Graham

Content related to the Graham family surname.

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, 24 November, 2022

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania — FamilyTreeDNA returned the results of Tim G.'s Y-DNA analysis last month. His confirmed haplogroup is J-BY99034. No additional migration maps seem to have been provided to accompany the more detailed analysis results, but additional matches seem to include at least one fairly close relative.

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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.]

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By tim, 13 September, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — Family historian and webmaster Tim G. upgraded his Y-DNA analysis from Y-37 to the "Big Y" Y-700 test on September 5th of last week. When FamilyTreeDNA extended its summer sale from August 31st to September 6th, it was decided take the savings opportunity.

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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, 22 August, 2022
Doris Taylor Doyle, cousin of my grandmother, Joan Harrison Graham, died this past March. She was 91. Doris was one of my earliest family history contacts outside of my immediate family, grandparents, and known cousins. She once sent my grandmother a set of photocopies of old family photographs, including one of David H. Kline surrounded by all of his daughters that was taken around the turn of the 20th century. Doris and I spoke initially on the telephone, and later continued an e-mail correspondence that lasted from 2008 to 2013.

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By tim, 11 August, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas (GBT) — Tim G.'s paternal line is likely to include Middle Eastern origins, a Y-DNA analysis has shown. FamilyTreeDNA, a genealogical DNA testing company based in Houston, Texas, returned the results of Tim G.'s Y-37 DNA analysis last Tuesday, August 2. Tim G. ordered the analysis in July. The analysis identified 37 Y-DNA markers to predict Tim G.'s Haplogroup to be J-M267, which is also known as J1.

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By tim, 17 July, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas (GBT) — FamilyTreeDNA has received a DNA sample from family historian and GBT webmaster Tim G. at it's Houston facility last Friday, July 15. Tim ordered the DNA sampling kit on Saturday, July 2, at the suggestion of his uncle, Amir Ishaq D. Al-Sulaimani, to determine whether he is among the J1 sub-family of Grahams. Tim received the DNA kit last Saturday, July 9th and mailed his prepared sample the following morning.

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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, 10 April, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — The National Archives and Records Administration released the 1950 Census online last Friday, April 1st, 2022. Every ten years the administration publicly releases the census taken 72 prior to the release date. Prior to April 1st, the most recent census released by the administration was the 1940 census, which it released on April 1st, 2012. Each census release is a bonanza for genealogists, who can trace family relationships, movements, and occupations through the documents.