Genealogy in the Works: Military Mailtime, an interview with a Brett Cain

Oh gosh! This last week has been absolutely incredible. I was able to attend Rootstech for the second year and boy did I have a blast. You can check out my Instagram for more detailed posts, but here is a couple of events that I just had to mention. If you haven't heard of NextGen,... Continue Reading →

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Rootstech 2019: Classes, Events & Attendees

How is it 2019 already? The past year of my life went by in a flash and I can hardly believe that another year has come and gone in a flash. This last year I've been busy working on my business, living on my own and figuring out what I want in life -- and... Continue Reading →

Day 1: RootsTech

What an amazing first day of RootsTech. It was more than I could have ever imagined and I've already learned so much. After a quick rush to the convention center to get registered, I was able to get my tote bag with all its goodies and my name badge. In the rush of the morning crowd,... Continue Reading →

The Hipster Historian Goes to RootsTech!

For the very first time, I will be attending the largest genealogical conference in the world, RootsTech -- being held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This will also be the first genealogical conference I have ever attended (exciting!). In past years, I've attended other conventions (mostly Comic Cons) but this is only the second conference  in... Continue Reading →

The Big DNA Upset — Ancestry’s Change

Earlier this week Ancestry.com broke the genealogy world by introducing a new policy surrounding their DNA tests. This news has caused many a person to express their views concerning the subject, and as any good genealogist would do, I'm jumping into the fray to separate fact from fiction. According to the new policy released by Ancestry... Continue Reading →

The Big Switch – No More Microfilms

The news from the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah seemed to come out of nowhere, but after years of research and study, the FHL will no longer be sending microfilm or microfiche to its various family history centers across the United States. This has caused quite a bit of an uproar... Continue Reading →

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