By tim, 6 February, 2022
We discover more documents about the Snyders this month, including Minnie Snyder's immigrant passenger list, Blitztein and Lipschutz Bank passage order records for Minnie and Eva, and a Sing Sing prison record for another member of the Snyder family. Lastly, we say farewell to my father's Aunt Sheila, who passed away this month at the age of 92. Links are in the show notes.
By tim, 31 January, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — A surname search through the website of Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation last week revealed multiple index entries for Anflick vital records that are presumably on file at the Mykolaiv Oblast Archives in the southern part of Ukraine. Anflick association with Mykolaiv had previously been established through a Blitzstein Bank passage order executed by Louis Anflick on the 23rd of September 1900. The newly discovered indices prove Anflick ties to the region that extend beyond the passage order.
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.
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.
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! 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.
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.