Any one into Genealogy?

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  1. catrules

    catrules The Redneck Sista

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    I thought I would see if anyone was into Genealogy? I've been researching my family history now for about 5 years. I love doing it too! I have pictures from the 1800's and have made 4 scrapbooks so far for my family and I .

    Thought I would start a thread if anyone else is into for support!
     
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    James Head Smarty Pants Staff Member

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    Yep, I worked on my branch a few years ago. Actually found another Pegram in NC who had traced us all the way back to the first Pegram to come over from England.
     
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    catrules The Redneck Sista

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    Sweet James!!! So far I haven't found any one living on my mom's side but I have a huge chunk missing thanks to the great flood in ohio. Lost lots of records due to that.
     
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    Somewhere we lost all the research my grandpa did on his family. Could not find it anywhere when he died. Sad really. He had traced back to a prince in Prussia (later East Germany).
     
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    We've done some researching too. I have one branch traced back to 15th century Scotland. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of information on my father's side of the family. Do you scrapbook all of the pictures and information? I have the hardest time getting down the information when I don't have corresponding pictures.
     
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    When I have time, I work on my families trees. Just wished I had more time to work on it.
     
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    I've tried to work on mine, but I run into language barriers and poor record-keeping systems in other countries. I'm very much-so a "mutt". My dad is from Iran - 100% Iranian, and my maternal grandfather is from Cuba (his family immigrated there from France), so both of those lines have been very difficult to follow. Iranians don't keep very good records - my own grandmother isn't sure how old she is!!! My maternal grandfathers records only go back a handful of generations and then they seem to disappear. Kind of sad. I really like to know about my family history!!
     
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    Yep I did. What I did was a type out a page of the parents names at the top with birth date and where, death date and where and under neath that if I found the marriage year and where. Then below that I listed the children, birth year and death year. No pictures just did a separate page of that. Then I scrapped the pictures separate on there own page. Then I would do separate page of info for each child I found.
     
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    catrules The Redneck Sista

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    That is hard when the records aren't kept well. Yes very sad.
     
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    I have traced back one branch to people who must have been born pre-1800, but that's as far as I have gotten. Some very interesting people... I hate that their stories are lost forever except for a teeny blurb in a paper or single anecdote or photo.
     
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    I'm kinda sorta starting to get into geneology--so I'll be interested to hear what you experienced family tree hunters have to share!
     
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    catrules The Redneck Sista

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    Make sure you record everything you do, lol that could be a pain later for ya. I write down who I researched and what I found and what is left to find on that specific person.
     

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