Researching Your Family History at Your Local Library – An Interview with Anna Rose Johnson

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In this episode, Anna Rose Johnson provides tips for taking advantage of the many resources offered by local libraries to find your ancestors. Also, learn how to preserve heirloom utensils and other kitchenware.

Tree Talk (2:01)

Family Tree Magazine New Media editor Rachel Fountain shares topic news items relating to genealogy and family history.

Resources Mentioned in Interview:

USCIS Records Website

Legal Genealogist – USCIS proposes BIG fee hike

ProPublica – Developers Found Grave in the Virginia Woods: Authorities Then Helped Erase the Historic Black Cemetery

Center for Jewish History – DNA Reunion Project

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Feature: Maximizing Local Libraries for Genealogy Research (4:53)

Sometimes the best genealogy resources can be found in our own backyard. Anna Rose Johnson, author of the article “Using Local Libraries for Genealogy Research,” provides strategies for the best ways to use our local libraries in our genealogy research.

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You don’t have to travel far to find valuable genealogy resources. You may be able to find some at your local library. Here are some research tips to help.

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Family History Home: Culinary History (19:18)

In this episode we head to the kitchen to explore and preserve our culinary history. Denise May Levenick shares ideas from her Family History Home column.

Read Saving Heirloom Kitchenware by Denise May Levenick in the Jan / Feb 2023 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

How did our ancestors go from eating with their hands to using knife, fork and spoon? Discover the surprisingly fascinating development of cutlery.

Editor’s Desk (29:50)

Family Tree Magazine’s Digital Editor Melina Papadopoulos provides an update on new landing pages devoted to genealogy strategies and tools at the Family Tree Magazine website.

Resources Mentioned in This Interview:

Genealogy Tools Page

Genealogy Strategies Page

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