UFM Community Connection

Searching For Ancestors

Learn some great tips for researching your geneology!

Programs for Download as an MP3

1. Program:Introduction to Searching for Your Ancestors Click here to download…
Recorded Feb. 14, 2011
Homework: Fill out a 4 generation pedigree chart

2. Finding Your Family Click here to download…
Recorded Feb, 14, 2011
Homework: Write to a family member.

3. Getting Organized Click here to download…
Guest: Jill Frese. Recorrded March 21, 2011
Homework: Fill out some family group sheets

4. Additional Resources (Where do I go to research?) Click here to download…
Guest Ju=ill Frese recorded March 21, 2011
Homework: Make a list of places to go, visit omne or more of these places and make a list of relevant information.

5. Family Search Center (Family History Center) Click here to download…
Guest: Ila Morrill Recorded April,, 2011
Homework: Pick a personyou are researching. Go to FHC. Order film.

6. Finding Female Ancestors: Tracing the Female Line Click here to download…
Guest: Jill Frese Recorded May, 2011
Homework: Select a female in your line and seehow far back you cango, female to female.

7. Making the Most of Census Materials Click here to download…
Recorded May, 2011
Homework: Select one ancestor and get all the census records for that person. See what that gives you as to migration, etc.

8. Planning A Genealogy Research Trip Click here to download…
Recorded: June, 2011
Homework: Plan a trip to a specific location such as a library, cemetary or courthouse.

9. Wills and Probate Click here to download…
Recorded: June, 2011
Homework: Obtain a probate file for oe of your ancestors and abstract the information

10. Military Records Click here to download…
Recorded June, 2011
Homework: Make a list of wars and identify family members who fought ineach one. See if you can find a militaryrecord on a family member. Listen to a webinar about military records on Ancestry.com.

11. Social Media Click here to download…
Guest: Vickie Holverson Recorded: July 11, 2011

12. Mennonite Genealogy (Low German Mennonite Genealogy) Click here to download…
Guests: Judy regehr and Myrna Bartel Recorded July 11,2011

13 Irish Ancestors Click here to download…
Guests: Sherry Butler and Jan wichman Recorded August 15, 2011

14. DAR Click here to download…
Recorded August 2011

15. Care and Reading Cemeteries Click here to download…
Recorded August, 2011

16. Searching for Hungarian Ancestors Click here to download…
Guest: Ila Morrill Recorded: Sept. 19, 2011

17. Family History and Land Records Click here to download…
Guest: Charlotte Shawver recorded: Nov. 21. 2011

18. Courthouse Records Click here to download…
Guest: Charloote Shawver recorded Nov, 21, 2011

19. Mortality and Disease in 19th Century Ancestors Click here to download…
Guest: Graham Rose recorded: Nov. 8, 2011

20. Geneaological Records at the Public Library Click here to download…
Guest: Rhonna Hargett recorded: Nov. 28, 2011

21. Riley County Genealogical Society Click here to download…
Guests: Sherry Butler and Jan Wichman, recorded: Dec. 5, 2011

22. Searching For German Records Click here to download…
Guests: Sherry Butler and Jan Wichman recorded Dec, 5, 2011

23. DNA Testing and Genealogy Click here to download…
Guest;Carol Regehr. Recorded March 12, 2012

24. Chapman Center for Rural Studies Click here to download…
Guest: M.J. Morgan. recorded March 12, 2012
Visit the Chapman Center website


25. Writing Life Stories Click here to download…
Guest: Charley Kempthorne. recorded Jan. 27, 2012

26. Black Settlers on the Kaw Reservation Click here to download…
Guest: Jim Sharp. recorded Nov. 2011

27. 140 Years of Soul Click here to download…
Guest: Geraldine Walton. recorded June 17, 2012

28. Volga Germans of Central Kansas Click here to download…
Guests: Larry Weigel and Kevin Olson. recorded: April 27, 2012

29. Frontier Manhattan
Click here to download…
Guests: Kevin Olson and Larry Weigel. Recorded April 27, 2012

30. Using "Find A Grave Click here to download…
Guests: Lewis Browder and Jan Lange. Recorded Jan. 27, 2012

31. Newspapers and Genealogy Click here to download…
Guests: Jill Frese and Dorothy Dickerhoof

32. Teaching a UFM Course on Genealogy Click here to download…
Guests: Jill Frese and Dorothy Dickerhoof

33. Immigration Records and Passenger Lists Click here to download…
Guests: Jill Freses and Dorothy Dickerhoof

34. Riley County Historical Museum Click here to download…
NEW POST...Guests: Cheryl Collins, rebecca Rose and William Richter February, 2013

35. Sunset Cemetery Click here to download…
NEW POST...Guests: Cheryl Collons, Rebecca Rose, William Richter February 2013

 

About the Program:
“Searching for Ancestors” is a half-hour discussion, every other week, with individuals engaged in the practice of genealogy, usually two or three members of the Riley County Genealogical Society.  Topics have included getting started, talking with family, searching for female ancestors, military records, taking a genealogical research trip, etc.

About the Host:

Name: William L. (Bill) Richter

Born in California (1939), grew up in Oregon, BA Willamette University (1961), MA & PhD University of Chicago (1963, 1968), taught at Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Hawaii before K-State, scholarly research and writing on South Asian politics and security issues, administrative ethics, political thought. Lived and/or worked abroad in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Russia, Paraguay, Azerbaijan, elsewhere.  Married (wife Linda also Professor Emerita from K-State political science department); two married sons; four grandchildren.  [Very] Amateur genealogist for past 50 years.

Occupation: Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University (Served 42 years at K-State as political science faculty member and more than 25 as an administrator, including South Asia Center Director, Political Science Department Head, Landon Lecture Chair, and Associate Provost for International Programs. Retired in 2008.

Reason for doing the show: Supports Riley County Genealogical Society.  There is a growing interest in searching for ancestors (genealogy) and this program is intended to respond to that interest.



 

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