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  • Learning Details about a Beloved Ancestor

    Oct 18

    After you have started investigating into your family history, you could develop a kindred feeling or spiritual bond with a certain ancestor. You may have known them when you were younger or they could have lived years before your birth. It is this unusual connection and longing to learn as much as possible about a particular relative that almost...

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  • Interviewing a Relative. 11 Key Questions to Ask.

    Oct 18

    One of the best sources for information and especially family stories are living relatives. Once you have created your basic pedigree chart, time should be spent interviewing relatives who might be able to add a significant amount of details to your chart. The following is suggestions on how to approach the interview and what questions may possibly...

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  • Steps Along the Genealogy Path

    Oct 18

    When first beginning your genealogy search you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the vastness of documenting so many relatives. Look at it as a journey, one step at a time along a path and you will eventually reach your goals. The first thing needed is to create a basic pedigree chart, listing your parents, grandparents, great parents as best you ca...

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  • Best Subscription or Fee Genealogical Websites

    Oct 18

      There is a vast assortment of websites created over the last 15 years to aid the genealogical researcher. The following is an essential list of fee-based web sites that should become familiar to every researcher. The major advantage for using a subscription database is the time it saves rather than writing to repositories, churches, libr...

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  • A Beginner’s Genealogy Questions

    Oct 18

    With so Many People having already done research, wouldn’t there already be a book written on my Family History? There are thousands of published and unpublished family histories in various localities. Regional and local genealogy societies get donations of family histories. Public libraries and the Library of Congress also have a collection o...

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  • Discovering Those Elusive Relatives

    Oct 18

    Many hours are expended gathering the names, dates and locations for your family pedigree chart, along with verifying the information. However, there are always a few blanks, those relatives for whom all you know is the name; “Grandpa Frank.” Or worse, you have no name of any form, just a total blank in your lineage. There are also the situatio...

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  • What is Genealogy?

    Oct 13

    Genealogy has had a surge of popularity over the last 30 years. However, it has continuously been of interest and importance to people for hundreds of years. Those of noble birth in the European courts especially needed to know their lineage to determine who was actually in line for the crown. The term ‘genealogy’ is the study of family ance...

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