks:...

Duration:00:09:14

AF-186: What are Some of the Best Genealogy Magazines Out There?

7/10/2018
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Do you read genealogical magazines? If not, you should. They are invaluable resources for learning new skills, connecting with other researchers of your family lines, and discovering historical secrets that will tell you more about your ancestors and how they lived. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you seven best ones you should have on your reading list. - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gXa - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways:...

Duration:00:08:27

AF-185: Celebrating Our National Heritage: A History of the 4th of July

7/3/2018
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You know we celebrate our nation’s independence on the 4th of July. But, do you know how this holiday came to be? When was it first celebrated? What is its true meaning? Let me share with you this fascinating story of American history, today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast. - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gE1 - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard To Find...

Duration:00:08:38

AF-184: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Thomas Jefferson

6/26/2018
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Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll answer the questions… Who was Thomas Jefferson? Beyond being our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, who was he? Where did he come from, what was his family like, and what other contributions did he make to our country? - Show Notes: https://wp.me/p4Pr1R-gE1 - iTunes: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/itunes - Giveaways: https://ancestralfindings.com/drawing - Free eBooks: https://ancestralfindings.com/ebooks - Hard...

Duration:00:08:15

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 - Hard...

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 To...

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

5/21/2018
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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