Ancestors Alive! Genealogy: From Paper To People

Carolynn ni Lochlainn

The #1 job of genealogy is to take ancestors from names on paper to multidimensional people who lived, breathed, loved, lost, and helped us to be who we are. I'm a folklorist, historian, genealogist, and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I'll teach you how to maximize online research using tools like Ancestry, FamilySearch, Newspapers.com, and Findagrave with best evidence and best practices, and how to use folklore to find leads and to add color to your tree. I always add stories from my 38 years of mistakes and triumphs, and there's usually a tablespoon or so of snark mixed in. Together, we'll focus on cooperative and reparational genealogy, and how Anglo- or European-American researchers can work with African-American researchers to restore connections destroyed by centuries of enslavement. I also interview researchers in genealogy and related fields in all phases of their growth, and I even talk about ancestral meals in the Family Cookbook episodes. Join me!

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