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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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. ...
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 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.
Leslie Dean Anderson was a navigator in World War II. Les died after a bombing raid on Berlin and is buried in Germany.
Have you ever gone by a cemetery or particular marker and wondered who that person was?
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.
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 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...
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
I believe it is very important to keep a Family Album in which to record your family's history. An album is something you can hold in your hands and enjoy for years to come to relive memories of the family.