I Love Genealogy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 569 People

    MipetKari MipetKari
    51-55, M
    Dec 27, 2014

    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
    May 31, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2012

    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

    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
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    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
    61-65, F
    13 Responses Jul 27, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Feb 16, 2012

    For about two years now I have been researching

    my great grandfather who was a bootlegger back in the 20s and 30s. He was killed in a mysterious "head-on collision" while riding on the running board.
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    Feb 18, 2015

    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
    Sep 1, 2008

    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
    18-21, M
    Dec 26, 2013

    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
    Jun 12, 2012

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2012

    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

    My birthday wasn't too long ago

    and a close friend of mine bought me 2 months of Ancestry.com!!! I am so excited to get going on all the ancestors again. It ties me with the history that my family went through, it grounds me in realizing all that has gone before to get me here now and makes me feel very bonded...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble
    56-60, F
    Oct 10, 2015

    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 George Washington's half brother Lawrence. Well we found that to be false sadly. But recently I've gonna back to the 900's and...
    Tryin2BottleUpLightnin Tryin2BottleUpLightnin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2011

    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 a lot of the records. Back in the 70's, he put together a book of our family history and gave out copies to the different...
    sapphire33 sapphire33
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2011

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Dec 7, 2011

    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

    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 around graveyards everywhere I went .  Now I am back in full swing "hunting dead people" as I call it. I use Tribalpages...
    TheLamentingOldie TheLamentingOldie
    Nov 22, 2011

    Free Genealogy Site's

    When I first started my family research I was searching the web for anything I could find to help and came across a couple of free site's that paid off for me. One is a site called Findagrave. It is a free site with million's of people listed on it. You set up your free account...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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 some names which were spelled incorrectly on ancestry.com by looking at their actual grave stone.  It's a volunteer...
    sapphire33 sapphire33
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    I, Too, Love Genealogy

    I have been researching my family tree for about 3-4 years now and am totally hooked on genealogy.  I have found out a lot about my family but not yet everything which still keeps me searching.  This will probably stay my #1 hobby forever!!
    Moromans Moromans
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2011

    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
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2012

    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
    1 Response May 2, 2014

    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

    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

    I enjoy doing genealogy.

    I have been doing it since 30 years ago, as a hobby. I do research on every single ramification possible. I have found ancestors from many nationalities: french canadian, english canadian, natives (micmac and abenakis), french, norwegian, swedish, danish, scottish, english...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 12, 2016

    On The Trail Of The Vikings This Spring

    Yep, my ancestors on my dad's side were Vikings, but NICE Vikings, not the rape and pillage kind. Vikings have gotten a bum rap so to speak in history books, the majority of them were plain old gentle folks doing crafts and getting by through the long dark winters. This summer...
    lagalaga lagalaga
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 29, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 when.  Out of all the pictures I've seen, none of them look like me...lol.
    lisaj0410 lisaj0410
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2007

    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

    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
    Jun 25, 2012

    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

    In high school I started out on the journey to

    find my family genealogy. With it I got my paternal side back to the 1800's it's amazing what all I have found with all the information on people. I never knew but r in my family.
    tiifferny tiifferny
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2016

    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
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Aug 3, 2008
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