Genealogy: From Paper To People
About This Show
The #1 job of genealogy is to take ancestors from names on paper to multidimensional people who lived, breathed, loved, lost, and helped us to be who we are. In this work, I am all about best evidence and best practices. This podcast is an extension of my classroom, a hybrid teaching and chat session where you'll find the best ways to get the most out of online research tools. I'll give you tips, tricks, and stories from my 37 years of research about mistakes and triumphs in genealogy, folklore, and family history work. I'll discuss using Ancestry, FamilySearch, Newspapers.com, Find-a-Grave and more. I'll also have special tips and tricks for Mormon genealogists, and features on aspects of African-American and recent-immigrant genealogy. My anecdotes come from interesting searches and finds in my own tree and my clients' trees. If you have a question that you'd like answered, let me know - I'll do my best to address it!
Most Recent Episode
From Paper To People, Ep 8
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Biography can be really dry and boring stuff, a string of facts without seasoning or flavor. In this episode, I'll teach you how to use genealogical research of your subject to add spice and life to a biographical book or project. I'll tell you how I'm using it to write a book of my own, and show you how much juicy deliciousness you can add to basic facts if you work to understand the entirety of your subject's life. If you want to stand out from other biographers or non-fiction writers and find a style that is uniquely yours, season with family history. Then, call me with a question you want played and answered on air! Over 300 downloads now...thank you :)
Call me at 631-201-0589 to leave a question for a future podcast. Add 010 as a prefix if you're calling from outside the US.
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Have a great week, do your research, don't be a Jeffrey, keep asking questions, and above all, Expect Surprises!
Episodes of This Show
6 days ago
Rated 5 out of
Interesting topics and Carolyn is fun to listen to
Host has great expertise and smart tips for genealogical research. Interesting and engaging.
Date published: 2018-01-21