Minnie Snyder's Passenger List Discovered on AncestryLibrary

Submitted by tim on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:20
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — A document likely to be Minnie Snyder's immigrant passenger list was discovered yesterday afternoon on AncestryLibrary. The document was indexed under the name Mincze Schneider, and shows her departure from the port of Bremen aboard the SS Prinzess Alice on the 8th of June 1907, and her arrival at the port of New York some two weeks later on the 20th of June.

Se. 2, Ep. 1: Smith Graves Photographed, or Finding Lillian

Submitted by tim on Sat, 01/08/2022 - 22:57
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This month on the podcast, I visit the Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania to photograph a Smith monument, and I make a breakthrough in Snyder family research, revealing the identity of the long-elusive "Mrs. I. Beechman", sister of Minnie Snyder Anflick and Pauline Snyder Miller. Links in the show notes.

Se. 1, Ep. 7: We're Indexed! or My Genealogy Origin Story

Submitted by tim on Sun, 12/05/2021 - 12:48
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This month I inadvertently added my podcast feed to the Google Podcasts directory.  We're now live and searchable to the podcast-listening world! Let's hope my server can handle it! I've also apparently exhausted my FamilySearch.org Family Tree document hints. I'm sure I didn't clear them all, so where did they go? Lastly, my genealogy origin story. Hear my grandfather, Joseph A. Graham, describe in a 2007 recording how our Graham ancestors allegedly fled Scotland for Ireland. My desire to confirm this story through documentary evidence evolved into a lifelong genealogy obsession.

Se. 1, Ep. 6: Facebook Genealogy, or A Tale of Two Contacts

Submitted by tim on Sat, 11/06/2021 - 12:00
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This month I received a pair of contacts online, on through Facebook, and another through FamilySearch.org. One of these contacts was more closely related than the other. I talk about them, and offer a few tips for using Facebook to enhance your genealogy.

Se. 1, Ep. 5: Losing My Maps, or Transcribing a Will

Submitted by tim on Sat, 10/02/2021 - 14:53
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The school year is in full swing, but the podcast continues! In this episode I describe some upcoming changes to one of my favorite apps to take on the road: Google My Maps. Then tell you all about my stay-at-home genealogy adventures in will transcription! Enjoy!

Se. 1, Ep. 4: More Sorting Out the Smiths, or The Elevator Incident

Submitted by tim on Fri, 09/03/2021 - 12:30
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In this month's episode, I explain my activities on FamilySearch.org's global family tree, resolving record suggestions pertaining to my Smith ancestors and relatives. I describe what the family tree showed after I resolved all record hints, which is that we may well have Smith cousins living in the Boston area. Lastly, I describe the elevator accident that took the life of one potential Boston relative, Edward Smith, in the winter of 1915.

Se. 1, Ep. 3: Bike Tour Redux, or Sorting Out the Smiths

Submitted by tim on Sat, 08/07/2021 - 12:00
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In this month's episode, I review what I discovered during this summer's epic cycling tour of Lancaster and Sunbury. I visit a local cemetery with my brother, niece, and nephew. I untangle some potential Smith ancestors on the FamilySearch global family tree, and I ponder making a backup server to help reduce the website's downtime.

Se. 1, Ep. 2: Murder in Sunbury, or Brawny Blacksmith Wins Again

Submitted by tim on Mon, 06/28/2021 - 22:06
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In this month's episode I detail my revised genealogy tour plan. After that I have a tale of tragedy and heartbreak involving some descendants of the Sunbury Hogendoblers, as well as a tale of triumph and serendipity involving descendants of the Mt. Joy Hougendoblers. Other items of interest include the Vlogit app for portable video blogging, the digitization efforts of Sunbury's City Cemetery records, and Habitat for Humanity's Move for Homes, which continues this month despite cycling being dropped from its list of approved activities.

Se. 1, Ep. 1: Introduction & 2021 Lancaster Trip Itinerary

Submitted by tim on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 20:22
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In this episode I briefly introduce myself, and then outline a tentative itinerary for this year's Genealogy Cycling Tour of Lancaster. This year's tour will take me to Sunbury, Northumberland County, in search of John Hogendobler, brother of Catherine Hogentogler Kline, who left Lancaster County back in the late 1860s. From Sunbury I will cycle down to Lancaster County in search of descendants of Joseph Hougendobler, Jr., another brother of Catherine. Some of Joseph's descendants eventually moved to Philadelphia, not far from my current home in Jenkintown.