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10/8/14 6:42 P

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Hi, I'm Ramona. I've been researching my family histories since 1983. I am always looking for new information and websites to help in my research. I've been a Spark Member since 2008, then I quit until 2011 but I've been active since July 24, 2011.

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10/3/14 1:28 P

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Karen, since I'm sure that you're not the only one with questions like this, I'll answer publicly. One of the places that you can find information like this is the website for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). www.apgen.org You can search the directory of members for those who live in or specialize in (not always the same thing) the area where you need help. I would generally recommend searching for someone who specializes in a particular area rather than just searching for someone who lives there. In any case, make sure to read their directory entry. I regularly receive inquiries for services I don't provide, when if they read my directory entry they'd have known what I do.

The other possibility is less helpful for those who need help with non-North American records. There are a number of APG chapters. The chapters are listed on the APG website, with links to the chapter website that lists their members, a bit about them, what they do, and their contact information. Most, if not all, chapters are in the US and Canada.

I know people who specialize in some countries but unfortunately I'm not acquainted with any of those who specialize in Belgium.

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10/3/14 11:02 A

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Hi, my name is Karen and I've been researching my family tree for about 14 years. I have found so much amazing information on my family that it was easy for me to become addicted to doing the research. The majority of my information comes from my dad's side. I have had a lo of difficulty with my mom's side. If anyone has any ideas or information on how to obtain a birth certificate from Belgium, could you message me please. My great-grandparents were all born there and I'd like more information on them. Looking forward to sharing with this group.

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9/22/14 2:01 A

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It's been just over a year since I retired from my twenty-seven year career teaching middle school ancient history. Slowly but surely over a period of a couple of years, the pounds accumulated- a few pounds overweight became 10... 20... 30... 40... and, two days ago, topped out at 51 pounds over my recommended weight. A friend of a Facebook friend of mine happened to mention SparkPeople, and all omens seemed to be auspicious. I am ready to begin this journey. I am humbled to be in the company of so many courageous people. The stories of success and struggle are inspiring.
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I have been actively working on my Hungarian/German/Irish/Scottish genealogy for about five years and enjoy the process very much.
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Sometimes I index records for FamilySearch. I've had the honor to help a friend get started with her Armenian family tree recently, too. I have included thousands of extended family members on my ancestry.com tree. I am beginning to also create a back-up tree of direct relatives and ancestors on FamilySearch. I belong to Hungarian, German, and Irish ancestry Facebook groups, which has been enormously helpful.
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8/29/14 5:35 P

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So many great ideas. I hadn't even thought about taking pictures with my phone of old pics or documents. I'll let you know how it went.

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8/29/14 5:17 P

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Perfect timing! That is a great way to get started! Get copies of any documents he has - photographs with your phone are a fine way to start. Photograph, write down, or record with audio or video anything you can. Don't count on your memory. When I started researching my mom's side of the family I kept a notebook handy and wrote down questions as they came up, then I'd call her and run through my list and write down the answers. And don't just ask him about what he knows about his ancestors. Ask him about his life and what he knows about what his parents' lives were like. I learned so many things about my own parents' lives. I even learned a lot from talking to my own siblings and my cousins. (of course, my oldest sibs are more than a decade older than I am and some of my first cousins are 20-30 years older than I am.)

That reminds me of one of the first tips someone gave me. Use full-size sheets of paper for your notes. It sounds funny, but its so easy to lose a post-it or something that size.

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8/29/14 4:55 P

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Thanks Ann. I'll check those out this weekend and let y'all know then. I'm really just getting started. I have yet to even interview my dad which I'll do this weekend as well. I'm so excited! emoticon

Je Suis Prest means "I am ready," and is the Fraser clan motto. With Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser - Outlander).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpye
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8/29/14 4:17 P

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Terri, Familysearch.org is free and has a number of records - more all the time. If you can give us an idea of where you need to find records, as much as you know so far, we may be able to give you some more ideas.

Keep in mind that Ancestry always has some records that you can access for free and that Fold3.com (mostly military records) also always has some records that you can see without spending money.

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8/29/14 3:52 P

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Hello, I've been on SparkPeople since 2009 off and on, but I've finally gotten serious about it. I'm starting to see some progress finally so I'm excited about that.

My son is in his last year at FSU and has a wonderful girlfriend who joined him there this year, so I'm on my own for a bit and wanted to do something special for his graduation gift so I decided to do a Family Tree for him. I've been poking around on Ancestry.com but I haven't jumped in and signed up yet. I'm saving that for after my busy season at my job, which will be ending around Thanksgiving. I'm interested in any other ways to research that wouldn't cost me anything until then.

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Je Suis Prest means "I am ready," and is the Fraser clan motto. With Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser - Outlander).
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7/24/14 3:26 P

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I'm not exactly new to SparkPeople. I had a little success with it about FIVE years ago & then for whatever reason got lazy & quit doing the things I needed to do to live a healthy lifestyle & lose some of the weight I so desperately needed to be rid of. But I'm trying to get back into the groove. I haven't actually begun to work on my diet yet, but I'm taking a slow path in that direction with other healthy choices, such as establishing a regular sleep pattern, moving more, & drinking more water. Hopefully I'll be ready to put the other foot in within the next week or so.

With regard to my genealogy, I've been working on it off & on since I was about 12. One of my cousins put together several typed family group sheets naming all my cousins and their children along with my aunts & uncles, parents, grandparents, & great-grandparents. That sparked my interest and now as an adult my interest has grown into a full-fledged genealogy addiction. I really need to start getting things written down as far as the family stories are concerned. But I enjoy the thrill of the hunt so much . . . . . . . LOL

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7/22/14 5:11 P

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Hi! I've been dabbling in genealogy for about 8 years now. It started when my daughter had to do a genealogy project for school. I love history and learning about our family was so interesting. I have been considering taking a DNA test to learn even more.
On my paternal side, our roots trace back to Scotland & Denmark. My mother's paternal line also seems to be Scottish, but I haven't found the real proof yet. My mother's maternal line has proven to be tough too; her paternal line goes back to England to a young man sentenced to death or America for stealing clothes, but I am stuck in Arkansas just a few generations from me on my mother's maternal line.
My hubby's paternal line is also difficult leading back to Kentucky before the Civil War. He had relatives that survived the horrible Andersonville prison. And while I haven't made it out of America on my hubby's maternal side, there are a number of German family names.
No matter which line I am working on, it is always fun to learn!

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7/12/14 4:34 P

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Hello, live in Ohio and just beginning to use the internet & other resources to build my family tree. I love the show: " Who Do You Think You Are" and believe this is a side hobby that I will enjoy working on and sharing with my children. I look forward to getting to know the group here and getting ideas for the resources that I will need.

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5/19/14 7:14 A

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Hi my name is Sue and I live in Wisconsin. Iam interested in finding out more about my dad's family as my parents divorced when I was quite young, and he didn't stay in touch with us. I don't much care about the details of his life and death, although I know enough, but I am more interested in the heritage of my Irish ancestors. I am hoping by being a part of this team I will gain tips and tricks of quality research. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. emoticon

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3/2/14 9:52 P

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Hello,
I've gotten interested in genealogy as a young teen, when my aunt was researching my mother's side of the family. Now, as a young adult, I have taken over researching my father's side of the family. So far, I've only been able to reach my great-grandparents on my father's side. Hopefully, this team will help me find some leads.
I'm a true Heinz 57 when it comes to ethnic heritages. On my father's side, I have connections to central Italy and Krakow, Poland (and who knows what else). On my mother's side, I have Scottish, English (goes to 1600's), Welsh, Irish, German, Dutch, and Native American heritage. My family also has an extensive military history, from privates in the American Revolution, to both rebel and union soldiers in the Civil War, to both world wars (great-grandfather was a bomber pilot for the European Front in WW2), with the most recent being my cousin in Desert Storm.
My goal in this team is to help others with research in these areas (what little I can give) and learn new techniques that I can use to help me find some relatives in Italy and Poland.

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2/26/14 2:03 P

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Just found this group. I'm really excited to meet fellow "nerds".
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2/26/14 11:09 A

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2/26/14 9:33 A

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Hi everyone!! I am Lisa and I stumbled across this group yesterday. I have always loved history and genealogy. I have only recently started to research my family tree. I hope to find out if any of my ancestors fought in the Civil War. I am fascinated with that time period.
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2/23/14 2:26 P

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I joined SparkPeople in January - but hadn't started any weight-loss plan. About ten days ago I started following Dr. Joey Shulman's Metabolism Boosting Diet. So far, so good.
I joined this Spark Team about ten days ago also, but had not yet introduced myself.
My name is Kim. I've been doing family research for close to 10 years now and have a fairly large family tree on ancestry. I work on my tree now and then - I'm also a knitter and I find if I'm doing genealogy I'm not knitting, and vice versa! Right now I'm focusing on my knitting - keeps my fingers away from my mouth!!!

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I just stumbled onto the group today. I have been working on our families history for a few years now. My aunt tried to get me interested when I was younger but I could have cared less then. She is gone now. I wish she could have lived to see all the resources available on line now.




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2/4/14 9:11 P

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Hi - I just joined this group and am very excited about it. I started my family tree a few years ago and had some success, then life took over and I sorta got away from it. My 2014 goal was to pick up and try again to find ancestors.
My name is Florence - (Flo) for short. I live about 1 hour from St.Louis in a very rural area.
Right now, we are snowed in and may be for a long time the way it is coming down.
I have 3 adult children - 7 grands and 2 great grands with another on the way
I enjoy scrapbooking, card making, knitting - and genealogy (hope to get active with it again)



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I may have joined this team when I was more active with spark, so picking it up again. My daughter did a genealogy project for 4H when she was in 6th grade. When I retired in 1995 I deeded to pick up where she left off and have been at it ever since. More time was spent on it at the beginning when there were so many new things to discover. Things have slowed down some now, as brick walls have been hit.

Writing character sketches as been been a goal of mine. The idea suggested by ancestry.com of 52 Ancestors. ( one a week for a year) interested me, but since I already have many sketches, I changed it to 52 questions. Each week I write a little paragraph about one of my family that I still need to find out about. Maybe someday someone will take that and be able to fill in some blanks and extend my research.

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1/11/14 7:38 P

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Hi, I'm Kajsa, and I have just binged on ancestry.ca for the last 11 days. I am so addicted. I am researching Sweden at the moment. I am returning to Spark and am a mature college student with a crazy schedule so I have to set aside my family research now until summer.

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Hi, my name is Kathy and I've thought about joining this group for some time now. I've been with Sparkpeople for 6 years, but I haven't been very active in a while. So hopefully by summer I will have more "me time" to get back into my research and other things I enjoy doing. Btw, thanks for the Welcome Mat! emoticon

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Elizabeth, that's terrific. It can help a lot to have someone else working on things!

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Hi I'm Elizabeth from Vermont.
I've always been interested in genealogy and shaking the nuts and ghost/skeletons from the family tree. Now that my brother is retired he been bitten by the bug and we've been working together. Next summer we want to visit illinois/wisconsin and do some cemetery hopping and local research.

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Hello Everyone!

I am Lisa Wagner and I have been doing genealogy for many, many years with my first cousin, Michael. We share all our information and colaborate on the findings. Today we had a MAJOR, MAJOR brick wall breakthrough!! Which sparked me on to find this group! I had given up on genealogy for the last year or two because I have basically found all there is to find on the internet. I am at a point now that I need to go physically visit some of these places to get any farther. But a distant cousin in Scotland was able to break thru a major wall for us and it feels sooo good! The final story of my great grandmothers life would make a great twist and turn mystery movie!

I see there are alot of familiar names on this team from the quilting teams! I guess Great minds think alike! Quilting and genealogy, 2 great hobbies.

I think this will be a fun team. I already enjoyed the ghost question.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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Hello, everyone. My name is Debbie and I live in Northern California. I am a long-time Sparkler and have been a genealogy hobbiest since the mid-80s. I have been a FH Consultant for more years than I care to admit and served as the director of our FHC for five of those years. I also love indexing and have indexed and/or arbitrated over 200,000 names.

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Hi, I'm Kimberly!

I think I forgot to introduce myself when I first joined...sorry about that.

My current research is mostly focused on my maternal grandfather's side of the family. He was "adopted" and it is making the search very difficult. I keep feeling like I'm getting closer but then the clue turns up either empty or just gives me a tiny bit of new information.

The history of my maternal grandmother's family has been well researched. We can trace them back to when some of my ancestors were slaves.

On my paternal family's side, someone else has already done some research and I need to contact that person so that I don't spin wheels trying to find information that has already been documented.

For my grandfather, I have the word "adopted" in parenthesis because we don't know if he was legally adopted, if someone in the family took over his care, or if his care was assumed by a neighbor/family friend. It has been a challenging but interesting search.

Looking forward to being a part of the group.
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I'm fairly new to SP and have been involved with genealogy for a few years. Through Ancestry.com I've been in contact with several distant relatives; would not have known about them if not for genealogy. Really exciting when a brick wall starts crumbling with hints from other family trees or documents.

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My name is Kathi; I've been with SP for almost 4 years. I just recently was given 5 boxes of STUFF to sort through; photos and mementos from my grandparents' generation and before. It motivated me to get back into researching my family history; I have so many new clues now and have made so much progress!

I'm looking forward to being on this team! I can be a bit of a lurker (there's just not enough hours in the day!) but I do read everything that comes in and love to chime in when I have something worthwhile to add.


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Greetings all!

My name is Denise. I had fallen off the SP wagon but I am back on!! I've been doing genealogy on and off for years. (sounds familiar to my weight journey emoticon ) Research area is Northern New York but grew up a Navy brat in Charleston SC and now living in suburban Maryland outside of DC.

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Welcome to the team. I am a recent joiner myself just last weekend or so. I grew up in and around Crowley Louisiana till i left to go in the Army in 77, havent lived there since. I now reside in Ohio for the last 23 years...What part of Louisiana do you live in?


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Hi Ive been a member of SP for a couple of years. Ive not always been active. This time Ive been a regular since Nov. 2012. Ive done genealogy research for almost 20 years. I really love it. I live in Louisiana which has kept records for many years. So I have been fortunate to find lots of information. I still have a few brick walls hoping one day to break it down.

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Hi! I'm Debbie- I'm new to this group & Genealogy...I started researching after my father passed in 2007. My Sister is the Historian/Genealogist in our family, but I'm thinking if I learn a bit, I may be able to help her.
I live in Carmichael, California


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Hello Everyone, I have been a member of Sparks people for a while now, with being on a lot of different teams. I now reside in Columbus Ohio area with my wife of over 23 years,
we have two sons one is married and lives across town form us.While our youngest son is enrolled at BGSU in northern Ohio. taking Japanese studies and international business,,,can you see where this is going... We have two small dogs and a cat that is bigger then the dogs and he keeps them in line...I look forward to meeting my new teammates and learning some trick of the genealogy craft that i have missed.... emoticon emoticon


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I'm back with SP and loving it! I have spent the last year researching my family history and have made some interesting discoveries.

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Hi...My name is Vernique (but everyone calls me Niki),I am not new to Sparks. I actually started several years ago and stopped. Just recently I decided to start it back up and stick to it this time. I also love genealogy. I been doing research for over 10 years and I still love finding out of new information every time.

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Hello there,

I'm Susie, 52, recently empty nested wife and mom, working as an admin for an airline, and part-time college student. I've been an avid family historian for about 20 years, and 3 years ago accidently discovered I was a Mayflower descendent while researching something totally different. I love when stuff like that happens.

I've been on SP since 2011, but off and on. Right now I'm ON, and hope to stay that way.

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Hi I'm also new to genealogy but not to Sparkspeople.
Started researching a little after inheriting some family papers
I'm enjoying not only finding out more about my family but also the history around the places and times they are living.
I'm trying to balance part time work with taking care of family (including my MIL) and trying to loose weight. Not always easy.

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Hi to all!

I am new to the team but not SparkPeople. I just really started seriously reseraching my family a little over a week ago.

I'm not really sure why I never did the reserach before now. There were other members of the family who said they were working on things and i just depended on them to get the information. Now, I don't have the answers I want and have decided to do research for myself. I've consulted a few other family members to try get any information that has already been gathered.

I had no idea how time consuming or challenging this could be.

Looking forward to finding information and answers and information.

Wishing everyone here success in your searches and in your health journeys!

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Hi everyone. I have been a Spark member since Jan. 2010 but just discovered this team through another member's page. I have been working on my family genealogy site since 2001 off and one but finally put it on Tribal Pages this year.

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Hello all - my name is Barbara and I have been a Spark member since March, 2009. I am still working on losing a very stubborn 25 lbs. I'll be 70 yrs old on my birthday in November and the weight comes off very slowly.

I have been working on my family history along with my husband's since 2007. Have worked on Ancestry.com and through it have connected with two distant cousins with whom I share information. My husband and I are in the process of moving from Albuquerque, NM where we have lived for the past eight years, back to Colorado, where we lived for 25 years so it's pretty much home. It is the area where my parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents lived so I can hardly wait to get settled so I can do some real searching in various records.

I am so excited to have found this Team - am looking forward to sharing success in weight loss and ancestry!! emoticon



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Hey everyone! I joined SP about a month ago so I could start doing something to avoid bariatric surgery. I've been working on my family history off and on since 1995, but everytime I seem to be making some really good progress my computers/software have started messing up and I have lost most of my work. Right now my tree has @2200 people and is posted on Ancestry. I haven't synced up with my FTM for a couple weeks so I will probably lose stuff that I've added recently because my security program decided yesterday that FTM was a harmful program and refuses to open it! It's very frustrating! Still, I really like finding out about my family history and have recommitted myself to the work recently since my dad almost died from cancer last year. My only hope is that someone in the family, perhaps my sister's kids, will appreciate the findings once i'm gone. Excited to hear about others adventures in ancestry! emoticon

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Hi all! I am new to Sp-about 1 week. I was poking around and stumbled on this team. I accidently got into genealogy a number of years ago when I was trying to think of a Christmas gift for my in-laws. I decided to do a little family history project with some old pictures and interviewed all their kids and grandkids. The gift was a huge success and suddenly I was deemed the family historian. Since then I have tried to research both my husband and my lines with a goal of getting back to each line's immigrant. What I love is that even though you never 'finish the puzzle', every piece you find feels like a reward. One success was being able to prove one of my mom's lines back to James Chilton of the Mayflower. Mom and I joined the Mayflower Society in Wisconsin last year. Actually, I find every story interesting, but this is the story that got all my family interested-finally! -Carol

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I am not new to Spark but found this group while looking at another's members site. i have been doing genealogy for years.
Funny, but today, I added the topic Genealogy on the Over 70 group.
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Hey to all you Genealogy buffs :) I'm new to Spark people, still trying to figure it out! :{
I've been researching my family since the 1980's (on and off) I mostly work on it during the winter, since I love being outside when the weather is nice. My family is all in Tennessee, since the early 1800's, before that, NC & Virginia, I don't have many lines traced to their original countries, but they seem to be from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany. Great to meet all of you!

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Hi! Genealogy is one of my most favorite things to dabble in. Sometimes you find that "needle in the haystack" as well. Had one of those weeks it makes me so happy. Looking forward to making new friends here.



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Red, your photos are great! Wow!!

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People ask me why I so enjoy genealogy--I tell them I love working on puzzles and reading mystery novels. Genealogy is puzzles and mysteries all wrapped up together! And you never get to the end of the book!
I'm from central NY, lived around the country and in Europe (unfortunately before my research days...) with my Air Force husband and we've settled in Columbus, OH. We're empty-nesters and grandparents. I'm a part-time private tutor and enjoy reading, crafts (stained glass, mosaics, etc), and of course genealogy.
My main surnames are: Lewis, Spencer, Carver, Winn, Webb, Pitts.


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Hi My name is Red and I love to find out things about my own family and deceased danish family..
I am doing this to give my two kids a account of their family before I die.. I am all my two teenagers have left.

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emoticon Hi again,
I'm not really new but have been out of commission (couple health issues), overworked, under paid and a million other excuses for the last couple months. I'm ready to jump back in and exercise, eat better and climb that tree! My goal is 10 lbs by May 27, Help.


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Hello Fellow Family Researchers,

I am from Nebraska but grew up in Montana where my father grew up. My mother grew up in Iowa. I am so happy to have found this forum. My uncle asked me this question, “Why do you like studying family history?” My response was, “My mind is stimulated by the new puzzle pieces fitting into place. The knowledge gained in knowing where we came from and the ideals that have been carried through from one generation to the next.” The stories…ie My g-g-grandfather coming over from Ireland and could never eat butter again because on the ship they were served spoiled butter and he was so sick throughout the journey. There is also the excitement when breaking through a wall to find an area in Europe where your ancestors live. This truly is a great hobby and I’m honored to be our families historian.


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My name's Ramona and I literally just found this team! I'm the family historian. I've not worked on anything for the past year almost and I'm so far behind in catching up and doing research. I need to get my research off my son's computer (it was mine but we switched and I got the laptop) so I can get busy again. So much to do!

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Sally, I've got a similar situation. My ggrandmother died when her 3 daughters were little. They were farmed out to various family members. I figured out who the great aunts went to, but have yet to figure out who raised my grandmother. One of these days...

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