Genealogy Family Trees Articles (17)
Genealogy Can Be Fun: 1 Getting Started
Most of us have some interest in our ancestors. My great grandfather was born on the plains on the Sweetwater River in Wyoming in 1847. A month later, in October, they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. They had passed Brigham Young who headed the Pioneer Party at Fort Bridger…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   May 12, 2011  
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Beginning Genealogy
Genealogy is the study of your family lineage. You are as you are because of the deeds and lives of your ancestors. I have often heard people say, "Who cares? They are dead!" For many of us, however, it is a curiosity and a quest. The journey backwards in time…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Oct 24, 2012  
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Arizona Pioneer History – How to Conduct Native American Family History Research for Free
This article is the second in a series aimed at helping you conduct free Arizona Pioneer History and genealogy research. It will concentrate on locating Native American records or resources. Before beginning, we acknowledge that a debate exists regarding which term (“Indian,” “Native American” or “Indigenous People”) should be used.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 11, 2011  
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Family Tree Research - Where Do I Start?
As people are sitting at home in front of their televisions avidly following programs such as "Find My Family" and "Who Do You Think You Are?", there has been a surge of renewed interest by individuals wanting to trace their roots and build their family tree. While these programs generate…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Jun 30, 2013  
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Arizona Pioneer History - How to Conduct State And Local Native American Family History Research for Free
Native Americans are rarely associated with the term "pioneer history." But why? Each tribe was integral to the tapestry of American and southwest history. During westward expansion, food, textiles and language were but a few of the influences which early settlers embraced and which still influence us today. We hope…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 14, 2011  
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Seven Great Principles for Family Tree Research
Every Quest Starts With The First Step I began my sojourn of researching my family tree with one page of college ruled notebook paper, containing a few scribbled notes plus a very small list of names written on it. Now after more than fifteen years of research, I have a…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Sep 04, 2013  
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Genealogy is A Wonderful Hobby
I am a Genealogy Researcher. Both for fun and self employment. There is very little else that I like to do so much. I combine the Genealogy Research with digital photography and personal publishing. It is an unbeatable combination. I never knew much about my family tree before. Now thanks…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 22, 2012  
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Genealogy Can Be Fun: 2 Family Names
In part 1 we described how to get started in genealogy. Now let's look at family names. Family names often have simple origins. Johnson means John's son. Fox may refer to a person who was sly or clever. Redd or White are colors. An originator my have had red hair.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   May 12, 2011  
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Tips to Find Your Ancestry
If you want to find your ancestry, chances are you are going to need some help. I have to tell you I often sought help to find my ancestry when I first started doing research for my family tree. There is certainly no shame in that. In fact, even after…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Jan 14, 2014  
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How to Research Your Family Tree
If you would like to research your own family history, but don't know where to start, this article may be able to help you. I will start with where your can build a family tree. There is a plethora of family tree software. You can google family tree software. There…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 22, 2012  
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Genealogy Can Be Fun: 3 Resources
In Part I we learned how to get started in genealogy by talking with family members, reading old journals, studying photographs and looking at recordings in the family Bible. In Part 2 we looked at names and their origins and how they can lead to locations. In Part 3 we…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   May 12, 2011  
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Climbing The Family Tree
I'm the last of my clan. I'm the youngest of three daughters none of whom spawned offspring. I'm IT. I'm chopping down the family tree. It wasn't for posterity's sake that I became curious about my ancestry, since there's no one post me. No, I wanted to take advantage of…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Jan 24, 2014  
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I Learned My History Through Genealogy
I think all History teachers should teach History on a more personal level. I would have gotten a lot more from history if the teachers would have told me that my grandparents and grandparents were the immigrants that fought weather, hostile forces and little by little settled America. So I…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 25, 2012  
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Heraldry Color Meanings
Understanding the meaning of the colors used in Heraldry is important to determine your surname country of origin and discover your ancestral history. Following is a brief overview of those meanings gleaned from the writings of 19th century scholars. Definition In 1894, Sir Francis James Grant explained, “Heraldry is the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 02, 2011  
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Funeral Services Sheffield, Say Goodbye the Proper Way
There are happy moments and sad moments in life and they all require a proper ceremony, proper rituals. When dealing with someone’s loss, it is practically impossible for you to focus on anything else but on grieving. This is when funeral plans Sheffield specialists come in. They can take care…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Oct 22, 2015  
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Getting In Touch With Your Inner Ancestry
When I started Genealogical Research, I inherited several different hobbies. The first hobby was to find ancestors and the places they lived their lives and died. Which was not usually the same place. Little by little I inherited the richness of my ancestors lives with stories found in books or…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Sep 28, 2012  
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Arizona Pioneer History – Conducting Ancestry Research By Date
On February 14, 2012, Arizona will celebrate its centennial. It’s a timely reminder to reflect on how far the state has progressed since the days when dusty dirt trails traversed the state, winding in and out of fledgling settlements. Places which birthed after forcing dry reluctant land to sustain new…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Genealogy Family Trees   Aug 08, 2011  
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