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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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Military Records in Your Family Tree

Military Records in Your Family Tree

Donna Wakenight July 31, 2018 0

Do you have an ancestor who fought in one of the American wars? I have found that Ancestry.com has many records available. Their Military Collection includes: Draft, Enlistment, and Service Casualties Soldier, Veteran and

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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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RootsWeb and WorldConnect

RootsWeb and WorldConnect

Donna Wakenight July 4, 2018 0

As I am always searching for my Wakenight ancestors, I use a link I found on RootsWeb. It is to a family tree created by Sharon Strow, entitled “Descendants of Daniel Wakenight.” I copied

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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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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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Finding Your Elusive Ancestor

Finding Your Elusive Ancestor

Donna Wakenight April 25, 2018 0

I’m sure I’ve told you this before, but I enjoy building my family tree on Ancestry.com. With millions of records at my fingertips, they make it easy to grow my tree in a short

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Viewing Records on Ancestry.com

Viewing Records on Ancestry.com

Donna Wakenight April 19, 2018 0

I have been an Ancestry.com member since 2008 and have been an avid genealogist since that time. One of the items that I love to use is the Enhanced Image Viewer. If you want

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