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Honoring Our Ancestors
July 15, 2012

Greetings Fellow Family History Sleuths,

I know everyone's distracted with summer activities, so I'll keep this short. Hope to see plenty of you in Indiana, New Jersey, Virginia and online (or at BYU) soon, but in the meantime, happy sleuthing!


Genealogy Round Up, July 5

Joe Biden's Irish Roots

Please join us for my 2nd webinar on Aug 1st 
Neglected History

At 102, North Hollywood man is happy to be an American - LA Daily News

Family history in making as five generations meet - Doncaster Free Press

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Genealogy Round Up, June 28

Twitter / megansmolenyak: Names of our ancestors

"Doesn’t matter where a property is, as long as it has history" - NS House Bought for $15k, Now for Sale for $2 Million 
Inside The $15,000 House That's Now Worth $2 Million 

Interesting outcome of my research into Michelle Obama's family tree - memorial dedication to 3rd ggm in GA 

Have never "seen" myself Skyping a presentation before! Thanks, Russ Worthington!
Technical Tuesday: Post – Guest Speaker using Skype

1940 U.S. Census Records for California Now Searchable, 1940 Census Community Project Nears Completion

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Jamboree Red Carpet 2012

At the red carpet event at Jamboree 2012 with Anita & Steve Morse and Hank Jones.

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Genealogy Round Up, June 21

Hope for WDYTYA? 
Must Hear TV: Where Will Who Do You Think You Are Go?

Cool, new online Irish genealogy magazine - here's an article about Annie Moore in the inaugural issue:
Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine

Does Accuracy in History Matter? The Case of 'American Tapestry' and Michelle Obama's Ancestors

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Upcoming Events

If you plan to be near any of the events where I'll be speaking, I would love to meet you. It's always a kick for me when folks mention that they read this newsletter, my blog, Huffington Post or whatever, so don't be shy about introducing yourself!

For more information on these events, please see my Events Calendar. And if you're interested in scheduling me, just click here.

  • July 20-21, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Historical Society Midwestern Roots Conference - "Adventures Behind the Scenes" Panel, "Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones," "Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners and the FBI," "Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing" and "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
  • August 1, 2012 - Legacy Family Tree - "Neglected History" Webinar
  • August 2, 2012 - Haddonfield, NJ - Haddonfield Lions Club - "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing"
  • August 18, 2012 - Williamsburg, VA - The Tidewater Genealogical Society - "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing"
  • September 12, 2012 - New York, NY - New York Public Library - "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing"
  • September 29, 2012 - Manassas, VA - Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC) for Genealogy and Local History - "Cases That Made My Brain Hurt"
  • November 3, 2012 - Pensacola, FL - West Florida Genealogical Society - "Right Annie, Wrong Annie," "Trace Your Roots with DNA," "Find That Obituary! Online Newspaper Research" and "Honoring Our Ancestors"
  • November 27, 2012 - New York, NY - The New York Public Library - "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
  • April 27, 2013 - Charlevoix, MI - Charlevoix Public Library - "Reverse Genealogy: Techniques for Finding Your Lost Loved Ones," "Find That Obituary," "Right Annie, Wrong Annie" and "Cases That Made My Brain Hurt"

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