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  • Native American Genealogy | DNA Testing for Native Am...
    By on July 27th, 2008 | 85 Comments85 Comments Comments
    Many families have rumors of it, have heard it said that their mother or their fathers mother was “full blood” native American of one variety or another. How do you find out whats real and whats fiction? Nearly all Native Americans belong to one of five mitochondrial DNA haplogroups: A, B, C, D or X and all of these are widely distribu...
  • DNA Testing in Genealogy
    By on July 27th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Genealogy appeals to one of the more basic needs that we as human beings have. The need to belong is identified as one of those needs which touch all humanity in Maslow’s hierarchy for those of you who have some training in medicine. Genealogy permits you to find out where you belong. At one time genealogy was considered to be a hobby that only ...
  • Genealogy | Property Records
    By on July 24th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    One of the better places to seek your family roots is in the records of property.Since the concept of owning land began thousands of years ago, property purchases and gifts have been taking place and all of them leave a trail of paper that makes our lives as genealogists a great deal easier. Deeds, wills, transfers, mortgages and land grants are a...
  • Step By Step| Solving the Mystery of Ancestry
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    In Genealogy, there are many areas that need to be looked at. In point of fact, almost too many mysteries to tackle at one time, if you are searching, as most of us are, for more than one family ancestor. One of the things that many of us neglect to do is to focus on each area of our genealogy research, one at a time, until we find the solution we...
  • African American Ancestry
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Not all of the search for genealogical materials is going to be straight forward and easily found. Some cultures did not keep good records, for various reasons, while others did not have the wherewithal to do so. Among those which you may find difficult to research will be Native Americans, Black Americans and aboriginal peoples from countries s...
  • Tracing Your Roots, Beginnings
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    When you decide you’d like to trace your family tree, in the beginning you’re not going to be exactly where to look, particularly if yours is, as mine was, a very large family, which began as tightly knit and branched out to include many corners of the globe. My father was one of twelve children, and each of the twelve had children,...
  • Genealogy Research on the Internet
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    The internet is one of the latest and greatest new tools in our genealogical research and can be used to offer us: ~People and places to learn from. ~Meeting of the minds, people to assist us and places to discuss our research. ~A place to publish your conclusions, in many cases free of charge. A few of the things it won’t give you however a...
  • Learning Genealogy From the Experts.
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    There are many places that you can use to learn the skills involved in genealogy, not the least of which is of course the internet. The advent of online classes in many areas has also reared its head in the genealogy courses, many of which are available for you to take online as opposed to taking the class in an institution of learning. Its fa...
  • Genealogy Research, How To Begin
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    More and more people are curious about their family history. However, finding out all the intimate details of your genealogy isn’t always cut and dry or easy. For example, people who have adoptees in their family line will often get derailed at that juncture because of privacy laws and closed records. Or, perhaps the town hall where family or h...
  • Genealogy Software
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Before buying genealogy software you should know that there’s currently over 40 different products on the market. Each of these programs are acceptable if you just want to see or organize family information in different ways, so really a lot of the determining factors come from your computer system’s logistics and your budget. If you already ...

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