Counting Chromosomes and Counting People

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Originally Uploaded February 3, 2021 – I moved my podcast to a new host so over the next few weeks I will be re-uploading old “Lost” episodes Podcasts 

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Welcome to Episode 6 of How we got here In this episode Counting Chromosomes and Counting People I have guest Mags Gaulden a Genetic Genealogist and Founder of mitoydna.org/ and the Leader of the WikiTree DNA Innovators Project to discuss Getting started with understanding DNA.   and then I’ll be doing part 2 of my look at Canadian Censuses (did I say that word right?) Looking specifically at the 1921 Census.

DNA Sites Mentioned
https://www.GEDmatch.com
https://Genetic.Family.comhttps://www.DNAGEDCOM.com

1921 Canadian Census Resources
https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1921/Pages/introduction.aspx
https://www.ancestry.ca/search/collections/8991/
http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/statcan/CS98-1921-1-1924.pdf

How We Got Here Sites
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YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/c/howwegotheregenealogy — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-we-got-here/message

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Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends

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In my fifth episode, I begin a look Canadian Census over the next few episodes with an overview of the importance of Canadian Censuses for Genealogists.

In my second segment I sit down and talk with fellow Canadian Podcast Genealogist Kael Sherman of The Maple Family Treehouse Podcast, we discuss his podcast, how he podcasts with a sense of purpose, the importance of understanding cultural history in conjunction with understanding our individual family history.  We talk about his recently discovered Acadian ancestry and understanding that within the greater context of his family tree.
*Post discussion Kael mentioned he quoted the Cyr Family arrival date wrong it was not  1624 but rather it is actually somewhere between 1644 – 1686.

In Our third segment, I discuss briefly the idea of Collaborative Genealogy using sites such as Wikitree to how to share your work in a mutually beneficial way reaching out to family members you may not know, and making contact to help fill the branches of your tree.

Check out my new youtube channel for a lighter side of me and my genealogy research and life.

Remember to  support the podcast and 25% of all proceeds go to an Atlantic Canadian Genealogical Society or Local Historical Society

Resources:
Canadian Census at National Archives
Wikitree — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-we-got-here/message

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Looking to the Past to Help us Look Forward

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Originally Uploaded January 5, 2021 

In our fourth episode Looking to the Past to Help us Look Forward host, Brian Nash discusses 2021 his New Year’s resolutions, and what the year ahead looks like for his podcast and the world of Genealogy. In between all this there Brian sits down with Jamie Baillie who discusses his original Scottish ancestors and their removal from Scotland and arrival in Pictou Nova Scotia during the Highland Clearances.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances

Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed: Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried to Canada, 1774-1855

After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852

A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation, Vol. 1

Topics Covered: in This Episode:

Geological Perspective, Brickwalls, Live Streaming, Family Tree Research, Continuing Education, Scotland, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada, Highlands

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The Last Great Genealogy Show of 2020

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Originally Uploaded Dec 23, 2020

In our Third Episode The Last Great Genealogy Show of 2020, host Brian Nash talks about what’s on his Genealogy, Christmas List, then he does an Interview Author Brian McConnell, and wraps up the episode as he shares his favourite Christmas Family Memory

Music: TRIBUTE TO O’CAROLAN by Luna Bujalesky 
Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
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A Purpose For Everything

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In our Second Episode A Purpose for Everything, host Brian Nash discusses Purposeful Genealogy and the Importance of Goal Setting and SMART Goal Setting

Places Mentioned in This  Episode

Nova Scotia 

Donkin  One Place Study

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

1921 Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada

Wikitree

Nova Scotia Archives,

Newspapers

Ancestry

Music: TRIBUTE TO O’CAROLAN by Luna Bujalesky

Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License

Upcoming Episodes

Dec 23, 2020

Holiday Show

Holiday Traditions / Memories – Gift Ideas for the Genealogist in Your Family

Jan 6, 2021

New Year

What are your Family History Resolutions — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-we-got-here/message

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Beginnings

Summary

In our first episode, we will be a conversation with Brother and Sister Genealogis Team Lynda Villanova Gleason and Larry Villanova from Connecticut as they discuss their mother’s life in an Orphanage in Halifax in the 1930’s – Forty’s and how her memories of Halifax and her love for the Church that ran the Orphanage she was placed in 1939.  In 2019 this lead them to visit Nova Scotia in search of How They Got Here and how they discovered how her Love for that Church was a connection built almost 2 centuries earlier in her family history.

Places Mentioned in This  Episode

Nova Scotia 

Halifax: St. Pauls Church, St Paul’s Home for Girls Tower Rd. Public Gardens

Lunenburg: St. John’s Anglican Church

Mill Village

Port Medway

Surnames Mentioned in This Episode

Rafuse, Moreau, Miller, Boutilier, Villanova, Gleason 

People of Historical Significance Mentioned in This Episode

Rev. Jean-Baptiste Moreau

George VI 

Queen Elizabeth “Queen Mother”

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

South Shore Genealogical Society,

Nova Scotia Archives,

Halifax Library,

Newspapers,

Ancestry and Ancestry DNA

Music: TRIBUTE TO O’CAROLAN by Luna Bujalesky

Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License

Upcoming Episodes

Dec 9, 2020 – A Purpose for Everything

Importance of Setting Goals and Objectives

Dec 23, 2020 – Holiday Show

Holiday Traditions / Memories – Gift Ideas for the Genealogist in Your Family

Jan 6, 2021 – New Years

What are your Family History Resolutions — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-we-got-here/message

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The Not So Sinister Family Secret Of My Granny Anderson

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Family stories are an important piece to understanding your family history.  Genealogy isn’t just about a list of names but about understanding the times, places, and circumstances of our family members.  Genealogical research can give the names of the people, places, times, and events but creating a family history is about using those facts you have gathered, using historical sources about conditions and events that were happening around your family members, and helping to use those to fill in the facts to create a broader picture and bring those facts to life in a meaningful way. This is a story about an event from those records I was able to retrieve about my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Anderson putting the facts together with historical information available to understand what was going on so I could better understand what I was seeing in the records and the most logical reasons why.  I know that last sentence doesn’t sound too exciting but it is how this story came about. Theme Music is taken from TRIBUTE TO O’CAROLAN by Luna Bujalesky Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-we-got-here/message

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