Family History Alive! Blog
The Family History Alive! Blog is my mini-journal about family history. It will:
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Can DNA matches really cause genealogical brick walls really to come crashing down? Read the Nov 2011 update in finding my grandfather's family.
Manitoba vital records from 1882 and on are in the Vital Statistics Office. Before 1882, vital records can be found in churches or elsewhere.
parish church records, English parish records, Wales vital records, free genealogy websites
Under the 1872 Dominion Lands Act, 160-acre Prairie land grants cost $10. If homesteaders made the required improvements, full title was granted three years later. Settlers came f
Records of British Columbia land grants and homesteading exist from 1849 to 1970, when homesteading was abolished as a way of obtaining Crown land. Homesteaders had to meet certain requirements b
Canadian military records from 1763 through World War I were generated by Britain, and many of those records are housed in the UK. From 1871 on, Canada had responsibility for its own military forces,
In tracing your family tree, sooner or later, you will find a few "bad apples" - perhaps even a convict; a link to some members of the nobility or royalty, or perhaps a famous person.
The records regarding Nova Scotia land grants date from 1749, when the first British settlers arrived to establish Halifax. An online database of all existing Crown land grants is available.
Canadian military records date back to the 1600s, but were created and maintained first by France and then by Britain. Although Canada had its own military forces from 1871, it was World War I before
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!
While a UK census has been taken every 10 years since 1801, only those taken from 1841 are relevant for genalogical purposes. Scotland, England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic all
Family tree research can get complicated, and genealogies confusing, with the intermarriage of extended family members from two or more branches of the tree! The embedded song sums it all up nicely.
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