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  • Vikings Brought Native Americans to Iceland 1000 Year...
    By on November 23rd, 2010 | 4 Comments4 Comments Comments
    The first Native American to arrive in Europe was alleged to be brought by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago to Iceland. This person was thought to be a woman. This finding supported the theory that Vikings reached the American continent several centuries before Columbus traveled to the “New World”. How could this be possible? According...
  • How to Decipher the Meanings of Tombstone Markings
    By on December 8th, 2009 | 10 Comments10 Comments Comments
    Cemeteries are filed with tombstones and many of them have markings, which can be symbols or words on the stones. Each of these has a meaning about the person’s life and when researching the family tree this can give insight into the ancestor’s life. These carvings on the stones can be in the form of words, they can be symbols or pictures. Thi...
  • 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...
  • Video: How To Search For Ancestors By Using The Censu...
    By on August 2nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    What is the Census? How do I use the Census? Where do I get a copy of the sentence from? Does the Census hold information across the whole of the UK? What dates does the Census cover? How will the Census help me? How do I search for my ancestors? How are search results displayed? Why do I see duplicate listings of the same ancestor? How do I narro...
  • Video: How To Trace Migrant Ancestors
    By on August 1st, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    What is a Migrant Ancestor? Does everyone have a migrant ancestry? What are Naturalisation Records? What if I need to trace Naturalisation Papers in the USA? How do I follow a migrant paper trail? ...
  • LDS Collections
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    The Latter Day Saints, also known as Mormons, are a group that has tenaciously collected genealogy records in two forms, a library and an online research engine, the first of which has celebrated over 100 years of community service. The Family History Library was founded in 1894 in Utah to gather and preserve valuable family information in one cen...
  • Using Occupational Records for Genealogy
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    One way to expand your knowledge of your ancestors is to use occupational records. By so doing you can often distinguish between people with very similar or same names and discern to which you’re related. You can also discover family traditions that were passed down from generation to generation through occupational “secrets” or techniques. ...
  • Census Uses – How to look up an ancestor
    By on July 22nd, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Census Uses, How to look up an ancestor: There are now some wonderful tools for use in finding your ancestors, that can mean the difference in many cases between learning and not learning who came before you in your family, but they are sometimes difficult to sort your way through? Whats the best way to go about finding your ancestors using the ce...


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