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:
Thank you for your welcome! I am looking forward to learning more about tracing my family roots, as well as how to do it correctly. Right now, it is overwhelming to look at all the different directions to go. I have done some genealogy in the past, but have not cited sources, so this is all new to me.
I don't know my way around all of this but would like to correct my grandfathers family tree as no one is administering it and he has been shown as having incorrect parents and birthplace. How do I do this
Ok I found some stuff to help out on lots profile look at Veitch-18 here 2 great sources for to get these lines since they Pre-1500 I not touching but they my grandma and grandpas so I contributing I like to get lines showing the Black Knight lol. I think he my grandpa. Oh yippy I found the royalty I guess one link a historical society that be best link I think.
In couple hours might post few pictures documents I tired today and not feeling well. I not going to do much on the profiles worked on it for 2 days straight almost no sleep and about had it this week on it. I quit the DNA project so won't be doing DNA stuff no more if I see someone else DNA kits on profile I just going to email them see if they match up with me about all I will do. I know which lines I showing on DNA from ancestry 23andMe FTDNA and Geni DNA no biggy it same people over and over. I also have gedmatch. I talked to cousins on facebook they don't want me to participate either on it. They don't want thier names listed anywhere. I can understand it too. I useally just put like Myers cousin gave me information or site where I got it to protect them.