Are You The Descendent Of A Pirate? Simple Steps To Find Your Family History

Want to know if you descended from a king or a famous pirate? Then a genealogy search may be right up your alley. To begin the search is simple.

First decide who the oldest living member of your family is and see what information they have available for you. Generally, they can at least provide you with the information of their own grandparent’s names and possibly even their great parent’s information. Try to tape or video-record their answers. It is wise to do this as soon as it can be arranged since once this person passes on so does any information that they could have provided you with.

Second, go to your public library or favorite bookstore that will lead you through the process of tracing your family’s roots. You can also search the internet by searching the Google database for additional books or resources to help you in your search.

Thirdly, courthouses and churches often have public records that you have the right to access, like birth records, marriage certificates, baptismal information, probate, military, and death records.

Fourthly, check out the phone directories where you think your family resided during a certain era. This is helpful especially if you have an unusual surname or spelling for your surname. People finder Web Sites are also a great place to look for information, especially for those still living.

Lastly, if any of your relatives were in the military the public library can provide information regarding the addresses for the different branches so that you can request access to public records regarding the individual. This is a great place to find information regarding deceased family members.

Good luck on your search and don’t give up. You may learn that you are the descendent of George Washington or King Louie even though you didn’t inherit their wealth.

Simple Family Tree v1.30

Simple Family Tree enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual (it reads and writes files in Gedcom format). You can enter notes, events, marriage details, and an alternate name for each individual. Additionally, you can see the age, birthday, and view a photo of an individual.

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Simple Family Tree v1.28

Simple Family Tree enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual (it reads and writes files in Gedcom format). You can enter notes, events, marriage details, and an alternate name for each individual. Additionally, you can see the age, birthday, and view a photo of an individual.

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MyHeritage

I don’t know very much about my family tree and heritage, and it seems like a lot of people are in this same situation with me. Ancient ancestors aren’t exactly discussed around the dinner table when my family gets together, and unless some of your relatives have extensive records or have done the research work to compile all of this family history, then you probably don’t know very much about where you came from generations ago. This is a shame, because it would be nice to know where you came from in order to learn a little bit more about who you are. MyHeritage encourages you to take the time to build out your family tree.

This site is all about family both past and present, and interested users can create their own family Web site in addition to their own 3D family tree. As you would expect, tools are available for genealogy research, and who knows, you just might find what you’re looking for. Another feature of MyHeritage that can’t be denied is the Face Recognition demo. All you have to do is upload a picture of your face, and the site will then search for your celebrity look-alikes. If nothing else, it’s good for a laugh. Apparently MyHeritage thinks I’m a mix of Patrick Swayze, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Carson Daly. I’m scared.

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