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Old 06-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried it?
What are your thoughts?
Is there anything better?

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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My sister is into it. She has several of our "branches" out six, and seven generations. Most of my family is from Virginia, North Carolina and Tennesee and found two people from the Todd side of our family from the 1650s. Pretty crazy stuff. Revolutionary war vets, a few folks who made the trip over from Europe, and civil war vets (or should I say the "war of Northern aggression".)...my family were Confederates.

I don't know what kind of money she has wrapped up in it. From what I've seen, it gives you hints on where to look but you pay for the hints.
I'll let her keep working at it......

BTW, I am aware that the first paragraph is full of grammatical errors, run on sentences and sentence fragments.....
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Just by using Google I found out stuff about my family that wasn't talked about at reunions.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:55 AM   #4
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Lots of valuable, interesting information to be found there.

I found out that my great-great grandfather was born in Georgia in 1825. Also saw the census of 1920 with my mother (now 93) listed as a 6 month-old female infant. That was moving.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:02 AM   #5
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Better? You could hire a researcher. http://ancestrybinders.com
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #6
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I've been using it for years. Lots of good info out there.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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familysearch.org. and it's FREE. I ain't paying $155. I don't need my ancestors to tell me I'm cheap. lol a couple years back, I did a free trial of ancestry.com. they couldn't find my paternal grandparents. I knew their names and other info, but ancestry.com couldn't find them. so, no go. it was a test of their system.
with familysearch.org. I found my paternal German ancestors back to the late 1840's. on my mom's side, they were also German. I have her dad's name, his brother's name, her mother's maiden name. they arrived in Nebraska in the 1870s. that's it. the problem is there are no records. family search.org only shows 3 records in their data base for Nebraska. whereas, Illinois has over 1600 records in the data base. family search has German records back to the 1600, and also ship manifests.

I learned a lot about my paternal grandfather, and grandmother. their families were both from SW Germany, and settled along with other families from SW Germany in McHenry county Illinois. They migrated from the Koblenz area in Germany, and were from the area around Trier, one of the oldest cities in Europe. I also learned my father's complete first name, which he didn't like, didn't use, did not ever tell me or my brother. most of my paternal relatives are buried in St Mary's cemeteryin McHenry county Illinois.

try familysearch.org first. see how far you get. remember census takers sometimes got info wrong and some would anglo-size a name. they did what they wanted and what they thought was right. my grandmothers maiden name was anglo-sized in the 1870 & 1880 census, but in the 1890 census is back to it's original German spelling. I also found out that my father had a baby sister that died between 1-2 yrs old about 2-3 yrs before he was born. she appears in the 1910 census but not the 1920 census.

good luck!!!

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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Ancestry is addictive, so is the genealogy process.
15 years ago when we started it was hard to find information, now its pretty easy.

LDS churches have lots of info also, as well researchers for hire.
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I'm on the fence.

On one hand it's kinda cool. On the other, I don't really like my current extended family, so why would I want to do some more research?
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I wonder how well any of these companies do for tracing your heritage back to your ancestors who immigrated here from other countries(i.e. the first to set foot in America)?
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I wonder how well any of these companies do for tracing your heritage back to your ancestors who immigrated here from other countries(i.e. the first to set foot in America)?
Exactly. I'm only a second generation American. My mother was born in Sweden and came here when she was 7-8 years old (she's 92 now). I can see these ancestry sites working great if you are a 10th generation American, but not so much if most of the records are buried in Europe.
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