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  • How Important are Vital Records for Your Genealogy Re...
    By on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments Comments
    Discovering the history of your origin is both an exciting and difficult journey to traverse. Sometimes the journey can produce interesting and enticing results, whilst others can unearth long and forgotten history that may have been better left lost. Regardless, there is an undeniable urge to pinpoint our past in order to establish our future, and...
  • Vikings Brought Native Americans to Iceland 1000 Year...
    By on November 23rd, 2010 | 3 Comments3 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 Illness from the Past
    By on January 19th, 2010 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    When doing family history research illness and death play a large part in understanding what happened to ancestors. The illness that an ancestor may have had is not always clear. This is this is due to the fact that many illnesses either do not exist today or their names have been changed through the years. It is often important to know what an il...
  • How Military Records Can Help Family Research
    By on January 19th, 2010 | 9 Comments9 Comments Comments
    Military records are able to help in family research by giving clues to where a soldier or sailor resided, what they did while in the service and when in combat whether they survived or not. There are military records that can tell if the ancestor was discharged from the military and when, this can lead to other clues about where they lived and wha...
  • Early Marriages | Frontier Marriages
    By on August 17th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    The wedding on the American frontier was taken very seriously even if the paperwork was not. It isn’t always possible to find out where or when your ancestors were married and here’s why. By and large, there were invitations however they were usually only by word of mouth and any event such as this meant several days of party time frontier st...
  • Beginning Genealogy | Tips and Tricks On Tracing Fami...
    By on August 5th, 2008 | 6 Comments6 Comments Comments
    When you finally decide that you’d like to get you family tree down, its going to take a bit of effort to accomplish but there are a few things you can do that will help to speed the process. First of all , you want to round up everything that you’ve got that might mean something. Grab photos, documents, old letters, books, bibles, and eve...
  • Native American Genealogy Methods
    By on August 4th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Whatever your reason for wanting to trace your Native American ancestry, whether its to become a part of the tribe, or simply to verify that old family story that says you were a direct descendant of a federally recognized Native American tribe, it’s going to start just like any other kind of genealogy. At the beginning. The beginning of any...
  • Video: How To Use Parish Registers For Your Genealogy...
    By on August 2nd, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    What are Parish Registers? Where might I find Parish Registers? What are indexes? Can I obtain copies of Parish Registers? How do I interpret Parish Registers? How can Parish Registers help me? What are non-conformist chapel registers? Where would I find non-conformist registers? Can I use both parish and non-conformist registers? Are there regist...
  • Video: How To Read Genetic Genealogy Results (DNA)
    By on August 1st, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    How are the results delivered? What do I do now? Will the result be exactly the same for each member of my family? Will the test determine my geographic origin? What will a paternal deep ancestral ethnic origin reveal? Can you start with female members of my family? ...
  • Video: The Definition Of Genetic Genealogy (DNA)
    By on August 1st, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    What is genetic genealogy? How does DNA help when trying to trace your family history? Who invented it? Why do you think we need it? What are its specific uses? What is the most common use of genetic Genealogy? Is there a governing body of genetic Genealogy? What does the future hold for genetic Genealogy? ...

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