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Ancestral Findings Podcast

By AncestralFindings.com

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...

  1. 1.
    Genealogy Clips #12: Set a Timer03/25/2019
    5:03
  2. 2.
    AF-234: The Top Things that Make Genealogy a Fun, Fascinating Hobby03/22/2019
    7:32
  3. 3.
    AF-232: Mathew Brady: Photographing the Civil War03/20/2019
    7:47
  4. 4.
    Genealogy Clips #11: Check Out the Neighbors03/18/2019
    1:25
  5. 5.
    AF-231: The “Ghost” State of Jefferson: All You Need to Know About the State You Didn’t Know About03/15/2019
    4:47
  6. 6.
    Genealogy Clips #9: Look at Immigration and Naturalization Records03/13/2019
    1:43
  7. 7.
    AF-230: The Louisiana Purchase Controversy03/12/2019
    4:47
  8. 8.
    Genealogy Clips #21: Look at Other Things the Census Says03/11/2019
    2:05
  1. 9.
    AF-229: Who Were the Ashkenazi Jewish People, and Are You Related to Them?03/08/2019
    6:10
  2. 10.
    Genealogy Clips #7: Listen to Your Family’s Stories03/07/2019
    2:05
  3. 11.
    Genealogy Clips #8: Look at Census Records03/06/2019
    1:43
  4. 12.
    AF-228: The French and Native American Relations03/05/2019
    4:53
  5. 13.
    Genealogy Clips #6: Use the Library03/04/2019
    1:20
  6. 14.
    Genealogy Clips #4: Be Organized03/03/2019
    1:20
  7. 15.
    Genealogy Clips #5: Don’t Copy Research that Has Already Been Done03/02/2019
    1:04
  8. 16.
    AF-227: Your Foot Shape and Your Genealogy03/01/2019
    7:39
  9. 17.
    Genealogy Clips #3: Be Selective in Your Genealogy Research02/28/2019
    1:32
  10. 18.
    AF-226: Do You Have Mayflower Ancestry? Here is How to Prove It02/26/2019
    8:13
  11. 19.
    Genealogy Clips #2: Be Selective in Your Genealogy Research02/24/2019
    1:31
  12. 20.
    AF-225: How to Do More Effective Old Newspaper Searches02/22/2019
    7:39
  13. 21.
    Genealogy Clips #1: Can eBay Help Your Genealogy Research?02/21/2019
    1:02
  14. 22.
    AF-224: How to Communicate with Your DNA Matches the Proper Way02/19/2019
    7:57
  15. 23.
    AF-223: Why is Doing Irish Genealogy so Challenging, and What Can You Do about It?02/15/2019
    7:43
  16. 24.
    AF-222: The Ten Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners02/12/2019
    7:28
  17. 25.
    AF-221: How to Stay Motivated With Your Genealogy Research02/08/2019
    7:45
  18. 26.
    AF-220: Six Steps to Become a Better Genealogy Researcher02/05/2019
    7:53
  19. 27.
    AF-219: How to Use Google Images to Further Your Genealogy Research02/01/2019
    7:09
  20. 28.
    AF-218: The Last Holdout of the Confederacy01/29/2019
    7:48
  21. 29.
    AF-217: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting DNA Testing for Genealogy01/25/2019
    7:44
  22. 30.
    AF-216: How Popular is Genealogy?01/22/2019
    8:02
  23. 31.
    AF-215: A Review of Family Tree Magazine01/18/2019
    7:40
  24. 32.
    AF-214: Tips for Doing Middle Name Research01/15/2019
    14:11
  25. 33.
    AF-213: What Makes Genealogy So Important?01/11/2019
    7:43
  26. 34.
    AF-212: Tips for Building a Flawless Family Tree01/07/2019
    7:31
  27. 35.
    AF-211: Tips to Write an Excellent Genealogy Blog01/01/2019
    8:12
  28. 36.
    AF-210: What to Do When Your Family Tree Research Uncovers Unwanted Information12/25/2018
    9:38
  29. 37.
    AF-209: The History of the Christmas Tree12/18/2018
    8:04
  30. 38.
    AF-208: 6 Things to Know Before Visiting the Genealogy Library12/11/2018
    4:24
  31. 39.
    AF-207: 10 "Must Do" Genealogy Projects for December12/04/2018
    6:18
  32. 40.
    AF-206: 13 Best Genealogy Projects for a Long Weekend11/27/2018
    5:10
  33. 41.
    AF-205: Did Your Ancestors Keep Scrapbooks?11/20/2018
    4:48
  34. 42.
    AF-204: Don't Make These 8 Mistakes in Your Genealogy Research11/13/2018
    5:15
  35. 43.
    AF-203: 10 "Must Do" Genealogy Projects for November11/06/2018
    5:01
  36. 44.
    AF-202: Search Tricks for Locating Your Ancestors in an Online Census10/30/2018
    5:06
  37. 45.
    AF-201: Alternative Sources for Tracking Your Ancestors10/23/2018
    5:07
  38. 46.
    AF-199: How to Use Book Databases to Further Your Family History10/16/2018
    5:00
  39. 47.
    AF-199: 3 Genealogy Blunders to Avoid10/09/2018
    6:43
  40. 48.
    AF-198: Give Your Genealogy an Annual Checkup10/02/2018
    7:49
  41. 49.
    AF-197: 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Records09/25/2018
    8:58
  42. 50.
    AF-196: The Do’s and Don’ts of Genealogy Research09/18/2018
    7:56
  43. 51.
    AF-195: 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Census Records09/11/2018
    8:53
  44. 52.
    AF-194: Tips to Find Your Ancestor's Origin09/04/2018
    8:28
  45. 53.
    AF-193: Benjamin Franklin (Who’s Who in the American Revolution)08/28/2018
    9:02
  46. 54.
    AF-192: The Science of Aerial Photography in World War I08/21/2018
    13:48
  47. 55.
    AF-191: Samuel Adams (Who’s Who in the American Revolution)08/14/2018
    11:12
  48. 56.
    AF-190: Not Getting Enough Responses to Your DNA Match Requests? Here’s How to Get More08/08/2018
    8:05
  49. 57.
    AF-189: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: George Washington07/31/2018
    8:35
  50. 58.
    AF-188: Tips for Deciphering Illegible Ancient Documents07/24/2018
    8:31
  51. 59.
    AF-187: Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Adams07/17/2018
    9:15
  52. 60.
    AF-186: What are Some of the Best Genealogy Magazines Out There?07/10/2018
    8:28
  53. 61.
    AF-185: Celebrating Our National Heritage: A History of the 4th of July07/03/2018
    8:39
  54. 62.
    AF-184: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Thomas Jefferson06/26/2018
    8:16
  55. 63.
    AF-183: Double Dating in Genealogy06/19/2018
    7:43
  56. 64.
    AF-182: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Ethan Allen06/12/2018
    8:20
  57. 65.
    AF-181: Creating New Genealogists: The Secret06/05/2018
    7:23
  58. 66.
    AF-180: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Margaret Corbin05/29/2018
    8:51
  59. 67.
    AF-179: What Stories Are Your Ancestors’ Headstones Telling You?05/22/2018
    8:05
  60. 68.
    AF-178: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Nathan Hale05/21/2018
    8:21
  61. 69.
    AF-177: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in America05/08/2018
    7:57
  62. 70.
    AF-176: Who’s Who in the American Revolution: Marquis de Lafayette05/01/2018
    6:58
  63. 71.
    AF-175: How Did They End Up There?04/24/2018
    7:43
  64. 72.
    AF-174: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Patrick Henry04/17/2018
    8:02
  65. 73.
    AF-173: Using Local Historical and Genealogical Societies to Further Your Genealogy Research04/10/2018
    7:30
  66. 74.
    AF-172: Who's Who in the American Revolution: Richard Henry Lee04/03/2018
    8:34
  67. 75.
    AF-171: How to Trace Your Ancestor's World War I History03/27/2018
    8:48
  68. 76.
    AF-170: Who's Who in the American Revolution: John Hancock03/20/2018
    10:56
  69. 77.
    AF-169: Is There Another Way to Find Your Cherokee Ancestors Rather Than the Dawes Rolls?03/13/2018
    8:20
  70. 78.
    AF-168: Tips on Researching Your African-American Family History Before 187003/06/2018
    9:30
  71. 79.
    AF-167: James A. Garfield: America's Extraordinary 20th President02/27/2018
    9:56
  72. 80.
    AF-166: DNA: The Future of Unlocking Your True Family History02/20/2018
    9:05
  73. 81.
    AF-165: Using Negative Evidence to Prove Relationships02/13/2018
    8:26
  74. 82.
    AF-164: How to Make Sure the Stories of Your Family Heirlooms Don't Get Lost02/06/2018
    7:06
  75. 83.
    AF-163: What is PERSI and How Can You Use it to Improve Your Genealogy Research?01/30/2018
    8:26
  76. 84.
    AF-162: WWII Japanese American Internment and Relocation Records in the National Archives01/23/2018
    9:59
  77. 85.
    AF-161: New Ways to Find Maiden Names01/16/2018
    7:26
  78. 86.
    AF-160: A Review of Stories from Ipswich01/09/2018
    8:10
  79. 87.
    AF-159: Resource Guide to Canadian Genealogy01/02/2018
    8:25
  80. 88.
    AF-158: Reading History to Understand Your Ancestors12/26/2017
    7:01
  81. 89.
    AF-157: Unusual Sources for Finding Old Family Photos12/19/2017
    8:17
  82. 90.
    AF-156: The Scotch-Irish and How to Research Them12/12/2017
    8:56
  83. 91.
    AF-155: How to Use Cluster Research to Find Those Hidden Ancestors12/05/2017
    8:01
  84. 92.
    AF-154: GeneFoods: The Pumpkin Pie11/28/2017
    9:11
  85. 93.
    AF-153: The Genealogy of Blue People11/21/2017
    7:53
  86. 94.
    AF-152: How to Get the Most Out of a Trip to Your Ancestral Homeland11/14/2017
    7:53
  87. 95.
    AF-151: Five Important Time-Saving Tips for Getting Your Genealogy Research Done11/07/2017
    8:05
  88. 96.
    AF-150: The Different Types of Libraries Used in Genealogical Research, and Their Unique Values10/31/2017
    8:34
  89. 97.
    AF-149: Why You Should Absolutely Take the Time to Document Your Family History Research10/24/2017
    7:40
  90. 98.
    AF-148
: Was the First Thanksgiving Actually Held in Florida? An Interesting Historical Analysis10/17/2017
    8:52
  91. 99.
    AF-147
: Who's Who in the Wars of the Roses: Elizabeth Woodville10/10/2017
    11:38
  92. 100.
    AF-146
: Charts and Forms for Genealogy, and How to Use Them10/03/2017
    7:24
  93. 101.
    AF-145: The Biltmore: A Beautiful Piece of American History09/26/2017
    9:23
  94. 102.
    AF-144: Finding Probate Records09/19/2017
    5:49
  95. 103.
    AF-143: How Theodore Roosevelt Developed His Cowboy Reputation09/12/2017
    6:32
  96. 104.
    AF-142: Genealogy Debriefing After a Genealogy Trip09/05/2017
    5:45
  97. 105.
    AF-141: Leif Eriksson the Famous Viking Explorer08/29/2017
    6:48
  98. 106.
    AF-140: The Birth of Lincoln Logs08/22/2017
    5:50
  99. 107.
    AF-139: What is a GEDCOM?08/15/2017
    5:37
  100. 108.
    AF-138: What are Railroad Records?08/08/2017
    5:40
  101. 109.
    AF-137: The Dangers of Being Careless on Citing Resources in Your Genealogy Research08/01/2017
    5:37
  102. 110.
    AF-136: What to Do if Your Research Isn't Getting Any Results07/25/2017
    5:41
  103. 111.
    AF-135: The Biggest Genealogy Research Mistakes You Don't Want to Make07/18/2017
    5:31
  104. 112.
    AF-134: How to Protect Your Genealogy Data07/11/2017
    5:33
  105. 113.
    AF-133: 3 Ways to Be Constantly Improving Your Genealogy Research07/04/2017
    5:47
  106. 114.
    AF-132: European Censuses06/27/2017
    6:06
  107. 115.
    AF-131: Tricks for Finding the Unknown Burial Location of an Ancestor06/20/2017
    5:31
  108. 116.
    AF-130: Oregon Trail Ancestry: Did Your Ancestors Travel the Trail06/13/2017
    6:15
  109. 117.
    AF-129: Why Understanding Ancient Laws is Important in Genealogy06/06/2017
    4:48
  110. 118.
    AF-128: The Missouri Compromise: What Was it and How Did it Contribute to the Civil War?05/30/2017
    4:44
  111. 119.
    AF-127: How to Conduct a Neighborhood Study, and Why You Should05/23/2017
    5:45
  112. 120.
    AF-126: Remembering Pets in Your Family History05/16/2017
    4:31
  113. 121.
    AF-125: 5 Substitutions for the 1890 Census05/09/2017
    6:12
  114. 122.
    AF-124: Why You Should Incorporate Periodicals into Your Genealogy Research05/02/2017
    8:09
  115. 123.
    AF-123: How to Research the Birthplaces of Your Ancestors04/25/2017
    8:28
  116. 124.
    AF-122: Genealogy Notes: Why You Need Them and How to Take Them the Right Way04/18/2017
    8:15
  117. 125.
    AF-121: Using Naturalization Records as a Link to the Past04/11/2017
    8:55
  118. 126.
    AF-120: Tartans: The Key to Clans04/04/2017
    7:09
  119. 127.
    AF-119: English Settlers in Barbados03/28/2017
    7:43
  120. 128.
    AF-118: How to Find Adoption Records if You Need Them03/21/2017
    7:49
  121. 129.
    AF-117: How to Research Your Hessian Soldier Ancestors03/14/2017
    7:27
  122. 130.
    AF-116: Researching Church Records in the U.S.03/07/2017
    8:12
  123. 131.
    AF-115: Soundex: What It Is and How to Use It02/28/2017
    7:49
  124. 132.
    AF-114: Organizing Tips to Help Tidy up Your Genealogy Home Office02/21/2017
    8:10
  125. 133.
    AF-113: The History of the Ghost Army02/14/2017
    7:37
  126. 134.
    AF-112: Modern Genealogical Problems and How to Solve Them02/07/2017
    7:11
  127. 135.
    AF-111: Gustave Anjou: An Intriguing Career of Genealogical Fraud01/31/2017
    7:54
  128. 136.
    AF-110: Prison Records and Your Genealogical Research01/24/2017
    7:17
  129. 137.
    AF-109: They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island01/17/2017
    7:11
  130. 138.
    AF-108: Home is Where the Records Are: How to Mine Your Closets for Genealogical Gems01/10/2017
    8:43
  131. 139.
    AF-107: Understanding The Meaning of Your American Surname01/03/2017
    8:49
  132. 140.
    AF-106: Is Tracing Your Health History Important in Your Genealogy Research?12/27/2016
    7:05
  133. 141.
    AF-105: GeneFoods: The Pepperoni Roll and Its Origins12/20/2016
    7:10
  134. 142.
    AF-104: Drawing Those Hesitant Relatives into Your Family Tree Research12/13/2016
    5:27
  135. 143.
    AF-103: Royal Blood? Lineage Societies for You12/06/2016
    6:07
  136. 144.
    AF-102: 10 Tools for Your Genealogy Research That You Never Thought You'd Need11/29/2016
    5:46
  137. 145.
    AF-101: Things You Should Know Before Using Someone Else’s Research11/22/2016
    7:30
  138. 146.
    AF-100: Confessions From a Family Historian11/15/2016
    7:57
  139. 147.
    AF-099: Mystery Ancestor?11/08/2016
    4:52
  140. 148.
    AF-098: Guest Books: A Genealogical Treasure Trove11/01/2016
    4:02
  141. 149.
    AF-097: What Can the British College of Arms Do for You?10/25/2016
    4:15
  142. 150.
    AF-096: Using DAR Application Papers to Discover Your Ancestors10/18/2016
    4:14
  143. 151.
    AF-095: What to Do if a Genealogical Record is Sealed10/11/2016
    4:19
  144. 152.
    AF-094: How to Make Your Written Family History More Exciting10/04/2016
    4:28
  145. 153.
    AF-093: How Much of the Original White House is Actually Left?09/27/2016
    4:57
  146. 154.
    AF-092: Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor’s Home or Land09/20/2016
    6:21
  147. 155.
    AF-091: Resources for Tracing Your Canadian Ancestors Online09/13/2016
    5:47
  148. 156.
    AF-090: What is a Reasonable Conclusion in Genealogy?09/06/2016
    6:28
  149. 157.
    AF-089: 3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Census Research08/30/2016
    6:23
  150. 158.
    AF-088: Site of Salem Witch Trial Hangings Discovered: Why It's Important to Genealogists08/23/2016
    7:09
  151. 159.
    AF-087: Early Photography and the Elderly08/16/2016
    5:42
  152. 160.
    AF-086: The American Orphan Trains08/09/2016
    5:28
  153. 161.
    AF-085: Every Family Historian Should Focus On These Three Things08/02/2016
    5:27
  154. 162.
    AF-084: Women in the Civil War07/26/2016
    8:10
  155. 163.
    AF-083: Why Some Family Tree Websites Don’t Work07/19/2016
    5:46
  156. 164.
    AF-082: How to Network with Family Members Using Social Media For Genealogy Research07/12/2016
    6:36
  157. 165.
    AF-081: The Top Three Reasons You Should Donate Your Genealogy Research to a Society07/05/2016
    5:47
  158. 166.
    AF-080: 8 Things New Genealogists Waste Money On06/28/2016
    4:53
  159. 167.
    AF-079: Do-Good Genealogy: 9 Exciting Volunteer Opportunities06/21/2016
    4:54
  160. 168.
    AF-078: Low Tech Record Keeping for Your Genealogical Research06/14/2016
    5:40
  161. 169.
    AF-077: The History of Diaries: Did Your Ancestor Keep One?06/07/2016
    5:30
  162. 170.
    AF-076: Genealogical Adventures in Town Halls05/31/2016
    4:54
  163. 171.
    AF-075: What Are County History Books and How Can They Help With Your Genealogy?05/24/2016
    4:18
  164. 172.
    AF-074: How to Use Family Lore to Discover the Real Stories05/17/2016
    6:19
  165. 173.
    AF-073: A Review of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society05/10/2016
    7:07
  166. 174.
    AF-072: Finding Unnamed Ancestors on the 1790-1840 Censuses05/03/2016
    6:28
  167. 175.
    AF-071: What is a Haplogroup and What Can It Tell You About Your Family Tree?04/26/2016
    6:50
  168. 176.
    AF-070: Joining a Surname Study: Where to Find Them and What You Can Get Out of Them04/19/2016
    7:54
  169. 177.
    AF-069: Identifying the Era of a Photo By its Type04/12/2016
    6:05
  170. 178.
    AF-068: Native Americans in the Civil War: A Forgotten History04/05/2016
    4:59
  171. 179.
    AF-067: WWI Draft Cards: Where to Find Them and What They Can Tell You About Your Ancestors03/29/2016
    6:26
  172. 180.
    AF-066: How to Find Family Members for Homeless Genealogical Artifacts03/22/2016
    5:46
  173. 181.
    AF-065: Mail Order Brides: A History of Love in the Wild West03/15/2016
    5:44
  174. 182.
    AF-064: Genealogical Numbering: What is it and How to Use It03/08/2016
    5:02
  175. 183.
    AF-063: What is an Abstract and Why Do You Need to Use Them in Genealogy Research?03/01/2016
    4:27
  176. 184.
    AF-062: Where Did Your Ancestor Live? How to Interpret Plat Maps02/23/2016
    4:28
  177. 185.
    AF-061: How to Organize Your Family Photos02/16/2016
    8:43
  178. 186.
    AF-060: 3 Overlooked Clues in Genealogical Documents02/09/2016
    4:01
  179. 187.
    AF-059: How to Find a Wife’s Name When it’s Not Obvious02/02/2016
    7:16
  180. 188.
    AF-058: Fun Tips for Getting Your Children Involved in Genealogy01/26/2016
    6:03
  181. 189.
    AF-057: Using eBay to Further Your Genealogical Research01/19/2016
    5:45
  182. 190.
    AF-056: Organizing and Storage Tips for Your Genealogy Research01/12/2016
    6:40
  183. 191.
    AF-055: 3 Photo Identification Tips You Never Knew01/05/2016
    5:23
  184. 192.
    AF-054: 11 Genealogy Research Tips to Use at Your Next Family Reunion12/29/2015
    7:49
  185. 193.
    AF-053: How to Overcome the Difficulties of Finding Female Ancestors12/22/2015
    6:08
  186. 194.
    AF-052: Tracing Your New Jersey Ancestors: Online and Offline Resources12/15/2015
    7:41
  187. 195.
    AF-051: Witches in the Family? Resources for Researching the Families of the Salem Witch Trials12/08/2015
    6:01
  188. 196.
    AF-050: What is the Genealogical Proof Standard and Why Should You Use It?12/01/2015
    6:46
  189. 197.
    AF-049: The Cousin Connection: Explaining the Various Levels of Cousins11/24/2015
    6:43
  190. 198.
    AF-048: Using Cemetery Records to Uncover Unknown Ancestors11/17/2015
    4:37
  191. 199.
    AF-047: Using Military Records to Construct Family Trees11/10/2015
    4:43
  192. 200.
    AF-046: Why Oral Histories Are So Crucial to Good Genealogy, Part 211/03/2015
    6:59

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