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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5, 55 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-349: Genealogy Again: Breathing New Life in Your Family Research

    AF-349: Genealogy Again: Breathing New Life in Your Family Research

    Do you need some ideas to make your genealogy research more interesting again? Here are four ideas to get you moving.

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/genealogy-again-breathing-new-life-in-your-family-research/

    • 4 min
    AF-348: Henry VI: Who's Who in the Wars of the Roses

    AF-348: Henry VI: Who's Who in the Wars of the Roses

    Do you know who is who in the Wars of the Roses? There were many players in that infamous war. Let’s start today with one of them.

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/wars-of-the-roses-henry-vi/

    • 9 min
    AF-347: Everything You Need to Know About the 1890 US Federal Census

    AF-347: Everything You Need to Know About the 1890 US Federal Census

    The 1890 census is famous for not being here for genealogists to use. At least, most of it is not available. There are a few fragments that still exist. If you are lucky enough to have ancestors in surviving portions of the 1890 census, here is what you can find in it…

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-1890-us-federal-census/

    • 8 min
    AF-346: Looking for Probate Records in Your Genealogy Research

    AF-346: Looking for Probate Records in Your Genealogy Research

    Have you looked into probate records when researching your ancestors? These valuable genealogical documents are often overlooked, even by more experienced researchers. However, pro genealogists know their real worth. Here is why you should be using these records, and what you may find in them.

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/looking-for-probate-records-in-your-genealogy-research-why-you-should/

    • 7 min
    AF-345: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 20

    AF-345: The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright, Chapter 20

    Today we continue our story of The Lost Treasure of Francis Wainwright with Chapter 20…

    Show Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/the-lost-treasure-of-francis-wainwright-chapter20-epilogue/

    • 7 min
    AF-344: How to Make Plans to Protect Your Genealogy for Future Generations

    AF-344: How to Make Plans to Protect Your Genealogy for Future Generations

    Do you know what you are going to do with your genealogy research one day? You have spent a long, loving time gathering it, and you naturally want future generations to enjoy and benefit from it. Here are some tips for making sure your genealogy research is preserved and protected for the rest of time.

    how Notes:
    https://ancestralfindings.com/how-to-make-plans-to-protect-your-genealogy-for-future-generations/

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 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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