Sunday, October 8, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #39: – Native American Day

The 2nd Monday in October is Native American Day and today's podcast takes a look at the historic movement of different tribes. Then in part 2 (available by subscription) we discuss some of the repositories for various records, problems accessing information, and the records that are available online or through the National Archives.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tribes and involvements in historical events
Iroquois Confederacy:
Native Americans in the American Revolution:
(Calloway article) Indians; and the War for Independence:
Native Americans & The American Revolution:
Native Americans’ Role in American Revolution:
Stories from the Revolution (Calloway):

Civil War:
Alexandria, VA:
Native Americans in the Civil War:

Trail of Tears:

Repositories and Records
National Archives & Records Administration,

American Indian Records Repository (AIRR), Kansas,
AIRR, Great Plains Region,

Dawes Rolls (info):

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #38: Johnny Appleseed Day

H. S. Knapp - A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (1862). Wikipedia. 

Location names discussion:
Genealogy & Family History, how place names should be recorded:
Massachusetts place name pronunciations:

General helps for locations
Cyndi’s List:

John Chapman family trees (most, poorly documented):

John Chapman history:
“Are You Related to John Chapman, aka, Johnny Appleseed?” by Mary Harrell-Sesniak, 25 April 2014, GenealogyBank Blog,

“The Death of John Chapman,” by W. Kerrigan, 17 March 2013, American Orchard,

“Johnny Appleseed: Folk Hero,” by Editors, 2 February 2015, Biography,

“7 Facts on Johnny Appleseed,” by Sara Kettler, 10 March 2015, Biography,

“9 Facts That Tell the True Story of Johnny Appleseed,” by Kristy Puchko, 26 September 2016, Mental Floss,

“The Real Johnny Appleseed Brought Apples – and Booze – to the American Frontier,” by Natasha Geiling, 10 November 2014,,

“Johnny Appleseed,” 2 September 2017, Wikipedia, (impressively sourced)

Apple Recipes

Friday, September 15, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #37: Grandparent's Day - Cleaning Out Grandma's House

Grandparent's Day was Sunday, September 10th and we are a little late honoring that day due to an illness but this week's podcast provides information beyond just this yearly tribute to grandparents. In this podcast we look at a job that often falls to the family historian; cleaning out the homes of relatives who have recently passed away.

Have you had to clean out a loved one's home? Jean has done this task 5 times! In this podcast we provide you with some tips and thoughts about what's left behind.

Remember, Part 1 of the podcast is free. You can listen to the entire broadcast  with a paid subscription. You can learn more here


Virginia Johnson Wilcox, "My Guardian Angel Worked Overtime: Emptying an Old House is No Picnic," 11 September 2017, Circlemending Blog

Consumer Reports, “How Much is Your Stuff Worth? It’s Often a Good Investment to Spend the Time and Money on an Appraisal,” October 2012, Consumer Reports Magazine

Estate Sales, “Tips on Choosing an Estate Sale Company” 
This is a promotional website but the tips may give you some ideas

Katina Hazimihalis, “How to Clean Out a Relative’s House on a Time Limit,” 25 August 2016, Budget Dumpster

Gloria Horsley, “Cleaning out a Deceased Loved One’s Closet: 12 Tips to Make the Process a Little Easier,” 30 October 2014, HuffPost: The Blog

Legacy Navigator, “5 Steps for How to Clean Out Houses After a Death,” 2017

Wendy Schuman, “9 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Late Parent’s Home,” 5 December 2012, Next Avenue

Paula Spencer Scott, “The Junk Wars: 8 Ways to Get Rid of Aging Parents’ ‘Stuff,’” 26 July 2017, Caring Currents

Julian Torres, “7 Tips for Estate Cleanout and Estate Cleanout Services,” 1 October 2015, JunkKing Blog

Elizabeth Weintraub, “Cleaning Out the House After a Death,” 18 June 2017, The Balance

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

Monday, September 11, 2017

Health trumps Recording

We have had to postpone the next recording session, hence the lack of a podcast posting last night. We expect to get that next one up this coming weekend so be prepared! It's a good one! In recognition of Grandparents' Day (OK, the 10th), we will be talking about the sad aspect of our elderly parents and grandparents: the time they have to give up the family home and leave you with the clean-out process. We will have some experiences to share as well as some tips about how to approach the task. So keep an eye on this blog for that, and other, podcasts just around the corner.