From Paper To People

Carolynn ni Lochlainn

Take your ancestors from names on paper to multidimensional people who lived, breathed, loved, lost, and helped you to be who you are. Benefit from 40+ years of experience in folklore, history, genealogy, law, and tools of FamilySearch, Ancestry, Newspapers.com and more. I learn from my many mistakes, I teach from those lessons. I interview genealogists and authors. I discuss Reparational Genealogy - how Anglo- or European-American researchers can assist African-American researchers in restoring connections destroyed by centuries of chattel slavery. I even give recipes from ancestral meals in the Family Cookbook episodes. And if YOU want to be interviewed, let me know!

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Promo - An Interview with Michael W Twitty
Feb 10 2021
Promo - An Interview with Michael W Twitty
I cannot believe my sheer luck in getting the opportunity to interview Michael W Twitty! Well, luck and a year of trying. The man is BUSY. In 2017, Michael published a watershed book called The Cooking Gene. It's an amazing work of research - into folklore, into genealogy, into history, and deeper into his career of choice, Southern foodways and their connection to Africa. This is a sneeky peek into the nature of our conversation, which was almost two hours long and which I am editing into two separate episodes. Enjoy this preview of who Michael is and what's on his mind, then buy his book at his blog, afroculinaria.com. You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the newsletter. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher | YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer | Audible 8Y7HqytIMQOveByNMAoo
The Family Cookbook: Deep Fried Biscuits and Homemade Apple Butter
Apr 6 2022
The Family Cookbook: Deep Fried Biscuits and Homemade Apple Butter
Today's episode is a Family Cookbook episode that I've wanted to make for quite a while. It features two of my favorite foods from the area where I went to college (and where MANY of my ancestors lived for over a century) - Deep Fried Biscuits and Homemade Apple Butter, from Indiana. See the shownotes for the recipes.The part of the apple butter recipe that fascinates me is that my mother's mother would have gone through all of the boiling and sealing of jars as a child and teenager, basically the whole canning process, and by the time she died she was using a microwave. We're never that far from history and continual evolution, even in the kitchen.Also, I invite you to celebrate my birthday with me, help me promote my YouTube channel in three easy steps, and with that, enter to win a deck of playing cards (design of your choice) from my Zazzle shop.Let's get cooking!You can join my Facebook group - just be sure to answer the screening questions and agree to the house rules.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher | TuneIn
BioADay2022 - Wiley Franklin Odom
Feb 1 2022
BioADay2022 - Wiley Franklin Odom
Here's another biography I developed on my quest to achieve one biography per day on my platform of choice, FamilySearch. With each ancestor, I always start with the auto-generated Life Story on Ancestry, copy it and paste it in the LifeStory field on FamilySearch. Then, I augment it with facts from census, vital, and other records, along with a little logical deduction thrown in for good measure. As I did before, I will read you the original from Ancestry and the final product on FamilySearch, complete with a list of sources. I hope that this inspires you to write a few biographies every month. It's the best way to come to understand the lives of our ancestors.Also, I'm no longer on Spotify. I explain that in the episode.Last, but absolutely not least, HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!You can join my Facebook group - just be sure to answer the screening questions and agree to the house rules.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher | TuneIn
News Bulletin! 4 Free African American Genealogy Seminars in February!
Jan 21 2022
News Bulletin! 4 Free African American Genealogy Seminars in February!
This February is going to be on fire with four Saturday Zoom seminars, ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE: Dr Shelley Viola Murphy's "African American Genealogy Challenges," Angela Y Walton-Raji's "Researching African/Native American Genealogy," "African American Genealogy Research in the North Carolina Portion of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor" with Renate Yarborough-Sanders, and finally, a preview of the IAAM Center for Family History presented by Dr Shelley Viola Murphy and Toni Carrier. Register for each separately here or at tinyurl.com/MR4BBPNF.You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher | TuneIn
BioADay2022 -  Calvin Walker
Jan 19 2022
BioADay2022 - Calvin Walker
Have you ever set a goal or {shudder} made a New Year's Resolution, and then not kept it? Yeah, you're allowed to look at me and point on that one. I am a terrible offender. But this year, I don't have a goal, or a resolution, I just have a hashtag. A THING, if you will. And that thing is - #BioADay2022. I am working hard to write a bio, little or big, for an ancestor, every day, for the year. And if I don't make one per day, no big deal - I'll just keep on trying.The podcast helps hold me accountable (as does guilt, lots of guilt), and I'm sharing one of my bios with you today. It's for Calvin Walker, my 3rd great-grandfather. He didn't save children from burning buildings or anything, but he lived a life that, like all lives, deserves to be remembered. I hope you enjoy his story, and the tale of how I assembled it. If I meet my goal, you'll see how important it is to document our ancestors, and you'll feel inspired to do so yourself.You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
Family Cookbook - Cheesecake Past, Cheesecake Present, Cheesecake Future
Jan 12 2022
Family Cookbook - Cheesecake Past, Cheesecake Present, Cheesecake Future
Happy New Year, and welcome back to the post-champagne life! I have three recipes for you today, and each will appease your cheesecake cravings in different ways. The first is a traditional recipe from my mother's mother. The second is a Ricotta Cheesecake (or Ricotta Pie) from a local real estate agent, AnnaLisa Bossio. The last is one of my own creation that is small yet flexible, and can be made to suit many different allergies or special diets. Listen, bake, and enjoy!You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
Get Lost, 2021 - Hello, #BioADay2022!
Dec 29 2021
Get Lost, 2021 - Hello, #BioADay2022!
2021 is definitely in the running for my least favorite year EVER! It has given me reason to reexamine what I'm doing, however, both with the podcast and with my own work. Join me for a list of thank-you's, and for an introduction of the quickest, easiest solution I've found so far to distractions, brick walls, and the genealogy blues - #BioADay2022. Let's join together to hold one another accountable as we actively learn more about our ancestors by generating and augmenting short (as in, 2-minute) biographies for ancestors using Ancestry with FamilySearch and WikiTree. 2022 is not going to start off as an easy year, but we can help one another through it together and get higher-quality research out of it as a squadron than we might flying solo. Thank you for being with me in 2021 - now, on to 2022!You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
Skelly Rellies 2021: Bad to the Bone
Oct 30 2021
Skelly Rellies 2021: Bad to the Bone
It's that time of year again - Happy Halloween, and Happy All Saints' Day too! This episode is full of delicious stories and delicious recipes. Dai Davies of GenealCymru and Andrew Martin of Family Histories Podcast contributed their own stories to the episode, as have I. I'm also providing you family and historical recipes for chocolate orange bars, apple crisp, apple cake, burnt butter icing, and three different kinds of pumpkin pies or tarts. Join me, Andrew, Dai, and assorted ghosts and monsters as we celebrate our ancestors and brace for the Pumpkin Spice Season.You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
Skelly Rellies, Jeffreys and Consecration, Oh My!
Sep 20 2021
Skelly Rellies, Jeffreys and Consecration, Oh My!
I have three things on my mind today, and all opportunities for sharing and growth:Share an mp3 recording of an ancestor's story that you think is interesting, unique, creepy, or fun! I will edit it into the Halloween, Skelly Rellies episode of the podcast. Soft deadline is October 15, hard deadline is October 20.Don't be a Jeffrey, part #9,237 - there's been some jackery-peggery and we need to nip that stuff in the bud.Learn, teach, and serve the community by consecrating your talents and interest on Social Justice Sundays, during classes/work sessions I'm holding weekly on Sundays at 3pm ET on Zoom (with audio simulcast on Clubhouse). Contact me for meeting info - we were troll-bombed this week and that won't happen again!The magical season is upon us. Let's work together to create magic in one another's lives.You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
A Zoom Class, Simulcast on Clubhouse!
Aug 31 2021
A Zoom Class, Simulcast on Clubhouse!
At long last, a proper Zoom class! I'm holding my first class on September 5, 2021 at 3pm ET - cleaning trees in Ancestry, and the basics of FamilySearch, in order to get moving on transferring reparational trees (for those who want this service). If you attend, you'll learn a lot of basics FOR FREE. If you're LDS, we need you all the more - only LDS Church members have the capacity to transfer trees, and there are people who really would like to utilize this service. Time to put your research where your heart is! The sound for this class will be simulcast on Clubhouse. See my blog at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com for the links to both the Clubhouse event and the Zoom class.You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast, Clubhouse @ancestorsalive and Twitter at both @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
All About Blogs with Lisa Lisson
Jun 6 2021
All About Blogs with Lisa Lisson
Have you ever wondered what it takes to have a genealogy blog? Whether amateur or professional, blogging is a great way not only to publish family information, but to find information from others. Lisa Lisson, author of the "Are You My Cousin?" blog, stopped by for a chat last year and told me all about it. Listen in and learn why blogging is good for your work, platforms, content, publication to social media, the use of mailing lists, and blogs that Lisa herself reads. She has a lot of terrific advice and information.You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Support levels start at $5/mo.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
The Family Cookbook - Things That Go On, With, Or Next To Things
May 28 2021
The Family Cookbook - Things That Go On, With, Or Next To Things
Isn't it high time for a 2021 episode of The Family Cookbook? I think so, and not just because it's grilling time in the Northern Hemisphere! I'd love to interview you about your family's foodways, but in the absence of your recipes, here are four of my maternal grandmother's: Pepper Hash, Chutney, Sweet Watermelon Pickles, and Crisp Cabbage Relish. Serve these up at your next barbecue, or when grilling for the family. They come from the kitchen of a well-traveled Omaha, Nebraska girl!You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link.Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything!Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy.If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsaliveSponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG.Subscribe to the newsletter.Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag.Subscribe: Audible | Blubrry | GoodPods | iHeartRadio | iTunes/Apple | Pandora | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Stitcher
Patreon Updates Announcement
May 25 2021
Patreon Updates Announcement
First, a big welcome and thank you to Lorraine Anderson, Jenna Robertson, Jeanne Arp, Margaret Eves, and Charles Andrews! Some things are changing at my Patreon - there are new quarterly loyalty rewards in some categories, and I am dropping the $1 and $2/mo support levels. From June 1 on, the lowest support level for the podcast will be $5. Please support me - we have monthly giveaways as well as those loyalty gifts! You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsalive Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Subscribe to the newsletter. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher | YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer | Audible
An Interview with Michael W Twitty, part 2
May 22 2021
An Interview with Michael W Twitty, part 2
Finally, part two of my January 2021 interview with Michael Twitty, in which we talk much more about food than we did in the first half. We start by discussing how genealogy is a part of becoming whole, which enables us to be of service in this world. Then, we talk about how food isn't just food. There are revelations about fufu. Michael makes all kinds of links between foods from the African continent and Southern cuisine, and even finds the origins of dance movements in cooking and war. He discusses the difference between Whiteness and European-ness, something that is not discussed enough, and how moving beyond trauma begins with honesty. We also discuss a few aspects of racism in necessary archives, with Michael conveying a personal experience he had. For foodies, there's a lot here. For genealogists, there's a lot here, too, because food is an integral part of genealogy. I hope you'll listen to this episode (and episode 402 first, if you haven't yet), to learn a bit about how Michael is writing his own recipe. You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast and @ancestorsalive Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship AND monthly polls that yield even more SWAG. Subscribe to the newsletter. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher | YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer | Audible
An Interview with Michael W Twitty, part 1
Feb 20 2021
An Interview with Michael W Twitty, part 1
I don't know how to introduce this - I GOT TO INTERVIEW MICHAEL TWITTY!!! We talked for so long that I was able to break the discussion into two episodes. This is part one, in which we talk DNA and how it doesn't serve Black researchers, writing as a protection of memory the ultimate smallness of the world, human interconnectedness, and many aspects of Blackness as they relate to power and powerlessness - ultimately, finding the power in self-knowledge, including the ugly stuff. please let me know what you think, and after this ep, listen for the next one - that will be part two of this amazing discussion. You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the newsletter. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher | YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer | Audible
Promo - An Interview with Michael W Twitty
Feb 10 2021
Promo - An Interview with Michael W Twitty
I cannot believe my sheer luck in getting the opportunity to interview Michael W Twitty! Well, luck and a year of trying. The man is BUSY. In 2017, Michael published a watershed book called The Cooking Gene. It's an amazing work of research - into folklore, into genealogy, into history, and deeper into his career of choice, Southern foodways and their connection to Africa. This is a sneeky peek into the nature of our conversation, which was almost two hours long and which I am editing into two separate episodes. Enjoy this preview of who Michael is and what's on his mind, then buy his book at his blog, afroculinaria.com. You can join my Facebook group by visiting this page for the link. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the newsletter. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher | YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer | Audible 8Y7HqytIMQOveByNMAoo
Your Family and the WWII Homefront - Audience Participation Time!
Dec 15 2020
Your Family and the WWII Homefront - Audience Participation Time!
Twitter bots attacked my account and I can't get in, so I have a new one - fppppodcast. Yeah, I reported a fascist and BAM! So, THAT happened. Otherwise, I want all of 2021 to be audience participation time. Please join me with your family stories about life on the homefront during World War II. No matter where you're from, I want to hear how your family dealt with radical life changes, deprivation, and even loss of family members - we need to learn from their strength and sacrifice in this, our time of trial, the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in for how to participate. I'm excited to start to work on relating our family histories to present-day challenges. You can join my Discord server and Facebook group by visiting this page for links. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  or at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @fppppodcast and Twitter @fpppppodcast Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the newsletter. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher | YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer | Audible
Announcement - Record Family Holidays on Zoom!
Nov 24 2020
Announcement - Record Family Holidays on Zoom!
This is not an episode so much as an announcement: it's holiday time and that means it's time for taking folklore! But, with the increased need to stay home and separate, and with more people than ever relying on devices and video chat to communicate with family, why not see this as an opportunity to use Zoom.us to not only communicate, but to record family members telling stories? Look to your elders. Show photos. Ask questions. Find out everything that you can NOW, while the focus is on family, safety, and reflection. Below (at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com) please find a terrific video I found on YouTube, a step-by-step how-to on recording Zoom calls. Enjoy the holiday season, buckle up for a cold and long Winter, and stay safe. Keep in touch with your family and help your elders to understand how much you value their knowledge and stories.   You can join my Discord server and Facebook group by visiting this page for links. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy, or at Thumbtack.com. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy and Twitter @ancestorsalive Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes| Soundcloud| Spotify| Spreaker| Stitcher| YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer
Skelly Rellies 2020! trying again...
Nov 6 2020
Skelly Rellies 2020! trying again...
Yes it's Halloween, but we're not really getting scary with it - maybe a little spoopy, but more misty. And hungry. This episode has stories, a few laughs, a few recipes, and is a tribute to YOU - my audience - for sticking with me since January 2018. Next year, maybe you'll contribute a story or a recipe yourself? In the meantime, listen and enjoy as the stories I collected LAST year finally get an airing. Stay safe, and stay spoopy, my pumpkins. Wash your hands, mask up, and stay at home, where the heart is. I hit some technical glitches, so I had to re-upload the episode and recreate it. Sorry about that! You can join my Discord server and Facebook group by visiting this page for links. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy, or at Thumbtack.com. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy and Twitter @ancestorsalive Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud| Spotify| Spreaker| Stitcher| YouTube| TuneIn | Deezer
Skelly Rellies is Coming - SEND ME YOUR RECIPES!
Oct 27 2020
Skelly Rellies is Coming - SEND ME YOUR RECIPES!
Do you have family recipes that pertain to the Autumn, or to Halloween itself? I'd love to read them out in our upcoming Halloween episode, Skelly Rellies! Just send me the name of the person who made the recipe, why it's important to you or your family, and the text of the recipe itself. I'll read it into the episode, with full credit to you and yours. You can join my Discord server and Facebook group by visiting this page for links. Please follow my YouTube channel here - I will be doing more videos face to face, and perhaps even some live, with chat and everything! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at  at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy, or at Thumbtack.com. If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at  by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy and Twitter @ancestorsalive Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at  and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud| Spotify| Spreaker| Stitcher| YouTube | TuneIn | Deezer