Family Tree

@gandatwo (603)
Australia
February 20, 2008 1:03pm CST
A distant relative of my husband has written a book on the families history.We purchased a copy and I must say find it so interesting to view very old photographs,plus the different areas the family branched out.Also the women whom the men married,some from far off lands.How far did you go back re:generations?
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@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
20 Feb 08
How neat!I got real lucky several years ago when I decided to start searching the internet. I was a total novice and found a message board or two and posted one of my family names (odd name) and someone told me they knew someone with that name and put me in contact with him. Turns out we are distant cousins and he had been researching for 8 yrs and has our tree traced back to the late 1700s. I was even able to help fill in some holes for him since he had my father listed as married, but no children. He was happy to be able to add my brother and I and our children to his branches. I've not had much luck at all with my mother's side.
@gandatwo (603)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
It's amazing what one can find.I read a book several years ago Adams Curse..not real keen on the name..lol..the Author actually travelled all over the world trying to find the missing link re:Mans genetics...it was astounding to read how he went from one clue to another,discovering a distant realative whom then led him to further discoveries.Also placed an add in the paper for volunteers for dna testing...just a swab was required,he found most were accomodating,then this lead to that..etc. Do hope you continue your researching,if nothing else a great hobby.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Wow, he sure was dedicated, wasn't he? No, I haven't done much more genealogical research since then. Every now and then I look for something on my Mom's side but I'm not real zealous about it. I think she said my sister found some more pictures/papers in a family bible that might help out some, so I might do a bit more searching if she gives me that info.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Feb 08
I have been researching my family tree for the past 6 months and have got back to 1687. That's 9 generations. The UK is very well set up for genealogical research and I think that it is a very popular hobby here. I too am writing a book but I have no idea when I shall ever see it in print. Unfortunately what I do not have is very many photographs earlier than the 1920s. But I do have a family tomb and that has helped enormously in establishing family relationships. I think that I am probably the only Brit not to have a relative near or distant in Australia though!
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@gandatwo (603)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Now that is a real claim to fame..lol...Perhaps you could be the first?Good luck with the book.