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Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Like most Genealogists, my children really aren’t interested in sitting in front of the computer chasing down every last deed of someone long dead. They aren’t interested in spending hours in archives and cemeteries looking for that long lost connection to a 6th great grandfather. 1,467 more words


Maria Shriver - and the rest of the Kennedy Klan ...

Maria Shriver is reported in # 396 as my 9th cousin, through our MRCA, Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my documented 8 times great grandmother.  Cousin Maria’s lineage is traced through her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  65 more words


Genealogical Gems

What is your favourite genealogical document?

This is the Jewish Wedding Contract for one set of my great-grandparents. When it comes to documents in our family’s hands it is probably my most prized possession. 114 more words


longevity -- elsa (fern) walden

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, 2018; week 3 prompt:  Longevity.
Can longevity mean more than just the length of an individual’s life?  I think so.  941 more words


Please link your DNA test results to the person it goes to in your Ancestry tree.

It is very frustrating to find DNA matches on Ancestry and the DNA is not linked to someone in a tree.  It makes it so much harder to figure out how you match that person.  129 more words


From Strangers to Cousins

Genealogy is my passion. I have been researching my tree for as long as I can remember. I spend a lot of time researching my family history and the family history of my friends too. 354 more words


My genealogy tribe

For the second year in a row, I’ve traveled to Utah for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. It’s a weeklong adventure in skill-building, researching at the incredible Family History Library (home of… 416 more words

Boston University Genealogy