The Hipster Historian on Ancestry

A few weeks ago I was able to attend Rootstech for the very first time. You can catch up on my posts on my experiences here and here. As part of Rootstech, there was an Expo Hall as well as vendors in and out of the hall. One of the booths that caught my eye... Continue Reading →

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What I Took From Rootstech (plus days 2 & 3)

The last few weeks have just been a whirlwind of falling into my new life (with a full-time job and side business) while getting situated in my new apartment + life after my drastic life change. But, in all this glorious madness, I've been able to rediscover myself and grow in many ways. Rootstech was my... 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 →

Genealogy New Years Goals

Every year I put an intention out to the universe. Some years its words like steady, other years it is growth, this last year (2017), it was change, and boy did that kick me in the behind. This year, along with my intention word -- growth -- I'm aiming for a few a genealogy-related goals. Each... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

#DeathSalonSeattle Recap

This past weekend I had the lucky fortune of attending Death Salon: Seattle put on by the Order of the Good Death. If that name sounds familiar, I've mentioned it before. This event was put on for all of those individuals and organizations that are involved in the #deathpositive movement -- including (but not limited)... Continue Reading →

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