Wednesday, April 25, 2018

National DNA Day - April 25, 2018!

It’s National DNA Day! If you’ve been thinking about digging deeper into your ancestry through DNA testing, today is a great day for it! There are companies offering some great deals to help you get one step closer to completing the puzzle of your ancestry. Take advantage of these great offers - and even get a few extra testing kits for other family members! These deals are only good for today so move fast! 

23andMe - They also have another offer where subscribers can upload there genetic data to receive 4 free reports!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

RootsTech 2018 (Photo/Video Highlights)

Last week I had the experience of a lifetime - I was able to attend the annual RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. RootsTech is probably one of the largest genealogy conferences there is. There was so much information to take in from the classes, to the vendor booths, and all of the connections to be made. This conference was nothing less than amazing! I was excited to learn and to connect in-person with all those I have built relationships with through social media, and to make connections with those I connected with at the conference for the first time. The icing on the cake was meeting and taking a photo with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.!

I was in attendance with AAHGS (Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society) to be a booth volunteer and cover their social media. I was very excited that I was granted an opportunity during the conference to teach others about "Indexing Family Photos" (presentation footage coming soon).

I've created this video with some photo highlights of many I've connected with, who help make up this great genealogy community! If you see yourself in the video, please list your blog, website, or social media info in the comments section of my blog so we can all stay connected!

I look forward to seeing you at RootsTech 2019!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Z is for...Zip Code! ABC Genealogy Do Over - Day 26!

Z is for...Zip Code! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 26! A Zip Code (Zoning Improvement Plan) is a code that identifies where mail is handled for a given area. It was introduced in 1963 as a means to make the delivery of mail quicker and more efficient. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Y is for...Yearbook! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 25!

Y is for...Yearbook! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 25! A Yearbook (generally issued by a school or society) is published annually, and details information about its members and activities during a particular year. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

X is for...ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 24!

X is for...X is his mark! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 24! What the signer of a document would write if he couldn’t write his name. Signing a document in this manner was usually due to illiteracy or disability, and a witness would label the X as “his mark.” The witness was required to make the mark valid. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

W is for...Will! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 23!

W is for...Will! A Will is a document outlining instructions for what should be done with one’s real and personal property after their demise. #MadamAncestry #ABC #genealogychallenge #doover #will

Saturday, January 27, 2018

V is for...Vital Records! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 22!

V is for...Vital Records! Vital Records are records of life events for every person - such as birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. These records are maintained under governmental authority. The privacy laws fro who can access these records and when they can be accessed varies.