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    Hunting Dead People - I first started my family tree in the late 1980's early 1990's and had taken a break from it, but I dont think you ever truly give it up and I tended to poke...
    TheLamentingOldie TheLamentingOldie 51-55 Nov 22, 2011

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    World Stories Are Our Own - What stories, people, and place draw us to be interested in tracing back across time?The Vikings moved across the Atlantic. They settled Ice Land...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Oct 23, 2012

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    The Warped Side of Em - What got me into genalogy of our family?: I have some holy-rollers in the family, and when a few skeletons in the closet fell out, I fell over with laughter...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    The Roots Of My Family Are Found In My Garden - The memory of Meldora is alive in my garden. She is my great grandmother and the peonies that bloom pink each spring were hers. Root...
    losttoday60 losttoday60 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Jehovah’s Witnesses Obituaries - Jehovah’s Witnesses Obituaries Online Archive. Obituary in the Newspaper in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, California and Texas...
    Tofayelbd Tofayelbd 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    Celtic Ancestor - All of my life i was convinced that i was 100% English as my mother told me that their was'nt any foreign in us at all and that we were full blood English. In...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    I have recently been working on my family tree on Wikitree. This is a free site, and a great place to make a family tree. So far, I have entered the names of over 1500 relatives...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Jan 22

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    I Love It, But..... - Don't get me wrong. Genealogy is a passion of mine, more like an obsession. There's nothing more fun to me than scrolling through old census records, looking...
    franciem franciem 51-55, F Aug 17, 2010

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    Wow I'm Possibly Linked To Spanish Royalty!!!! - I found family on ancestry.com 2 weeks ago, totally unexpected but exciting ,he's a third cousin of mine and looking through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    Back To The 1600's!!! - mine goes back to about 1625, when the first as a boy came from France to Port Royal in Nova Scotia, there is a book written on my paternal genealogy, on...
    boxerchick boxerchick 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    LaRoche's and Genealogy Searches: - A HISTORY OF SAVANNAH AND SOUTH GEORGIA   Author: William Harden @ p. 694 THE LA ROCHE FAMILY HISTORY. In the year 1733 two...
    teeboat teeboat 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    I'd Like To Find Him - Somewhere in a London cemetary is a paupers grave where my great grandfather, Harry, lies. The spot is marked with a number, but there is no headstone. He...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Mary Mccauley And Robert Mccormick - Both Mary and Robert were born in Ireland. Robert was born in 1832, Mary in 1834. Mary left Ireland in 1848, at the age of 14. She must have...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Feb 19, 2013

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    My Grandmother's Brother - My grandmother's brother was really into the family history.  He lived in the same state where so much of our family was from so he was able to look up...
    sapphire33 sapphire33 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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    Bui Doi: Lost Forever - As a child, I had never been interested in my ancestors or where I came from. I was a Vietnamese-American. Nothing special about that. Until I learned that...
    BeautifulDisaster487 BeautifulDisaster487 22-25, F Feb 2, 2013

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    My Ancestors - My brother and I have been investigating our ancestral history now for bout four years It is so amazing all the things you find out along the way. Most of my family...
    ladysparky ladysparky 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    Labor Day - My mother was born on September 3, 1925, 87 years ago, she lived 51 years, dying April 5, 1976. Labor day for her was the day before we went back to school, the four of...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    Five Generations - I now have five generations complete, save one last name, oddly she is the spouse of, John Smith. I don't know if I'll ever crack that one! But I found her first...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Dark Secrets - I have been researching my family tree since 2007 and have found many cousins, Grand Aunts & Uncles and others. I have experienced heartbreak reading about relatives...
    PMax47 PMax47 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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    Grave Website - Have any of you used findagrave.com?  It's really quite helpful too.  I was even able to get some copies of family death certificates there.  I also have found...
    sapphire33 sapphire33 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Family History - I have been researching my family for well over a year now and I love it. It all started with pure curiosity and then my grandma showed me a family bible with...
    dreamer27 dreamer27 26-30, F 3 Responses May 9, 2007

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    Legends About The Guanches. - I have been learning more about the guanches of canary islands and I am coming more and more with the conclusion that my family is descendant from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2012

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    What Do I Know? - What do I know? My family now lives all over the place, in the US. California is greatly populated with relatives, Florida, Missouri, Maine, Illinois...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 15 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    1881 Census - I am Scottish going back over 400 years in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire,my wife is English.When I retired from work in London we moved to Moffat in Dumfriesshire and I...
    Rapolis Rapolis 66-70, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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    It's All About Me. - A few years ago I wanted to find out more about myself and I went on a search for my ancestors. I learned more about myself than ever before.  I am still...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    My Past, My Future. - I have enjoyed learning about my family through the years, seeing the kind of people they were, learning about their struggles, which really , if you boil...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 Dec 7, 2011

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    Genealogy Is My Hobby - My interest in genealogy began in 1992 when I re-read my great-grandmother's  (on my mother's side) handwritten biography.  For some reason I had...
    liz6210 liz6210 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    I love it too! If you are related to the last names Klomparens, Plante, Payne, Kolenda, Conway, or Buchanan PLEASE send me a Message! :D
    TheHorseLover TheHorseLover 13-15, M Dec 26, 2013

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    A Little About My Tree. - I love history and either 1 or 2 years ago I started researching my family tree. One reason why I started is because my family was supposedly related to...
    Tryin2BottleUpLightnin Tryin2BottleUpLightnin 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Some Of The Truth About Patrick - Ireland has no snakes. St. Patrick did not chase them out, they left on their own accord. The truth about St. Patrick is tossed about like so...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    Found a Lot of Interesting Trivia - I have been into genealogy for a few years now but only started seriously getting into a a couple of years ago and what a great bunch of stuff I...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    I Always Enjoyed History - History that is personally connected to you through your ancestors is even more interesting. I knew next to nothing about the paternal side of my family...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 2 Responses May 28, 2007

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    Found Interesting Facts - Some people in my family: Came from England then moved to Canda, last to the US Have living in the US since the late 1700's Were never slaves but...
    NorthWind NorthWind 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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    World History - I am a Historian. I am a History Teacher. I have no job in History, but, I do substitute teach in all subjects. When I went to school to learn how to teach, I had...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    It's Hella Important to Kn... - It's hella important to know where you come from and how you got here.   Its kinda interresting to see pictures of relatives from way back...
    lisaj0410 lisaj0410 31-35, F 2 Responses May 19, 2007

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    Potato Migration - The potato traveled to Europe from the Inca highlands. It had never been there before. While some people took to eating it, most people gave it to the pigs and...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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    Finding Gems In Our Families.... So Much Fun! - In 2006 my husband's sister passed away, and she had most of the family information in Genealogy.... sadly, we thought, her...
    jicolynch1 jicolynch1 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    Canary Islands, A Mysterious Past... - My paternal great-grandfather was a native Canary Islands farmer who came hidden in a ship through the ocean to Cuba when things got tough...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31, 2012

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    Family Trees And Stories: A Process - Family TreesKiss me, I'm Irish! My Dad, John, grew up Irish-Norwegian in a small town in Minnesota, also my birthplace. His dad, (Robert M...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Mar 18, 2013

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    Of Course... - Genealogy has always been interesting to me, and still is. I'm interested in genealogy mainly because through genealogy I can find out more about myself. I would say...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Jul 25, 2011

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    Rebel Peasats - As it turns out, my familyname (----) cames from a small village near Krakow (Old, Royal capital of Poland), which was a settling place for peasats escaping their...
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    Movement In The 1800s - Alsace Lorraine is a part of Europe that often got listed as German in the 19th century. Holland during that same period was also listed as German. I have...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    My Family History Search - I started my genealogy quest about two years ago when I was asking my dad some facts about our family history. All he knew was that our last name was...
    piscivore piscivore 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    Love Finding Information!! - I think it is sooo cool when you find another document or another picture of your ancestors!! Sometimes it's like being a detective!:) I got into in...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2012

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