An Unexpected DNA Match

August 9, 2019 Like many genealogists nowadays, I’ve taken DNA tests at various companies such as My Heritage, Ancestry, Family Tree DNA and Living DNA. I admit I haven’t gotten terribly serious about my results (or those of my husband and sister which I manage). Partly that’s because I haven’t had much in the way […]

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Spelling for Genealogists

July 26, 2019 Recently, while I was volunteering as a genealogy helper, I found what I thought was a good record for the ancestor the client was looking for. Dates and places seemed to be exactly what he thought they should be, but he looked at the computer screen and said, “But, this can’t be […]

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Citizenship for Children

July 19, 2019 Most Americans probably don’t think about citizenship much. After all, they were born in the United States, and most likely their parents were too. However, when doing genealogical research, it’s a topic that often arises. Was your ancestor a citizen? If he wasn’t, how did he obtain, or not obtain, citizenship? The […]

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