Does anyone have ancestors.com or my heritage?

The only way to know your family history is to do the work yourself. Everyone’s family tree is different. Even siblings will have different family trees if they have been married and/or had children. Start with yourself and work one generation back at a time. Gather up your records such as birth certificate, newspaper clippings, […]

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What would be my ethnicity and nationality?

Nationality = citizenship. If you are an American citizen, your nationality is American. If you are a Colombian citizen as well – I don’t know if Colombia permits this – you nave dual American and Colombian nationality. But if you aren’t a Colombian citizen you don”t have Colombian nationality, no matter how much plátano maduro […]

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How to find out your family bloodline?

First of all, find out as much as possible. Online records like Family Search dot org, a free genealogy database, are excellent but they aren’t recent. If you can find a name for a great-grandfather and grandmother, and where they lived, you are on your way. I don’t like the billing practices at Ancestry dot […]

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Would this be unrealistic?

To answer your question – YES it would be unrealistic, there is no way that a government official could provide a name based only on a picture. If his name is not on your fathers birth certificate and Grandma won;t tell, didn’t know or remember his name, or has passed his identity is lost, unless […]

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What have you dug up doing genealogy?

I found a guy who was 18 and a hired hand in 1860. The family he was working for had a daughter, Elizabeth, aged 12 on her last birthday in the same census. The guy spent just over 4 years in the 118th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, getting out in January 1866. When he came home, […]

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Can I get a little help with my family lineage?

If you are related to him, it’s probably not through Marvin Jr. Marvin Jr.’s children were born in the 1950s, which means they’re probably around the same age as your grandma. If your grandma was one of them, that would make Clyde Barrow her great-uncle… something that she would surely know. The relationship (if there […]

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Is Hintzman a Jewish last name?

Oh My! We get questions frequently about whether a particular surname is Jewish. Any name can be Jewish. Exclusively Jewish surnames are very rare. Goldberg, for instance, is not exclusively Jewish. A lot of names in the U. S. are viewed as Jewish as a large portion of immigrants with certain names were Jewish while […]

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How can I find out who my Ancestors were?

Online is not where to start. You have your birth certificate? It has the names of both of your parents including your mother’s maiden name. How about your parents and grandparents? Do they have theirs? It should show the names of both of their parents including their mother’s maiden name. Normally death certificates will show […]

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About how many generations ago was 1492?

Depending on who you talk to a generation can be 20 -30 years assuming you use 20 there are 5 generations per 100 years, since 1492 was 524 years ago it could be 25-26 generations if you use 30 it would be a little over 17 generations, but the number of generations has little to […]

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