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L. T. Reece, Author Review

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L. T. Reece was a guest on our show, Tuesday, August 4. We had a great conversation with him, author of thrillers, suspense, mystery and crime! He gave us insight into his writing style and a sneak peek to his latest release, “The Last Omen“. Other books he authored are “Coma Sins”, “A Suitcase Mystery 1 & 2, Fear and other great novels. What is even more exciting is these books are offered in audio, so you can listen as you drive or take your walks. L. T. Reece is offering a FREE book, “The World of Suspense and Mystery” on Amazon, so check it out while it’s FREE.

I read his book, “The Last Omen” and it held me in suspense til the end. I love reading books that leave me guessing to the end, and his books do not disappoint.

Much appreciation for L.T. Reece for coming on our show; you can check out his interview on “A Savory Spotlight” and scroll down to the archived shows.

He can also be heard on iTunes, “The Last Omen” and Stitcher.

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Roccie Hill Presents – The Genealogy Book of our Family: Bringing the Story of Our Ancestors to Life

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Many times we have family information, records, and documents, but not sure what to do with them. We have researched the genealogy of our ancestors, but it sits there on our software, word processor or online family tree. How many of us enjoy reading books on the history of our ancestors or where they lived? Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own historical and genealogical book on your personal family?

Roccie Hill, http://www.rocciehill.com, is now offering those services to the public. She has been “ghost writing” for many years for personal friends, but had decided to branch out to those interested in their own personal story. What exactly is a ghost writer? “Wikipedia – a ghostwriter is a writer who authors books, manuscripts, screenplays, scripts, articles, blog posts, stories, reports, whitepapers, or other texts that are officially credited to another person.”

Roccie is a professional writer and editor, and has been fascinated by her own family’s stories for decades. She studied genealogy for over 15 years, building her family tree little by little, on her own and with the help of genealogists. She discovered that the map of her family through the generations only touched the surface of their stories and mysteries. Roccie does not just want to know the names, dates and places of her ancestry, but most importantly the stories and historical events that occurred in their lives.

Through “The Genealogy Book of our Family”, Roccie Hill is available to take your family tree, research the eras and the locations, provide pictures and historical context, and transform these into a book that brings your ancestors to life for your children and grandchildren. She will turn the map of your family into a story, and you will learn more about American history that you ever did in school. Your family will gain profound insights into who you really are, and who your ancestors were, beyond the mere facts.

Your story might be a short story concerning one person, or it might be a 300-page book. Whatever the length, she will work closely with you to produce hard cover copies, paperback copies, or e-books: you can make one copy or a hundred. Imagine the excitement at a family reunion or a holiday celebration when you present the story of yourselves and your ancestors, beyond just the family tree map, for everyone to read and enjoy forever. You can contact Roccie Hill at roccie@rocciehill.com with your questions or thoughts, and for pricing for this service.

Check out Roccie Hill’s latest release Window of Exposure!

What A Whirlwind Of Adventure We Have Had!

What A Whirlwind Of Adventure We Have Had

A Savory Spotlight was proud to be apart of Jamboree by covering the event through interviews with many of the speakers and exhibitors there.

Day One:

After arriving Thursday June 4th 2015 to the Burbank Airport Marriott from Santa Clarita on the train I quickly passed out “Hugs and Kisses” to all the volunteers and staff working so hard to make Jamboree 2015 a huge success. Here are the interviews we recorded.

I really wanted to meet people and hear from some of my colleagues in the DNA community. First I found Ce Ce Moore whom I had wanted to meet for a long time. It was a pity that she didn’t have time to do an interview with me but it was nice to finally meet her. We hope to have CeCe Moore, Your Genetic Genealogist on the show soon. Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, Paul Woodbury, BYU Grad Genetics, Angie Bush, Genes and Trees, David Dowell, Author/Librarian/Genealogist, Ron Higgins, CAAGS, Ron Arons, Black Sheep, and finally Dr. Tim Janzen were the speakers that I was lucky enough to interview.

I found the general concensus to be TEST WITH ALL THREE COMPANIES (Autosomal DNA). Blaine Bettinger had some futuristic ideas and has completed some cool crowd sourced studies. Angie Bush shared her techniques and case studies relating to finding adoptive parents for people like those she referred to as “GI babies.” David Dowell makes it easy to understand DNA while I found myself drawn to Dr. Tim Janzen and the depth he went to in explaining complex DNA concepts.

I enjoyed meeting Chris Schauble of KTLA news. He shared his story of DNA and his family.

I was honored to spend time with most of the speakers that I sought out and scheduled some interviews for the following day Saturday June 5th 2015.

Day Two:

The second day was full of interviews, new people and exhibitors as everyone came together to share this great event. I was excited to meet so many busy, interesting people that were so kind to share some of their wisdom with me in the form of an interview for A Savory Spotlight.

Many speakers, attendees along with exhibitors lined the hallways. I had the pleasure of interviewing Attendee’s Karen and Tom, Randy Seavers, Geneamusings.com, Kitty Cooper, Blogger, Janine Adams, Blogger, Jim Heddell, Genealogists.comCraig Scott, Cruises, Michael Provard, Family Search, Mike Gleason, Documenting Your Past, Craig Scott, Heritage Books, George Horn, Jamestown Society.

I found that public transportation between Santa Clarita and Burbank was not as accessible as once thought. I arrived at the shuttle stop around 6:30 pm that I had taken the day before at 6 pm only to find that it didn’t run between Burbank Airport and Downtown Burbank after 6:15…I finally arrived home at 11:30 pm.

Day Three:

I left Santa Clarita armed with cards, seeds and my “Mad Hatter Hat” as it was called. The morning found me trying an new route by bus instead of train only to be stuck with no connection to Burbank… The sad truth of the state of our world is that I found my self in an organized demonstration of Black Power like this girl from Detroit had not seen the likes of since 1968. I have not room in my heart nor the time for hate…I am making my reservation for next year at the Marriott…No more commuting…Thank goodness for my sister who rescued me and I arrived in time to sing with Sister Sledge and interview some of the finest in the business.

My interviews continued to be intriguing with the likes of Thomas MacEntee, Geneablogger, Anna Swayne, AncestryDNA.com, Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, Richard Brownell, Genisyss DNA Vault, Ross Curtis, AncestryDNA.com Christa Cowan, Ancestry.com, Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems

The food was an amazing spread prepared by the Marriott with something for everyone. I met new friends and continued passing out sunflower seeds to the attendees that wanted to try out their green thumb while we promoted A Savory Spotlight Tuesdays, 10 AM PST/PDT… LAtalkradio.com/Savory.php.

Day Four:

Wrapping up interviews with Dr. Michael Lacapo, Roots4U.com, Rev. Dave McDonald, oldnorthwestresearch.com, Mike Booth, Roots Magic, Steve Morse and wrapping up Jamboree with Drew Smith, Genealogy Guys Podcast,

We met so many wonderful people and made many new friends.

The evening ended on a unlikely note. Remember the transportation issue I spoke of? Because of a small change of plans I ended up in the lobby of the Marriott after most folks had left sharing with Dr. Tim Janzen what I knew about a common cousin line to both of us. Through teamwork we have found Allgood cousins that have provided DNA for Dr. Tim Janzen to include in his 40-year brick wall research on his mother’s autosomal DNA.

Life is full of serendipity if you keep your eyes open so you can recognize it when it happens.

Thanks for the memories Jamboree… Till 2016!

Research DNA Writers March 2015

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Sheri McNeil Savory* What a wild ride full of adventure we have been on lately. Research DNA Writers is happy to say that A Savory Spotlight has taken off and is looking for future guests. Sponsors are a vital part of the future of our talk radio show with live and archived shows available at http://www.LAtalkradio.com/Savory.php. Topics we cover in future shows include DNA, Vikings, Native Americans, genealogy research, authors and books, debut recording artists, Restaurateurs and unique dining experiences, Scottish culture, Robotics, cemetery and photo restoration, education, self awareness, Real Estate in 2015, Health topics, Nova Scotia Tour, travel, art, photography, making of a documentary, locating a long lost cousins, museums, celebrity married couples, St. Patrick’s Day, growing old gracefully, pride of heritage and so much more.

Lupus LA, Adrienne Slaughter and Rick Burns are just some of the guests that have a fantastic charity that could use your donations. There are many good causes, but Lupus, Children’s Cancer and Refugees are top on our list. Each week A Savory Spotlight, welcomes a wide variety of guests speaking about many different topics. Free airtime is offered to these charities and is ONLY offset by your donations, so please…DONATE TODAY! Congratulations to Team Fogel for raising $25,000 for LupusLA…

We are seeking serious sponsors to join us in reaching the largest internet talk radio audience in the world. Advertising on A Savory Spotlight will benefit your company, charity or simply just you. Here is what a sponsor receives for their for their $25 per week investment we promote on researchdnawriters.com, blog, Facebook in multiple groups and pages…Contact information will post for your company on our summary page on LA Talk Radio, Itunes.com and Stitcher.com, Here is a sample “talk about” Genealogists.com spot on A Savory Spotlight.

Join us in our Facebook Event “The best way to beat a bully VIDEO contest” and win a copy of the A Face To My Name Collection and a FREE Sponsor package.

Research DNA Writers are very proud to be exhibitors at the National Genealogy Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada July 17-19, 2015 prior to our Nova Scotia Tour. Dave Obee, renowned Genealogist/Speaker is the Keynote Speaker for the National Genealogy Conference in Canada among other great genealogists. Seats are filling up fast for the National Genealogy Conference AND our Nova Scotia Tour that will follow on July 21-29, 2015 starting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS! Sign up NOW! We welcome Heidi Wilker to A Savory Spotlight on St. Patrick’s Day 2015 to share the exciting details of the National Genealogy Conference in Canada.

*(Professional Genealogist and Author, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has been a genealogist for over twenty years. She has published articles in the Gest - Guest Quarterly, genealogy blogs, works closely with FamilytreeDNA projects and is a professional speaker. The study of DNA and family bloodlines dominates her presentations as she inspires people through her tenacity and persistence while searching for clues to the past. She is the author of the “A Face to My Name” series. In addition to working with companies like Genealogists.com, Sheri Savory has teamed up with www.researchdnawriters.com as a specialist in DNA analysis, http://www.researchdnawriters.com/order-dna-kits-and-analysis.html and host’s Historical Tours with Tauck Tours around the world. She is currently booking a Nova Scotia Tour, http://www.researchdnawriters.com/nova-scotia-tour.html. Sheri is a single mom and grandmother.)

Tina Sansone

Tina Sansone* I am so excited about the response “A Savory Spotlight” has had since our inception. We have had some awesome and informative shows, and the future guest lineup is very exciting. Every show has our DNA and genealogy features, but we have added the health and music topics to make a great well rounded show. Our current ongoing project is to educate our listeners on the dangers of bullying and we have a contest underway that we hope you will join. On a personal note I am super excited to announce I have started writing for my local paper, “Germantown News” a column entitled, “Genealogy in Germantown”. I plan on sharing and hopefully inspiring those that live in my area to get started doing their family history. If you have a family history story, consider submitting it to your local newspaper or genealogical society for them to publish. As I have been researching, I wanted to send a word of caution regarding genealogical databases that have submitted online trees or transcriptions, as those found on Ancestry and Findagrave. I use these databases almost on a daily basis, but I have learned to use their information as a guide. Well-meaning people post incorrect information, and we must only post to our trees as fact if there is documentation. I will go so far to say to even be cautious on using information gleaned from a tombstone. The information is only as good as the informant, or even the person doing the work on the tombstone. Errors are made, and we must be careful. It is extremely important to document everything using several different types or records to ensure accuracy. We can cut back on these issues if we upload data that we know is correct and support with facts and documentation.

*(From Tennessee. She is the genealogy editor for BellaOnline.com and is a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogist, and serves as President for their virtual Second Life – APG Chapter. She is the SE Editor for the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors and is the coordinator for their “Excellence in Writing” competition. She is a past board member for Tennessee Genealogical Society and now assists with their social media. Tina is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and a GeneaBlogger. One of her proudest moments was working on “Who Do You Think You Are? – Vanessa Williams” show. Tina enjoys helping others break down their brick walls and is excited about teaming up with ResearchDNAwriters.com and LATalkRadio.com. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.

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DNA SPOTLIGHT

DNA Spotlight – Melvin Collier, a genealogist and friend, recently wrote some great tips on his blog, “Roots Revealed”; it is entitled, 20 Do’s and Don’ts of DNA. The last one he mentions reads, “Read, read, read! Once you have taken the DNA test, please continue to educate yourself about DNA. Many informative articles and blog posts can be read online. This will certainly help to understand how DNA is passed down and how certain matches are related, especially if you share DNA on the X chromosome with a DNA match.” This is so true…so many of us get the DNA testing done and then when the testing arrives, it reads like a foreign language. It is important to know what your results mean by either reading about it, or asking for assistance. Sheri McNeil Savory offers her services to analyze and help in your DNA understanding should you need it. Visit Research DNA Writers for more information.

AT RESEARCHDNAWRITERS.COM, WE WILL HELP YOU PLAN A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE. OUR SERVICES AND PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
• DNA ANALYSIS SERVICES
• FAMILY TREE DESIGN
• GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICES
• TOUR BUDGET PLANNING
• TRAVEL AGENDA AND TIME PLANNING
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• PRIVATE RESEARCH TRAINING
• NETWORKING
• WRITING CONTEST
• PUBLISHING
• BOOK REVIEWS

Come hear our newest weekly endeavor on LATalkRadio, “A Savory Spotlight” on Tuesdays at 10:00 am pacific time. We will discuss everything but religion & politics! Do you have a product you would like to showcase on our show? Check out our website for details and our Sponsorship SPECIAL! Get the app and put it on your phone or log in to LAtalkradio.com at 10 AM PST. ANDROID USERS http://www.appszoom.com/…/la-talk-radio-live_lmyc.html… IPHONE USERS https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/la-talk-radio/id379501923.

TELL TINA –  EMAIL TINA TO GET HELP WITH YOUR GENEALOGICAL QUERIES “LIVE ON AIR” OR IN OUR FUTURE EXPERIENCE IN GENEALOGY AND DNA TO TRY AND HELP YOU SOLVE THOSE BRICK WALLS!

• DO YOU HAVE DNA TESTING QUESTIONS?
• DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE FAMILY RESEARCH STORY?
• DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A CIVIL WAR HERO?

Do you have a genealogical brick wall? Tell Tina!

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CANADIAN TOUR

This tour was created with Clan McNeil in mind as well as anyone that wants to explore the Scottish culture and traditions. We will film a documentary along the way and Sheri McNeil savory along with Vince McNeil, a Cape Bretoner will guide you and help grow your family tree. Don’t miss this unique adventure to see Cape Breton through the eyes clan McNeil of Barra, Scotland that found a new life there.

July 21- 29 Tour Price includes the following:

• Full transportation – 47 passenger luxury motorcoach with professional driver – includes airport transfer July 21
• Services of a tour manager who will handle all the nitty-gritty tour details and will back up Vince and Sheri in tour guiding.
• Vince MacNeil, a Cape Bretoner will hep you grow your family tree. We will share in the traditions and culture of the Clan McNeil of Barra.
• Hotel Accommodations ( double occupancy ) Halifax July 21/22/23 – Baddeck July 24/25/26/27 and Pictou July 28.
• Breakfast Daily for all
• One Dinner for all at Baddeck resort from the menu
• Lobster Dinner for all at Baddeck
• Farewell to Nova Scotia Banquet July 28 at Pictou for all
• Milling Frolic & Ceilidhs in Cape Breton ( Baddeck St. Ann’s area)
• 9 entry fees per person to various sites ( 306 in total )
• Late Afternoon or Early Evening Sail on the Amoeba for all
• Porter Services ( bags in’/out ) at all hotels
• All road, bridge and ferry tolls as required.Total Due $2,799.00 PLUS Airfare
Deposit Due by midnight Jan 14, 2015 $299.00
Contact: Sheri McNeil Savory
818-806-5067 or novascotiatour@gmail.com to book your Tour today!!

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  • Deposit Due by midnight Jan 14, 2015 $299.00
  • Contact: Sheri McNeil Savory
  • 818-806-5067 or novascotiatour@gmail.com to book your Tour today!!

Sheri and Tina are also available for consults on DNA and Genealogy related topics. We can do the consults via telephone, G+ Hangouts, Skype, or on the social media private message boards. If we come across a question we are not sure of, we will find a source that can answer it for you.

On the “Tell Tina” segment, Tina will take dedications for only $5.00. Visit our website and submit your dedication now to get on the next show!

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Future Guests

We are super excited to have the following as upcoming guests on our show!

Michelle McNabb – Lynne Lockwood of Loving all Animals – Janice Sellers –
Patricia Nelly-Dorsey – Sharon McAnear – Crestleaf.com – Simon Mee – Newhall Refinery – Heidi Wilker – National Genealogy Conference in Canada – Genealogists.com

Topics

                 Genealogy, DNA, Poetry, Book Reviews, Animal Rescue, Lupus, Danish Museum,                       and many others!

Past Guests Review

Please visit our Guest’s summaries on http://www.latalkradio.com/Savory.php. It is here you will find links to their websites and/or contact information. We would love for you to email us at savoryspotlight@researchdnawriters.com.

“A Savory Spotlight” is a proud sponsor of the following:
National Genealogy Conference of Canada
Karadah Project & Soccer Salam
The Challenge Accepted Robotics Team
9TH ANNUAL ADRIENNE’S SEARCH FOR CHILDREN’S CANCER CURE FUNDRAISER
Team Lupus LA

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New Year’s Message

Sheri McNeil Savory* – A message from Sheri McNeil Savory for a New Year! We have blessings all around us if we just look closely. History repeats itself and if we learn a lesson along the way or find a way to adjust our behavior to insure a more productive outcome then we can call ourselves successful.

This year my family welcomed a new granddaughter who has grown very quickly and has already kissed her first boy her own age. My other granddaughter is now six years old and excels in most things she puts her mind to completing. My daughter is a successful TV Commercial Production Manager/ Producer and my son is traveling the world as a cinematographer. In 2015 plans are underway for a tour of Nova Scotia to learn about the Scottish culture that has been preserved there. We will meet in Halifax July 21st, 2015 to begin our journey of 8 days then off to Cape Breton and Cabot Trail. We will see natural wonders and participate in a Milling Frolic with the local Scots. Two cinematographers will be along on the tour to film our adventure and create a documentary series that will be sent.

I wish prosperity to all of you in 2015 with peace and tranquility for the New Year.

This year many breakthroughs in the world of DNA research and genealogy. DNA testing continues to reveal more specific details about the origin of many haplogroups. Details are found in SNP tests that prove more enlightening then previously thought. Please be sure to share your stories and DNA questions with me at researchdnawriters@gmail.com.

*Professional Genealogist and Author, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has been a genealogist for over twenty years. She has published articles in the Gest – Guest Quarterly, genealogy blogs, works closely with FamilytreeDNA projects and is a professional speaker. The study of DNA and family bloodlines dominates her presentations as she inspires people through her tenacity and persistence while searching for clues to the past. She is the author of the “A Face to My Name” series. In addition to working with companies like Genealogists.com, Sheri Savory has teamed up with http://www.researchdnawriters.com as a specialist in DNA analysis, http://www.researchdnawriters.com/order-dna-kits-and-analysis.html and host’s Historical Tours with Tauck Tours around the world. She is currently booking a Nova Scotia Tour, http://www.researchdnawriters.com/nova-scotia-tour.html. Sheri is a single mom and grandmother.

Tina Sansone* – I am so excited about the upcoming 2015 year and all the exciting things that we here at Research DNA Writers and “A Savory Spotlight” have planned. We have had some awesome guests already at LATalkRadio and we invite you to listen to the archives. Our upcoming guests are diverse and have a great message to share with you! We have helped many of you in researching your ancestors, join genealogical societies and met many of you via the social media. As we plan for the upcoming year for “A Savory Spotlight”, Research DNA Writers and our blog, we hope you will leave us comments on the topics you wish to hear about. We appreciate all those who have already messaged us and if your story has not yet been shared, it might just be featured on an upcoming episode or blog. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from my family and friends as I have started this new business with my friend and co-host, Sheri McNeil Savory. Please feel free to email me directly at telltina@researchdnawriters.com.

*From Tennessee. She is the genealogy editor for BellaOnline.com and is a board mem the ber for the Association of Professional Genealogist, and serves as President for their virtual Second Life – APG Chapter. She is the SE Editor for the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors and is the coordinator for their “Excellence in Writing” competition. She is a past board member for Tennessee Genealogical Society and now assists with their social media. Tina is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and a GeneaBlogger. One of her proudest moments was working on “Who Do You Think You Are? – Vanessa Williams” show. Tina enjoys helping others break down their brick walls and is excited about teaming up with ResearchDNAwriters and LATalkRadio. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.

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DNA SPOTLIGHT

The world of DNA has changed the way Scottish clans view their origins. We find many Vikings formed the lines that we know in Barra, Argyll and many other places in the Scottish Isles. We have determined through DNA testing that some R1b Vikings came from Scandinavia to places like Barra while other I1 Viking families populated Argyll when they relocated from their home in Iceland. The Scots that have Viking blood have been surprised and confused as science attempts to explain the details of the migration of the human genome. I will continue to bring the latest information to you by reporting DNA news on LAtalkradio.com/Savory.php every Tuesday at 10 AM PST.

AT RESEARCHDNAWRITERS.COM, WE WILL HELP YOU PLAN A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE. OUR SERVICES AND PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
• DNA ANALYSIS SERVICES
• FAMILY TREE DESIGN
• GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICES
• TOUR BUDGET PLANNING
• TRAVEL AGENDA AND TIME PLANNING
• MEAL AND ACTIVITY RESERVATIONS
• PRIVATE RESEARCH TRAINING
• NETWORKING
• WRITING CONTESTLATalkRadio logo
• PUBLISHING
• BOOK REVIEWS

Come hear our newest weekly endeavor on LATalkRadio, “A Savory Spotlight” on Tuesdays at 10:00 am pacific time. We will discuss everything but religion & politics! Do you have a product you would like to showcase on our show? Check out our website for details! Get the app and put it on your phone or log in to LAtalkradio.com at 10 AM PST. ANDROID USERS http://www.appszoom.com/…/la-talk-radio-live_lmyc.html… IPHONE USERS https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/la-talk-radio/id379501923.

TELL TINA IS AN EXCITING SEGMENT WHERE YOU CAN GET HELP WITH YOUR GENEALOGICAL QUERIES “LIVE ON AIR” OR IN OUR FUTURE EXPERIENCE IN GENEALOGY AND DNA TO TRY AND HELP YOU SOLVE THOSE BRICK WALLS!

• DO YOU HAVE DNA TESTING QUESTIONS?
• DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE FAMILY RESEARCH STORY?
• DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A CIVIL WAR HERO?

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 CANADIAN NOVA SCOTIA TOUR

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This tour was created with Clan McNeil in mind as well as anyone that wants to explore the Scottish culture and traditions. We will film a documentary along the way and Sheri McNeil savory along with Vince McNeil, a Cape Bretoner will guide you and help grow your family tree. Don’t miss this unique adventure to see Cape Breton through the eyes clan McNeil of Barra, Scotland that found a new life there.

July 21- 29 Tour Price includes the following:

• Full transportation – 47 passenger luxury motorcoach with professional driver –
includes airport transfer July 21
• Services of a tour manager who will handle all the nitty-gritty tour details and will
back up Vince and Sheri in tour guiding
• Vince MacNeil, a Cape Bretoner will hep you grow your family tree. We will share in the traditions and culture of the Clan McNeil of Barra
• Hotel Accommodations ( double occupancy ) Halifax July 21/22/23 – Baddeck July
24/25/26/27 and Pictou July 28.
• Breakfast Daily for all
• One Dinner for all at Baddeck resort from the menu
• Lobster Dinner for all at Baddeck
• Farewell to Nova Scotia Banquet July 28 at Pictou for all
• Milling Frolic & Ceilidhs in Cape Breton ( Baddeck St. Ann’s area)
• 9 entry fees per person to various sites ( 306 in total )
• Late Afternoon or Early Evening Sail on the Amoeba for all
• Porter Services ( bags in’/out ) at all hotels
• All road, bridge and ferry tolls as required.

Nova Scotia

Total Due $2,799.00 PLUS Airfare
Deposit Due by midnight Jan 14, 2015 $299.00
Contact: Sheri McNeil Savory
818-580655067 or novascotiatour@gmail.com to book your Tour today!!

Sheri and Tina are also available for consults on DNA and Genealogy related topics. We can do the consults via telephone, G+ Hangouts, Skype, or on the social media private message boards. If we come across a question we are not sure of, we will find a source that can answer it for you.

On the “Tell Tina” segment, Tina will take dedications for only $5.00. Visit our website and submit your dedication now to get on the next show!

Dedications

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A FACE TO MY NAME, COLLECTION

(818) 806-5067
STARSPUBLISHING.COM
AMAZON.COM/AUTHOR/SHERIMCNEILSAVORY

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR DNA DONE? COME ORDER YOUR DNA AND LET
SHERI MCNEIL SAVORY ANALYZE IT FOR YOU!

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“A Savory Spotlight” Guest List

January 6 –  Kristian Pederson Lineage Docu-Drama
January 13 –  Rick Burns The Karadah Project
January 20 –  Victoria Wilcox Author, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday”
January 27 –  Karen Cantrell Owner of LadyGolf.com, member of charitable & genealogical societies

February 3 – Cindy Grantham Brown Author, “The Recruit
February 10 –  TBA
February 17 –  Donna Chandler Newman Chair of Leadership Germantown
February 24  – Rena Smith & Team with  Robotic Group

March 3 –  Ladonna Garner Cemetery Restoration
March 10 Michele-Chris McNabb Danish Museum
March 17 –  TBA
March 24 –  Janice M. Sellers Ancestral Discoveries – Genealogy
March 31 0  Patricia Neely Dorsey Poet, getting ready for April – Poetry Month

“A Savory Spotlight” Archived Guests

December 30 – Sheri McNeil Savory focuses on DNA news as Familytreedna.com finishes up a BIG sale. Sheri explains how to choose the right DNA test and the best test subject to gain the information you desire. http://www.researchdnawriters.com/order-dna-kits-and-analysis.html Genetic genealogy is a new science but is making ground breaking discoveries daily. In 2015, Sheri the host of A Savory Spotlight will take a small group to Nova Scotia Canada to explore this great landscape. Get your deposit of $299 each in by January 14, 2015. There will be two cinematographers along filming a documentary to share this journey with the world. Vince McNeil, genealogist/ McNeil expert a Cape Bretoner will join us and together Sheri McNeil Savory and Vince McNeil will guide their guests and educate them in Scottish culture. http://www.researchdnawriters.com/nova-scotia-tour.html

Our guest today is a wonderful author and we talk about her book “For I Have Sinned: A Cate Harlow Private Investigation” series that is available in stores and online at Amazon.com, barnesandnobile.com and on her website http://www.kristenhoughton.com. The investigation of an abuse case challenges this well-developed character; you will not be able to put down this book! Enjoy a well written mystery and suspense novel by Kristen Houghton.

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December 23 – We had two special guests today on the show Dan Kryzan from Santa Clarita Valley Therapy Services joined us along with Adrienne Slaughter from “Adrienne Speaking.” As a two time cancer survivor Adrienne has brought new meaning to the term motivated. She has been a amputee since age 14 and never stopped playing tennis, skiing and being an all-around athlete. She has faced many challenges with a smile and shares her story with us. Dan brings a professional viewpoint and insight to the conversation as he discusses rehabilitation and our soldiers. He share the latest technological advancements with us and invites you to come see him at this facility to learn how your life can be enhanced with the right physical therapist in your corner.

December 16 – We generally think of our waistlines when we imagine eating a delicious chocolate candy bar but our guest today Holly Wagner is here to introduce us to a whole new way to view chocolate. Holly sells “healthy chocolate” and she has some amazing things to tell us about the benefits of eating this chocolate. Even if you are Diabetic you can enjoy a delicious treat. Find her on facebook. You can call her at 205-515-1150 or go to her website. Sheri McNeil Savory shares details about DNA test that are available to use to trace your genetic genealogy. Reach out to Sheri for guidance about how to get the desired results from DNA testing.

Now is the time to take advantage of all the special Christmas sales. You can learn about DNA, McNeil, Gist and related families along with Kings and queens of England, Scotland and France in the A Face To My Name Collection on sale 1/2 price for the Holidaysstarspublishing.com or check out goodreads.com/book/show/20802299-generational-curses.

Vince McNeil, genealogist will help guide a group for 8 days through Nova Scotia along with Sheri McNeil Savory guests will discover the Scottish culture and Vince will even teach a bit of Gaelic along the way. Details about the deposit due by Jan 14th are available by going to Facebook.

December 9 – This is a real show stopper this week. We have the great great granddaughter of James J. H. Gregory a seedsman.saveseeds.org/biography/gregory He was a man that was humble, caring, and cared about others. He was introduced over 100 vegetables to the world, built libraries, churches, donated books, was a State Senator and so much more. Learn about his ties to Luther Burbank prior to Luther coming to California. J. J. H. Is someone we should all emulate and learn from. His great great granddaughter is Shari Kelley Worrell and she has written a book Remembering James J. H. Gregory: The Seed King, Philanthropist Man. goodreads.com about his life and accomplishments and you can purchase this book by contacting her atsharikelleyworrell@aol.com. Many traditions have been sent in by our listeners for the holiday season. We will be taking these and dedications along with your stories, brick walls and anything else you want to tell Tina at Telltina@researchdnawriters.com. DNA news has proven very interesting as we explore the SNP’s that are being done to hone in on the origin of Clan McNeil. This technology will change the face of many families as we learn new details about our DNA. Big news in the travel world as Sheri McNeil Savory and Vince MacNeil reveal the details of their Nova Scotia Tour that begins July 21st, 2015. This tour is a chance of a lifetime to be part of a documentary that will be filmed as we tour across Cape Breton Island, walk the Titanic Cemetary, see Peggy’s Cove, Fortress of Lousbourg, Pictou, Highland Museum, the Gaelic College and make many more fascinating stops along the way. Only 30 seats available and deposits must be in by January 14th so reserve your seat today. researchdnawriters.com

December 2 – Today’s show explores the ins and outs of the Production side of Hollywood TV Commercial business. Rochelle Workman, owner of Location Ladies and Production Manager on some of the biggest budget TV commercials made shares her expertise with us. Have you ever wanted to have your home or business used in a TV Commercial? Did you know that your home could be making you money just by leasing it to the industry for a Commercial shoot? Rochelle will enlighten you with all of the details if you leave her a message by going to the “contact” tab at locationladies.com. Tell Tina is a segment where Tina Sansone, Co- host answers questions, takes dedications and she wants to know your favorite Holiday Tradition. Contact her attelltina@researchdnawriters.com with your brick walls and stories. The mystery of the “Vikings” in Scotland is being explored and new DNA information on the R1b Haplogroup with Scandinavian roots is discussed.

November 25 – Two terrific guests came on the show today! Sheri gave details on her three books, A Face to My Name, explaining what each individual book was about. Tina requested holiday traditions be emailed to telltina@reseachdnawriters.com. Diana Crisman Smith and Rex Bertram were with us to share about writing, records and more. The multi-talented Diana Crisman Smith shares with us about the ISFHWE writing contests; to get more information visitisfhwe.org. Diana teaches at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and Family Tree University. You can learn more about Diana on the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the genealogy cruises on Dick Eastman’s calendar. Rex Bertram is a detail oriented, meticulous genealogist, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has been in the business close to 15 years. He shares with the audience how to climb over brick walls with an interesting true case study and how he claimed the prize of truth on the other side. Rex is a frequent researcher at the Allen County Library and currently takes clients. Please check out digginbones.com anddigginbones.wordpress.com.

November 18 – Wow! What a show. You just never know what surprise connection is around the corner when you know your family lines. Our guest today is Myrt from Dear Myrtle who’s blog is award winning and can be found at blog.dearmyrtle.com . An unexpected connection breaks the ice with our guest and a guiding hand seems to be on the show.. The latest tips, topics, Google Hangouts, webinars and news that covers what’s trending in genealogy is all discussed today with Myrt. She is a seasoned genealogist who is an expert and leader her industry. So happy she took the time to be Tina’s guest on our show today.

November 11 – We were so happy to have our special guest on the show today. Vince MacNeil, genealogist of Halifax, Nova Scotia joins us and shares so many aspects of life in a Gaelic Community on Cape Breton. He is the administrator of many “Genealogy Groups” on Social Media for Clan MacNeil of Canada as well as Barra, Scotland, the Piper McNeil’s, Barra People and many more. Vince has helped over 1000 MacNeil/ McNeils find their ancestors. As a Tour guide he will join my Travel Group in Nova Scotia for a very exclusive look at the life and legacy of this notorious clan…

Co-host Tina Sansone challenges us all to participate Nov. 17th. 2014 in demonstrating a “Random Act of Kindness” to honor Sophia Grace Crawford a little Angel to commemorate her birthday as she will spend it in heaven. Batten Disease is really a tough one so awareness and money for research are a must.facebook.com/princesssophiagracesjourney Tina also extends an invitation to our audience to “Tell Tina” your BEST Reunion or introduction of families to each other that had never met. Don’t be shy because your story matters to someone. Your story may be selected to be aired on Tell Tina this month. Submit yours at Telltina@researchdnawriters.com and contact Sheri at savoryspotlight@researchdnawriters.com.

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Meet the Team

Sheri McNeil Savory, a Professional Genealogist and Author, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has been a genealogist for over twenty-five years. She has published articles in the Gest – Guest Quarterly, genealogy blogs, works closely with FamilytreeDNA projects and is a professional speaker. The study of DNA and family bloodlines dominates her presentations as she inspires people through her tenacity and persistence while searching for clues to the past. She is the author of the “A Face to My Name” series.

In addition to working with companies like Genealogists.com, Sheri Savory has teamed up with http://www.researchdnawriters.com as a specialist in DNA analysis and http://www.researchdnawriters.com/order-dna-kits-and-analysis.html. Sheri is a single mom and grandmother.

Tina Sansone is from Tennessee. She is the genealogy editor for BellaOnline.com and is a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogist, and serves as President for their virtual Second Life – APG Chapter. She is the SE Editor for the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors and is the coordinator for their “Excellence in Writing” competition. She is a past board member for the Tennessee Genealogical Society and now assists with their social media. Tina is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and a GeneaBlogger. One of her proudest moments was working on “Who Do You Think You Are? – Vanessa Williams” show. Tina enjoys helping others break down their brick walls and is excited about teaming up with ResearchDNAwriters and LATalkRadio. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.

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Come hear our newest weekly endeavor on LATalkRadio, “A Savory Spotlight” and “Tell Tina” starting on Tuesday, November 4 at 10:00 am pacific time. We will discuss everything but religion & politics! Do you have a product you would like to showcase on our show? Check out our website for details! Get the app and put it on your phone or log in to LAtalkradio.com at 10 AM PST. ANDROID USERS http://www.appszoom.com/…/la-talk-radio-live_lmyc.html… IPHONE USERS https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/la-talk-radio/id379501923.

TELL TINA IS AN EXCITING SEGMENT WHERE YOU CAN GET HELP WITH YOUR GENEALOGICAL QUERIES “LIVE ON AIR” OR IN OUR FUTURE EXPERIENCE IN GENEALOGY AND DNA TO TRY AND HELP YOU SOLVE THOSE BRICK WALLS!

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By Tina Sansone
Many of us would love to start our research by locating a book talking about our family and giving us great clues, such as DNA, as to our heritage. Well, if you belong to the Gist, Guest, Guess and McNeil families, you are in luck. After many years of research, Sheri McNeil Savory has released three volumes about these family lines! I recently had a chance to read her first release, “Volume I – A Face to My Name: DNA, Gist, Guest, Guess, McNeil Families and Ties to Royalty”.

In her preface she write, ”Come along with me as I share the details of my life as a genealogist on this fascinating journey, and explore with me throughout this work. It will be a wild ride for everyone who reads this book. I have dedicated my entire life to the study of Y-DNA with an emphasis on the bloodline and history of the Gist and McNeil families, and I totally support my findings with Y-DNA evidence. What is this DNA technology that I am referring to here? Let me explain it through my work.”

What got me personally interested in Sheri’s book was the name of Christopher Gist. I knew it sounded familiar, so I went to review my own family history. My grandmother’s youngest brother married a Gann, and her 2nd great grandfather was Christopher Gist born around the 1800’s. I became interested in extending her lines and these books will be the key in helping me break through this brick wall.

The table of contents reads as follows:

• Dedicated
• Table of Contents
• Table of Figures
• Preface
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• Chapter One: Family Connections
• Chapter Two: Gist Y-DNA Study Group 1
• Chapter Three: Gist Y-DNA Study Group 2
• Chapter Four: McNeil and Gist FTDNA Communication
• Chapter Five: Royal Lines
• Chapter Six: Clan McNeil, Campbell and DNA
• Chapter Seven: Y-DNA and Research Worksheets
• About the Author
• Bibliography
• England and Spanish Personal Worksheets
• Index

As I read through the book, I found the family lineages to be very helpful. Some of the families discussed are

• Richard Gist & Zipporah Murray
• Christopher Gist & Mary McNutt
• Aaron Gist & Nancy
• Major Thomas Gist
• Harold Wallon Gist
• Many other families & names

What makes this so fascinating is the use of DNA in the documentation. Sheri has an index to Volume I on her website.

Sheri McNeil Savory is a professional genealogists and author for over twenty-five years. Some of her articles have been published in the Gest-Guest Quarterly and genealogy blogs. She works closely with the FamilyTreeDNA projects and is a sought out speaker in this field. The study of DNA and family bloodlines dominate her presentations as she inspires others through her tenacity and persistence while searching for clues to the past. She is the owner of Stars Publishing. Through her website, you can find services she offers in Print (Books, Book covers, Packaging, Promotion, Marketing, Education, Book design, Advertising, Success), Film (Consultation, Concept, Development, Production, Budget, Funding, Promotion, Writing, Film making, Photography, Success) and Boot Camp (Writing, Editing, Publishing, Production, Graphic design, Travel, Research, Webinars, Speaking engagements).

You can purchase her books direct at Stars Publishing. So, if you are researching the Gist, Guest, Guess ( or other variations of this surname) or McNeil, this is a must have book in discovering your family heritage. Reviews of Sheri McNeil Savory’s other volumes of work will be published soon at Genealogy at BellaOnline.com:
• Vol. II – A Face to My Name: Identifying the American Gist, Guess, Guest families – A Study Companion to Vol I
• Vol. III – A Face to My Name: Allen Love, Colbert, Powell, McVay, Gist, Guest, Guess and Related Families of NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, MS, AR, OK and TX – Murder, Slavery, Chickasaw Leaders, Chickasaw Treaties and Removal,- Family of William Still “Father of the Underground Railroad”

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Guests

Lucie Hill

Lucie Hill is from Bury St Edmunds,UK. Lucie is the Owner and Founder of Buy British in L. A., ales/Logistics/Accounting at Posh Nosh Imports and Morning Radio Anchor at iHeartMedia Inc. She also hosts the weekly show “Eco Round-Up on “Green Talk” with Sharon Dale and Mike Brown http://www.latalkradio.com/Greentalk.php.

Julie Cope Whittaker

Julie Cope Whittaker, owner of the Genealogy Safari, will be a guest on the November 4 show. We will talk about Legacy Letters & Life Stories. Whether you are an avid genealogist or not, you will enjoy hearing about this exciting project she has in saving memories of our loved ones – ancestors and descendants.

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