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Do You Have a Border Reiver in Your Family Tree?

Do You Have a Border Reiver in Your Family Tree?

Donna Wakenight September 5, 2018 0

Yesterday, I was on Ancestry.com and received an email from a distant relative. She had a question about her great-great-great-grandfather, John Hetherington. She wondered if I knew his wife’s name. I answered her inquiry,

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Preserving Your Family History

Preserving Your Family History

Donna Wakenight May 1, 2018 0

Every genealogist will tell you that documentation is vital in creating your family tree. Without it, there is no verification of the facts. I make sure to include copies of records for every event

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Loving My English Heritage

Loving My English Heritage

Donna Wakenight April 18, 2018 0

I have probably said this before, and it’s true. Every time I start a search on my mother’s side of the family tree, I find something of interest! As I sit at my computer,

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Get Children Interested in Your Family History

Get Children Interested in Your Family History

Donna Wakenight April 11, 2018 0

I have always had an interest in family history and have often wondered how I could get other’s to enjoy it, too. Do your children get bored during summer vacation? Do you need to

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Writing Your Family History

Writing Your Family History

Donna Wakenight April 4, 2018 0

I found a fascinating biography online entitled Windows In Time by Roxanne Anton. The book is about her family and growing up in the years of the Great Depression and World War II. It

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Celebrating Mother’s Day In Your Family Tree

Celebrating Mother’s Day In Your Family Tree

Donna Wakenight April 3, 2018 0

Most countries observe Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. It is a day to celebrate mothers and motherhood. Called Mother’s Day in the United States, Mothering Day in England, Virgin Mary Day

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Finding O’Reilly, My Mother’s Childhood Friend

Finding O’Reilly, My Mother’s Childhood Friend

Donna Wakenight March 6, 2018 0

One day, as I was on my computer, my mother asked me to look up a friend that she had known in school. She said his name was Francis O’Reilly and she wondered what

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Genealogy Day, Celebrating Family History

Genealogy Day, Celebrating Family History

Donna Wakenight March 3, 2018 0

Have you heard about Genealogy Day? This year it will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018. It was initially created in 2013 by Christ Church United Presbyterian and Methodist Church, in Limerick, Ireland, to

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Twins and Family Heredity

Twins and Family Heredity

Donna Wakenight February 25, 2018 0

In modern times, giving birth to twins has become more commonplace. Two factors for this increase are that women are living longer, due to the advancement of medicine, and the use of fertility drugs.

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Ancestry and Genealogy

Ancestry and Genealogy

Donna Wakenight January 7, 2018 0

In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word ancestry means “line of descent.” While the word genealogy means “the study of a line of descent.” In other words, you as the genealogist would be using genealogy

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