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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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How to Find Your Ancestors in 1890

How to Find Your Ancestors in 1890

Donna Wakenight August 22, 2018 0

When I first started building my Wakenight family tree, I would search the US census records to find out where my ancestors lived. Some of them lived in the same area all their lives,

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Start Your WikiTree Branch of the Family

Start Your WikiTree Branch of the Family

Donna Wakenight July 18, 2018 0

WikiTree is a free family tree website where you can create your family tree. I found this site in 2015 when searching for one of my Wakenight ancestors. When I viewed the WikiTree profile,

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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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Facebook and Your Family Tree

Facebook and Your Family Tree

Donna Wakenight April 10, 2018 0

The other day, I was on Facebook.com chatting with my cousin about our family tree. We were discussing a distant relative whom we hadn’t seen in years. Where did she go, what was she

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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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