Genealogy is a hobby whose “bug” can be passed down to our children given the right “nudge”. It’s difficult to get adults interested in doing research, or to sit down and tell you their family’s history. Children generally have a short attention span, and that’s with activities they enjoy doing; like watching TV, playing video(…)
I recently worked on a case that looked very hard to crack till a fellow genealogist pointed out he had seen the name written with 1 extra T in the name. with that information, I was able to find the whole family within 10 minutes. The message behind this, a name is not always what(…)
DTP or Definitive Tangible Proof, in genealogy, is an item that provides direct evidence of the existence of an ancestor. Which can include, but is not limited to the following: birth/baptism/marriage/death records, military records, land deals (purchases/sales), tax lists/census, paintings/portraits/photographs, personal letters/journals, Wills/Estates, Probate records, Orphans “bound out” to individuals, grave markers, individual items used(…)
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Genealogical research is very rewarding and there are many opportunities to learn the different aspects of it. But, some of these opportunities come with a price tag, which some of us can not afford. Or maybe we can attend one or two of them a year, but miss out on several others. What can we do to take advantage of those seminars, conferences and educational moments that we are not able to attend personally?
According to his will, Hamlet Mayers Lynch was born about 1769, and he died in 1852 in Barbados, West Indies. There have been no records found for his birth, baptism or christening, but the assumption is that he was also born there. In time he had children with Minifred (also recorded as Menifred). Starting in(…)