Wednesday, January 10, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show FYR Season 10 Episode 1: A Folk Song, Private Island & a DNA Discovery


The panel Melissa Barker, Jenny Hawran, Shelley Murphy, and I gather to discuss the season opener of Finding Your Roots Episode 10. 

Alanis Morrisett and Cierra are the guests who learn about their family history through records and DNA. Both learn of hardships faced by those who came before them. A DNA discovery tells the story of a different father than records suggest; an ancestor becomes the inspiration of a folksong, and an island mansion from the past is discovered.

Watch as Shelley discusses using Freedmen's Burea Records and Slave Schedules to look for hints of family connections, and we all talk about the importance of looking to newspapers, manuscripts, and other original records to find family.

Did you learn any tips for finding your family by watching this episode of Finding Your Roots?

We'd love to hear from you!

Links in this episode:

Tick Marks and Number Counts: Understanding and Using the Slave Schedules-Renate Yarborough Sanders

United States Freedmen's Bureau, Records of Freedmen, 1865-1872

Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Memorial Center

 Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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