I stumbled onto this lovely site that is extremely user friendly, and I imagine may be of interest to those with Texas roots:
Portal to Texas History
Through this site you can search for surnames and specific people, not only in newspapers, but in books and other collections. And it's free!
Added by Kate Steere on August 25, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Over the last few weeks, I have been poking at my brick walls as one does, and a few records have popped up, much to my surprise.
Still not much luck actually 'proving' W.A. Lavelle's parents, as I am still unable to locate him in the 1860 or 1870 census records. I have found him in theater cast lists in various newspapers which trace him through the 1870s and 1880s, I believe I found him on a Chicago directory living with his mother one year - cannot…
Added by Kate Steere on August 24, 2020 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Most people studying genealogy are looking for ancestors. A family tree of such ancestors is ascendant - it goes backward in time. Living Family Trees are descendant - they come forward in time. I have found it interesting to look at descendant family trees from great grandparents forward. Especially where teaching children is concerned, it is valuable to show relationships in current time.
Living Family Trees
Genealogy is a fascinating subject but first one must understand…Continue
Added by John Meng-Frecker on August 23, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
As it is now well known, I2a1 is a typical European haplogroup. It is present all over the continent with maximum frequencies recorded in Bosnia (particularly among Bosnian Croats), Sardinia, Croatia, Serbia (+30%), Montenegro, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, and Macedonia (+20%). The percentages of I2a1a2b-L621 clade in Slovenia, Ukraine, and Russia available on the Internet should be taken with caution because they are definitely smaller: up to 13% in Slovenia, 16% in Ukraine, and…Continue
Added by Željko Musović on August 1, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
How many of us really know our American History. ??? Amazed at how the Genealogical Community is shy of historical information on tracking down the missing pieces. OOO no not everyone, but we need to get the word out that our history is very important to our research and survival.
Younger generations than mine were not given even as much as I was in the 50's regarding our true history and how things began and what was planned and alas…Continue
My mtDNA is A2 . My father was from Germany and my mother is from Guatemala. Although my genetic background is
75% European I am learning more of how mtDNA is passed down through thousands of generations exclusively from
Mother to Daughter ! My mother like so many people in Latin America, is of both European and Native American
descent. I recently learned that my mtDNA A2 and is most likely inherited through one…Continue
Added by Rita Mensinger on June 13, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments
Charlotta Sofia Andersson/Johansson, born Kils, Sweden 21/09/1859
Married Peter Olaf Jonsson Emigrated to US 5/07/1895 then to Canada 1906.Would appreciate help from Sweden.
Added by Victoria F Drader on June 5, 2020 at 8:20pm — No Comments
Added by Elizabeth Wickenberg Ely on April 11, 2020 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Mine come from Norfolkshire, Methodists who married CARTER family members from Cheltenham GLOS
Added by Al Dawson on March 28, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments
I took a German History course with Family History hoping to find more about my Pust family. Actually I did find out a few more threads: like Gramma's full name - Johanna Ducette Lucke. Grampa was born in Zentren, Prussia which was actually northern Poland as we know it now.
The picture below has Uncle Alfred, Aunt Mary with cousins Joe, Dorothy, Gladys and Lomey. This was one of their trips to either Idaho or Washington visiting with family. Haven't been able to find anything…Continue
Cousins have unique relationships in our family history research. When is a cousin more than a cousin? What kind of cousin are they? How do I figure out those specific relationships? With the rise in popularity of DNA testing and the resulting match lists, we need to know how we relate to individuals beyond saying, "This is my cousin."
Added by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on March 11, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Researching the women in our family history can be a challenge. However, don’t leave them out! Our female ancestors often played significant roles in history, both in our families and in their communities.
Researching and writing about the women in our family history can be a daunting task. If you have hit a brick wall in the quest to…
Added by Cheryl Levy PLCGS on March 8, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
A few years ago it was my good fortune to be the winning bidder for an old photograph album for sale on eBay. Research showed that it featured Louis Gordon McIntyre and his wife Tryphena nee Hanney from around 1915 when they lived and worked on the Rangamati Tea Garden in Assam. Their story and some of their photos can be…Continue
Added by Christine Thomas on February 25, 2020 at 10:48am — No Comments
Cecelia "Granny Cil" Arrowood Barrett
Cecelia Arrowood Barrett or "Granny Cil" as she is known to her descendants, is a unique woman who is very well known in the local genealogical community as being a common progenitor for several of the modern family lines in the Towns County, Georgia area. Down through the years she has been the subject of many family conversations ranging from humorous anecdotes to controversies that made the self…Continue
Added by Thomas Barrett on February 8, 2020 at 12:13am — No Comments
The following is a biography on my great great grandfather, William Godfrey "Fishing Bill" Barrett, put together from long going research done by two of my cousins and myself. Enjoy!
William Godfrey "Fishing Bill" Barrett
Here is a man that has reached something of a legendary status,at least within the genealogical circles of his descendants. Throughout the years virtually nothing was known of the man other than the few mentions of him from census…Continue
Mary Agnes Frecker (Flood) on the right, 1928-1968, died of bronchiectasis (a lung problem caused by a childhood illness). Pictured above is my little brother, Danny in 1960, with Anna McManus Flood and Mary Flood Frecker (mother on right).
Added by John Meng-Frecker on January 10, 2020 at 4:51am — No Comments
Genealogical publications can be extremely helpful in your family history research. Genealogical and historical journals provide us with the latest research on a particular family as well as providing corrections of long-ago errors. Journal articles also teach us proper methodology in compiling a genealogy, documenting our research, and citing our sources.
Added by Angela Rodesky on November 20, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments
Town and county histories often contain a great deal of genealogical data on its pioneers and early residents. As with family genealogies, search an online library catalog or digitized book website to see if a history has been written about the town where your ancestors resided.
As you peruse…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on November 14, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
Alright, down to the final modules before I take the exam. The last two modules covered birth records and other documents that a researcher could use in the place of vital records. Which, if you have ancestors particularly in southern states, you need all the alternative ideas on finding records you can find.…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on November 11, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments
We are off with a bang in the US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using The Records course! Module 1 jumps right into what is a vital record and how to find them. Contrary to what I thought from reading the introduction to the course, it appears that there are a whole slew of vital records, and not just birth and death. Good to know!…Continue
Added by Angela Rodesky on November 9, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments