on Mar 11, 2015 @ 10:14 am|
Are any of you avid genealogists? I’ve been searching my roots for years. I’ve met countless “cousins” from all over
I enjoy doing research and this hobby has provided me the
I had a brick wall for many years until a cousin in Europe found
Has anyone had a positive and memorable find?
|Genealogy on Mar 11, 2015 @ 01:27 pm|
I really enjoyed reading your post good for your that you did the research to find friends and loved ones. I have a cousin Danny that has looked into our family history and he sends me messages via Facebook all the time. I love getting his messages he really finds out interesting dates,facts and keeps me very informed.Great Post.
|Thanks chrissyann123! on Mar 11, 2015 @ 01:37 pm|
They say that there is a genealogist in every family. You're lucky that your cousin has taken the reins and sharing all your priceless family history with you. I always enjoy family reunions that span generations. It's touching to see all the family gathered representing each sibling from the main family. Everyone is divided by a coloured t-shirt that signifies which branch you belong to. Great conversation starter and easy way to find who you're looking for. Sad to see less of the main clan as they are slowly dying; that's why the family genealogist has a big responsibility to retrieve the information first hand before it's too late.
I could go on and on. LOL!
|Genealogy on Mar 11, 2015 @ 03:06 pm|
I had to submit a detailed family tree as one of my projects when I was in university and I understand how complicated it could be to accurately link each person. However, we didn't get to go as far as to researching their whereabouts or lifestyles. It would be so interesting to discover how they lived and how we eventually ended up where we are today.
I know there are a few genealogy websites online that cater to this type of research, but I believe you have to pay for their services.
I find your goals to travel to each country your family derived from an awesome plan. Good luck in your ventures!
|Very interesting on Apr 12, 2015 @ 02:52 pm|
I know some people who are into geneology but I am not. I do find it very interesting and confusing at the same time. It can also be very expensive depending on how far you dig for information or on how far back you want to take your research. I have a cousin who made quite a few family geneology books for herself and other people.
|dNa on Apr 12, 2015 @ 04:46 pm|
I researched minr years ago, had a book made up. I'm really curious to take the MDA DNA tests for more accurate portrait of origins.
|... on Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:02 am|
My mother tried to research this years ago, but couldn't get anywhere. I'd love to learn more about myself. My looks have always made me curious. Not that I'm funny looking, but I don't look like anyone in my family, immediate or distant that we know. I'm this strange combo of Greek, French, and Native and I'd like to find a family member (any family member, lol) that has some to offer me concerning one of those cultures.
|Family on Apr 13, 2015 @ 08:51 pm|
My paternal grandfather actually made a big book of our family history, which was really interesting to me. We're Scottish through and through, so he could trace back to where our family originated and all of that. But on my mom's side, we're a bit of a mystery to some extent. My grandfather's father left his wife and went back to Scotland, so we never knew what happened to him. My maternal grandmother's family doesn't even agree on how to spell their last name, so it could be French, Italian, Portuguese, or something else. It doesn't help that everyone who's alive doesn't know much, hence the mystery there.
|My Aunt found out some.. on Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:02 am|
of our past when a long lost cousin of ours contacted her from England one day about ten years ago. We found out that my grandfather's mother was a hooker back in the 1800's. It was so funny to hear that part, but once we found that out it also made some other facts that we did know about make a lot more sense. Like why my grand father and his five brothers were left on the door step of an orphanage in England and why most of them had different fathers. For some reason she took the three girl's with her after she left the boys behind. I just hope it wasn't so they could help her make more money in her trade if you know what I mean! The long lost cousin was informing us of all kinds of different and interesting facts, but then one day his email's just stopped and we don't know why. It was nice to have that connection and a shame to have lost it after so many years. With any kind of luck we'll find each other again one day.
|Thanks for sharing ladies! on Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:33 am|
Thanks for sharing your priceless family stories! You never know what you'll find out but it is very exciting to learn about our family's history. I've noticed in my research that there are quite a few bittersweet stories that touch you. It was such a challenging time especially for the brave souls who emigrated without any hope of returning to their mother land. It must have been terrifying and thrilling at the same time. Without their bravery we wouldn't be where we are today. We have much to be grateful for thanks to their sense of adventure and search for perhaps a better life.
|bethanito on Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:43 am|
Genealogy is after all a work in progress that will be