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Barbara Jean May
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Memorials for the Recently Deceased on Find-A-Grave

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Heritage Hunters has started a petition to try to get FG and Ancestry to change their policy on creating memorials "too soon." Please read and sign if you are so inclined. Thanks! …Continue

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ISO Spooky Genealogy Stories!

Hello Everyone! We will be showcasing genealogy serendipity stories (or spooky genealogy stories!) in a special Halloween episode of Heritage Hunters! If you would like to be on the show to share your story, please schedule some time on our calendar at: https://calendly.com/heritage-hunters/ - we would love to hear from you!…See More
Sep 14
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S2E9 - John Matheus and his Connection to American Aristocracy

There's a new episode of Heritage Hunters! John Matheus joins us to tell about his connection to many prominent Americans...and the hunt for a special desk!See More
Sep 7
Barbara Jean May posted a status
"Do you know someone just starting their genealogy? I have a regular spot for them on my podcast! 2heritage.hunters@gmail.com for more info!"
Aug 21
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Aug 15
Barbara Jean May posted a blog post

Heritage Hunters Reacts! S12E1 of Who Do You Think You Are - Billy Porter

Join us as we review the first episode of Season 12 of (U.S.) Who Do You Think You Are – Billy Porter. Billy works with Nicka Sewell-Smith, Dr. Christopher Bonner, and Dr. Lauranett Lee to uncover his family history. We give our reaction and commentary about the episode. Don’t forget to give this a “like” and subscribe to our channel!Heritage Hunters Reacts!See More
Aug 7
Barbara Jean May posted a blog post

S2E8 - Immigrant Secrets with John Mancini

Be sure to tune into the latest episode of Heritage Hunters! On today’s episode, John Mancini joins us from the Washington, DC area, to discuss his new book, “Immigrant Secrets: The Search for My Grandparents.” John started his genealogical journey with very few, and often incorrect, facts about his grandparents. John faced dead-ends on finding his grandparents until the 1940 census – as inmates at the Rockland Insane Asylum. Join us as we hear how John used genealogy to discover the truth…See More
Aug 1
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One Place Study

Are you conducting a #OnePlaceStudy? Showcase your study on #HeritageHunters! Schedule time with us today: https://calendly.com/heritage-hunters/ or email: 2heritage.hunters@gmail.com. #OPS #OnePlaceWednesdays #genealogy #heritagehttps://youtu.be/BS5EbP8MrU8See More
Jul 10
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Jul 3
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Heritage Hunters Celebrates Hulmeville's 150th Anniversary of Incorporation

There is a new episode of Heritage Hunters available! In March, 2022, Hulmeville Borough in Pennsylvania celebrated their Sesquicentennial Anniversary of incorporation. We talk with Joe Coleman about the history of Hulmeville, the Hulme family, and the celebratory events coming up this summer and fall! https://youtu.be/EIol68b1P18…See More
Jul 1
Barbara Jean May posted a discussion

Memorials for the Recently Deceased on Find-A-Grave

Heritage Hunters has started a petition to try to get FG and Ancestry to change their policy on creating memorials "too soon." Please read and sign if you are so inclined. Thanks! https://chng.it/nhYGCKrCh9See More
Jun 12
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Open Discussion on FindAGrave and Ancestry at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5691080998

June 10, 2022 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The same day as the Uvalde school shooting, a user on FindAGrave published the Uvalde victims' memorials. This practice of victimizing the families all over again HAS TO STOP! What can we, the genealogical community, do to make FG and its owner, Ancestry.com take notice and hear our concerns? I invite you to a panel discussion on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM Eastern on Zoom: …See More
Jun 6
Barbara Jean May posted a status
"Is there a family legend in your family tree? Share it on Heritage Hunters! Schedule time with us: https://calendly.com/heritage-hunters/"
May 25
Barbara Jean May posted a status
"The March episode of Heritage Hunters is now available! https://youtu.be/oPGoFiDiduQ"
Mar 1
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"I am pleased to announce that Heritage Hunters is now on YouTube! Please "like" our videos and subscribe! https://tinyurl.com/39nxsp2"
Feb 28
Barbara Jean May posted a blog post

Heritage Hunters Podcast - Famous or Infamous Episode

Heritage Hunters March 2022 podcast episode: Famous or Infamous? Do you have a notable relative or ancestor in your Family Tree? Share their story on Heritage Hunters! Schedule time with us at https://calendly.com/heritage-hunters/ today!See More
Feb 2
Barbara Jean May posted a status
"Do you have a notable relative in your Family Tree? Share their story on Heritage Hunters! https://calendly.com/heritage-hunters/"
Feb 2

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
May/Mey; Gilde/Gilda; Hampshire; Rentschler; Braumbach; Faerber/Ferber; Peace; Kotlarek; Zielinski/a; Wiza; Drachowski/a; Gut; Watracz; Watras; Cybulski/a
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Poland; Alsace, Germany; Yorkshire, England; USA
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I am co-founder and chair of Lower Bucks Genealogists. I also created and produced a new (as of 2021) podcast called Heritage Hunters (available on Spotify). I specialize in the mid-Atlantic states area of the U.S. and have some experience and success in Polish research.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started my genealogy during an 8th grade Social Studies project. We had to trace our family until we found immigrants. I have been hooked ever since.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://heritage-hunters.com

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ISO Spooky Genealogy Stories!

Posted on September 13, 2022 at 8:54am 0 Comments

Hello Everyone! We will be showcasing genealogy serendipity stories (or spooky genealogy stories!) in a special Halloween episode of Heritage Hunters! If you would like to be on the show to share your story, please schedule some time on our calendar at: https://calendly.com/heritage-hunters/ - we would love to hear from you!…

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S2E9 - John Matheus and his Connection to American Aristocracy

Posted on September 1, 2022 at 7:14am 0 Comments

There's a new episode of Heritage Hunters! John Matheus joins us to tell about his connection to many prominent Americans...and the hunt for a special desk!

Heritage Hunters Reacts! S12E1 of Who Do You Think You Are - Billy Porter

Posted on August 7, 2022 at 6:58pm 0 Comments

Join us as we review the first episode of Season 12 of (U.S.) Who Do You Think You Are – Billy Porter. Billy works with Nicka Sewell-Smith, Dr. Christopher Bonner, and Dr. Lauranett Lee to uncover his family history. We give our reaction and commentary about the episode. Don’t forget to give this a “like” and subscribe to our channel!

Heritage Hunters Reacts!

S2E8 - Immigrant Secrets with John Mancini

Posted on August 1, 2022 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Be sure to tune into the latest episode of Heritage Hunters! On today’s episode, John Mancini joins us from the Washington, DC area, to discuss his new book, “Immigrant Secrets: The Search for My Grandparents.” John started his genealogical journey with very few, and often incorrect, facts about his grandparents. John faced dead-ends on finding his grandparents until the 1940…
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At 1:59pm on November 30, 2021, CJ Scott said…

Thank you Barbara Jean glad to be here.  Quick factoid my mothers first name and middle name are exactly the same as yours. There is a first for everything.....lol  Cheers.  

 
 
 

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