Recapping Seattle and Interview with Tom Heuser of the Capitol Hill Historical Society

Our interview today is with Tom Heuser the president Capitol Hill Historical Society (go to their Facebook page here) and owner of RecapSeattle, an Instagram account. I first encountered Tom on Instagram and immediately fell in love with his posts recapping the history of Seattle and the past of the Pacific Northwest. Read more to find out about... Continue Reading →

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And The Winner Is….My DNA Results!

As much talk as I give to clients and those interested in genealogical and family history research about ancestral DNA tests,  up until a few months ago, I had never taken one myself. I figured since my mother, father, and three siblings (two brothers and a sister) had taken it, I knew my ancestry quite... Continue Reading →

Interview with Melanie the Shamrock Genealogist

It's that time again! Here at The Hipster Historian, I love interviewing anyone who loves history, genealogy, and death positivity -- my trifecta of passions. I've interviewed DNA experts, yoga genealogists, and others; and today, we have yet another amazing genealogist, Melanie from The Shamrock Genealogist. Keep scrolling to hear about what genealogy means to... Continue Reading →

What Happens When….

Earlier this year I launched the start of my business, Life Stories Transcription Services. It has been a labor of love putting this endeavor together and I have stayed up some late hours deciding if I really wanted to do this. When push comes to shove, it is what I want to do because genealogy... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Lori the History Yogini

Every day I learn more and more about different genealogists and those that are in love with the idea of ancestry and family history. It comes through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and many other social media platforms. I've been able to meet so many fascinating folks and I can't wait to meet more. Today's interview in... Continue Reading →

The Name Game: Rebecca

Every time I start a new family tree for a client, I marvel at the variety of names and dates before me. Each one of those individuals was an actual person and lived a life. Some of the names are familiar, and others are a bit more unique (like Seattleton). In this post series, I'd... Continue Reading →

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