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Is Legacy responsible for incorrect data on the Internet?

For years I have been blaming The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose 'Ancestry' family trees are - or were - notoriously difficult to amend, and hence never were.

This year, Millennia Corporation will be celebrating their 29th year in business, and the 17th year since they first released their Legacy Family Tree genealogy software.

Legacy is a feature-rich package that lets you chart family trees, record details about individuals, and otherwise track your family…


Added by William Douglas on February 5, 2014 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Who Do You KNOW You Are?

Is there any better way for a genealogist to spend a Friday night than glued to the telly watching Who Do You Think You Are? The programs have been mesmerising. And although we all know the things that the “experts” explain to the stars, it is once again fascinating to piece it all together and know the story.


Watching Kim Cattrall, Rosie and Steve Buscemi, I have decided that when my great grandfather went off to fight the Boer War and never returned, he likely wasn’t…


Added by christine woodcock on April 16, 2011 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

Preserving Your Family History

Most genealogy researchers will tell you that they are searching not only to find out about their history but also to keep their family’s history alive for future generations. So, now that we have those research documents, bits of scrap paper, newspaper clippings, photos, e-mails and other assorted bits of “research”, how do we preserve them for future generations? There are a number of options. Here are a few:
1.) Scrapbook - take those precious old photographs and preserve…

Added by christine woodcock on March 21, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Isle of Axholme genealogy

If you have Ancestors from the Isle of Axholme (north-west Lincolnshire in England), a very good site is Axholme Ancestry. There's more about it here.

The site actually covers a bit more than the Isle of Axholme itself, and includes south-east Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire as well -- Humberside, in fact. So if you have any ancestors or other relatives… Continue

Added by Steve Hayes on June 10, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Got UK Ancestors? You may find something here...

A very nice online source for checking up on UK ancestors and their "official" documents is located here:

The UK National Archives. Handy to have!

Happy New Year to all!

Added by William S Dean on January 1, 2010 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

Family Helping Family

I was recently contacted by a distant cousin who had seen the family work I've done at Now a LOT of my family has been dispersed through early parental deaths, loss of records, etc. etc. So many family members don't know much about the ancestral roots, old family stories and connections, and so forth. My distant cousin has really helped me "collect" a "narrative" by asking about specific family members long passed. Sometimes, you have so much "data" that it seems overwhelming to… Continue

Added by William S Dean on October 15, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

African Ancestry and believers!


Read the following article that I just found in my late father's archives: It simply proves my thoughts on this issue...What are yours?

Added by CHASTITY on August 13, 2009 at 6:57pm — 2 Comments

Ancestors Lost.

Whenever I introduce myself for Genealogical purposes, I always say "I am Luckie Daniels, a descendant of emancipated slaves from Washington-Wilkes Georgia".

It’s not spoken with any inkling of shame {to the contrary, great pride!}, nor is it intended to spur guilt. It is just who I am.

While I am not defined by Slavery, I would be remiss to ignore the impacts of the Chattel System upon myself personally, my Family and African-American Culture, as a… Continue

Added by Luckie Daniels on July 13, 2009 at 12:02pm — 9 Comments

Family Tree Connection - Update (12/Jul/2009)

Family Tree Connection

Family Tree Connection has added the following genealogy items to its database:

Packer Collegiate Institute 1908-1909 Catalogue - The Fifty-Sixth Annual Catalogue of the Packer Collegiate Institute, Joralemon and Livingston Streets, Between Clinton and Court Streets, Brooklyn, New York, 1909. The Packer Collegiate Institute was opened for the admission of students on the 9th day of November, 1854.…


Added by Illya Daddezio on July 12, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

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