Genealogy, Family History & Family Trees
Remembering My Aunt Marie
Marie Antoinette Kuehn Hyland was one of my favorite paternal aunts. In this article, I first remember Marie's birth and early childhood in Door County, Wisconsin. After researching my aunt's life from 1923 to 1949, I personally recall her short marriage and remaining years as a widow until 2003.
The Home Children Of Canada With Thousands Shipped From Britain
From 1859-to 1932 some 100,000 poor and orphaned children were shipped to Canada for a better life. Advocates believed a viable and benevolent solution could be had. Anne MacPherson and Dr. Barnardo were pioneers of child migration.
A Tribute to a Lady Immortalized in Our Heart: Chinwendu Belle Brown, (Nnenne Nkuma)
A tribute to a sister who is immortalized in my heart.
The Biography of an Immortal Chinwendu Belle Brown (Nnenne Nkuma)
Biograghy of a late beloved sister
Seven Genealogy Mistakes American Beginning Researchers Should Avoid - Some Silly and Obvious!
Some beginning genealogy explorers, in their passion to find great-great-grandparents and long-gone relatives, make mistakes that are just plain silly. Here are seven tempting traps to avoid.
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.
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.
Creating a Family History Project in Words and Pictures
How do you share 30,000 slides without making all your friends move to another country?
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.
How to Create an Heirloom Family Tree Book
Creating a family tree book is easy, fun and will become an heirloom to pass down to generations to come. Including a variety of files will keep it interesting, informative and make it most personal.
How to Collect Birth Certificates for Your Genealogical Family Tree Book
Creating a Family Tree Book is easy and fun and becomes an heirloom for generations to come. Adding a birth certificate gives the book an authentic and personal touch.
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?
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...