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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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    • 4.4 • 75 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-487: Tracing Your Pennsylvania Ancestors

    AF-487: Tracing Your Pennsylvania Ancestors

    Do you need help getting started researching your Pennsylvania ancestors? Here are some resources both online and offline to get you started on your research.
     
    Podcast Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/pennsylvania/ 
     
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    AF-486: The Seminole Wars: A Brief History of the Settlement of Florida

    AF-486: The Seminole Wars: A Brief History of the Settlement of Florida

    The Seminole Wars played an important part in the American settlement of Florida. These wars were three wars fought in Florida between the Seminole Nation (the name for a diverse group of Native Americans and African Americans who settled in Florida in the early 1800s) and the United States.
     
    Podcast Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/the-seminole-wars-a-brief-history-of-the-settlement-of-florida/ 
     
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    #Florida #AncestralFindings #SeminoleWars

    AF-485: Why Was President Andrew Johnson Really Impeached, and Why Did He Get to Keep His Office?

    AF-485: Why Was President Andrew Johnson Really Impeached, and Why Did He Get to Keep His Office?

    Andrew Johnson was the first American president to be impeached. Why was he impeached, and why did he get to keep his office? It’s an interesting story.
     
    Podcast Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/why-was-president-johnson-really-impeached-and-why-did-he-get-to-keep-his-office/ 
     
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    Genealogy eBooks:
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    Hard To Find Surnames:
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    #Genealogy #AncestralFindings #Impeachment

    AF-484: The Top Online Resources for Researching Your French Ancestors

    AF-484: The Top Online Resources for Researching Your French Ancestors

    Do you have French ancestors? You don’t have to go all the way to France to research them. Many French genealogy records are online. Here are the best sources.
     
    Podcast Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/top-online-resources-researching-french-ancestors/ 
     
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    #Genealogy #AncestralFindings #French

    AF-483: Mayflower Passengers: Not All Were There for Religious Reasons

    AF-483: Mayflower Passengers: Not All Were There for Religious Reasons

    Not everyone who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower was a Pilgrim. The non-religious passengers were called “strangers.” This is why they came.
     
    Podcast Show Notes: https://ancestralfindings.com/mayflower-passengers-not-religious-reasons/ 
     
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    • 7 min
    AF-482: The Rich and Spicy History Behind General Tso's Chicken

    AF-482: The Rich and Spicy History Behind General Tso's Chicken

    Explore the spicy goodness that is both General Tso's chicken and its history as we discover what this recipe can tell you about your family’s background…

    Podcast Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/the-rich-and-spicy-history-behind-general-tsos-chicken/

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 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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