Posts Tagged With: ancestry.com

Ancestry DNA Kit Contest

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1. SUBSCRIBE to my blog (if you are already subscribed, thank you!)
2.Email your name by Saturday, January 12th 2019 by 8pm (EST) and I will assign you a number. (Where is my email address you ask? In the about me section)
3. Watch live via IG live @genes_work on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 8pm (EST) as I randomly pick one lucky number. (Can’t watch live? No problem I will repost on my blog and email the winner.)

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Win a free AncestryDNA Kit

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1. Visit my blog (you are already here)

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3.Email me your Name by Saturday, March 17th, 2018 by 8pm (EST) and I will reply back a number. (Where is my email address you ask? In the about me section)

4. Watch live via Youtube on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 8pm (EST) as I randomly pick one lucky number. (Can’t watch live? No problem I will repost on the blog and email the winner.)

GOOD LUCK!!!

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/9

 

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Cemetery Records: Records of the names and death dates of those buried in a cemetery or graveyard. Cemetery caretakers usually keep records of such, as well as maps of the gravesites. They may also keep more detailed records, including the names of the deceased’s relatives. In addition to these paper records, you will find tombstones. Tombstones can provide information such as birth and death dates and the names of other family members. (Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/27

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Ahnentafel numberThe unique number assigned to each position in an ancestor table. Number one designates the person in the first generation, the one at the beginning of the chart. Numbers two and three designate the parents of number one and the second generation. Numbers four through seven designate the grandparents of person number one and the third generation. As the ahnentafel extends by generation, the number of persons doubles. (definition from ancestry.com)

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AncestryDNA Only $69

Were you waiting for the DNA test to go on sale? Well you are in luck, the DNA kit from ancestry.com is on sale for $69.00 until Aug. 15th. Visit Ancestry.com for more information.

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Oral History and DNA Not Matching Up?

Fellow genealogist and BlackProGen LIVE member Nicka Smith gives us three reasons why your oral history might not match your DNA results.

 

 

 

 

 

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Asking Ancestors

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I saw this post on Ancestry’s Instagram account the other day and I would ask if they are proud of the research I am doing? I often wonder if they are looking down on me and saying thank you, thank you for looking for us, thank you for trying to share their story, thank you for not forgetting us.  What question would you ask your ancestors?

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Private or Public?

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Last Friday night I decided to stay in and surf ancestry.com I stumbled upon a tree for my grandfather. To my surprise the owner of the tree had the same exact information I had on my tree for my grandfather, his siblings and some of his relatives. My first thought was, was the owner a relative of mine? The next thought was why didn’t the owner contact me? When I say the same information, I mean the owner even had my pictures, like a copy and paste tree. I am all for sharing, that’s why I leave my trees public, I want to contact with possible relatives. But I now understand why some folks make their trees private, why they don’t disclose everything detail about a relative or why some even put wrong information about a family member on purpose. When I find my ancestors or relatives in someone else’s tree, I reach out to the owner of that tree, most get back to me but a few don’t but I still reach out. Well I reached out and found out the owner of the tree is doing research for a number of people and the owner said one of the folks their researching for is possibly related to the people on my tree. This still makes me think, why didn’t the owner of the tree contact me to see what information or to see if it was accurate? Maybe the owner was and I just beat them to it or maybe the owner and or person whom they were researching for was satisfied with the information that was on my tree. I am wondering is there a thing as family tree etiquette? Even if your tree is public should someone have to ask you to add an ancestor or relative on their tree? Should they ask you to use your pictures? Is it free range since your tree is public? Since this little incident it has made me think twice about making my tree public on ancestry. I did the work in finding these documents, creating my tree and even adding pictures and someone takes what I did without a word is a little wrong to me.

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Research Road Trip: DNA Cousins

I decided to take a trip south while I had some time and on my way to Alabama I made a stop in Georgia and while I was there I reached out to three of my DNA cousins (discovered via ancestrydna). Garron, DeVan, and Octavia, I was so glad Garron and Octavia agreed to meet with me, DeVan and I actually met two years ago briefly but we stayed in touch. Garron, Octavia and Mia (my DNA cousin who I met in Birmingham) still don’t know our common ancestor(s). Garron and Octavia are on my maternal side while DeVan and Mia are on my paternal side, DeVan’s great grandfather and my great great grandfather were brothers. Mia and I have a couple surname names in common, Moorer and Snow, while Octavia and Garron share Camden, Wilcox County. Of course I would have loved to figured out how I was related to my other three DNA cousins but just meeting them was pretty cool, we bonded over our love for genealogy and getting to know our family. I didn’t have to grow up with them to consider them or call them my cousin.

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Garron, DeVan, Octavia and Mia

 

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May Georgiana Rest In Peace

88 years ago today my great grandmother died, of course I didn’t know her personally but I’ve known of this woman who died before the age of 35 named Georgiana Beck to be my great grandmother. Other than that her life pretty much remained a mystery until I found her death certificate a few months ago. I was able to find a little more information about her and one thing being her death date. So I say R.I.P. To my Great Grandmother Georgiana 13407181_10100942960900870_4882238939990333445_n

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