300 episodes

Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given. Visit AncestralFindings.com for genealogy tips and weekly giveaways.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5, 50 Ratings

Genealogy is the most wonderful of pastimes. I love it, and you should, too. There are endless reasons why. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the western world, as more and more people discover the exhilarating and slightly addictive nature of ancestor hunting. It’s like an ongoing mystery with clues you have to discover and then put together to come to conclusions about your family’s past. The mystery never ends, because there is no end to the amount of time you can potentially go back in history with your family research. Yet, the more you can discover, the more complete picture of your family you can put together. It’s insanely rewarding, and the more you do it, the more you will want to do it. That’s a given. Visit AncestralFindings.com for genealogy tips and weekly giveaways.

    AF-335: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 15

    AF-335: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 15

    Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter 15… What Was Inside the Wainwright Family Tomb? …

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/the-lost-treasure-of-francis-wainwright-chapter-15

    • 7 min
    AF-334: Tips for Getting the Most Out of the 1940 Census

    AF-334: Tips for Getting the Most Out of the 1940 Census

    Have you used the 1940 census in your family history research? If you have been doing genealogy for a while, you probably have used it many times. Whether you are experienced with it or are new, there are probably some things in it you have missed. Here is how to get the most valuable genealogical information out of the 1940 census…

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-the-1940-census/

    • 7 min
    AF-333: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 14

    AF-333: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 14

    The Willick grandchildren are still on their quest to find the lost treasure of Francis Wainwright. Their search has led them to several interesting places, and now they are at the Wainwright family tomb itself, searching for a large statue of Philippa, Francis’s beloved first wife. What will they find? Is this the treasure?

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/the-lost-treasure-of-francis-wainwright-chapter-14-where-did-samuel-popes-work-go/ 

    • 7 min
    AF-332: Tracing Your Pioneer Ancestors

    AF-332: Tracing Your Pioneer Ancestors

    Do you have pioneer ancestry? What is pioneer ancestry, anyway, since most explorers can be referred to as pioneers? Here is what is unique about American pioneer ancestry, and how you can find your pioneer ancestors.

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/tracing-your-pioneer-ancestors/

    • 8 min
    AF-331: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 13

    AF-331: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 13

    Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter 13 … Tracking Down the Records of Samuel Pope …

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/the-lost-treasure-of-francis-wainwright-chapter-13

    • 7 min
    AF-330: Should You Attend a Genealogy Conference?

    AF-330: Should You Attend a Genealogy Conference?

    Have you ever considered going to a genealogical conference? If not, you should think about it. There is a lot of good information at these conferences that can help you break through brick walls and make you a better genealogist. Here’s how to decide if you should attend one, and which one to attend.

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/should-you-attend-a-genealogy-conference

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Jamie Popernack ,

Helpful but leaves groups out

I appreciate the short length and the info. Please include African American genealogy (of Americans of African descent). And also, please include how to explore if one has slave-owners in their ancestry. I could not find anything on either topic on this show so far. Thanks for your work.

JPB8 ,

Ancestral Findings

Great stories and appreciate the short succinct information! JPB8

CraftyDIYfun ,

Informative, instructional, topical & applicable

I’ve listened and enjoyed this brief but useful podcast for a couple years now. About time I write a review! He dishes out helpful genealogical advice and interesting historical insights on people, technology and events in short extremely helpful easy listening chunks. I highly recommend this podcast to any genealogist/family history buff wanting to practice ever more accurate research while understanding where elusive documents relating to hard to track ancestors may be found.

Side note: I checked out the author and his website today. Will offers many helpful free services and even ebooks; FREE genealogical ebooks. One CAN leave donations for the ebooks but frankly I didn’t for fear his website might be a ploy to annoy with constant sales solicitations later. After all his surname is Moneymaker. No joke. Yet I have a pretty firm suspicion this guy is actually a very generous very smart fellow who likes to pay-it-forward by enlightening fellow family historians. Thank you Will! He has a regular newsletter too which appears to include genealogical helps complete with illustrations which are not part of his podcast. It might be that his ebooks are mainly scripts written for his podcasts. But that’s great too because his podcasts are enormously informative plus interesting.

I have one single tiny niggling suggestion- I do wish Will would reduce the number of “you should” “you must” “you need” statements because they sound a bit bossy or authoritarian. I’d rather hear “You might” “Have you considered” “May I suggest” instead.

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