I Like to Explore My Geneology

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    Tween The Swilly And The Foyle ......

    to the lands known as Laggan we go tomorrow . Five days of checking old records ,looking at grave stones speaking to people of a time four hundred years ago when William Rankin came to Ireland from Burns country in the south of  our homeland in Scotland .We are...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    7 Responses May 30, 2010


    When I finally get the time to, I would like to find out my roots of my family. As for race, I know that I am African American (pfft, politically correct speaking... I'm black!)... but my family was mixed with other races. I know that we are mixed with Caucasian, but also those...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 18, 2009

    After a few dead ends ....

    We enter a period of success , for a while we were stuck in 1835 . After a few hours on line and at the library . I can confirm my GGGGGG Grand father and Grand Mother were married in Carnmoney Co.Antrim Northern Ireland 1713 and that he was possibly christened their in 1688...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2009

    Determination, Luck And A Low Cut Blouse ........

    1831 was the year of his birth in Remelton county Donegal , his demise was 1909 . Our great great grandfather left his village in 1868 to come to Glasgow with his thirteen year old son to find work in the shipyards , returning as a widower alone in 1904.At first glance...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    Family Twig

    I don't have a family tree both my parents are adopted I do know who my mothers real mother is and some of her family but as for the rest I have a family twig I need to find my youngest daughters family history she is part Native American
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    Feb 19, 2009


    I got into geneology when my best friend gave me a start of my tree and the software to work on it. i pulled it out the one day thinking i would update it with some current info of family that has passed and all and i have been working on it ever since. I am fascinated with the...
    LostSpace LostSpace
    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    It All Started When......

    I was talking to my younger sister I asked her if she knew anything about our grand parents , both sets had died before we were born . We agreed to start looking And it has proved to be a fascinating thing to do , we have been The records office in Edinburgh , and  to...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    I have been able to track down

    as far back as my 9th great grandfather, John Cook, was born in Dover, N.H. somewhere between 1660-1665. He married a Mary Downs in 1686. Known children: * John Downs Cook, b. May 5, 1692 in Dover. Died about 1755. * Rebecca Cook, b. Abt. 1693 in Dover. Died aft 1734. * Peter...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2015


    I am doing a family history and I am looking for descendents of David H Heirs and Margaret Purdy Heirs from Scotland.
    clarkin6 clarkin6
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2009


    Does anyone else use Ancestry.com?  I discovered it a few months ago and learned quite a bit of my family history.
    3in1try 3in1try
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2010

    Unearthing the Past

    i like to research my ancesrty and have been to the geneology research office up town. Its all recently moved and is now all on computer but when i was going it was all in these massive books. You had to be popeye to be able to lift them. I used to go with my mother as we were...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2009
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