Many with my surname live in the same area but I can’t prove we are related

If they are all in the same area, than more than likely there is a common ancestor somewhere in the mix. However, finding that connection is not easy. Now, let me clarify.  If the surname is a common one such … Continued

Why does my Ancestor Appear Out of Nowhere?

Question: It seems as though for my situation my 2nd great grandfather Robert, who was the one born in 1818, just appeared one day. This is more common than we may think at first. I understand your pain about Robert … Continued

Why did my family not serve in the military?

Question: do you have any idea why or where I could look to find out why none of them were in the military at all during the Civil War, WWI or WWII?   Why was my ancestor not in the … Continued

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

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

Sharing old Photos

Recently I stumbled across a family sifting through old photographs. Observing this family, I observed several things: There were smiles on all of their faces The lines of communication were open I heard ”I remember…” Memories were shared Photos were … Continued

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