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Generations Cafe is all about genealogy and family history. Discovering your family history should be enjoyable! Each episode will show you more about doing genealogy without the frustration.

Host Amy Johnson Crow has been involved in family history for most of her life and is a noted researcher, blogger, author, and educator. She firmly believes that it is possible to do good genealogy research and enjoy the process.

This isn't a stuffy or dry lecture. It's a conversation to help you explore the most exciting history of all: yours!

Grab a cuppa, pull up a chair, and let's explore family history together.

Generations Cafe Amy Johnson Crow

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Generations Cafe is all about genealogy and family history. Discovering your family history should be enjoyable! Each episode will show you more about doing genealogy without the frustration.

Host Amy Johnson Crow has been involved in family history for most of her life and is a noted researcher, blogger, author, and educator. She firmly believes that it is possible to do good genealogy research and enjoy the process.

This isn't a stuffy or dry lecture. It's a conversation to help you explore the most exciting history of all: yours!

Grab a cuppa, pull up a chair, and let's explore family history together.

    042 - 3 Types of Newspapers That Every Genealogist Should Know

    042 - 3 Types of Newspapers That Every Genealogist Should Know

    Newspapers are a gold mine of genealogical information. But if you stop looking for them after using the daily or weekly newspaper from your ancestor's home town, you might be stopping too soon. 

    In this episode, Amy shares 3 other kinds of newspapers that you need to know and where you can find them. These other newspapers are often more detailed than the mainstream newspaper and are well worth the effort to find. 

    Find the show notes, complete with links to resources, at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/42

    • 9 min.
    041 - 3 Things You Need to Know About Ancestry's Hints

    041 - 3 Things You Need to Know About Ancestry's Hints

    Ancestry's hints - those shaky green leaves that you see on your family tree - can be useful if you know their limitations. 

    Fun fact: You're missing the vast majority of records on Ancestry if you rely only on the hints. 

    You can find the show notes at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/41

    • 12 min.
    040 - The Genealogy Research Process with the WANDER Method

    040 - The Genealogy Research Process with the WANDER Method

    Genealogy research is more than just gathering more and more records. It's even more than evaluating them. And the research rarely goes in a straight line. 

    In this episode, Amy describes her WANDER Method for the genealogy research process and how it serves as a path to follow so that you don't get lost. 

    You can find the show notes for this episode along with a free printable at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/40 .

    • 15 min.
    039 - How to Write About Your Genealogy More Consistently

    039 - How to Write About Your Genealogy More Consistently

    There are so many benefits to writing about your genealogy, but getting started can feel tough. Who should you write about? What should you say?
    Writing can preserve our research, help us spot gaps in what we think we know, and connect us with others who are researching the same people. So how can we do that without feeling completely overwhelmed?
    52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is a free writing challenge with weekly prompts to help give you ideas of what (and who) to write about. It's flexible for your needs. Take the prompts and interpret them how you want to. 
    Writing can take many forms, whether it's blogging, journaling, scrapbooking, video-making, emailing, or posting on social media. 
    The idea is to do something with your genealogy research. 
    You can find the show notes for this episode (and sign up for the free 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge) at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/52ancestors.

    • 13 min.
    038 - 5 Tips for Gathering Family Stories

    038 - 5 Tips for Gathering Family Stories

    Family stories are as important to genealogy as census records. They are what make our ancestors (and us) human. Here are 5 tips for getting more (and better) family stories when talking to a relative, along with the a surprising tip about preserving them. 

    You can find the show notes at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/38

    • 14 min.
    037 - 11 Things You'll Find in Land Records

    037 - 11 Things You'll Find in Land Records

    Land records show more than just the transfer of land from one owner to another. They contain tremendous amounts of information that we can use in our genealogy research. 

    In this episode, you'll learn 11 things that are typical to find in a deed and what they could mean in your research. 

    You can find the show notes at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/37.

    • 13 min.

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