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.
Chinese proverb: “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.” Read more genealogy proverbs and family sayings on the GenealogyBank blog: “101 Genealogy Proverbs: Family Sayings from around the World.” blog.genealogyban...
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.
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.
The cutest family tree idea!!
Genealogy research in military records: Your ancestor's birthdate tells you what wars he may have fought in.