You ever watched TV genealogy shows

Have you ever watched TV genealogy shows such as "Who Do You Think You Are?" or "Ancestors In The Attic"? If so, you will have seen how details of an ancestor are interwoven with the history of the family, the place, the country or the world. History is your friend...

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Prather Family

Nunney Castle Owned by the Praters It is located (ST 737457) The type was quadrangular, A tall and compact castle. In 1373 Built by Sir John de la Mere. It was destroyed in 1645 by Oliver Cromwell. When Sir John de la Mere, a Knight, became tenant-chief of...

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Starting to trace your ancestors

Starting to trace your ancestors, you may have quickly realized that it can be very challenging to identify which William Brooks is your ancestor, when there are three or four in the right town in the right decade! Sometimes it seems the only thing to do is to slog...

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Staveness – Hamilton Connections

For years I have been on the search for this connection.  I have gotten close, so now I am asking you for help with this one.  The search all started 30 years ago when my daughter Rebecca and my son Jon were very young.    I had recently...

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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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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...

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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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