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My ancestors came over on the Mayflower and I love learning about them and their lives. Here is a sampling of my personal ancestor roots.

THE TOP 90 GENEALOGY BLOGS Posted in Search People by Heather Genealogy can be a fascinating study,..

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People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor, according to new research.A team of scientists has tracked down a genetic mutation that leads to blue eyes. The mutation occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Before then, there were no blue eyes."Originally, we all had brown eyes," said Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Copenhagen.

Pinner says: State genealogy website map - this is a great place to see where you can locate records for each state. And you can check by county or by the type of record. I wrote about it on my blog today.


Diseases, Disasters & Distress: Bad For Your Ancestors, Good For Your Genealogical Research

Finding Information in Unexpected Places| Try looking into some of these unexpected places to find genealogy information. Family Bible. Baby Books. Old Photos.

If you were given 5 minutes with an ancestor, who would it be and what would you talk about? ~ Teach Me Genealogy

How Laws Affect the Records Created About Your Ancestors - Marriage. Inheritance. Adoption. Property rights. Laws affected the lives of our ancestors. They also determined what records were created and the accessibility of those records. Join Crista Cowan for an overview of how the laws of a specific place and time affect the records that are created about our ancestors and how we can use that knowledge to locate records that will help us climb our family tree.

The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation...we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created from the people of many nations -- one nation and one people.

The PURPOSE of this Society shall be: 1. To search for and preserve the names of those accused of witchery in Colonial America now the United States of America. 2. To locate the living female descendants of all witches who were accused in the American colonies. The REQUIREMENT: A woman must be at least sixteen years of age and able to prove descent from an ancestor or ancestress who was accused or tried or executed for the practice of witchcraft prior to 31 December 1699.

Going Beyond the Shaky Leaf - We all love to see that shaky leaf pop up in our online tree. If often leads us to census records or draft cards that provide more information about our family history. But, did you know that there is more available? Join Crista Cowan as she explains how hints are generated and what your next steps should be in order to make sure you are climbing your family tree and not that of another family.

101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2012: Best Big Websites - Family Tree Magazine - good place to check for reliability of websites, etc. Independent of

AncestryDNA: Everybody's Doing It - Who should take an AncestryDNA test? Why would you want multiple people in your family to get tested? What can you do with all of those test results? Join Crista Cowan and AncestryDNA Program Manager, Anna Swayne for answers to these questions and more.

All the Kings and Queens of England

notable Mayflower descendants - includes entire passenger list |

Genealogy research in military records: Your ancestor's birthdate tells you what wars he may have fought in.