I have been interested in genealogy since childhood because my grandparents, great-aunts and great-uncles were wonderful family storytellers. The problem was that I didn't know which stories were true, and which were either family legends or bedtime stories never intended to be taken as actual family history.
I became more serious about genealogy from 2006 to 2007, but gave it up after coming across so many wacky online family trees. In 2013, my brother asked a question about Henry Frank Smith, our great-great-grandfather. A quick Google search showed that there were now multitudes of free internet resources, including newspaper images, cemetery records, passenger lists, and some vital records going back to the 1600s. I caught the genealogy bug again.
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I'm trying to distinguish between 2 or 3 Daniel Bedells to identify my third great-grandfather. He was born about 1800 in Dutchess County, New York, and moved to Rensselaer County as a child or young adult.
My third great grandfather, John Gregory, was charged with murder in Thomas County, Georgia, in 1835. To escape prosecution, he fled the US with his younger brother, Richard, and they settled in the newly formed Republic of Texas.
My husband's surname. His family came from Broome County, New York. I'd be interested in participating in a one-name study. Although the word hake can refer to a kind of fish, the surname Hakes probably refers to a bill hook (or "bill"), a nasty weapon used in medieval warfare.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Carole by comparing test results with other
carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Carole:
Congrats on being the member of the week! I wanted to commend you on the Greeters Program. One of my favorite things about WikiTree is the kindness and supportive environment I've found here. You are a big part of making that happen - thank you!
Hello, it seems we have a common ancestor, Thomas Richardson V, we are 11th cousins, once removed. I wonder if it is in the genes to have a great inquisitiveness and care for our family histories. Happy searching and thanks for your great work.
Hi Carol, the David Crockett you have your tree, is not thee "David Crockett King of the Wild Frontier" right? Thee Alamo Davey is the son of John, nephew of Alexander. I want to make certain you have that right? Polly Finley was the wife of Alamo Davey.