New member introducing themself - Lexi

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Hello everyone!!

My name is Lex and I am a 19 year old History major who has started researching my genealogy. It started as a personal interest to write an essay about early modern European warfare, and has spiralled into my favourite side hobby. I am very grateful that my Father, Mother, and Step-Father's families have all done genealogical research so I am just researching all of the information myself.

 My DNA kit comes in soon and I am excited to see if there is anything else hidden. My father's side is Russian-Mennonite and my grandfather came over with his family. My mother's side is Irish-Scot and came over much earlier. I am also very grateful the Mennonites are so organized with their baptisms, haha!

I have met a few dead ends and am just here to see if I can scrounge up any more information. I am very excited to research and see if others can help, and possibly offer my help to others.

- Lexi :)
in The Tree House by Alexis Reid G2G Crew (430 points)

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Best answer
Welcome Lexi, it is nice to meet another Alexis. That is wonderful that you are a history major and interested in genealogy. Glad you have found WikiTree. I think you will really enjoy working on genealogy here.
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (430k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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Welcome.  It is enouraging to see someone young take an interest in Genealogy.  Many of us come to it late when the ones with the family knowledge have already passed on and taken their memories with them.  I hope you find some new connections on Wikitree.  The benefit of Wikitree compared with other Family History sites is that there is a single profile for each individual, and every one who is descended from that individual is linked to it.  Other sites copy data from one tree to another and you end up with mutiple conflicting versions.  Good luck with your research.
by JG Weston G2G6 (9.7k points)
+5 votes
Welcome to WikiTree Alexis! You have come to the right place. If you hit brick walls or can not find sources or any other problem that you may encounter in your research G2G is the place to ask. We have so many members with experience in locations, time periods, etc. All of our members are really great at helping one another.

Welcome to our community!
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (356k points)

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