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Decoding Grave Symbols – An Interview with Joy Neighbors: Episode 142

Author Joy Neighbors joins Lisa to talk about cemetery research and how you can use gravestone symbols to discover more about your ancestors. Plus, our DNA experts discusses testing deceased relatives and we explore strategies for success on Find a Grave. Ep. 142: October 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (01:15) Lisa shares Family Tree Podcast listener Devin Meireles’s story of his grandfather Manuel De Lima Meireles and the family’s Portuguese-Canadian roots. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to:FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview: Joy Neighbors (05:27) A walk through a cemetery when researching ancestorscan be a little haunting, and yet a beautiful and reflective experience. Aside from the names, birthdates, and death dates, there are sometimes clues and even secrets embedded in tombstones. Joy Neighbors, author of the book The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to F...

39 min5 d ago
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Decoding Grave Symbols – An Interview with Joy Neighbors: Episode 142

What Will Genealogy Look Like Post COVID-19?: Episode 141

In this month’s episode, Lisa talks with genealogist and librarian Daniel Klein about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected genealogy research and what genealogy will look like in the future. Plus, our DNA expert is back with tips on ethnicity estimates, and Lisa shares some of her favorite genealogy apps. Ep. 141: September 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (01:14) Listener Jason Burt’s grandfather was a Julliard trained trumpet player and a music teacher much of his life, playing in the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Jason explains how his grandfather brought his music with him while he served in the military. “During WWII, he was the lead trumpet player of an Army Air Force HQ band stationed in the Philippines. Before the war ended, this 20-piece orchestra recorded themselves playing 10 chart topping big band songs of the time period. My grandpa was permitted to have these recordings by his Commanding Officer and he brought them home. My grandparents ha...

37 minSEP 16
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What Will Genealogy Look Like Post COVID-19?: Episode 141

Becoming a Professional Genealogist – An Interview with Diana Elder (AG) and Nicole Dyer: Episode 140

Mother-and-daughter genealogy team Diana Elder (AG) and Nicole Dyer join Lisa to discuss the process of becoming a professional genealogist. Our DNA expert Diahan provides organizational strategies for DNA matches, and author Rick Crume gives us a closer look at the digitized newspapers available on GenealogyBank. Ep. 140: August 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:33) Lisa shares Family Tree Magazine fan Frances Sheldrick’s story of surprising genealogical discovery that led to new-found cousins. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview: Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of Family Locket (4:35) If you are passionate about genealogy, it may have crossed your mind to go professional. One of the first things to consider is getting credentialed. Professional genealogists Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer discuss certification options and what you can expe...

40 minAUG 19
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Becoming a Professional Genealogist – An Interview with Diana Elder (AG) and Nicole Dyer: Episode 140

A Closer Look at NBC’s “Roots Less Traveled” – An Interview with Host Faruq Tauheed: Episode 139

Lisa interviews Faruq Tauheed, host of the NBC TV series “Roots Less Traveled” about the show and his own genealogy journey. Plus, highlights from the 101 Best Websites for Genealogy and a look at the burgeoning market of health-focused DNA tests. Ep. 139: July 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:23) Lisa shares Family Tree Podcast listener Margaret Cline Harmon’s story of how she used her genealogy skills to help her mother piece her history together. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to:FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview: Faruq Tauheed from NBC’s “Roots Less Traveled” (4:47) Faruq Tauheed is the host of the NBC TV series “Roots Less Traveled.” He joins Lisa to talk about the show and his personal introduction to genealogy. Want to add your voice to the call for a second season? You can find “Roots Less Traveled” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Farug Tauheed...

42 minJUL 16
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A Closer Look at NBC’s “Roots Less Traveled” – An Interview with Host Faruq Tauheed: Episode 139

Simple Steps to Practical Genealogy – An Interview with Brian Sheffey: Episode 138

Lisa interviews Brian Sheffey, author of the book Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History. Listen for practical tips you can apply to your genealogy research, plus the latest edition of our 101 Best Websites for Genealogy and much more. Ep. 138: June 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:23) Family Tree Magazine podcast listener Pat R. shares a bit of her genealogical journey. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com. Featured Interview: Simple Steps to Practical Genealogy (2:54) Author Brian Sheffey shares tips from his new book Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History. For more information about Brian and his book, be sure to check out his website. Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History, by Brian Sheffey. DNA Deconstructed (15:22) Our DNA expert Diah...

42 minJUN 18
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Simple Steps to Practical Genealogy – An Interview with Brian Sheffey: Episode 138

How to Capture Family Stories Before They’re Lost –An Interview with Rachael Rifkin: Episode 137

This episode, Lisa talks with author Rachael Rifkin about preserving our family history before it’s lost to time. Plus: some great online writing tools and pointers from our DNA expert on opting in (or out) of DNA research studies. Ep. 137: May 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (01:35) Listener Jennifer Reyes shares what she discovered about her ancestors known as the Potato Germans of Denmark. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com with “Tree Talk” in the subject line. Rachel Rifkin on Capturing Family Stories (05:05) Lisa talks with author Rachel Rifkin about her Good Housekeeping article called We’re Losing Generations of Family History Because We Don’t Share Our Stories. Rachel share her ideas on how to get your kids, siblings, and parents talking. Need some inspiration for your family history interview? Check out the article below for some question...

42 minMAY 21
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How to Capture Family Stories Before They’re Lost –An Interview with Rachael Rifkin: Episode 137

How DNA Tests Shape Our Idea of Family – An Interview with Libby Copeland: Episode 136

This month Lisa interviews author Libby Copeland on her new book The Lost Family and discusses how consumer DNA tests are changing the way we think of family relationships. Plus: a look at the reliability of DNA, free DNA websites and more. Ep. 136: April 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:35) Listener and author Barb Baltrinic shares her DNA story. You can find her book Maternal Failure on Amazon. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview with Author Libby Copeland (3:09) Lisa talks with award-winning journalist Libby Copeland about her new book, The Lost Family (Abrams Press). This book focuses on the impact of consumer DNA tests on our families and explores the question: How much our genes should get to tell us about who we are? The Lost Family (Abrams Press; March 3, 2020; U.S. $27.00; Hardcover) about DNA and its impact on genealogy and...

38 minAPR 18
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How DNA Tests Shape Our Idea of Family – An Interview with Libby Copeland: Episode 136

Unusual and Underused Records for Researching Female Ancestors: Episode 135

Join Lisa and her guests as she discusses unusual and underused records for researching your female ancestors. Plus: Dutch genealogy websites, genetic communities, and a few great genealogy accounts to follow on social media. Ep. 135: March 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:35) Lisa shares Family Tree Podcast listener Holly Simpson Corley’s story about an unexpected discovery made in her own hometown. Thanks for sharing, Holly! Want to share your story on the podcast? Connect with us on Facebook or email FamilyTree@Yankeepub.com with “Tree Talk” in the subject line. Letter telling the story of Holly’s ancestor, Miss Elisabeth Simpson. Feature Interview: Unusual Records for Finding Female Ancestors (7:10) Courtney Henderson, Digital Editor at Family Tree Magazine, has some unusual places for us to search for our female ancestors from her Premium article, “14 Unusual Records for Finding Female Ancestors.” Record Collections Mentioned Eugenics Record Off...

41 minMAR 19
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Unusual and Underused Records for Researching Female Ancestors: Episode 135

How to Research Enslaved Ancestors: Episode 134

This month, Lisa is joined by contributing editor Sunny Morton to discuss key strategies for researching enslaved African American ancestors. Plus, a quick tutorial on RootsTech apps from FamilySearch’s Jen Allen, tips for deciphering shared matches in your DNA and much more. Ep. 134: February 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: How I Did It, With Kenyatta D. Berry (1:15) Kenyatta D. Berry shares how she used newspapers to build a family history story. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to:FamilyTree@yankeepub.com. How I Did It: Used Newspapers to Build the Story of my Ancestor’s Life How to Research African American Slave Ancestors (4:00) Contributing editor Sunny Morton shares a few tips from her article in Family Tree Magazine, “Trace Your African-American Slave Ancestors,” co-written with Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. Sunny also discusses several exciting new African American resources comin...

34 minFEB 20
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How to Research Enslaved Ancestors: Episode 134

Timeless Strategies for Genealogy Research Success: Episode 133

In this episode, founding Family Tree Magazine editor David A. Fryxell reflects on the past 20 years in the genealogy world and shares his favorite timeless genealogy problem-solving strategies. Ep. 133: January 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:03) For this month’s episode of Tree Talk, David Fryxell, author of the new book, The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Denmark, Sweden, and Norwayshares how he tracked down his ancestor in Swedish Household Examination books. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Read David’s Article: How I Did It: Tracked Down my Ancestor in Swedish Household Examination Books Timeless Strategies for Genealogy Research (5:18) David Fryxell joins Lisa to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Family Tree Magazine and cover some timeless family history tips for good research. Back in the year 2...

49 minJAN 18
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Timeless Strategies for Genealogy Research Success: Episode 133

Latest Episodes

Decoding Grave Symbols – An Interview with Joy Neighbors: Episode 142

Author Joy Neighbors joins Lisa to talk about cemetery research and how you can use gravestone symbols to discover more about your ancestors. Plus, our DNA experts discusses testing deceased relatives and we explore strategies for success on Find a Grave. Ep. 142: October 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (01:15) Lisa shares Family Tree Podcast listener Devin Meireles’s story of his grandfather Manuel De Lima Meireles and the family’s Portuguese-Canadian roots. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to:FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview: Joy Neighbors (05:27) A walk through a cemetery when researching ancestorscan be a little haunting, and yet a beautiful and reflective experience. Aside from the names, birthdates, and death dates, there are sometimes clues and even secrets embedded in tombstones. Joy Neighbors, author of the book The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to F...

39 min5 d ago
Comments
Decoding Grave Symbols – An Interview with Joy Neighbors: Episode 142

What Will Genealogy Look Like Post COVID-19?: Episode 141

In this month’s episode, Lisa talks with genealogist and librarian Daniel Klein about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected genealogy research and what genealogy will look like in the future. Plus, our DNA expert is back with tips on ethnicity estimates, and Lisa shares some of her favorite genealogy apps. Ep. 141: September 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (01:14) Listener Jason Burt’s grandfather was a Julliard trained trumpet player and a music teacher much of his life, playing in the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Jason explains how his grandfather brought his music with him while he served in the military. “During WWII, he was the lead trumpet player of an Army Air Force HQ band stationed in the Philippines. Before the war ended, this 20-piece orchestra recorded themselves playing 10 chart topping big band songs of the time period. My grandpa was permitted to have these recordings by his Commanding Officer and he brought them home. My grandparents ha...

37 minSEP 16
Comments
What Will Genealogy Look Like Post COVID-19?: Episode 141

Becoming a Professional Genealogist – An Interview with Diana Elder (AG) and Nicole Dyer: Episode 140

Mother-and-daughter genealogy team Diana Elder (AG) and Nicole Dyer join Lisa to discuss the process of becoming a professional genealogist. Our DNA expert Diahan provides organizational strategies for DNA matches, and author Rick Crume gives us a closer look at the digitized newspapers available on GenealogyBank. Ep. 140: August 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:33) Lisa shares Family Tree Magazine fan Frances Sheldrick’s story of surprising genealogical discovery that led to new-found cousins. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview: Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of Family Locket (4:35) If you are passionate about genealogy, it may have crossed your mind to go professional. One of the first things to consider is getting credentialed. Professional genealogists Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer discuss certification options and what you can expe...

40 minAUG 19
Comments
Becoming a Professional Genealogist – An Interview with Diana Elder (AG) and Nicole Dyer: Episode 140

A Closer Look at NBC’s “Roots Less Traveled” – An Interview with Host Faruq Tauheed: Episode 139

Lisa interviews Faruq Tauheed, host of the NBC TV series “Roots Less Traveled” about the show and his own genealogy journey. Plus, highlights from the 101 Best Websites for Genealogy and a look at the burgeoning market of health-focused DNA tests. Ep. 139: July 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:23) Lisa shares Family Tree Podcast listener Margaret Cline Harmon’s story of how she used her genealogy skills to help her mother piece her history together. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to:FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview: Faruq Tauheed from NBC’s “Roots Less Traveled” (4:47) Faruq Tauheed is the host of the NBC TV series “Roots Less Traveled.” He joins Lisa to talk about the show and his personal introduction to genealogy. Want to add your voice to the call for a second season? You can find “Roots Less Traveled” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Farug Tauheed...

42 minJUL 16
Comments
A Closer Look at NBC’s “Roots Less Traveled” – An Interview with Host Faruq Tauheed: Episode 139

Simple Steps to Practical Genealogy – An Interview with Brian Sheffey: Episode 138

Lisa interviews Brian Sheffey, author of the book Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History. Listen for practical tips you can apply to your genealogy research, plus the latest edition of our 101 Best Websites for Genealogy and much more. Ep. 138: June 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:23) Family Tree Magazine podcast listener Pat R. shares a bit of her genealogical journey. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com. Featured Interview: Simple Steps to Practical Genealogy (2:54) Author Brian Sheffey shares tips from his new book Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History. For more information about Brian and his book, be sure to check out his website. Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History, by Brian Sheffey. DNA Deconstructed (15:22) Our DNA expert Diah...

42 minJUN 18
Comments
Simple Steps to Practical Genealogy – An Interview with Brian Sheffey: Episode 138

How to Capture Family Stories Before They’re Lost –An Interview with Rachael Rifkin: Episode 137

This episode, Lisa talks with author Rachael Rifkin about preserving our family history before it’s lost to time. Plus: some great online writing tools and pointers from our DNA expert on opting in (or out) of DNA research studies. Ep. 137: May 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (01:35) Listener Jennifer Reyes shares what she discovered about her ancestors known as the Potato Germans of Denmark. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com with “Tree Talk” in the subject line. Rachel Rifkin on Capturing Family Stories (05:05) Lisa talks with author Rachel Rifkin about her Good Housekeeping article called We’re Losing Generations of Family History Because We Don’t Share Our Stories. Rachel share her ideas on how to get your kids, siblings, and parents talking. Need some inspiration for your family history interview? Check out the article below for some question...

42 minMAY 21
Comments
How to Capture Family Stories Before They’re Lost –An Interview with Rachael Rifkin: Episode 137

How DNA Tests Shape Our Idea of Family – An Interview with Libby Copeland: Episode 136

This month Lisa interviews author Libby Copeland on her new book The Lost Family and discusses how consumer DNA tests are changing the way we think of family relationships. Plus: a look at the reliability of DNA, free DNA websites and more. Ep. 136: April 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:35) Listener and author Barb Baltrinic shares her DNA story. You can find her book Maternal Failure on Amazon. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Feature Interview with Author Libby Copeland (3:09) Lisa talks with award-winning journalist Libby Copeland about her new book, The Lost Family (Abrams Press). This book focuses on the impact of consumer DNA tests on our families and explores the question: How much our genes should get to tell us about who we are? The Lost Family (Abrams Press; March 3, 2020; U.S. $27.00; Hardcover) about DNA and its impact on genealogy and...

38 minAPR 18
Comments
How DNA Tests Shape Our Idea of Family – An Interview with Libby Copeland: Episode 136

Unusual and Underused Records for Researching Female Ancestors: Episode 135

Join Lisa and her guests as she discusses unusual and underused records for researching your female ancestors. Plus: Dutch genealogy websites, genetic communities, and a few great genealogy accounts to follow on social media. Ep. 135: March 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:35) Lisa shares Family Tree Podcast listener Holly Simpson Corley’s story about an unexpected discovery made in her own hometown. Thanks for sharing, Holly! Want to share your story on the podcast? Connect with us on Facebook or email FamilyTree@Yankeepub.com with “Tree Talk” in the subject line. Letter telling the story of Holly’s ancestor, Miss Elisabeth Simpson. Feature Interview: Unusual Records for Finding Female Ancestors (7:10) Courtney Henderson, Digital Editor at Family Tree Magazine, has some unusual places for us to search for our female ancestors from her Premium article, “14 Unusual Records for Finding Female Ancestors.” Record Collections Mentioned Eugenics Record Off...

41 minMAR 19
Comments
Unusual and Underused Records for Researching Female Ancestors: Episode 135

How to Research Enslaved Ancestors: Episode 134

This month, Lisa is joined by contributing editor Sunny Morton to discuss key strategies for researching enslaved African American ancestors. Plus, a quick tutorial on RootsTech apps from FamilySearch’s Jen Allen, tips for deciphering shared matches in your DNA and much more. Ep. 134: February 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: How I Did It, With Kenyatta D. Berry (1:15) Kenyatta D. Berry shares how she used newspapers to build a family history story. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to:FamilyTree@yankeepub.com. How I Did It: Used Newspapers to Build the Story of my Ancestor’s Life How to Research African American Slave Ancestors (4:00) Contributing editor Sunny Morton shares a few tips from her article in Family Tree Magazine, “Trace Your African-American Slave Ancestors,” co-written with Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. Sunny also discusses several exciting new African American resources comin...

34 minFEB 20
Comments
How to Research Enslaved Ancestors: Episode 134

Timeless Strategies for Genealogy Research Success: Episode 133

In this episode, founding Family Tree Magazine editor David A. Fryxell reflects on the past 20 years in the genealogy world and shares his favorite timeless genealogy problem-solving strategies. Ep. 133: January 2020 Back to the episode list In this episode: Tree Talk (1:03) For this month’s episode of Tree Talk, David Fryxell, author of the new book, The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Denmark, Sweden, and Norwayshares how he tracked down his ancestor in Swedish Household Examination books. Share your story of discovery and you may just hear it here on the Family Tree Magazine Podcast! Email your story to: FamilyTree@yankeepub.com Read David’s Article: How I Did It: Tracked Down my Ancestor in Swedish Household Examination Books Timeless Strategies for Genealogy Research (5:18) David Fryxell joins Lisa to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Family Tree Magazine and cover some timeless family history tips for good research. Back in the year 2...

49 minJAN 18
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Timeless Strategies for Genealogy Research Success: Episode 133
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