Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App

Family Tree Magazine Podcast

Family Tree Editors

Family Tree Magazine Podcast
34 minFEB 20
Play Episode


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 coming online:

* Smithsonian Magazine has announced the arrival of a new website. Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade is set to launch in Spring 2020.* The free genealogy website FamilySearch has recently added or updated over 30 historical record collections with relevance to African American genealogy.

Trace Your African-American Slave Ancestors

DNA Deconstructed (14:25)

Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard is back to explore three problems with shared DNA matches, including when your matches aren’t actually related.

Is It Possible My DNA Matches Aren’t Related?

Best Genealogy Websites (21:23)

Lisa chats with Jen Allen, Director of Events at FamilySearch, to talk about how you can use the RootsTech website and app for a great experience at the conference.

RootsTech Apps:

* The RootsTech app (Android)* The RootsTech app (iOS)

RootsTech 2020...