Martha Prather Edwards asks for help

I have been looking for parents of Azariah Prather for about 15 years now to no avail. I know everyone SAYS he is the son of Aaron and Mary Swearingen Prather, but Stout Lillard says "It is SAID Azariah died at the age of 94 while visiting relatives" in Indiana (I...

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Finding Forms and Charts Online

Now that you have gathered together the names and important dates of your relatives in a near branch of your family tree, what should come next? In all likelihood your data has been compiled in note-books form, with expanding files and box files. You may also have...

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More Building and Puzzles in Genealogy

So for the last few weeks I have been adding to the family tree.  New Pictures, New Stories, New People, A ton of Dates and even some corrections.  That the thing about a large family tree, you thing you found something and you spend a lot of time on it only to find...

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Genealogy Facts

When you start thinking about building your family tree it can get over whelming and hectic to think of it in terms of numbers. Each ancestor generation doubles in numbers. So you start with YOU that is 1 Your parents Generation that is 2  Your Grandparents Generation...

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Where did the Compton’s come from

To start off with we will name a few Comptons Frances Compton, who landed in Virginia in 1623 John Compton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 Jo Compton, aged 26, landed in Barbados in 1635 James Compton, who landed in Maryland in 1637 Thomas Compton...

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More and more historical newspapers

More and more historical newspapers are being scanned and are available online these days. These may be a source of excellent family information for individuals in your family tree. Here are a few ideas on where to look for what kinds of information on your ancestors....

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Family History Online

Ever wonder where your family comes from? How did your Grand parents meet? What was important to them and are the answers to those kind of questions important to you? You can solve those type of personal mystery's for future generations of your family by preserving...

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Looking for Someone From Your Past?

Are you looking for someone? A former classmate? Old friend? Military buddy? Birth parent? Lost relative? If so, then you're not alone. Thousands of people head online every day in search of details on missing people. And more and more of these people are finding...

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