Family History

United States
October 17, 2016 12:46pm CST
I absolutely have enjoyed finding and learning about mine and my husband's ancestors. I am now filling in the cousins to learn about more people in the family tree. I hope to write books about our family history to give to my children. Something they can pass down to their own children.
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@moffittjc (47338)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Oct 17
We discovered that our family has native American ancestry on both my mom's side of the family, and my dad's side of the family. That was a pretty cool surprise we weren't expecting!
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• United States
23 Oct 17
My Native American isn't wanting to show up on the 23 and me or the Ancestry. It did show up on Gedmatch though so I am okay with that.
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@moffittjc (47338)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct 17
@LCaldwell With the exception of the native American, which came as a complete surprise, I knew most of my ancestry. Very heavily Irish on my mom's side of the family, and very heavily Scottish on my dad's side of the family.
• United States
24 Oct 17
@moffittjc My dad's maternal and paternal side are heavy irish and scottish. My mom's paternal side is French mostly. That is also where the the closest generation of native american came from. Her paternal grandmother's side were english and goes back to a lot of Scottish also. My maternal grandmother's side is mixed UK and Irish mostly. Oh also have Italian on my maternal grandfather's side. That was a big surprise.
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@theBlock (2757)
• United States
17 Oct 16
@LCaldwell Oh, you'll have a lot fun, but sometimes it can be hard work just researching. I'm sure you'll find plenty of intriguing family members---Have fun!
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• United States
19 Oct 16
I have both mine and my husbands trees all the way back to the time of Jesus and then some through a few of the lines. Some I am stuck on. lol I have been doing this for years on my own before I even met my husband.
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@theBlock (2757)
• United States
19 Oct 16
@LCaldwell That's amazing! Nearly 2000 years! I would love to go that far, but I can only go pass my momma's momma.
• United States
19 Oct 16
@theBlock only reason why we could go back so far on those lines are because they were well documented through history. Some are stories passed down through history and some are actual historical stories with proof. I love learning and researching both. :) The fabled stories give me something to research and learn more and truthful stuff in History which is a hobby for me. I might even use the influences to write a historical fiction based around the fabled stories and a little of the factual history.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
What a great thing to do for your children. My youngest sister did that many years ago and found a lot of long, lost relatives. A few of the older people our families were not too happy when family secrets were uncovered though.
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• United States
19 Oct 16
Yea, we have some secrets coming out with the dna test. The way I see it though people need to clean those skeletons out of their closets. Make a new start.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
@LCaldwell I agree totally and things that were considered a secret back then really isn't a big deal for us today.
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@ms1864 (6974)
• Bangalore, India
18 Oct 16
nice idea. ...i wanted to dig into my ancestry over a year ago...but the further away the relations go...the harder it was for me to get answers. So i had to stop halfway.
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• United States
19 Oct 16
That is where the dna test has helped me out a lot.
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@JohnRoberts (66951)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Oct 16
My mother is practically obsessed with genealogy.
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• United States
19 Oct 16
Mine is too now. She did her Ancestry Dna test after me. Everyday ever since she talks about nothing but DNA and the family tree. lol
@shaynas (5527)
• India
18 Oct 16
this sounds interesting! All the best!
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@PatZAnthony (13234)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
17 Oct 16
This might be fun for most people.
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@dodo19 (34288)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Oct 16
I did some family research a few years ago. I thought it was interesting finding out about my family and where they're from. It's really interesting.
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