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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 them. I'm usually detached when im learning about other countries, but when I see the images and stories of these brave people, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2012

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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 other farm animals. A few Bishops and other clergy of the many Christian denominations had condemned the potato as being...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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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 died long before I was born. I was recently looking at my family tree, it's written in my grandfather's beautiful calligraphy...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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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 to take a World History course. We were given the task to come up with a way to make History Come Alive!My first...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 1, 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 information was erased by her kids off of her computer. So, I began searching with the information I had.  I now have my husband's family back to Ireland...
    jicolynch1 jicolynch1 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    Can anyone suggest a good site,

    that's hopefully free, for me to use to trace my ancestors? Thanking you :)
    TheElephant17 TheElephant17 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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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 I have discovered but recently to my surprise, the two people I love the most, my Parents, were hiding some dark...
    PMax47 PMax47 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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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, Greenland and had temporary settlements in North America, called Vinland. The moved down the seas and settled in Italy, France...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Oct 23, 2012

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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 heritage was from shropshire or leeds England. Some immigrated on ships to Canada. I am a world member on...
    ladysparky ladysparky 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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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 searching for more answers but I am so fascinating. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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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 names of ancestors in it. It bloomed from there. I've traced us back to the late 16th century England on my Grandma's...
    dreamer27 dreamer27 26-30, F 3 Responses May 9, 2007

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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 masters, as the feudal system took hold in the XIVth century, replacing ealier self-governance. The land did...
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    Yeah, I'm A Genealogy Geek.

    I have loved genealogy since I was a young teenager -- it makes the past seem so alive when you are able to find out the names and dates and places and especially personal details about your ancestors.  For example, I had an ancestor in the mid-1800's who (so one book says...
    frozencharlotte frozencharlotte 31-35, F 1 Response May 14, 2010

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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 name, Helen on a census form after she'd been married to John. So, they are Great-Great Grandparents Smith. They lived...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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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 a few years ago. I haven't kept up with it as much as I would like, but am planning on getting back into it more in the near...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2012

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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 related family members I have never known before I'm seeing names belonging to Spanish Royalty descendants. If only I could find family back to the 15th...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    What A Shock...

    I have always been interested in my geneology, maybe because I was a history major and what better way than to research your own family history. Anyway, I have been told that I am related to Pete Rose and Stonewall Jackson. I am proud of both-opposite ends of the spectrum but we...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 16 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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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 there was much more to that. My grandfather was an American soldier in the Vietnam War, but no one alive today knows who he...
    BeautifulDisaster487 BeautifulDisaster487 22-25, F Feb 2, 2013

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    The Comstock's In Ct

    I am fascinated by history which led to an interest in geneaology.  I joined Ancestry.com and started looking around and found out that my paternal granmother's family, named Comstock arrived in CT from England in 1635.  Samuel Comstock fought in the revolutionary war and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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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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    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, and decided to delve deeper in finding somemore!
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    Taiwanese Chinese

    I am from Taiwan of Chinese stock. We came to Australia in late 1970's. On my dad's side, his generation is the 7th of his family in Taiwan. That family is now into their 11th generation. 11 generations cover about 275~300 years which means that the family ancestors came to...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M Aug 14, 2012

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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 to start looking for the places and people she spoke about from Sweden where she came from in 1874.  When I found her...
    liz6210 liz6210 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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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 stock from these flowers was planted by my grandfather outside the house where my father was raised and by my father near the front door of my...
    losttoday60 losttoday60 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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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 left with her parents, Thomas and Mary McCauley. There must be a record of their ship, somewhere out there. The problem is that they left...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Feb 19, 2013

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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 around the 1900's. He lived in a mountain and  his crops started to get dry ,the economic situation was really down, but he had no money for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31, 2012

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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 helped with our local family history centre.My wife and I both took part in the transcription of the 1881 census...
    Rapolis Rapolis 66-70, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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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 two relatives who may have come from that area. I can't figure out how, just yet. I've been looking and looking, very...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Many Generations

    I can go back to 1652 on my Dad's side. They came from outside Glasgow, Scotland, but I can't go any further back because there are no recotds for the family before then. We are supposed to be related to John Rennie, the bridge builder and engineer, but I can't prove it, although...
    uwaterskye uwaterskye 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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 us eventually. Labor took on meaning for her.She spent 18 hours in labor, just to get me born into the world...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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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 many other stories. It will be a time before the truth can really be told. Yet, I need, it is the duty of the son and the grandfather to...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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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 English and that his mom was Native American. I was surprised how little he knew, and that sparked my curiosity. I began reasearch...
    piscivore piscivore 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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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 away the moderness, are the same struggles I have today. My first tattoo celebrates mty family, it is my family name in Olde...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Dec 7, 2011

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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 for that one familiar name. Or finding a grave in a cemetery full of thousands. But my problem is that most of the time...
    franciem franciem 51-55, F Aug 17, 2010

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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! It's very easy to use and because it is Wiki, there has to be some sort of documentation. The references can be as simple as something you got...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 22

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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. Death Notices and funeral information for Witnesses, Friends in Bedford, Mitchell, Bloomington, Washington, Seymour, Evansville...
    Tofayelbd Tofayelbd 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3, 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 my mother's side the first came from Ireland, wish i knew where from, but in the early 1600's, and he came to Nova Scotia as...
    boxerchick boxerchick 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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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, especially my dad's paternal side. This journey of discovery has been very exciting. I remember the feeling when I first...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 2 Responses May 28, 2007

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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 brothers landed in America from the shores of England. Their names were John La Roche and Isaac La Roche. John La Roche was appointed by...
    teeboat teeboat 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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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've found!! My father's family (I, like most people, started tracing my surname) came from England in the mid 1600s and were in...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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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 January 2009 (at the age of 29) i made a visit to my aunties for a chat. We got onto the topic of ancestry and i told her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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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 freemen( and women) Part Native American and served in WWI Owned their own land and houses when it was uncommon Most were...
    NorthWind NorthWind 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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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.) his grandfather (Thomas) and great-grandfather (Robert C.), all Irish had such a great amount of movement in their lives. The nomadic Irish...
    RavenDelcor RavenDelcor 56-60, M Mar 18, 2013

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