Welcome to the genealogy search. I have posted below some favorite sites you might want to look into for your search. Have fun! Any of you who have others to recommend, please let me know and I will post them in here.
Realm: Éire (okay fine, it's really PA, USA but that's just boring.)
are you a member of mytrees.com?
If we could just stand here, without the words, would that be enough? ..Look at the sky now. What color is it? Or the way a hawk flies. Or you wake up and your ribs are bruised thinking so hard on somebody. What do you call that?
"Don't cross the street if you can't get out of the kitchen"
Thank you for adding one more url to my list that I already have. I've found that most of them are very useful, and have learned over the years to check everything listed on any of the sites before going further. Sending for microfilms from the library on www.familysearch.org has helped. Still I'm looking for my Conway relatives, and see that I must once again send away for more info again so perhaps I'll find them. My Irish & Scottish ancestors came to the US abt 1840.
Just check out very carefully what ever you gleen from the web, some times fiction is included. If you can't hold or get a good photo copy of documentation ( even that can be forged now ) beware. I have been lead down some roads that turned out to be fictious but good research using documents soon showed the truth.
I support the separation of church and hate!
IMAGINATION - the freest and largest nation in the world!
One can not profess to be of "GOD" and show intolerence and prejudice towards the beliefs of others.
Am fear nach gleidh na h–airm san t–sith, cha bhi iad aige ’n am a’ chogaidh. He that keeps not his arms in time of peace will have none in time of war.
"We're all in this together , in the parking lot between faith and fear" ... O.C.M.S.
“Beasts feed; man eats; only the man of intellect knows how to eat well.”
"Without food we are nothing, without history we are lost." - SHADOWS
Is iomadh duine laghach a mhill an Creideamh. Religion has spoiled many a good man.
Very good point, Shadows. I was also told this by one of my cousins who has done most of the research in our family:
"too many people want to be the family "experts" when, in reality, all they do is copy what someone else said and never check to determine whether it's true. Let me suggest a little test to apply to anything you find on the Internet ... does the information include the documentation? If it doesn't include the documentation, then real genealogists (I'm definitely still an amateur) would deem it useless and nothing more than "gossip." The only way to find the documentation is by sheer hard work. What my small group does a lot is prove many things by actually disproving even more."
Lots of states now have their archives online, or are at least in the process of getting them. If you know what state you're looking for you can google the states archive department! I have found a lot of info this way!
They also have contact info on the sites so you can send for any documentation you find (for a small fee, of course!) And they will send you copies!
I feel more trusting of these than some other reasearch sites!
That's just MHO anyway!!!
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke
"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison
It does not show the information as easily as I would like, its in one of those huge tree formats, but I have turned it all over to my husband & my dad to sort out. I've got my fingers in enough pies, I don't have time to try to figure out this thing too!
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king..."
SB! some people really like Genealogy.com. For me, I cancelled it cause every time I was just about to get somewhere, I would have to pay more money for the information and even then it would lead me to where I would have to pay even more for more info. It got very frustrating to me. good luck!
Realm: Pursuing happiness at 'The Shire' in western Georgia where hummingbirds buzz & horses graze
Hey, no kiddin' - I never got any farther than the free membership, other than getting the Family Tree software to put all our family history info on to. Dad, on the other hand, really got into the research stuff heavy a little over a year ago. I didn't know it at the time, but he went pretty far with it and paid for access to some old records... I don't know specifically which ones but he hinted not long ago that he spent not only a lot of time but a bit of cash too on his search.
But for him it apparently was worth it, because he was able to fill in some gaps in our history.
I can't afford to do that kind of thing!!! Starving artists have to be careful with their mooh-lah.
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