28 episodes

A "brick-wall"  DIY genealogy podcast that features your questions and Kathleen Brandt's answers. She wants your stories, questions, and “brick walls”.   But be ready to add to your "to-do" list.  As Kathleen always says, this is a Do it yourself (DIY) genealogy podcast. “I'll show you where the shovel is, but I'm not digging up your family.”  Maybe, you have no idea where to start searching for an ancestor. Or, perhaps you want to know more about your family folklore. Host Kathleen has 20 years in the industry and is the founder of a3genealogy. She's able to dispense genealogy research advice and encouragement in understandable terms that won't get you lost in genealogy jargon. Along with her husband and co-host, John, she helps you accomplish "do-it-yourself" research goals, learn some history, and have a bit of fun along the way. Light-hearted and full of detailed info, Hittin' the Bricks is your solution for your brick-wall research problems.

Hittin' the Bricks with Kathleen Kathleen Brandt

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A "brick-wall"  DIY genealogy podcast that features your questions and Kathleen Brandt's answers. She wants your stories, questions, and “brick walls”.   But be ready to add to your "to-do" list.  As Kathleen always says, this is a Do it yourself (DIY) genealogy podcast. “I'll show you where the shovel is, but I'm not digging up your family.”  Maybe, you have no idea where to start searching for an ancestor. Or, perhaps you want to know more about your family folklore. Host Kathleen has 20 years in the industry and is the founder of a3genealogy. She's able to dispense genealogy research advice and encouragement in understandable terms that won't get you lost in genealogy jargon. Along with her husband and co-host, John, she helps you accomplish "do-it-yourself" research goals, learn some history, and have a bit of fun along the way. Light-hearted and full of detailed info, Hittin' the Bricks is your solution for your brick-wall research problems.

    FamilySearch A.I.: Your Brickwall Hammer

    FamilySearch A.I.: Your Brickwall Hammer

    Send us a Text Message.Let's get techy with the latest Artificial intelligence tool from FamilySearch that's rewriting the rules on historical record-sleuthing.Plus, family reunion planning; mistakes made & lessons learned. Keep those genealogy questions coming!Be sure to bookmark linktr.ee/hittinthebricks for your one stop access to Kathleen Brandt, the host of Hittin' the Bricks with Kathleen. And, visit us on YouTube: Off the Wall with Kathleen John and Chewey video recorded...

    • 26 min
    DNA & Ethical Genealogy: In the Mailbag

    DNA & Ethical Genealogy: In the Mailbag

    Send us a Text Message.Have you ever peered into your family tree and found a story that's tangled, moving, and a little surprising? That's exactly what Kathleen and I discuss in our latest podcast episode.Kathleen answers two emails on air from the HTB Mailbag:1. A compelling case is presented where a man seeks to understand his uncle's paternity, bringing to light the sensitive nature of uncovering hidden truths within our lineage. 2. A question on the ethics of genealogy researc...

    • 23 min
    Researching Military Records: Meet Expert Lori

    Researching Military Records: Meet Expert Lori

    Send us a Text Message.We kick off Season 4 of Hittin' the Bricks with Kathleen covering military research at the National Archives, St. Louis with Lori Berdak Miller of Redbird Research. What if your ancestor's military personnel records were lost in the 1973 Fire? Lori gives hints on reconstructing these lost records.Her passion as a document retriever and military researcher shines through as she shares her finds within these military archival records. Contact Lori at Redbird R...

    • 25 min
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    Genealogy in Black & White

    Genealogy in Black & White

    Send us a Text Message.Is Black and White genealogy research different?John dropped by the office to have a chat with Kathleen. It gets personal!linktr.ee/hittinthebricks Be sure to bookmark linktr.ee/hittinthebricks for your one stop access to Kathleen Brandt, the host of Hittin' the Bricks with Kathleen. And, visit us on YouTube: Off the Wall with Kathleen John and Chewey video recorded specials. Hittin' the Bricks is produced through the not-for-profit, 501c3 TracingAncestors.or...

    • 26 min
    A Grave Situation: Buried on the Farm

    A Grave Situation: Buried on the Farm

    Send us a Text Message.Have you ever hit a brickwall in your family history research that seemed insurmountable? Howard Murray joined us from Colorado to trace his elusive two times great-grandmother Francis/Frances. She vanished from records between 1880 and 1900. Our HTB with Kathleen conversation offers strategies that you may use to leap over similar hurdles. Surprise: Family ties emerge as Howard and Kathleen uncover their shared DNA connection from Saline County, Missouri and Pratt Coun...

    • 26 min

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