I Am Into Genealogy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    I Wish..

    My father was adopted so I hardly know anything about my father's heritage. It really bothers me not knowing where I came from, my dad doesn't seem to care. I know what his real parents names are and I know his real father was a very famous musician but unforunately he passed...
    te0amo te0amo
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2012

    Guess Who?

    For the past two weeks I've been digging into my family history.  Its profound the number of records I've found.  There are numerous slave schedules, marriage certificates, death records, deeds, newspaper articles that link the present to the past.  Currently I'm in search...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2010


    My interest in the history and my family history in particular gave me the main determination to procreate, as it showed me as the ring in the chain of life and one does not want to be the last!It was not easy to attract a mate, due to my mental disability, but I took desperate...
    Drzewowit Drzewowit
    36-40, M
    Jun 26, 2012

    Great Genealogy Book Read

       If you are into genealogy, allow me to recommend a brand-new book, titled "Hey, America, your roots are showing," written by Megan Smolenyak2, published February 2012 by Citadel Press.    This is neither a typical genealogy-how to do it book, nor a history book.  Instead...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2012

    Family Tree

    My mother is a genealogist. Over the years I have acquired many skills to help her in her research. I can carry heavy ledgers and old records. I can contentedly wander around old graveyards and the most important one, I can amuse myself for hours on end while sitting on...
    marriedup marriedup
    56-60, M
    Jan 20, 2013

    Oregon Native, But Pennsyvania And Connecticut Roots

       I got into genealogy via a "back door" when some records from childhood "clan picnics" came into my possession.Over a couple decades, I've collected more family histories, from all sides of both my family and my wife's family.  My own great-grandfather came to the Pacific...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 25, 2011

    It's Fascinating

    I love putting stories to all the names and numbers. My immigrant ancestor, and 8th great-grandfather, was the Congregational minister in a New England colony from 1644 until he died in 1695. It was a puritan society. There are stories of "savages" and witch trials...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2009

    A Mystery To Be Solved...

    I really want to know where I come from and learn as much as I can about my family history.. but it is one mystery after another.  I never knew my father, I have one picture that has him in it before I was born. One day I can search around and find a tiny amount of info on...
    Mysteriousme Mysteriousme
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2010

    Deep History

    My family have about 14 generations of ancestry in America, and I've been trying trace them and put them all in some sort of order. Man, what a job...
    Drena Drena
    31-35, F
    Dec 31, 2009

    1978 Tv Guide Article Sparked My Interest Today

    In April 1978 the TV airwaves were being dominated by the Mini-Series, 6-12 hour movies shown over 3-6 nights and as usual I bought the latest copy of TV Guide and as I was reading it focused on the latest to be shown, a mini-series called "Holocaust" with Meryl Streep. What...
    PMax47 PMax47
    51-55, M
    Nov 17, 2012

    Canadian For 100s of Years

    Ever since I can remember, I've been interested in genealogy.  As part of a collaborative effort, we discovered that my maternal ancestors came to Canada from France in the 1600s.  They settled in Quebec for several generations before travelling west to...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    Nov 29, 2008

    Dutch Genealogy Hobby

    most of my ancestors come from Holland.  Going back further they come from Germany and France as well.  And who knows from where else.  On my mother's mother side I go back to 1538
    Robert9876 Robert9876
    61-65, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2007

    I'm So Excited!!!

    Okay, a few days ago, I randomly got inspired to get into genealogy because I wanted to know where I come from. Of course, I'd been wondering where I came from even when I was little. This is how the conversation follows when I ask where I come from:Me: What country is your side...
    TheSkunkLady TheSkunkLady
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Jan 8, 2010

    I became interested in my own family history

    last year after both my parents died. i found a great great great great grandmother from the transylvania called Julia Lnu. I couldn't even work out how to pronounce her name and yet searching the web i found references to this unusual family name all over the place - in the USA...
    aimupforit5 aimupforit5
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    Just placed my grandsons certificate on the

    wall next to mine. Says he is a descendant of a founding pioneer of Natchitoches, La.
    marriedup marriedup
    56-60, M
    Jan 25, 2015

    My Heriatge

    thats how i found out that many of my ancestors were pastors.and that i have jewish ancestory.my ancestors fought on both siddes of the civil war.it is amazing what you will find out.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2009

    My LaRoche Searches In Genealogy

      A HISTORY OF SAVANNAH AND SOUTH GEORGIA     Author: William Harden @ p. 694 THE LA ROCHE FAMILY HISTORY. In the year 1733 two brothers landed in America from the shores of England. Their names were John La Roche and Isaac La Roche. John La Roche was...
    teeboat teeboat
    51-55, F
    Aug 5, 2008
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