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  • 10 Steps in Genealogy Research | Steps Six – Te...
    By on August 24th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    • Find a Specific Site, or Go Live On Location: There are web sites at USGenWeb, or WorldGenWeb where you can find specific counties which are what you’re going to be needing next. Depending on which country you’re interested in you’re going to need county specific information now that you’ve dug a bit deeper into things.- depending upo...
  • 10 Steps in Genealogy Research | Steps One – Fi...
    By on August 24th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Genealogy research is no different than other types of knowledge acquisition in that you will find it is easier to progress by following certain procedures and moving from there into another step. A reasonable progression of your research will usually take in ten steps, although some of them, like anything else, won’t be necessary in some cases...
  • Genealogy Research Online
    By on August 23rd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Many people, for various reasons, including physical infirmity or financial reasons are unable to travel or to gather genealogy in person. Genealogy is still a reasonable hobby for them to undertake simply by virtue of the ease with which you can search the internet to glean information. There are, for those who are unable to go in person for vari...
  • Heraldry Terms in Genealogy.
    By on August 23rd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Some of the terms that you will come across in your genealogy research, as it pertains to and touches on heraldry will be: Marshalling: Which was the term used when a marriage took place. It was the practice of the day to combine the coats of arms of the two families who had intermarried. Technically marshalling is arranging two more more coats of...
  • Genealogy and Heraldry 2
    By on August 23rd, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Heraldry however, as it is presently defined was first used after the conquests of the Norman groups in Britain in 1066 AD.It gained in popularity quite rapidly, becoming a means to identify the members of your own group on a battlefield, by the use of their shields and armor. Heraldry is of special importances in genealogy research, since the rig...
  • Heraldry | Family Crests
    By on August 23rd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Does your family have a coat of arms? If it does, you may be surprised to find that its not the one that you think it might be. Down through history there have been coats of arms that were used as ornamentation,and the simple fact is that today not many of us are really aware of what they mean, whether the design we are seeing is an accurate rendit...
  • Understanding Archaic Records in Genealogy
    By on August 23rd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    There is not a genealogist, amateur or professional who has not struggled at times to understand a document that is written in more archaic, or older terminology. As you can see by the document above, a document which is partially hand written and in part printed, their are rampant misspellings and areas in which deciphering the old script is diff...
  • Online Cemetery Records Help In Genealogy Research
    By on August 22nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Genealogy,or tracing one’s ancestors is probably becoming more popular by the day. Genealogy, researching your family’s history has grown in popularity for several reasons, not the least of which is a penchant for people, in this most rushed day and age, to want to know where they come from and what they owe certain traits to. In some ...
  • Genealogy Research | Which Wife Was She?
    By on August 21st, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    While in todays society things such as death in childbirth or from some of the more common diseases, are quite rare occurrences that was not always the case. Approximately 30% of men who lived pioneer or wandering lifestyles in those days would marry a second and sometimes a third time. The degree of remarriage was largely due to death, not divorc...
  • Your Family. Myths and Legends in Genealogy
    By on August 20th, 2008 | 3 Comments3 Comments Comments
    Every family has the age old myth or the legend of the grandmother who was a “full blooded Indian princess”. In fact, the Native American tribes didn’t sport many “Indian Princesses, but almost every family has some degree of native American blood and all of them, by and large due to prejudices that used to, and in some cases, still do ex...


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