Genealogy By Tim G.: The Audio Podcast

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By tim, 30 January, 2023
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Happy New Year! It's been an exciting month so far. First, I renew my membership to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and pay a couple visits. Then I profile a pair of prominent business-owning families: the Corrs and the Dambachs. Lastly, I make some progress on a long-standing family history mystery involving the Donleys of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 31 December, 2022
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I wrap up 2022 with a few short updates for December, including some new Find-a-Grave activity. I discuss some recent research into the Sarah Calvert, the mother of our line of Pickersgills in America, and I wrap up with some predictions/resolutions for the new year. I also threw a Christmas surprise in here from the vault. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 28 November, 2022
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This month I managed to get my web server to send emails. I tell you about the history of my web server, alternatives to running your own web server, the challenges or running a web server, and lastly what I did to get automated emails up and running. It's not for the faint of heart, but for me it is a labor of love. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 31 October, 2022
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The Berry family is the next stop on my gallery reformatting tour. This month I detail all that I have recently learned about the Berry family, who were early cousins of the Harrisons going back to the late 19th century. I begin the detail with the results of my recent trip to Woodland Cemetery in West Philadelphia, where baby Joseph Berry was buried in 1871. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 28 September, 2022
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My media gallery reformatting project has led me to the Boland family, and in particular to one of the Graham family tree's most famous inhabitants: Notre Dame sports radio and television personality Joe Boland. In this episode, I cover my family's ties to "Mr. B", his college life, and career as both a coach and a radio announcer. After that we'll hear a pair of 1954 broadcasts featuring the man himself. [Correction: In the podcast, I state a belief that the interview was recorded in the late 1950s. I learned after editing the episode that both audio clips are from 1954.]

Consider donating to Archive.org and to the Old Time Radio Researchers Group, whose hard work and generosity have made this episode possible.

Other links are in the show notes.

By tim, 28 August, 2022
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Although the summer of 2022 has been highly productive, I did not manage to complete even three of my six challenges. I did, however, make some progress cataloging soldiers buried at the Philadelphia National Cemetery's Mexican War Monument. I did visit a local cemetery with my brother and his kids. I did get back some Y-DNA results. I did solve a long-standing family history mystery. I did do some seaside genealogy in Atlantic County, New Jersey. So even though I did not manage to complete even half of my challenges. I still call this summer of research a success. Why? Because it's my show. I do what I want. 😎 Links in the show notes.

By tim, 25 July, 2022
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This month on the podcast, in the process of preparing family history media galleries for web publication, I take a stroll down memory lane, and revisit a few research loose ends for ancestor surnames beginning with the letters 'A' and 'B', specifically the Anflicks, Arrighys, Balmers, and Berrys. Then I take on a Find-a-Grave photography project. Lastly, I give updates on last months proposed summer challenges. Links are in the show notes.

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, 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, 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.