Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Sep 29, 2020

What is a grass widow? You may come across this unique term in your genealogy research. It is an old one and has different meanings in Europe and America. It was used in old newspaper records, as well as in official government records. Here are some interesting facts about grass widows.

Show Notes:

Sep 24, 2020

Are you researching foreign-speaking ancestors? Whether they lived in America or you are researching them in their homeland, you may come across foreign language documents that you need assistance in understanding. Here are the four best ways to use them and get the information you need for your genealogy research.


Sep 22, 2020

The history of covered bridges in North America and the United States is a fascinating one. The bridges that remain are quite beloved and mostly protected. Today, let’s learn more about the history of covered bridges in America.

Show Notes:


Sep 17, 2020

The 1860 US federal census is the last one taken before the Civil War. It is slightly more descriptive than previous censuses but not as descriptive as post-Civil War ones. In today’s podcast episode, I’ll talk about some of the interesting findings of this unique census.

Show Notes:

Sep 15, 2020

The 1870 US federal census is a valuable tool for genealogists looking for their families in America just after the Civil War. It is a census of a few important firsts, as well as one of a controversy that still gets brought up among social scientists to this day. In today’s episode, we’ll dig deeper into the 1870...