Michelle Goodrum


Michelle Goodrum

About Michelle Goodrum

Writer, family historian, and researcher Michelle Roos Goodrum has been researching her family for over 20 years. Being the caretaker of over 135 years of her family’s papers and photographs, Michelle enjoys piecing her ancestors’ stories together. Michelle is also a Teaching Assistant for Boston University's Genealogical Research Program. Follow Michelle on her blog The Turning of Generations (http://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/ ) Michelle is the author of IDG’s monthly column, Timeless Territories.


RootsTech 2017 Exhibit Hall Wanderings 2

The RootsTech exhibit hall is an event in and of itself. One could spend the entire conference visiting the booths and the presentations being made by those vendors in their booths. Every year I vow to spend more time exploring the hall. This year I was pretty successful with my RootsTech 2017 exhibit hall wandering. Here are some highlights in no […]


And the Winner of the RootsTech 2017 Pass Is…

Jill Breznican! The three sessions Jill is interested in are: “When World Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records” (Judy G. Russell) “Digging for Details: Getting the Full Story” (Jen Baldwin) “The Art of Storytelling: It’s More Than Names & Dates” (Kenyatta Berry) Great choices. Judy is an excellent speaker. Jen is one of the young up and coming speakers in […]


Reminder: Michelle’s Free 4-day Pass to RootsTech 2017 Contest Ends Tonight

Just a reminder that my contest to win a free 4-day pass to RootsTech 2017 ends at midnight tonight, November 10th. As an Ambassador for RootsTech 2017 , one of the exciting things I get to do is give away a pass to to RootsTech. RootsTech 2017 is February 8-11, 2017 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. […]


Win a Free 4-day Pass to RootsTech 2017 1

Are you planning to attend RootsTech 2017? Or maybe you are thinking about it? Here’s your chance to win a free 4-day RootsTech pass! It includes both RootsTech and the Innovator Summit. As an Ambassador for RootsTech 2017 and one of the exciting things I get to do is give away a pass to one lucky genealogist. RootsTech 2017 is […]


Land Terms for Genealogists: E is for Entail or Estate in Fee-Tail

A somewhat unique and perhaps confusing land term for genealogists is “entail.” Its origins are in the English Common Law. Let’s look to Black’s Law Dictionary for a definition: ESTATE IN FEE-TAIL, generally termed an “estate tail.” An estate of inheritance which a man has, to hold to him and the heirs of his body, or to him and particular […]