RootsTech 2023 Presentation

A family gathering unlike any other!

View the presentation handout HERE (and here in German).

Greetings friends!

I am proud to announce I will be presenting at the 2023 RootsTech conference. This will be my fourth year presenting, and my first year presenting in both English and German. This year I will be presenting on the topic German Big City Research: Tips and Tricks from Berlin and Hamburg in German. Tune in on Saturday, March 4 at 8 a.m. (GMT-7) in English or Thursday, March 2 at 12:05 p.m. (GMT-7) auf Deustch.

Researching in big cities can be very overwhelming, especially in a foreign country and a different language. The strategies I present will help you pinpoint your ancestors’ location and find documentation for their life events. We will focus on research in the 1800s and 1900s.

To see my profile and my previous RootsTech presentations, check out my profile here. To see some more personal info about me, Karynne Moses, click here.

B.Y.O.R. (Bring Your Own Records) Party!

Join us for some good-ol’ ancestor-finding fun! We’ll talk about how to read German records and then look at your family records. Bring whatever you have. Got a date and place but no record? Bring it! Got a record but can’t read it? Bring that! Don’t have anything yet? No worries! A lot can be gained from seeing other people’s family history in progress.  


Not Quite Hieroglyphs

Well friends, part 2 of German Research for the Everyday American is behind me, but you could still check out the video from my presentation to the Lakes Region German Interest Group, if you’re looking for some handwriting tips.

This video will only be available for one month, so if you’re interested, jump into it as soon as you can!

Want to join us live on Zoom for part 3? Here are the details:

Come Sail Away: Finding Your Ancestors in German Records

19 may 2021 7pm EDT, 5pm CMT

Hope to see you there!

Learn With Me!

For the do-it-yourselfers out there, I am giving a free online lecture series. German Research for the Everyday American is hosted by the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group and the Wolfeboro Public Library. Yes, these are in New Hampshire, but this good ol’ pandemic has made quite a few things more accessible.

If you are just hearing of this now, you have already missed part 1, but I’ve got your back. Here is the link to watch “Meyer, Mayer, Meier. Where Are You From?” the segment about finding your German hometown in American records and determining spelling variations.

So, when and where can you see the rest of it? Here’s the schedule for the next two segments:

Part 2: Not Quite Hieroglyphs. Reading the Old German Handwriting     April 21 2021 7pm EDT, 5pm CMT.

Part 3: Come Sail Away. Finding your Ancestors in German Records  May 19 2021 7pm EDT, 5pm CMT

You’ll need to sign up in advance, so let my friend Dee know if you are interested by e-mailing

I will also be offering free 30-minute consultations for attendees, so stay to the end to access the schedule. Hope to see you there!

I’m a New Englandah

So, I don’t actually have the accent, but I was born and raised in New England. My husband says that New Englanders are worse than Texans (that hometown pride stuff). I say we’re actually better, which kind of proves his point. Anyways, I walked into Market Basket to get some ice cream, and I was looking for the Red Sox flavors only to discover that Hood has expanded its New-England-themed flavors… by a lot.

Friendly’s also has a couple. Nor’Easter Pothole is one I would definitely recommend. It’s wicked good.

All joking aside, if anyone needs some on-site research done (Essex County, MA or Rockingham County, NH) before March 23rd, send me an email at

About Me

My name is Karynne (kuh-RINN) Moses, and I started Moses Genealogy in January of 2019. This business is about people and the impact we have on each other. With Moses Gen, we work together to create goals and make your past come alive while giving you the time you need to make your own difference in the world.

German and Portuguese family history came into my life through a process. My passion for German was ignited several years ago when I started learning the language at school. It is out of my love for German that my passion for family history grew. My command of the language made it easy to learn the old handwriting and search German records, both in the United States and abroad.

In 2015, I had the opportunity to spend fifteen months in Brazil. After my trip, I returned to my family history research and realized that I could make a meaningful contribution to Portuguese research, so I set out to learn the ins and outs. I am steadily increasing my knowledge of the available resources.

My experience as a travel guide for Alpenwild has also come in handy as we work together to develop family history tours for families with German and Swiss-German roots. Our first tour in June of 2019 was a great success, and our clients were delighted to learn about their ancestral homeland, the people who paved the way for them, and even meet living family members in Switzerland!

One of the greatest things about running my own business is the flexibility. We start with your goals and make a plan that works for you. I look forward to helping you find your roots!

RootsTech Connect

Who is excited for RootsTech 2021? I certainly am! I am excited to participate in a new way (em português) as well as to view sessions from authors around the world!

FamilySearch was thrown a curveball with the COVID-19 pandemic (well, we all were), and they really rose to the occasion. There will be thousands of people accessing RootsTech for the first time in their lives. I hope everyone is able to make the most of the resources available and connect in a whole new way!

Please let me know if you have any questions! If you’re not signed up yet, you can participate for free at

Here is a link to my session Madeira: Achar seus Antepassados nos Registos da Igreja Católica

Thank You!

I just wanted to thank everyone for the patience they have been exercising. It has been difficult to keep up with new research demands while working a full-time job…and then COVID-19 hit. Thankfully, I am still employed, but working from home has come with its own set of adjustments that once again take away from the amount of time I am able to go searching for ancestors.

Just know I am thinking of all of you, not just the research that is waiting, but you as people with your own struggles. I pray for ways to make the world a better place. They are usually small, but that is how we spread joy, by simple acts that help others to know there are caring individuals out there. So, while I am not finding your ancestors, I encourage you to find ways to spread joy, and I will bring you some as soon as I can.

Stay safe. Stay positive. Love always.