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.
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. Links in the show notes.
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. Photos and links in the show notes.
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!
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. Links are in the show notes.
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.
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.
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.