By tim, 7 July, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — The death certificate of Minnie Snyder Anflick's mother, Eva Cohen Snyder Muzicant, was discovered last week on Ancestry.com. The document had evaded discovery for several months because Eva'a surname had been shortened to Musik. Eva died of bronchopneumonia at Mount Sinai Hospital in Philadelphia on 16 November 1924, according to the document, and was buried at Mount Sharon Cemetery in Springfield, Delaware County, on the same day. Her age was given to be 53 years old, but no date of birth was provided.

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By tim, 20 June, 2022
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This month I launch my 14-day free trial of Ancestry.com in order to discover photos from public member trees that are not available to AncestryLibrary users. I describe some recent adventures in self-hosting, including hard drive corruption, data loss, and restoration from backup. Lastly, I lay out some personal challenges for my upcoming summer vacation. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 9 June, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — A recent update to Genealogy By Tim G.'s primary webserver triggered hard drive corruption last Saturday, leaving the server's file system in a read-only state, and the server's Apache2 and MariaDB services unable to launch.  Backup servers were deployed but were several months out of date. Website users may have noticed a temporary reversion to the website's February 2022 state.
By tim, 22 May, 2022
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In this month's episode, recorded on May 7th, I make some early discoveries in the 1950 Census, including my Grandaunt Sheila's occupation as census taker and my Granduncle Albert's residency Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry. I make contact through FamilySearch with some potential distant cousins along the Smith and Foley lines, including an e-mail contact with a descendant of Bernard Smith of Boston. Lastly, a recent update to the Webtrees software will enable me to whitelist photographs and documents as I clear them for publication. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 10 May, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — A recent update to Webtrees, the software that powers the family tree section of the Genealogy By Tim G. website, will allow web administrators to whitelist media files. The new functionality will reveal to all website visitors photographs and original documents that have heretofore been visible only to logged-in members.
By tim, 14 April, 2022
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I break the 20 minute podcast precedent this month to say, in one audio file, everything I know about my family's roots in the region now known as Ukraine. I begin with a little bit of deep history on how the area came to be a part of the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I continue to describe a likely reason why the Anflick and Snyder families left the area, and I finish up by listing off some of the place names within present day Ukraine that are of family history importance, so you know what areas to focus on as you watch the news for updates on the war. Many links are in the show notes.

By tim, 10 April, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — The National Archives and Records Administration released the 1950 Census online last Friday, April 1st, 2022. Every ten years the administration publicly releases the census taken 72 prior to the release date. Prior to April 1st, the most recent census released by the administration was the 1940 census, which it released on April 1st, 2012. Each census release is a bonanza for genealogists, who can trace family relationships, movements, and occupations through the documents.
By tim, 2 April, 2022

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey (GBT) — William Nathaniel "Bill" Ivers, passed away on March 22, 2022, at the age of 85, and was laid to rest today after a memorial service at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Bill was a long time member of the First Friday Genealogy group that has inspired my research since I first joined all the way back in 2008. Bill was always the most thorough and the most organized among us. When it came his turn to share at each of our monthly roundtables, I always looked forward to something thoughtful.

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By tim, 27 March, 2022
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This month I share a little of what I discovered at RootsTech this year, I anticipate the imminent release of the 1950 census, and I remember long-time First Friday Genealogy member and contributor Bill Ivers, who passed away this month at the age of 85. Links are in the show notes.