3 Reasons to Save Your Family History off of Ancestry.com

I love Ancestry.com and they offer many wonderful services.  One of these services is to upload your family tree and attach records to that tree. This makes it very easy and convenient.  However, there are some reasons to save your … Continued

5 Questions to Consider when Exploring other Researchers Family Trees

If you use Ancestry.com you know that you have the option of exploring other researcher’s trees. There are times when these trees can be a gold mine, but other times when they can be a mine trap. However, there is … Continued

Breaking Brick Walls with the Use of DNA

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I have a great-great grandfather who was born illegitimately in 1855. We know his birth surname was Mims from early census records, but by adulthood he had adopted the surname of his maternal grandparents that raised him. Repeated searches in … Continued

When Ancestors Are Missing From Census Records

Last week, I shared how researching relatives on the census records with my great-great-grandfather led me to breaking through a brick wall and discovering who his parents were. However, he was not listed on the 1870 census with his parents. … Continued

Researching People with your relatives on the Census Records

In searching for my great-great-grandfather I hit a stump. I found him at ten years old on the 1870 census, living with a woman who was 72 years old.  However, no relationship or additional information was provided. I was stumped.  … Continued

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