Ancestral Gold, Murder, and Ghost Stories

Every week, there are interesting genealogy workshops, classes, conferences, webinars, and events to attend. Some of them might be going in near where you live! Here are a few that will be happening soon. LIVE has two webinars scheduled for this week. One is called “Genealogy Brainstorming: I’m Stuck. Now What?”. It will take place on October 9, 2012, from 1:00 in the afternoon until 2:00 in the afternoon, EDT. The other one is called “How To Up Your Genealogy Game”. It will happen on October 11, 2012, starting at 1:00 in the afternoon, and ending at 2:00 in … Continue reading

23andMe Has a Genetics 101 Course

Genealogy research involves more than using online websites to search for vital records and documents of your ancestors. Today, genealogy often includes a study of a person’s genetics, or DNA. How much do you know about genetics? 23andMe has a course you can take to find out. When was the last time that you thought about genetics? Maybe you are among the genealogists who purchased a home DNA kit in order to learn more about the information held in your genes about your health and heritage. Or, maybe you think back to the biology class that you took in high … Continue reading

Harvard Newspaper Website Runs Ad for “Adderall Alternative”

Is your child starting college this semester? Parents of kids who have ADHD might want to take a few minutes to have a talk about why it is important not to sell their medication to other students. A recent advertisement on the website of a college newspaper makes it clear that there is “black market” for Adderall. It seems that there are many young adults who are in college right now who think that Adderall, (a commonly prescribed medication used to treat ADHD), is something that they can use to help them “cram for an exam”, or to write an … Continue reading

Family Tree University Has a Virtual Genealogy Conference

Typically, a genealogy conference will take place in a building, hotel, or conference center that is large enough to accommodate the crowds. If you cannot travel out to where it is taking place, then you will miss it. It’s nice that Family Tree University is having a Virtual Genealogy Conference. This could make it much easier for people to check it out. Family Tree University is not an accredited college. It is the name of the “learning center” (for lack of a better term) for Family Tree Magazine. It is a great resource for genealogists who want to learn more … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of July 15, 2012

Each and every week, there are plenty of genealogy courses, workshops, conferences, and events happening. All you have to do is find one, and figure out what you need to do in order to attend it. Here is a quick list of some of the genealogy events that are going on this week. There could be one near you! On July 16, 2012, the Ela Area Public Library, which is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois, will have a meeting of the library’s Genealogy Interest Group (GIG). It will begin at 3:00 in the afternoon, and will end at 5:00 in … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 9, 2012

Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is a good place to find genealogy podcast that are new to you. There may also be podcasts that don’t always talk about genealogy topics, but, have done so for a random episode. Genealogy Gems released episode number 136 on July 8, 2012. This episode is called “Life After iGoogle”. In this episode, host Lisa Louise Cooke has a fantastic solution for everyone who is concerned about Google pulling the plug on iGoogle. She also points out that her website has been upgraded, … Continue reading

Insurance Podcast Roundup – Week of July 9, 2012

Once a week, the Insurance Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of podcasts that discuss topics related to insurance. This is an easy way to keep up to date with the changes to insurance that could affect the policies that protect your family. NPR released an episode of “Morning Edition” on June 29, 2012. This episode is called “Health Care Ruling Is A Mixed Bag For Insurers”. Host Linda Wertheimer and Host Renee Montagne speak with Karen Ignani. She is the president and CEO of American’s Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP. They discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 2, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is a good place to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you, and to find podcasts that do not always discuss genealogy topics, but have for one, random, episode. Family Tree Magazine released their episode for June of 2012 on June 27, 2012. This episode is hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke. Diane Haddad explains how to find archived genealogy blog posts on any subject. Gena Philibert Ortega shares ideas from her new book “From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage … Continue reading

Does Elizabeth Warren Really Have Cherokee Ancestry?

The ancestry of Democrat Elizabeth Warren is still a topic that is raising questions. A few months ago, a genealogist determined that Warren did, really, have Cherokee ancestry. Shortly after that, there were blogs that stated that there wasn’t any credible evidence that this was so. Now, another genealogist says that Elizabeth Warren really doesn’t have Cherokee ancestry. In Massachusetts, the current Senator is Scott Brown, who is a Republican. Elizabeth Warren, who is a Democrat, is running against him for the Senate seat he currently holds. The winner will be decided in the 2012 election. It has become common … Continue reading

Special Needs Podcast Roundup – Week of June 18, 2012

Every week, the Special Needs Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of podcasts that discuss topics that are relevant to parents of children who have a variety of special needs. Topics could cover ADHD, autism, Special Education, stories in the news, and more! The Parent’s Journal has an episode that was released on June 18, 2012. This episode is called “John Kemp”. The topic of this one is “Play and Friendship for Children with Disabilities”. It features John Kemp, author of the book “Reflections from a Different Journey”. The Coffee Klatch has an episode that was released on June … Continue reading