Celebrating 15 Years of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast

By Family Tree Editors

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In this episode, we celebrate 15 years of the Family Tree Magazine podcast by revisiting some of our most popular interviews. First, we learn from Rich Venezia once more about finding ancestors’ hometowns. Then, we review some tried-and-true heirloom preservation tips from Denise May Levenick. Finally, we listen as your DNA Guide Diahan Southard explains what to do about missing or unexpected matches.

Hometown Heroes (00:34)

In October 2022, Rich Venezia provided tips for finding your ancestors’ places of origins. We revisit that interview here.

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Rich Roots Genealogy

These sources will help you pinpoint an immigrant ancestor’s Old World town or village of origin.

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Building a Family Tree with DNA (11:28)

You get your DNA results, and the matches aren’t what you expected. In this November 2020 episode, Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard explains the reasons behind these confusing situations.

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Wondering why you don’t share more DNA matches with your mother, or why you’re not seeing a surname you expect? We’ll explain a few of the possible reasons.

Caring for Common Heirlooms (26:00)

Attending to objects that have been kept within your family for generations is a mighty responsibility. Here, we highlight the 2022 interview in which Denise May Levenick, (aka The Family Curator) provides some heirloom preservation tips.

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If you don’t know how to organize and properly store your family heirlooms, fear not! Learn expert tips from an archivist on saving the most common types.

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