01 January 2013

Announcing #GENCHAT




Corn & Cotton Genealogy, Finding Our Ancestors and Ancestral Journeys Will Start Regular Twitter Chats in January, 2013

If you are interested in learning about resources, skills, methodology and techniques to further your family history research, the help you need may have just arrived. 

Three genealogy professionals: Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, owner of Corn & Cotton Genealogy; Terri O’Connell, owner of Finding Our Ancestors; and Jen Baldwin, owner of Ancestral Journeys; are reaching across state lines using the power of Twitter to answer your questions and create an environment of collaboration.  

Beginning January 25, 2013, they will combine their efforts to bring you #genchat, a Twitter Chat focusing on genealogy related topics, skills and questions. The chat will be hosted every two weeks, beginning at 9:00pm CST, and lasting for one hour. The chats will be oriented towards hobbyist genealogists and family historians; all interested are welcome to participate.

Between them, they bring 43 years of genealogy research experience to the Twitter platform. Individually, they each run a professional genealogy business and their areas of expertise range from the Midwestern United States, to integrating family history into home education, and the Rocky Mountain corridor. Each are also involved in various genealogy related projects, such as the digi-mag, The In-Depth Genealogist, and the upkeep of Conference Keeper, a site dedicated to compiling world-wide resources on educational opportunities for family historian’s.

A detailed schedule of the planned chats for 2013 can be found on the Conference Keeper website.

To contact the hosts directly, or to schedule an interview, please e-mail or tweet them (see below). 

Corn & Cotton Genealogy

Finding Our Ancestors

Ancestral Journeys

Jen Baldwin
Ancestral Journeys

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman
Corn & Cotton Genealogy

Terri O’Connell
Finding Our Ancestors


  1. This sounds like a wonderful idea. I wonder how many more wonderful opportunities I can squeeze in? I wish you all of the best in your efforts.

    1. Thanks so much, Kathy, hope you can join us, even if its sporadic. There is a lot to choose from out there, isn't there? I have a hard time, myself. Thanks for reading, and for commenting! ~ Jen

  2. Brilliant! I will definitely be following along on the 25th.

    One of the things I enjoy about this community is the number of generous people that do so much to support each other.


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