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Finding a Lost Relative, Genealogy Study

Finding a Lost RelativeWhether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.


Finding a Lost Parent

Finding a Lost Parent?If you were not raised by your biological parent it would be a difficult and emotional process to locate your lost parent. This is a page about finding a lost parent.


A pile of birth certificates and marriage licenses.

Organizing Genealogy InformationThis is a page about organizing genealogy information. Researching your genealogy can be a fun and rewarding experience. Organizing the information you collect is important to preserve your hard work.


A stack of old black and white family photos.

Researching Your GenealogyThis is a page about researching your genealogy.Tracing back your family tree can be challenging even after only a few generations. Whether you are trying to fill in gaps in your genealogy or starting from scratch, there are lots of resources available to you.


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Recommendations for Genealogy Software?I have just started searching my family background and need a way to get it all organized. Have you used any of the software programs that are sold? I need something user friendly and that doesn't cost a lot of money.


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Pattern for a Family Tree Poster?I'm planning a family reunion and would love to create a forest of individual family trees. Does anyone have a pattern for a large tree and branches (poster board size)?


Public Domain FreebiesWith the growing popularity of genealogical research comes an onslaught of get rich quick salesmen. People often jump at the opportunity to own a digital copy of a map, a photo, or a letter that ties into their family history.


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Treasure Your Freedom - Join A Historical GroupI quit my job a little over a year and a half ago. Since then I have begun doing things I was unable to do while working. I have joined both the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


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Help Getting Documents to Trace Family History?I was reading some requests here and realized we have a fairly diverse group, lots of people from other countries. I am wondering if there is a way to locate someone who can do some leg work for me in regards to family history searches.


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Preserving Family HistoryI was fortunate enough to know both of my great-grandmothers, but within the past 13 years, both of them passed on, along with my maternal grandparents. My paternal grandma is currently terminally ill and in the hospital. I was a history major in college, and had always planned on talking to my grandparents and asking them about their lives and my ancestors...


Collecting Genealogical Documents

Collecting Genealogical Documents(Putting the Leaves on Your Family Tree - Part Four) You should have a great start on your genealogy by now. Here are a few tips on things you may need in your adventures in finding your family tree. Many of you may have been spending a lot of time on the internet researching. Some of you may have taken the next step already and have been going to your local genealogy library or history center.


Putting the Leaves on Your Family Tree

Putting the Leaves on Your Family TreeGetting Started. Putting the leaves on your family tree is not as hard as it may seem. In these days of the Internet super-highway, putting together your family tree has become an attainable goal.


Genealogy Research On The Internet

Genealogy Research On The InternetWell, by now if you have been working on this, you have lots of family information and treasures stored. When most of us are working on our genealogy, we find it's a piece of cake to find out about our parents or grandparents but getting information on great grandparents can be a little harder.


A Family Oral History

Capturing Family Oral HistoryThis could be a fun project for the teenagers in your family or just yourself. Basically, you will be interviewing the oldest members of your family, asking them to recall what it was like to live in the times that they did. I am going to detail just what you will need to do to put down their memories.


Family Gatherings, Family Tree

Family Gatherings, Family TreeOnce I attended a family reunion which wasn't as entertaining as it promised to be. Sitting with my aunt and my mother-in-law we found that we spent most of the early afternoon figuring out how everyone was related to us.


A sepia photograph of a young boy with a metal tub outside.

Please, Share Your MemoriesYes, it was wash day, again. The clothes were boiled in water heated in a cast iron wash pot above a roaring fire. Then they were scrubbed on a scrub board, using lots of home made lye soap. Or, if you could afford it, store bought Octagon Soap.



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Finding a Lost Relative?In 1961 we moved to Pea Ridge Arkansas. We caught a bus and went to school in Jane Missouri. I was in the 7th grade that year. My best friend, who I found out was also my second cousin, was in the same grade. Her name was Dottie Keene.


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Finding Biological Parents?I am Anthone Hat. I am 17years old and I live in Zambia. I was raised by a Zambian mum who turned out not to be my real mum. She passed away when I was 12, but before she died she told me to say my real name is "Anthone Hat" and that she picked me in the streets when I was 4.


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Finding Mother's Siblings?How can I find my mom's siblings? For free she was adopted; she was born in 1941. Her siblings are from Ballston Spa NY.



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Locating 3 Half Sisters?Someone told my brother who lives in Kansan City, MO that he has 3 sisters. I know the mother's name, and the maiden names of the girls. The mother more than likely has passed by now.


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Locating a Lost Relative?I have an older brother that I know very little about. All I know is that his first name is Alex, he's only a couple of years older than me (I'm 20, but I don't know his exact age). My dad is his father, but he's not on the birth certificate. I really want to find him, but I don't know where to look.


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Finding a Half Sibling?When I was a kid my grandmother always told me about my half brother and when I asked my father about it he told me that I do have half brother. I'm curious about him His name is Derek, Derick, or Dereck idk. I'm not sure what I hear from my father on the phone was Dereck.


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