Taíno Symposium – Session 2 – Audience Questions

So initially I said I was going to lead some questions. That was a lie, because clearly my colleagues have shown how conversant they are with one another in their talk that I let go on too long because they were so engaging. And so now we want to hear what questions you have, ’cause […]

Book Examines Varied ‘Tapestry’ of Michelle Obama’s Ancestry

bjbj”9″9 JEFFREY BROWN: And next: A new book takes a look at the roots of the first lady’s family tree. Gwen Ifill has that story. GWEN IFILL: Among the four million slaves living in the United States on the eve of the Civil War, there was a 10-year-old girl who, a century-and-a-half later, would turn […]

This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial

This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial They were working a cold case as well, a rape and double murder from more than 30 years ago. Investigators had the suspects DNA from the crime scene, but there were no matches in existing federal DNA databases. Could genetic genealogy, the […]

Celia Heritage’s family history brick wall tips

Okay this is Celia Heritage who is a professional genealogist and author and teacher and we would like to talk to you about death records. Well Death Records are some of the most enlightening records for your family history whereas records such as census returns and birth and marriage records they are going to give […]

Discovering new records with Smart Search

Hi I’m Mark Bayley and in this video I’ll be showing you how The Genealogist can help you jump from one record to another using our smart search technology. In my first example I’ll be trying to find the parents of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge I enter her fathers name Michael with the […]

Townlands and Irish Genealogy

With low rates of uniqueness for Irish names, you need to use geographic markers, especially in the 1800s when there are few records that show age. The best marker is the townland, which is a small geographic area that is sort of equivalent to a neighborhood or subdivision in the U.S. When I evaluate different […]

Expecting names to be spelled the same way: Common genealogy mistakes

I found a fun video from Family History Fanatics listing seven common genealogy mistakes. I’ve made every single one of these mistakes, and have some guidelines for avoiding them. In this video, I’ll cover my principles for handling different spellings of names, especially surnames. I have five things I think about when looking at name […]

The Genesis Factor

“The Genesis Factor” is not the title of a book that is on the best seller list, nor is it a new Si-Fi movie, or TV documentary, but it is a hidden force which controls everything in the Cosmos. This message is not more theoretical science pretending to be factual science that dresses up in […]

How to Use Google Translate App for Genealogy – App Review

Welcome back to another episode on Genealogy TV. Today I am doing another “App For That” segment this is a little review of the Google Translate app. If you don’t have it on your phone you should, especially if you’re doing records if you’re looking in the archives for records from overseas. Now I’m going […]

Simplifying citations for offline genealogy resources

I found a fun video from Family History Fanatics listing seven common genealogy mistakes. I’ve made every single one of these mistakes, and have developed some guidelines for avoiding them. The fifth one was not citing sources, which refers to writing down a fact you discovered in a non-digital source but forgetting to write down […]