Genealogy, Family History & Family Trees
Stop Confusing Your Cousins With One Another!
Americans have a bad habit of referring to their first cousin once removed as their second cousin. I ought to know, because I am an American who has repeatedly made this same mistake before recently. Learning proper genealogical terminology is important for accuracy with your family tree.
FOLK LORE VERSUS ACCEPTED FACTS: THE SHALOM SHAKHNA CONTROVERSY
The reliance on written documentation in order to substantiate genealogical claims overlooks the fact that oral traditions have proven to be sometimes more reliable because recorded 'facts' only permit you to see what they want you to see, whereas verbally transmitted stories have no such boundaries
How to Find a Death Record in Texas
Death certificates contain details about an individuals death, but also include information leading you backwards to earlier records. An date of death and age at death can help establish an approximate date of birth.
Where Do I Find the Collin County Court Records I Need?
Texas has multiple competing court systems, and it can be difficult to figure out where court records are kept. Here is an overview of the various Collin County courts as well as information on where to find Collin County court records.
Remembering My First Cousins from the Past and Present
Although having many cousins, I have only known a few throughout my life. In this article, I reflect on cousins with whom I played as a child. I also note a few whom I still have a relationship with today.
Family History in Objects: Pewter Collection; Objects, History, Variety and Use
Pewter is a versatile alloy. Find out more about it, and its history, and look into some of my collection. You might be surprised at some of the objects.
My Colorful Great-Grandma Bertha Kuehn
My great-grandma Bertha Kuehn immigrated to the U.S. with five kids in 1882. Until her death in 1923, great-grandma lived a challenging and colorful life on the Door County Peninsula of Wisconsin.
My Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma Schmidt
Henry W Schmidt and Anna Waldvogel were 19th century immigrants who married in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then settled in central Wisconsin. This is their story before and after marriage.
Popular People Search Sites on the Web
No matter where you live today, most people will be able to find you using people search sites on the Web. In this hub, I list the popular people searching websites on line and what they provide.
My Cherokee Heritage and General Cherokee History
Finding out that European men married Cherokee women put Cherokee blood in my line. Of course, as dark as my hair is, people could see why. What other traits go with the Cherokee Heritage?
In Search of My Great-Grandpa
With the aid of shared research from my first and second cousins and Ancestry.com records, I set off in search of my great-grandpa Kuehn. This hub details the findings for a German immigrant in 1881.
Memories of Grandparents and Plans to Discover My Roots
Even though I wasn't that close to grandparents, I still have memories which I share in this hub. I also detail my plans to research my great grand-parents and roots in Germany and Austria.
WOLFINGTON: The Name On Your Grandfather's Brougham
Share the history of one of the city of Philadelphia's great family names. This is a Philadelphia story with roots from England and branches to Washington (DC), New Jersey, Hollywood, New York City,LA , Florida, Maine and the Pocono Mountains. ...
Did Marie Antoinette Deserve The Death Penalty or She Was Only An Poor Victim of The French Revolution?
As the queen of France, Marie Antoinette was lack of the sense of duty which a queen should possess and the interests of her are all in fancy balls, fashion, the decoration of her garden and all kinds of enjoyment. Following the outburst of the French Revolution the 38-year-old Marie Antoinette and her husband Louis XV was executed. Though Marie was not a duteous queen, did she really deserve the death penalty is always a hot topic among the people.
Edward Hartnett, Convict and Adelong Gold Prospector
Edward Hartnett came to Australia as a convict. A gold prospector at Adelong, Edward raised 2 families but ended up taking his own life after his 2nd wife passed away.
One night over Berlin: Leslie Dean Anderson, Navigator, WWII
Leslie Dean Anderson was a navigator in World War II. Les died after a bombing raid on Berlin and is buried in Germany.
How to be a Tombstone Tourist- the Art of being a Taphophile
Have you ever gone by a cemetery or particular marker and wondered who that person was?
The Family of Richard Middleton (Captain in the Union Army During the American Civil War)
The story of the Middleton family of Washington DC, who lived through the American civil war, and their relationship with my great-great Grandfather, George Burgess (1829-1905) of Bristol, England.
Unfinished Business: What Happened To Christopher Hillard Jr? An Ancestry.com Mystery
Christopher J Hillard Jr. His photograph from the 20's was found in an antique store in Cayucos, CA. Here's the exciting story about what we learned and how we got him home to his family...
Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery- Graveyard to New Orleans' Rich and Powerful
Lakelawn Cemetery began as a racetrack where the rich & powerful went to play, but once it transformed into one of the world's elite cemeteries, it became the place they were just dying to get into...
How to Make an Online Family Tree
To make an online family tree can be as easy, complex, simple, or detailed as you want. This article explores your options so you can choose the route that's best for you. Some are free, some help you link to others, some family tree software is installed on your PC and some is entirely online.
The History of Charity Hospital Cemetery and Hurricane Katrina Memorial
Between 100,000 and 150,000 people are buried in anonymous graves in the center of New Orleans- and you'd hardly know it! Plus a ghost story...
How to Survey and Record a Cemetery: Genealogy Cemetery Records
A cemetery survey is compiling a complete description, location, layout and index of a cemetery and all the memorial markers within. Learn the steps to start your own cemetery survey project.
Genealogy. Pricing and Subscription Options for Ancestry.com Explained.
Types of subscription memberships offered by Ancestry.com and their prices. Also includes suggestions for keeping research costs down and how to access all Ancestry records for FREE!
Roman Catholic Churches in 19th Century Glasgow, Scotland
A brief history of Roman Catholics in 1800 Glasgow, Scotland as well as a list of Roman Catholic churches during that time period and what records are available prior to the 1855 implementation of Civil Registrations.