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This award-winning podcast teaches you how to take your ancestors from names on paper to multidimensional people who lived, breathed, loved, lost, and helped you to be who you are. It also has a #CensusOfHumor. Benefit from my years of experience in folklore, history, genealogy, law, and tools of FamilySearch (owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), Ancestry, Newspapers.com and more. I learn from my many mistakes. I teach from those lessons. I interview others. I discuss 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 even give recipes from ancestral meals in the Family Cookbook episodes.

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

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This award-winning podcast teaches you how to take your ancestors from names on paper to multidimensional people who lived, breathed, loved, lost, and helped you to be who you are. It also has a #CensusOfHumor. Benefit from my years of experience in folklore, history, genealogy, law, and tools of FamilySearch (owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), Ancestry, Newspapers.com and more. I learn from my many mistakes. I teach from those lessons. I interview others. I discuss 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 even give recipes from ancestral meals in the Family Cookbook episodes.

    Getting to Know Me

    Getting to Know Me

    Yes, it's here! Episode 1 of Ancestors Alive, From Paper To People. It's a little bare-bones, but we'll get fancy later. I wanted to start the New Year off right by getting things going. Future episodes will be rife with bells and whistles like intro music, but for now, I'm keeping it simple. Have questions you want me to answer? Send me a message via the contact form on my website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com) and I'll answer your question in a future podcast.
    Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444).
    Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com). Only $50/hr, with a free consultation!
    If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm).
    Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive)
    Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship.
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    • 20 min
    Consecration, Recy Thomas and African-American Genealogy, or Reparational Genealogy

    Consecration, Recy Thomas and African-American Genealogy, or Reparational Genealogy

    This episode is directed primarily toward European-American Mormons, but no matter what, you will get something out of it. I discuss the Mormon Law of Consecration and how I apply it to family history work and working with others; the differences between African-American and European American genealogy; and the specific case of my research on a reparational tree for Recy Corbitt Taylor and anyone who may search out her family.
    Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444).
    Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com). Only $50/hr, with a free consultation!
    If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm).
    Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive)
    Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship.
    Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531).
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    • 21 min
    Folklore, or Just the Facts, Ma'am

    Folklore, or Just the Facts, Ma'am

    "Folklore, or Just the Facts, Ma'am" is for EVERYBODY. If you're doing research for yourself, or helping someone new start their own, this episode will help you to understand the whys and hows of using folklore-gathering skills to jumpstart your tre...

    • 18 min
    The Glory of the Story

    The Glory of the Story

    Folklore is great for finding facts and hints to start a tree, but it's equally wonderful for entertainment and for preserving the memory of family elders for all generations, current and future, to enjoy. If your family tells stories, this is for you. If they don't but you like stories, this is for you. If you just want to hear one of MY family stories, this is for you. And above all, if you want to hear about a bit of felonious scandal from my family's past, this is for you. I hope you enjoy the ep, and my new theme music too!
    Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H (https://apple.co/2MLZW4H), at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy (http://facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy), or at Thumbtack.com (https://www.thumbtack.com/ny/huntington/investigators/ancestors-alive-genealogy-teaching-services/service/370047773844029444).
    Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com). Only $50/hr, with a free consultation!
    If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm (https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm).
    Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com (http://ancestorsalivegenealogy.com), IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy (http://instagram.com/ancestorsalivegenealogy) and Twitter @ancestorsalive (http://twitter.com/ancestorsalive)
    Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive (http://patreon.com/AncestorsAlive) for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship.
    Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha (https://bit.ly/2lmhYha) and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531 (http://paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531).
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    • 17 min
    Cage Match! Ancestry vs FamilySearch

    Cage Match! Ancestry vs FamilySearch

    "Cage Match! Ancestry vs FamilySearch" is about the pros and cons of using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, the two main family tree sites used by the majority of researchers I know. Each has assets and drawbacks, but they're best used together. A...

    • 20 min
    Don't Be a Jeffrey

    Don't Be a Jeffrey

    Genealogy is populated with lots of groovy people, and just enough Jeffreys doing things the wrong way to thoroughly annoy the rest of us. Don't be a Jeffrey, be awesome! Follow the best practice and best evidence guidelines for Ancestry in this epi...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

grneyedldy53 ,

I Just Found This Podcast

I am just getting started on genealogy so have been focused on finding resources. I joined a local genealogical society here in Williamson County, Texas and today, in a virtual meeting, someone shared the name of this podcast. So I listened to my first two episodes and I’m all in! I am going to binge listen to every episode! Carolynn is like having a professor in your smartphone!

Lily1595 ,

Great Juneteenth episode

As a white woman she approached the subject by countering all of the racist lies we have been taught in history classes. She clearly cares so much about doing her industry justice and I love her straightforward story telling.

mamda ,

Love her spirit

I started listening a few weeks ago and fell in love with Carolynn's style. No BS, straight forward messages. Even after doing genealogy for over 20 years, I find that I still learn a lot from her podcasts. She inspires me to do more volunteer work for others, especially the reparational genealogy. I am looking forward to hearing more of herr podcast.

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