4/30/10: Filling in the Family Tree | KUER 90.1

4/30/10: Filling in the Family Tree

Salt Lake City, Utah – Chances are you know someone who spends countless hours crouched over a computer or pours over census records and old church rosters, piecing together the history of their family. Modern genealogy has gone mainstream and technology is making family research easier than ever before. But what drives someone to research their roots? How do those discoveries of the past shape one's present identity? Guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks to genealogist Megan Smolenyak and scholar Ron Bishop about the popular appeal of filling in one's family tree.

Suggested Resources:

  • Ancestry.com
  • FamilySearch.org
  • National Archives
  • Footnote.com
  • DeathIndexes.com
  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites

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