52 episodes

This award-winning podcast teaches how 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, lawyer (non-practicing), and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'll teach you all I can to find ancestors and details you haven't before. I'll tell stories from my 4 decades of mistakes and triumphs, with a tablespoon of snark mixed in. I'll teach you 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'll interview researchers in genealogy and related fields in all phases of their growth. I'll even give recipes from ancestral meals in the Family Cookbook episodes.

Ancestors Alive! Genealogy: From Paper To People Carolynn ni Lochlainn

    • Education
    • 4.7, 31 Ratings

This award-winning podcast teaches how 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, lawyer (non-practicing), and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'll teach you all I can to find ancestors and details you haven't before. I'll tell stories from my 4 decades of mistakes and triumphs, with a tablespoon of snark mixed in. I'll teach you 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'll interview researchers in genealogy and related fields in all phases of their growth. I'll even give recipes from ancestral meals in the Family Cookbook episodes.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

owal51 ,

Love this Podcast!

This is my favorite genealogy podcast! Carolynn is witty and smart, and a stickler for detail, which is so important in genealogical work. Her topics are wide ranging and well researched. She never disappoints.

LGprice ,

Finally - A GEN Podcast that Tells me What I Need to Know

Love this podcast. It's right on target. Best of all the GEN podcasts.

Quincy Genie ,

An absolute listening pleasure!

Finally, a snarky and smart fast paced podcast! It delivers a ton of helpful information in a no holds barred way. Carolyn is appropriately opinionated and backs it all up with logical rational. She’s witty and makes up her own vocabulary to describe actions and behavior. Listening makes you feel like you have found a new friend who knows so much more than you but in a good way! I also like her call for modern genealogists to be politically active by fact checking and doing reparation work. Great listen!

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