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Herbert II of Vermandois

On 23 February 943, Herbert II of Vermandois died. He was my 33rd great-grandfather.

Herbert II was the son of Herbert I of Vermandois and Bertha of Morvis. 458 more words


How to write your family history, part 1: develop a sense of place

So you’ve done the detailed work of proving your ancestors’ names and birth dates, and you’ve linked back a few generations.  And among the details you’ve discovered is the appealing idea that your family was not just a nebulous string of names on paper; instead, your family was part of a small town or a rural county or a thriving city – a place that had an important influence on your family’s fortunes.   626 more words


My Current Goals.

A few months ago, I created a family tree on Ancestry.com to keep track of where I am in my family tree. I didn’t have any specific goals, so I ended up wandering from my mom’s side of the family to my dad’s side of the family and didn’t complete each generation before moving on to the next one. 279 more words


#WritePhoto Water Under The Bridge

Jumping along on stepping-stones, making an effort to stay dry, we cross the stream and climb the hill on the other side. Our party had broken up early because a sudden thunder-storm toppled the picnic table and sent the folding chairs flying everywhere.   261 more words


Asking Ancestors

I saw this post on Ancestry’s Instagram account the other day and I would ask if they are proud of the research I am doing? I often wonder if they are looking down on me and saying thank you, thank you for looking for us, thank you for trying to share their story, thank you for not forgetting us.   7 more words


My DNA Experience

My loving kids got my husband and I DNA analysis from ancestry.com for Christmas.

Heres what my experience was like.


Why I'm Against Hate

I am of mixed-race ancestry.   I am white if you look at me, but underneath all of that, I am Cherokee Indian, Creek Indian, Shawnee Indian, Jewish, Portuguese, and African American.   557 more words