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Episode 1: Yes, it’s here! Episode 1 of From Paper To People. It’s a little bare-bones, but we’ll get fancy later. I wanted to start the New Year off right by getting things going, stating my goals. It’s a “getting to know you.” Future episodes will be rife with bells and whistles like intro music, but for now, I’m keeping it simple.
Episode 2: This episode is directed primarily toward European-American Mormons, but no matter what, you will get something out of it. I discuss the Mormon Law of Consecration and how I apply it to family history work and working with others; the differences between African-American and European American genealogy; and the specific case of my research on a reparational tree for Recy Corbitt Thomas and anyone who may search out her family.
Episode 3: “Folklore, or Just the Facts, Ma’am” is for EVERYBODY. If you’re doing research for yourself, or helping someone new start their own, this episode will help you to understand the whys and hows of using folklore-gathering skills to jumpstart your tree. I discuss a few examples of how folklore has helped me, and how asking the right questions in the right way will warm up any participant in a story-gathering session. Then, I give my ten-point plan for successful folklore gathering. AND – I announce my new Patreon account, where you can support the podcast and earn or win valuable prizes for as little as $5 per month!