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GeneaChat: Newspapers – Reporting on the Past 2

I love using newspapers in my genealogy research! There are so many things you can learn about your family. We usually think of obituaries, but there is so much more! Marriage notices, birth announcements, lists of who participated in community events, who ran for offices and lists of widows who received pensions are just some of the things found in […]


GeneaChat: DNA-Has it Solved a Puzzle -Recap-What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: DNA-Has it Solved a Puzzle -Recap-What are Y’all Saying? Did you hear how many DNA kits ancestry.com sold on Black Friday? The report was 1.5 million! DNA testing to help with our genealogy puzzles has become very popular and now the pool of testers has gotten even bigger. This season of giving has many handing out those tests. What […]


GeneaChat: Native American Ancestry. A Part of Your Family Tree? -Recap-What are Y’all Saying? 2

This month we have been discussing Native American roots and rumors in our family tree. Many of you have family lore of a member of your ancestral lines being full or part “Indian”. You have photos of people who “looked” the part. Some have been able to verify these tales by using a genealogy paper trail or DNA results. So, […]


GeneaChat: Last Leaves-Where Are You Stuck~Recap. What Are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat7: Last Leaves-Where Are You Stuck~Recap. What Are Y’all Saying? As we climb our family tree, we come to point where we are not able to go further. We are stuck. Records seem to be lost, destroyed or never created. Our attempts to move back another generation are frustrating and sometimes feel hopeless. This month we have been sharing information […]


GeneaChat: Last Leaves – Where Are You Stuck? 6

GeneaChat: Last Leaves – Where Are You Stuck? Who are the last leaves on your family tree? You know, those people who are the last on our pedigree charts. The ones we refer to as brick walls. We all have them. Sometimes, there simply is no information available to move past those leaves and add another. Other times, it’s a […]