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U.S. Genealogy News
Family stories are a wonderful thing. They often give you insights into the lives of your ancestors. However, beware! not all family stories are true. Many such stories are fictional. Yet, even the stories that are either entirely or part fiction may contain clues to facts. Good genealogical practice requires that we admit fiction. But the next step the genealogist takes separates art from science. Before we discard these stories altogether, we need to mine them for nuggets of truth. Let's take a look at a few of the more common "family legends" to see which ones you can..... read more.
Lake Stevens Journal
Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world today and for good reason -- people want to know where they came from.
"It received a great boost when Alex Haley wrote Roots back in 1977", Family History Center volunteer Susie Putnam said. "People want to find out where they came from, and in doing so, they realize the sacrifices made by those who went before them. Their ancestors become real people, not just a name."
Lake Stevens offers a place..... read more.
Smithsonian Magazine Cover reads "Why Genealogy is Bunk!
TIME Roanoke Island, N. C.
Researchers believe they may be able o use DNA to uncover the fate of the Lost Colony which vanished shortly after more than 100 people settled on Roanoke Island in 1587. Using genealogy, deeds and historical..... read more.
The 1860 census listed my ancestors age as 27, born in Ohio. That suggests a girth date about 1833 - handy information. Yet, when I looked at the 1870 census, his birthplace had migrated back to New York, and he was now 47 years old. Math isn't my strong suit, but adding 20 years to his age after just 10 years doesn't.... read more.
Canadian Genealogy News
Canada's first census was initiated by Intendant Jean
Talon in 1666. The census counted the colony's 3,215 inhabitants and
recorded their age, sex, marital status and occupation. In light of the
need for information to help plan and develop the Colony of New France,
Talon did much of the data collection personally, visiting settlers
throughout the colony.
UK Genealogy News
THE 1841 census for England and Wales has been
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