Over time, beginners in genealogy

Over time, beginners in genealogy will become knowledgeable about all the potential clues embedded in every document and record, every history and photograph, every gravestone and medal. But in the early months of research, beginners may make the mistake of taking...

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As you search for information

As you search for information on your ancestors and build up your family tree, you will soon find that you are using a few basic sources. However, to truly get an understanding of your ancestor's life and the context of that life, you will need to dig further into...

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Have you been discovering the variety

Have you been discovering the variety of details which can be provided on a death certificate or registration? As a beginner in genealogy, you will learn that following every little clue on a death record will help to confirm details of your ancestors. Every detail,...

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Charlemagne

◦From Pedigree's of Charlemagne's Descendants: Charlemagne was a man of deep familial piety. As indicated by the epitaphs of his sisters Rothaid and Adelaide, he knew his ancestry in the male line back to his great-great-great-grandfather and probably far more...

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Hatfield and McCoy

  One of the most notorious family feuds in history may finally be put to rest this summer. The rivalries between the Hatfields and the McCoys began about 1863 and ran off and on for nearly 30 years. Descendants of these famous families hope that any lingering effects...

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Lincoln – Kennedy

I know Lincoln is related to the Enchanted Family, but now I need to see if Kennedy is.  After I do some research on this I will let you know of the out come.  If they are related that would be just one more thing to tie them together. Have people explain these ties...

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Get Help Finding Those Ancestors

Experienced genealogists are well aware of the naming patterns in Ireland and some other European countries. The first son after the paternal grandfather, the second son after the maternal grandfather, the third son after the father and the rest after uncles and the...

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Family History Is an Exciting Subject!

Once you get going on your family history, you will find it a fascinating, exciting subject. Dig deeply for nuggets of information about every single member. Have fun with your family. I bet you all have read family histories that go like this: The Jones family lived...

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Are you beginning your genealogy search

Are you beginning your genealogy search for your ancestors? It is tempting to dive in and start adding grandparents and greatgrandparents names and children into a brand new software program. However, before you get too far into your ancestor lines, you need to know a...

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Have you realized that you need to

Have you realized that you need to have some organization techniques to manage your ancestors? Your family tree can become confusing and/or your research strategies become random, rather than focused, when you do not have some kind of Master List. Here is how to use a...

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Help! When You Are Confused

By using HELP buttons on web sites, and reading FAQs, you will soon be an expert! Tip: Before you even start to go through a new-to-you website, click on their HELP button, and investigate the resources on the site and how to access them. Most websites you will visit...

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It’s a True Story

If you are a relative newcomer to genealogy beginning to build your family tree, then you are probably deep in digging on the Internet and in various libraries for your ancestors' details. It is a very exciting hobby, and these days with more and more documents and...

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