Family History Alive! Blog
The Family History Alive! Blog is my mini-journal about family history. It will:
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The Family Finder and Relative Finder Tests, available since early 2010, rely on recombined DNA testing. Matches mean a common ancestor. Find genetic cousins; add to your family tree!
Parish chest records included many more records than births, marriages and deaths. A few examples: vestry minutes, parish constables' accounts, and churchwarden's accounts, all naming parishioners.
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Nova Scotia vital records are complex, in part because the government began civil registration in 1864, abandoned it in 1877, and re-instituted it in 1908. This led to 'delayed registrations' of birt
The 1850 US census was the first that listed all white persons and all free blacks, rather than just the head of household. These census records are the first to show families in context.
Surname variations are frequent in genealogy, as names often were recorded phonetically. They also can change due to illegitimacy followed by the mother's (re)marriage, anglicization, or identity cha
The use of DNA for family history purposes is a relatively new science. Genetic genealogy combines science and ancestry research to assist in verifying suspected relationships between individuals or
Both males and females can find common female ancestors using this form of testing. A mother passes her mtDNA to all her children, and her daughters pass it on down the female line.
Other family members may already have done some family history research regarding your family. If you use it, find supporting documentation for every entry before adding it to your family tree.
Have you ever wondered about the origin of surnames? In the British Isles, they had a number of sources: from sons of fathers, to nicknames, places where they lived, and occupations or offices.
Where and how do you start family tree research? Can you trace your tree free, or inexpensively? These are common questions when considering tracing the family tree.
Diaries, trip journals, and circular letters all are important sources of information regarding the day-to-day lives of our ancestors. In addition to events, they reveal the writer's personality.
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