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Immigrants Make America Great

Immigrants Make America Great

Donna Wakenight July 18, 2018 0

The first people to migrate to North America crossed the Bering Straits around 20,000 years ago. That is what the scientists and history books tell us. Through these first immigrants evolved the Inuit and

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Tracing My German Ancestry

Tracing My German Ancestry

Donna Wakenight May 9, 2018 0

As you know from past articles, I have been on the hunt to find out where my surname originated. My ancestor, Daniel Wakenight, is my great-great-great-great-grandfather. From census records on Ancestry.com, I know he

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Brick Walls in Your Ancestry Search

Brick Walls in Your Ancestry Search

Donna Wakenight April 18, 2018 0

I have been building my Wakenight family tree on Ancestry.com, for years now. It is my father’s side of the family, and I have gotten as far back as my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Wakenight. Then

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How Big is Your Family Tree?

How Big is Your Family Tree?

Donna Wakenight January 19, 2018 0

Did you know the longest maintained family tree belonged to Confucius? It is now in its 83rd generation and has over 3 million descendants. In 2008, Roy Blackmore claimed to have the biggest family

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Can a Single Parent Build a Family Tree?

Can a Single Parent Build a Family Tree?

Donna Wakenight January 13, 2018 0

Most family tree websites use the terms “husband” and “wife” when entering information. In the past society viewed the family unit as two married individuals with children. Today’s modern society has allowed unmarried individuals

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What Secrets Are in Your Family Tree?

What Secrets Are in Your Family Tree?

Donna Wakenight January 12, 2018 0

Most families have their dark, little “secrets.” Those scandals that they want to keep hidden from themselves and the rest of the world. Did an ancestor make his fortune from slave labor, did one

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Starting My First Family Tree

Starting My First Family Tree

Donna Wakenight January 4, 2018 1

I became interested in my family heritage at an early age, around ten years old. Way before the internet generation! My mother had told me that she was born in England and that my

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How to Make Genealogy Come to Life!

How to Make Genealogy Come to Life!

Donna Wakenight December 31, 2017 0

As I was searching my family tree the other day, I thought to myself, “Boy, these people don’t seem very interesting.” I had been on my computer for about 6 hours, making steady headway

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About Me and The Genealogy Insider

About Me and The Genealogy Insider

Donna Wakenight December 30, 2017 0

Hello, my name is Donna Wakenight, and I would like to tell you a little about myself and my website. I was born in the ’60’s to an English mother and American father. There

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