Genealogy

  • African Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The continent of Africa consists of hundreds of various ethnic groups, languages, religions, tribal groups and customs spread over a massive land area and divided along numerous political borders. The continent and its people have been segregated along its geographical landscapes. There is North Africa, then the Sub-Saharan Africa that is divided...

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  • Alabama Genealogy

    Oct 19

    White Inhabitants in the area of what would become Alabama date back to explorers from Spain in the early 1500s. Over the years, Spain, France and England have laid claim to portions of the land. With the beginning of 1700s, French settlers were established near present-day Mobile. From the mid-1700s to 1800 with various wars among the Europeans,...

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  • Importance of Collateral Lines

    Oct 18

    Everyone has collateral lines in the family tree. Those are the relatives who are not part of direct lineage, but of the same ancestral line. Such ancestors would be the uncles, aunts, granduncles, second cousins and in-laws of the family. When completing a family tree it is the direct lineage that is recorded, such as parents, grandparents,...

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  • Deception and Swindles in Genealogy

    Oct 18

    There can be genealogical web sites on the Internet which make fraudulent claims. Certain things should be checked before signing up for any program. One good item is if the site offers a free trial. It can be for a week, 14 days or a month. Test out the site, see if it is what you really need and can use successfully. Look for a contact addre...

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  • Copyright Laws Genealogical Data

    Oct 18

    As a researcher starts to gather a good deal information and branches to their family tree, they may wonder does all the work remain solely theirs and that no one else can copy it. In fact, is that family pedigree information covered by the United States and international copyright laws? All public records, such as birth-marriage-divorce-death,...

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  • Research Newspapers For Your Ancestors

    Oct 18

    Ancestors have a long trail of documents from birth to death which can greatly assist the researcher. Most come from government agencies; either federal, state, county or city. There are also church records along with civic and fraternal organizations where information can be gathered on relatives. One of the great gold mines with a wealth of ...

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  • Know the Epidemics That Might Have Affected Your Ancestors

    Oct 18

    Epidemics have always had a great influence our ancestors, making it sometimes very difficult to trace what happened to the relatives. There are instances when individuals disappeared from most conventional records; tax rolls, deeds, voting records, censuses and the researcher does not know why. In many cases it could have been a major epidemic str...

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  • Fun Activities to Go with Your Genealogy

    Oct 18

    Working on genealogy is a hobby and a very rewarding one. However, there are fun activities that complement this hobby. First, would be making a special exhibit of your newly created family tree. It may not be completed, but even with a small start, it makes a nice display. Many places in craft stores and online genealogy supply sites have ar...

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  • Investigating an Ancestor’s Siblings

    Oct 18

    In the early stages of researching your ancestors, you keep with the direct lineage, those parents, grandparents, etc. However, you can early on run into a roadblock on a certain relative. There is a grandfather on your mother’s side in which you can not locate any of the basic data. Change the approach and look at other branches of that generati...

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  • Research the Hometowns of Your Ancestors

    Oct 18

    A family’s ancestral home can be a rural village, a small town, a medium-sized city or a large metropolis. Learning about the particular location; its people, occupations, traditions and history can give a researcher enormous insight into their own family. Traditionally individuals and their descendants remained in a given region for decades ...

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