Learn How to Trace Your Family History

It can be very interesting to trace your family history. But, be forewarned, that it can take a lot of time and effort on your part to track everyone down. Records haven't always been well maintained, names change, etc. Probably the best place to start at is by...

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Compton Family

Welcome this is the section I will be posting about the Compton  Family Genealogy.  This family so far goes back to Williamus Compton.  And my Grandmother's maiden name was Compton.  This family also at one point ties into the Royalty of England. There is many book...

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You Can Trace Your Ancestors

Your Family Tree: You Can Trace Your Ancestors With Free or Inexpensive Online Resources As a beginner in genealogy you may be wondering how expensive it can be to get on the internet and build a family tree going back "lepleteen" generations, as my granddaughter...

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Copying Online Trees

Beginners to genealogy are often very excited to find family trees extending back several more generations from grandparents or great grandparents. Wow - there are names, approximate birth years, and more details. It immediately fills in your family line on one side...

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Is Your Last Name of English Origin?

English surnames as we know them today -- family names passed down intact from father to son to grandson -- weren't widely used until after the Norman conquest of 1066. Prior to that time there just weren't enough people to really make it necessary to use anything...

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Cleopatria VII

In the springtime of 51 BC, Ptolemy Auletes died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter, Cleopatra, and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII who was twelve at the time. Cleopatra was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. She had two older...

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Dates and Details

Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don't they? But did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories? Hmm. And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh? These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be...

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Following Clues Down Dusty Paths

Your Family Tree TIP: Every item may be filled with clues, details, misinformation, and straight-out lies! As you research further into your ancestors' pasts, you will likely find fewer accurate details of individuals. However sometimes, there are likely to be very...

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