By tim, 30 January, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — A Lipschutz Bank passage order available through Temple University's Special Research Collection Center has revealed details of the Snyder family's 1922 voyage to America. The document, unavailable on the center's web site, was delivered through email correspondence last week. According to the passage order, Herman Snyder, brother of Minnie Snyder Anflick, purchased four tickets on December 14, 1920 for his family's passage from eastern Europe to America.
By tim, 17 January, 2022
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.
By tim, 8 January, 2022

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.

By tim, 5 December, 2021

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 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. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 6 November, 2021

This month I received a pair of contacts online, on through Facebook, and another through 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. Photos and links in the show notes.


Mary King, Age 8 Months
Mary King
Billy King, Age 5 Months
Billy King
Billy and Marian King
Billy & Marian
By tim, 2 October, 2021

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! Links are in the show notes. Enjoy!

By tim, 3 September, 2021

In this month's episode, I explain my activities on'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. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 7 August, 2021

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. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 28 June, 2021

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. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 26 June, 2021

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — My annual tour of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, originally scheduled for June 19th through 26th has been postponed. The new start and end dates are scheduled to be Tuesday, June 29th through Thursday, July 8th.