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  • Melungeons | Who Are They?
    By on August 4th, 2008 | 13 Comments13 Comments Comments
    If you’re not familiar with the term Melungeon, then you’re not unlike many others, even some genealogists aren’t aware of the term and haven’t a clue what it means, or who it applies to. However if your family comes from the Cumberland Gap area, or Cumberland Plateau, and called Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, or West Virgi...
  • Video: Getting Started – How To Trace Your Root...
    By on August 1st, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    How would I start to trace my family tree? Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate from? My family are all across the world, where do I start? My family are from Scotland, where do I start? My family are from Ireland, where do I start? My family are Welsh, where do I start? What do I do if I find skeletons in my family history? I’ve fo...
  • 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...
  • 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...


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