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Using FindAGrave.com to Build Your Family Tree

Using FindAGrave.com to Build Your Family Tree

Donna Wakenight February 11, 2018 0

If you are new to Ancestry.com or if you have been a member for years, you will no doubt have come across the FindAGrave website in your searches. FindAGrave.com was created in 1995 by

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Creating Your Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Creating Your Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Donna Wakenight February 11, 2018 0

With the advent of the internet, creating a family tree has become one of the most popular pastimes in recent years. If you are a working parent, retired, or just have some extra time

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Registration Districts of England and Wales

Registration Districts of England and Wales

Donna Wakenight January 28, 2018 0

If you have searched for records on Ancestry.com, you have used their BMD Indexes for your UK ancestors. BMD stands for Birth, Marriage, and Death. The indexes cover both England and Wales. Included on

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Genealogy Websites You May Want to Visit

Genealogy Websites You May Want to Visit

Donna Wakenight January 28, 2018 0

Have you ever needed more information for your family history search? You can find a multitude of records on websites like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.com. Although, the fact remains, that there are many documents that

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Tips on Searching the 1841 England Census

Tips on Searching the 1841 England Census

Donna Wakenight January 27, 2018 0

Have you ever been “stumped” by the 1841 England and Wales Census? Have you searched for ancestors, knowing they lived in a particular parish, and not been able to find them? I have been

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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 African-Americans Trace Their Roots to Africa?

Can African-Americans Trace Their Roots to Africa?

Donna Wakenight January 14, 2018 0

I went on Wikipedia.com to look up the word “genealogy” and found an interesting statement: “Genealogy received a boost in the late 1970s with the television broadcast of Roots: The Saga of an American

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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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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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