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  • Can Someone Find Me if I Change My Name?

    Can Someone Find Me if I Change My Name?

    There are many reasons a person would change their name, such as assimilation to a new environment, legal issues, fear of discrimination, etc. And while most of our other articles focus on finding ancestors who’ve changed their names, could someone find us if we changed our names? If you change your name legally, and your […]

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  • How Do I Find Someone if I Only Know Their Maiden Name?

    How Do I Find Someone if I Only Know Their Maiden Name?

    So, you want to find someone you’ve lost touch with. Perhaps it’s an old friend, classmate, or long-lost relative. One problem is that you only know the person’s maiden name. Maybe they changed their name on purpose or got married. Fear not; we will show the best ways to find someone using only their maiden […]

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  • 6+ Ways to Print a Beautiful Family Tree

    6+ Ways to Print a Beautiful Family Tree

    A family tree is a terrific way to trace heritage and learn more about our origins. A hard copy of this can be used for reference when teaching children about their history. It makes a beautiful display of our ancestry that can be hung and displayed on the wall at home. Printing a beautiful family […]

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  • Military Genealogy: Did Your Grandfather Serve?

    Military Genealogy: Did Your Grandfather Serve?

    Preparing for military detective work is demanding, but it’s also rewarding and fun. We’ll introduce you to some research strategies that hopefully will help your search. Military records are a terrific way to find out if a grandfather served. However, although they are valuable information resources, they can be confusing. Usually, this type of research […]

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  • How to Find an Ancestor Who Changed Their Name

    How to Find an Ancestor Who Changed Their Name

    Why did our ancestors change their names? They changed their names for several reasons, making it harder for us to find them. So, let’s put on a detective hat and channel our inner Hercule Poirot to get to the bottom of the case of finding an ancestor who changed their name. Finding an ancestor who […]

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  • A Degree in Genealogy: What It Is and What You Can Do With It

    A Degree in Genealogy: What It Is and What You Can Do With It

    If you love researching family history, you might be wondering if it’s worth getting a degree in genealogy. A degree takes a lot of time and financial investment. So before diving into one, you need to know what to expect, and what options there are once qualified. A degree in Genealogy shows that a person […]

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  • How to Find Out if You Have Irish Heritage

    How to Find Out if You Have Irish Heritage

    You can find Irish people and their culture across the world, and since the 1700s, around 5 million Irish people have emigrated to the USA. In America, many people have Irish heritage, and maybe you’re wondering if you’re one of them. If you have a sneaking suspicion that your family came from Ireland, where do […]

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  • Can a Blood Test Show Ethnicity? The Science Explained

    Can a Blood Test Show Ethnicity? The Science Explained

    Can DNA tell us who we are or where are we from? We live in a fascinating time where a drop of blood can answer these questions. Although, the answer might not be what you expect. Even so, let’s ask it: can a blood test show ethnicity? Blood tests (and DNA tests) cannot prove cultural […]

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  • DNA Explained: How Many Generations Back is 1%?

    DNA Explained: How Many Generations Back is 1%?

    Most people likely associate themselves with their country and ethnicity since they have shaped who they are as a person. Getting a DNA test and seeing that they are 1% Chinese or Russian can be a bizarre experience. So, how many generations back is 1%? If a DNA test shows there is 1% of ethnicity, then that DNA entered the family tree around 7-8 generations into […]

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  • How To Find Out Where an Ancestor is Buried: Complete Guide

    How To Find Out Where an Ancestor is Buried: Complete Guide

    Trying to put together a family’s history and checking out where ancestors are buried is a pretty important step. However, it’s not always a straightforward process. While there are a few go-to steps that normally work (check out the next section below), sometimes it can take a little more legwork. The first step is to […]

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  • How to Find Out if You Have Italian Heritage

    How to Find Out if You Have Italian Heritage

    You can find Italian culture in cities all over the globe, especially here in America. At the beginning of the 20th century, 4 million Italian immigrants lived in the USA. Today, over 16 million of their descendants identify as Italian-American. So, if there are tales of European relatives in your family, you might be wondering […]

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  • How to Find out if you Have Viking Heritage

    How to Find out if you Have Viking Heritage

    The Vikings were a group of seafaring warriors. At their peak, they had territories spreading from Turkey to Canada, and they frequently intermarried with the locals. So, Viking bloodlines can be found all over the world. And if you have a sneaking suspicion that you might have Viking heritage, you might be wondering how to […]

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