Generations Cafe is all about genealogy and family history. Discovering your family history should be enjoyable! Each episode will show you more about doing genealogy without the frustration.
Host Amy Johnson Crow has been involved in family history for most of her life and is a noted researcher, blogger, author, and educator. She firmly believes that it is possible to do good genealogy research and enjoy the process.
This isn't a stuffy or dry lecture. It's a conversation to help you explore the most exciting history of all: yours!
Grab a cuppa, pull up a chair, and let's explore family history together.
072 - When Ancestors Changed Names
Get Ready for the 1950 Census
The 1950 census release will be unlike any other US census that has come before. Learn what you need to do to get ready to find your ancestors when the census goes public on April 1.
The show notes also have a link to a video with a step-by-step tutorial on identifying enumerations districts, as well as how you can help with the volunteer indexing project.
Show notes: AmyJohnsonCrow.com/71
FindAGrave's Major Update: What You Need to Know
In January 2022, FindAGrave made two major updates. The first impacts memorials created for the recently deceased -- a change that the genealogy community has been requesting for years.
The second is a change to the relationships that require a transfer when a family member asks to manage a memorial. This change can help more family members manage the memorials of their loved ones.
The show notes include links to FindAGrave's updated support pages.
You can find the show notes at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/70
Genealogy Mistakes that Everyone Makes (and How to Avoid Them)
Beginners and experienced genealogists alike make these genealogy mistakes. In this episode, Amy Johnson Crow explains what they are, how they hurt your research, and how to avoid them.
She also shares her top tip for genealogy success with less frustration.
You can find the show notes at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/69
5 Things to Know About DNA Testing for Genealogy
DNA is great for genealogy, and it goes way beyond the ethnicity estimate -- and what is that estimate even telling you anyhow?! (Spoiler alert: don't get a tattoo based on what that estimate says. It will change!)
Think you have Native American ancestry and it didn't show up in your ethnicity estimate? There's a reason for that.
You might be surprised to learn that you and your sibling likely won't have identical ethnicity estimates or even have the exact same DNA matches.
You can find the show notes at https://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/68
067 - How to Find Your Civil War Ancestor
Millions of Americans descend from a Civil War veteran. But how can you identify which one of your ancestors served (if any)? In this episode, Amy will show you easy steps for finding clues about service. You'll also see how you can identify your ancestor's regiment, which is key to getting into more military records.
You can find the show notes, along with links to everything mentioned in this episode at AmyJohnsonCrow.com/67
I love this podcast . She covers very important topics that I can learn from. I appreciate the two podcasts each month. Looking forward to her lessons as the 1950 census comes And indices are completed.
This genealogy podcast is not to lengthy and full of up to date genealogical information.
Lots of very useful information, presented in a clear and accessible, “actionable” way. Thank you!