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Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

By Jason Hall
In this podcast I will discuss genealogy and family stories. We will discuss how DNA can open the door to many interesting things. I have been doing family history work for 30 years, I'm not a professional by any means. We will work through things and learn together. We'll share DNA stories from listeners as well as stories they've found in their family history research. Come on and join us. I promise it will be fun and we'll learn at the same time!
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Christmas Time is Here
In today's episode we talk about Christmas and some of the history of our long celebrated holiday! I invite you to share your holiday memories. Go to our social media on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your favorite holiday memory. As always, if you would like to be on the show and share your adoption stories, genealogy/family history story, or food and family history story please click here and fill out the form. Or Go to the website at
December 14, 2020
Feuds, Foods & The Unexplained
In this episode I have a fellow podcaster join me on the show Bo Kennedy from The BUMP podcast joins in to share some of his family history as well as tell us about his podcast. The BUMP Podcast just happened to be in my top 5 podcasts for 2020 on Spotify.  We talk about everything from feuds between the Hatfields and McCoys to family history and food as well as the unexplained (which is what his podcast is about). If you would like to listen to his show you can go here Or you can check them out on Instagram and Facebook as well. He also has a YouTube channel that will soon have content as well! If you would like to be on the show and share your adoption stories, genealogy/family history story, or food and family history story please click here and fill out the form. You can also reach out to me on social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @timewilltellpc
December 7, 2020
Seasons Change
In the final episode of season 1 I go over where I've been, where I'm going and what's coming in season 2! With Season 2 around the corner, I need your help! I need the following: Family history stories. Maybe there is someone in your family you'd love to introduce us to and talk about. Let's hear it! Tell us about those famous, infamous relatives or the ones that had an impact on you by learning about them. DNA stories! If your DNA test revealed a surprise and you'd like to share that. I'd love to have you on the show. If DNA helped you find lost loved ones, or other family I'd love to have you on the show as well. Adoption stories. These are special to me. If you were adopted and you'd like to share your story of what it was like to grow up adopted, or to find out that you were adopted and your search for your biological family. I want to have you on the show! If you gave up a child for adoption, I want to share that as well. I would love to share your story to help others and maybe even help those who are still looking for their biological families to find them. Stories about food and family  history. Stories about the holidays and how you and your family celebrate them. Do you have some traditions passed down from generation to generation? If you would have any of those and would like to be on the show we can do it a couple of ways. You can go to the website and go to the Contact Me page and send an email that way. You can click the link below to do a "call in" to the show. You can do that from your PC or your phone. Just make sure to give it access to your microphone. Or you can reach out to me on social media. Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
October 24, 2020
Marsha's Beginning
In today's episode Marsha talks to us about how she got into family history and why its important to her now. She like many other young people had the idea that genealogy was something old people do. It's so important that we take the time we have when we are younger to ask our older relatives about their stories, any family stories, legends, or rumors even. Sometimes there is a little truth in a rumor that can lead you to breaking a brick wall. If you'd like to contact the show, feel free to do so on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Or if you like you can email me at I'd love to share your family history, adoption or DNA stories and right now I'm looking for stories about food and family history! How do the two go together? Things your family may have eaten that could have been passed down for generations? Food ties us all together, we use it in so many ways to gather, I want to hear about your experiences. Reach out to me through the ways listed above or leave a voice message at the link below.
September 28, 2020
Ethnicity Estimates
In this episode we discuss ethnicity estimates! I know a lot of you are interested in this, due to the popularity of the DNA tests. This past week Ancestry DNA put out their updated ethnicity results and I share my old and new results from them as well as MyHeritage and FTDNA (family tree DNA). We talk about the differences, why they are different and what exactly does an ethnicity estimate mean? Also, I put out a call for you to use your voice message feature to leave your short spooky family history story!! The link is below and as I stated in the episode it will be large, you can't miss it! If you have trouble with it don't hesitate to ask me about it on social media. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  I'm also looking for your family history, DNA and adoption stories as always, but don't forget about the holiday stories! I LOVE the holidays and I am excited to talk with you about your memories of holidays gone by or any story you have of how they were celebrated in your family through the years. Also, don't forget we need those food and family history stories!!
September 14, 2020
The Start of a Journey
Every journey has to begin somewhere. In this episode Mitchell shares the beginning of his journey. I hope that other young people will get interested in their family histories as well. Start the journey with your grandparents, as Mitchell has done.  We had already recorded this episode once and there were issues with the recording so we had to record it again. Everything happens for a reason, and Mitchell had more information to share! I hope that Mitchell's journey shows you that even if someone in your family has done your family tree, there is always work that you can do as well. It never hurts to double check facts and more than that, get to know your ancestors for yourself. Learn their stories so you can see how their lives have impacted yours today. There is always something fun and exciting to find even when it seems the "work is done". I hope you enjoy the episode and remember if you'd like to be on the show contact me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and we can work out the details! 
September 7, 2020
Explore Your Family Forest
In this episode we talk about the importance of doing sideways research, or what I like to call exploring your family forest. I'll share some personal stories of my family and how to start working on your family forest.  Also, with the holidays coming up soon I'm looking for people who want to share their stories of family history, food, culture and the holidays! Tell us all about your holiday traditions! I can't wait to hear these and to share them! If you would like to share your story, please contact me on any of our social media platforms, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or you can email me at Also, you can click the link below and leave a voice message from your phone, please make sure to leave an email or something for me to get back to you at. Thank you as always for listening! Tell your friends about us and share our content!
August 31, 2020
Lafe's Adoption Journey
I'm super excited to bring Lafe's story to you. He had a great adoption story and I know you are going to love it. Remember, if you have an adoption story you'd like to share reach out to me on social media at Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Or you can email me at Remember, head over to the website and listen to any of the past episodes at 
August 24, 2020
Cotton Fields
In today's episodes I tell the story of one of the South's most graceful, humble and forgiving Grandmothers. Some people might say they are biased because it's their own Grandma, but it's true. I hope you'll enjoy this oral history full of facts and my memories of one of the strongest and sweetest women to ever walk to earth. Make sure to head over to the website to see the pictures! If you have a story of a special loved one in your life, a food and family history story, DNA, or adoption story please contact me. You can reach me at or on social media @timewilltellpc on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I'd love to share your story!
August 17, 2020
Details & Drama
Today we have our guest Jessica Neaves with us. Her story is full of drama and some crazy details that make this story so enthralling. You will want to hear this one! She gives so many good tips and places to find information that you normally might not think of, especially if you are just getting into family history. Below are the links to Jessica's website and social media. Please make sure to follow her and check out her blog as well. As always thank you for sharing and liking the content, that is helping us to grow the audience.
August 10, 2020
Food & Family History
In this episode we talk about the importance of food in our every day lives and culture and how that transfers into our family history as well. One thing is certain food is a part of every culture and is used in holidays, traditions and gatherings. I hope you'll be inspired to share your stories of food and family history with us. If you have a short story to share, use the message button here All you have to do is open up the link and record a message from your phone. If you can't open it, copy and paste it into your browser on your phone and you'll be able to leave a message.   If you have a lot more to say about this subject please reach out to me on social media @timewilltellpc on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also email me at  I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your food and family history stories! 
August 3, 2020
Where's Henry?
Today we have a shorter episode. We ran into issues with recording with two of our guests, but I had a listener submitted story that came through and saved the day!  John tells us about trying to find his Great Aunt's husband Henry Hillman. It's quite a mystery. Maybe you can offer some suggestions on where to look to help find him. Give the episode and listen and if you have any ideas, please send me a voice message here at the show by clicking the link below that says or emailing me at  You can also email me or leave me a voice message if you'd like to be on the show and share your story. I am trying to purchase new equipment to upgrade the podcast and hopefully stop any future issues with recording episodes. If you would like to donate you can support the show on by clicking the support button and choosing which amount you'd like to give monthly. Or you can go to our website and donate through paypal at the bottom of the screen, this would be a one time donation. Thank you so much for all of your support.
July 24, 2020
The Gene Hunter
It was a pleasure having Shera LaPoint on the show with me. She is using DNA to literally change lives. As I stated in the previous episode about my DNA story, she is the one who helped me to find my biological dad and his family.  If you'd like to visit Shera's website you can go to: You can find her on Facebook here: If you head over to my website: you will find all the links to the websites she mentioned in the show. Those include GEDmatch, FamilyTree DNA and DNAsolves. If you would like to be on the show you can connect with me on social media or email me at
July 17, 2020
Finding Frank's Dad
In this episode Karli talks about how she helped find out who her husband's 95 year old grandfather's dad was! It's such an interesting story with a cool twist that you'll enjoy.  If you'd like to share your family history, DNA or adoption story with the show contact me at or find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebooke @TimeWillTellPC. Or you can click the link here in the description and leave us a voice message. Thank you for your support.
July 10, 2020
My DNA Story
In this episode I talk about my personal journey with family history and DNA. I can't tell you how good it felt to be able to talk about this openly and share it with you all.  I would love to share your stories as well, whether they be family history, DNA or adoption stories. Feel free to contact me at or to message me on social media. I'm on most platforms as @TimeWillTellPC
July 3, 2020
The Woman in the Photo
In this weeks episode we have Rachel from Canada sharing a story with us. It starts with a photograph she grew up seeing in her grandmother's house.  We'll hear her journey of finding out more about this woman and find out if the stories were true. If you have a short family history, DNA or adoption story you'd like to share on the show you can do it through voice message  If you'd like to be a guest on the show, you can email me at Or, if you're shy or aren't comfortable being recorded, then you can email your story to that same address and I can read it on the show.  Thank you for all your support. You guys have been amazing.
June 26, 2020
The Tale of Two Names
In this episode we talk to Patty and she tells us the story of her grandfather and how he had two different names! You'll want to hear this and it's still a bit of a mystery today! If you'd like to share your story reach out to me through email at or you can reach out on social media as well @timewilltellpc on most social media apps. You can also feel free to leave me a voice message that I can share with the audience by clicking the link below. Thank you for your support. Please share the show on your social media pages so we can grow the audience and get more stories!
June 19, 2020
A Story of Perseverance
In this episode we begin to switch gears into telling YOUR stories. We start off with Tina's story of her grandfather John Smith! It's a true story of perseverance. Sit back and relax and enjoy the show. If you'd like to share your story feel free to email me at or find me on most social media platforms at @TimeWillTellPC or you can click the link below and leave me a voice message with a way to contact you. You can also use these same methods to ask your questions about family history and DNA! I look forward to hearing from YOU.
June 12, 2020
DNA: The Great Revealer
In this episode we talk about DNA testing or ancestry and some of the most popular ones you can take. I also break down how your results will look on if you choose to test with AncestryDNA. This is the beginning of the magical journey through our family histories and I look forward to sharing your stories as well. Please reach out to me in email if you have questions or would like to talk about being featured on the show. You can do that at and you can also find me on most social media under the handle @timewilltellpc If you'd rather send a voice message to the show you should see a link here in the show notes to do that, if not you can copy and past this into your browswer and from there you can leave me a voice message from your PC or your phone. I do look forward to sharing YOUR stories! Let's have fun!
June 2, 2020
Growing The Tree
In this episode we discuss tools you can use to begin to grow your tree. We talk heavily about and how to begin to use it to make your tree. Feel free to Co tact the show and share your stories. You can email or find us on social media by searching @timewilltellpc I look forward to hearing your stories and sharing them on the show.
May 19, 2020
Where Do We Start?
In this episode we begin to build a foundation for this season of the podcast by talking about where we start to gather information. As always feel free to leave me a voice message, you should see a link here in the show notes. You can also follow me on social media @TimeWillTellPC, you can find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
May 9, 2020
Time Will Tell: The Beginning
On this inaugural episode I will give you a little bit of my background as well as discuss what you can expect from this podcast. If you like stories this is the place for you. We'll discuss family history, DNA, and the stories that makes us who we are.
April 27, 2020