Monthly Archives: January 2019

BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 75: Getting the Most From Your Research Trip

Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Maybe you should take a research trip to your ancestral location. Watch live tonight night at 6pm (Pacific) 8pm (Central)9pm (Eastern) as the panelist discuss tips and tricks to get you ready for your research trip.

 

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AncestryDNA Contest #3

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Thanks again to all those who entered into the AncestryDNA contest and sorry to the few who I messed messages from. I will be doing another give away soon and maybe I will give two away another ancestry and a 23 and me kit… For some reason I am not able to upload the video to the blog but I picked number 14.

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Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers

 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is hosting a webinar: Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers. Tonight, Jan 9th @ 7pm (EST) Click here  for more information and to register.

I’ve found so much from newspapers like obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, information regarding court cases, land transfers, local event news and much more.  Newspapers give me a better idea of what my ancestor’s lives during the times especially when newspapers when other records are few and far between.

Newspapers.com has a 7 day free trial, check it out and see what information you can find.

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 74: Reverse Genealogy, DNA, and Tracing the Living

Did you miss BlackProGen Live!: EP74? Don’t worry you can what it below.

“So, you’ve done a great job finding your ancestors, but you’re not sure where to start to try to locate their living descendants. In this episode, we’ll cover tips and tricks you can use to safely and respectfully unearth the identities of your living cousins.”

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Finding Your Roots: Season 5

Season 5 of Finding Your Roots premieres tomorrow January 8th. Check out the preview below.

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Ancestry DNA Kit Contest

IMG_7392Want a chance to win a FREE AncestryDNA Kit???
1. SUBSCRIBE to my blog (if you are already subscribed, thank you!)
2.Email your name by Saturday, January 12th 2019 by 8pm (EST) and I will assign you a number. (Where is my email address you ask? In the about me section)
3. Watch live via IG live @genes_work on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 8pm (EST) as I randomly pick one lucky number. (Can’t watch live? No problem I will repost on my blog and email the winner.)

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Photos of Grandma & Grandpa

I always say you never know what pictures, documents, or family heirloom someone has in their home until you visit them and ask to see what they have. I recently visited my Uncle Roy’s house and he happened to have some of my grandmother’s photo books laying out. To my surprise while looking through one of the photo book were two photos of my grandparents (his parents) that I didn’t have in my collection. I am not even sure if all of my aunts and uncles have seen these pictures of their parents.

If you have the opportunity visit your relatives and ask to see their pictures, you might find photos you’ve been looking for or photos you’ve never seen.

 

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