Archive for the Family History Search Tips Category


Don’t lose your family history

Don’t wait! If you have the slightest inkling, or if there is any possibility that you will want to investigate or know more about your family history and ancestors some day, take action now. I’m not kidding you. The number one regret I hear from family, friends and clients is that they wish they would […]

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Find Your Family Tree the Simple Way

When you first start out to find your family tree, you’ll probably find that you’re asking yourself, “Who are MY ancestors?”   You may even start to look and quickly find that you get overwhelmed with all the different pieces of information. Didn’t things used to be simpler before the age of the internet?  It seems […]

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Build Your Family Tree – Errors in Dates

This is another post in the series designed to help you build your family tree.  This is the fourth in the series that started on 1 Jan 2014 with Tracing Danish Ancestors.  I hope these prove useful to you in your family history search. When you set out to build your family tree you’re going […]

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Family History Search Advice: Use the Facts

This is another post to help you with your family history search.  It probably should have been the first one in the series, which started with the post Tracing Danish Ancestors,  as what I cover pertains to the others as well, but there you go.  I hope you find these posts useful for what to […]

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Find Your Ancestry: What’s in a Name?

You have to realize that when set out to find your ancestry and build your family tree that you are going to get stuck occasionally.  It’s almost certainly going to happen, so I thought I would write some posts and give you some tips on what you can do to get going again. One of […]

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Tracing Danish Ancestors

Tracing Danish ancestors back to Denmark can certainly be challenging. Realize that up until 1826, when the use of patronymic surnames was legally abolished, there was quite a system in use. If you study the diagram below, you can see the pattern of naming that was used. Consider Jens Sørensen to be the father and […]

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Ancestry Detective Work

ANCESTRY DETECTIVE WORK AND FINDING THE CORRECT ANCESTOR   Sometimes it takes a great amount of patience and ancestry detective work to actually know you are onto the right ancestor.  There are so many people who have the same or a similar name, are from the same place and the same time.  So, how do […]

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