Am I Related to Royalty?

Last week we discussed discovering our relationship to the Presidents of the United States.   Research has proven that all the Presidents are related to one another and share a common ancestor in Eleanor of Aquitaine, with the majority of the … Continued

Am I related to a President?

Today we inaugurate a new president.  So, this seemed a good time to discuss our familial relationships with a President of the United States. So, how can we determine if there might be a connection with one of our forty-five … Continued

7 Ways Visiting a Museum Can Benefit Your Genealogy Research

Recently I took a group of residents in my day job to the Historical Museum in our city.  Having only lived here for a year, there is a lot I don’t know about the city. However, I realized how helpful … Continued

What is a 3rd Cousin 5x Removed

I recently had someone ask me this very question.  What does a 3rd cousin 5x removed mean? This is a very common question in genealogy. So lets see if we can break it down.  How do we understand genealogy relationships? … Continued

Searching for a business in past records

Recently, I was visiting with a friend who owns a well-established music store.  However, she was excited by a find she’d made earlier in the day.  She discovered a piece of music stamped with a music store in that area … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Obituaries can Unlock the Past

I shared with you over the last few weeks how I’ve broken through one of my brick walls. While traveling to another part of the state, I stopped to retrieve an obituary I needed.  Was this truly my great-great grandfather? … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Finding Common Sounding Names

While breaking through this brick wall I currently had a conversation with several other genealogists. We all agreed that when we have a common name such as Mary Smith, John Davis, etc.  Then it is almost impossible to find the … Continued

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