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  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Supposedly, some of my relatives fled Russia because they were wanted for armed robbery. Armed robbery is kinda like royalty, isn't it?
     
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  3. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    according to the wife:
    if you're located near a Mormon church, check to see if they have a Genealogy group. They'll usually have times where you can visit and use their computers and certain ancestry sites if they're paid.
    Family Search is free - https://www.familysearch.org/search/
     
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  5. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    just to let you know, the only thing they can give you with any real certainty is what continent your heritage is mostly from, and even that is dependent on what has already been collected in the databanks, which is limited, to be honest. (though greater now than 5 or 10 years ago)

    The wife has had her maternal haplotype examined with my family tree and it only supported what she already knew about her heritage. It indicated she was more Scot and Irish than Germanic as well, which surprised her, but had very little to say about her Native American heritage.
    this really depends on some information, such as: what do you already know? is your family actually [x] or was their name changed?
    (also, it only explores a small part of your family - only those related to the name)
    it won't always work and there are some big scams out there too, so be wary.
    For example: I was told that my last name places me firmly as some Polish Feudal lord blah blah blah ... I know it's crap because my family name comes from Hungary. My grandfather, who has a birth certificate from both Hungary and Eerie, Pennsylvania, (birth en route) knew that the family name was changed at Ellis Island (circa 1908) to be more American. My Great Grandfather and his brother took a castle ruin near where they lived, assumed the name and altered the spelling (and pronunciation) when they landed at Ellis Island. I know that any person in the US who carries that name is either related or in the witness protection program.
    I'll do it. I'm already in so many databases all over the planet I might as well get something out of it.
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I know the most about my mother's side of the family. Someone in the family had a small book published with that side researched. They came from Ireland in the late 1700's. They came to N.C. and most/all were farmers and therefore it wasn't too hard to trace them back using land records.

    My father's side of the family were from either Scotland or Ireland.
     
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  8. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    My wife has purchased a few of those type books.
    Where in Ireland did your family come from? Wife's family came from County Londonderry, Antrim and Tyrone. We visited the Antrim coast and absolutely fell in love with it... plus, we had a great time with the locals. The sense of humour was incredible and though not fully representative, this book kinda gives a glimpse of it: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23316.Round_Ireland_with_a_Fridge


    I think you'll enjoy it - it's absolutely hilarious, IMHO!
     
  9. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    That was less clear. A relative published the book after doing the research. It's clear from U.S. land records from the late 1700's on. The part of Ireland is less clear as there were several similar names involved. County Cork was the most likely as I recall.
     
  10. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    Huh! I'll ask the wife if she used anything other than Ancestry.com when I get a chance.
    Of course, her line has a shitload of bluebloods in it so it may well just be the difference between the availability of information. I'll check ...
     
  11. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    The only thing I really know of my direct ancestors is that none of them were childless.

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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    So not adopted?

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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Somebody somewhere has to have those babies. They would be your ancestors, whether biological or not.

    (One of my cousins didn't find out he was adopted until his parents died; he was in his forties. I think it would be interesting to find out you had a whole other family. In case you're reading this, SideshowKevin, you're still one of us. You'll always be one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us....)
     
  14. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    My older brother is adopted. I'm not exactly sure when my parents told him, but I know that it had to be sometime before he turned 16. That's when my sister and I found out. He is 8 yrs older than I am and when I was about 8, my dad let it slip out during a conversation with a friend, while my sister and I were in the room. Mom was upset with him, but he said that we were going to have to find out eventually anyway.
    I do remember later Mom saying that when he became an adult she offered to give him what information she had on his birth parents. He told her that he didn't need it and that as far as he was concerned, Mom and Dad were his parents.
     
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  15. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    That is cool! My family is diverse too.

    I have some Irish ancestry myself. I am not sure of any royal connections yet. I am also unsure of any English, Welsh, or Scottish ancestry for sure yet.

    Thanks!
     
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  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Good correct point and they certainly would be biological related

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  17. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks! I have a library and a few churches in my town. Maybe I could see if they have genealogy groups there.
     
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  18. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    you're welcome.
    Also, check out Newspapers.com and Family Search. (linked in the names)
    The wife says those are her primary sources other than the Mormon link (and the Church when she can get over that way).

    If your town doesn't have a Mormon church, check to see if there is anything close at all. If they're running a genealogy group they'll have people who can help and they're some of the nicest people in those groups. I used to get bored hanging around so they would make me cookies and let me play on the computers.

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    Sorry if it takes a while to get information from the wife. Sometimes our schedules just don't match up well.
     
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