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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

Finding Elusive Families (PUST)

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…


Added by Helen Pust on March 13, 2020 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

What is a Cousin?

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."

A good…


Added by Cheryl Levy on March 11, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Mayo River Crossing of The Great Wagon Road

The Great Wagon Road Project has been concentrating on the North Carolina section until August of this year. As we trace the road through the various creeks and streams, we add our data to the ever growing final presentation and our ultimate goal of national recognition. The North Carolina segment begins…


Added by Piedmont Trails on March 8, 2020 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Celebrating the Ladies in our Research

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 on March 8, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Tea Planter's Photograph Album

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…


Added by Christine Thomas on February 25, 2020 at 10:48am — No Comments

Cecelia "Granny Cil" Arrowood Barrett(1835-1917)

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…


Added by Thomas Barrett on February 8, 2020 at 12:13am — No Comments

William Godfrey "Fishing Bill" Barrett(1827-1924)

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…


Added by Thomas Barrett on February 5, 2020 at 8:04am — No Comments

A Genealogy Story - Perfect Audio Recording

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).

I’ve been…


Added by John Meng-Frecker on January 10, 2020 at 4:51am — No Comments

Periodicals & Journals for the Mayflower Researcher

Genealogical Publications 

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 Histories for Researching Mayflower Descendants

Town and County Histories

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…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 14, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Alternatives to Vital Records

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.…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 11, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Vital Record is a Vital Record

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!…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 9, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Bowman Files

What are the Bowman Files?

Carrying Mayflower genealogies well into the seventh generation and beyond, are the transcriptions of the research of George Ernest Bowman, known as the Bowman Files, in the form of three volumes of multi-family works by Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Marriages and Mayflower Births & Deaths (2 vols.). Since these books contain many lines of all Mayflower passengers who left known descendants (with the exception…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 8, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Looking for Some Help

My grandfather's older brother, Johan August Larsson (27 Dec 1855 - 14 Jul 1929) was the first of his family to emigrate/travel to America.  The emigration-church record shows his departure on 14 Jul 1887 from Gudhem, Skaraborg; his wife and first (2) children came with him but returned to Sweden within a short time (they are listed in 1890 Swedish census).  Johan August also returned around 1895, there was another child born in Jan 1899 and family is listed in the 1900…


Added by Milt Larson on November 7, 2019 at 8:36am — No Comments

Finishing Up English Occupations

Well, I just finished English: Occupations-Professions and Trades and took the final. Wow, that was all around awesome, but definitely not for the faint of heart. I think I need a couple days to recover so it is a good thing that I have a few days before the next one starts!

Anvil by Jeff Ratcliff.…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 7, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Recording Your Information

Recording your information

The Pedigree Chart (or Ancestral Chart) will record your direct line ancestors’ information. In other words, you will record the dates and locations of births, marriages, deaths and burials from one father and mother to the next father and mother. While the potential is there for an endless number of ancestors, most of us in the beginning only have knowledge of two or three generations.



Added by Angela Rodesky on November 6, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Time for US Vital Records

Vital records are the bread and butter, go-to source, for many genealogists. The volumes of information you can glean from their pages are treasure troves. Yes, many of my brick walls have tumbled once I laid my hands on those pieces of paper, but I never actually stopped to really study what they are. Have you?

In the US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using The Records…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 5, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Post-Mortem Photography

Photographing the Recently Deceased

Post-mortem photography, photographing the recently deceased, may seem like a rather macabre Victorian era practice. Post-mortem photographs were still being made, though less frequently, during the early years of the 20th century up through the present day.

Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 4, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Professions

Modules 4-8 of English: Occupations–Professions and Trades covers a wide variety of different occupations, laws and rules associated with them, plus lots of little bits of information that I think I digested. Once again, I stuffed information in my head and hoped that the sponge took it all in. In the future I see using this course as a great reference book when I track down English…


Added by Angela Rodesky on November 3, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

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