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By tim, 30 April, 2023

Tim G. purchases a new web server! Mom-mom's true birth name has been confirmed, and over 900 descendants of colonial immigrant Peter Mumma and their spouses have been added to Tim G.'s local family history database, with many more to come! Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 31 March, 2023

English Anflick gravestone photos have been posted to Find-A-Grave. In preparing my application for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania's First Families lineage society, I've ordered birth and marriage records for my paternal grandparents. Lastly, I announce my plans to perform research on the Mumma branch of my Lancaster ancestors this summer. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 26 February, 2023

This month on the podcast, Jenkintown Library ditches! I'll let you know where I'm getting my Ancestry fix now. It turned up some 18th century baptism records from Switzerland. Also, the second "Special Interest Group" at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania was a success! I networked with a pair of interesting people there this month, and shared my own family history "brick wall" involving some 19th century Pickersgills. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 30 January, 2023

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

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

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

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

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.]

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By tim, 28 August, 2022

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.