Monday, January 5, 2015

Lost my father...

Last night, I was surfing on the net and thought I would look to see when a certain friend of mine had passed away. I got caught in a web that took me three hours to pull away from. I didn't only look up my friend... I decided to look up a few relatives. There is not much information out there on most of them. 

I'm seriously thinking about joining one of those ancestral sites. Any idea which one is the best? I couldn't find my father's obit, didn't find much of anything. He was listed on 1920 census and then ????

My grandmother is a mystery too. She came to US at age of four - if legend is correct. She had a different name. Couldn't find anything to substantiate what I thought I knew. I own few pictures.
I found these on a site - The top one looks familiar.



7 comments:

  1. I would love to do that too. I just love finding out about my relatives, which I have done some of when visiting Sweden.

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  2. You can spend a lot of time searching the internet. I look for people on Facebook sometime at night. Wish I would have had a computer when my husband died in 1987. I took up dancing instead so guess that exercise was better for me. I lived alone for eight years. Have fun if you join one of the sites for geneology. (sp)

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  3. Ancestery.com just might help!!

    Good luck, it's very addictive in a good way though!!

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  4. i've not done much digging for ancestry or lineage. i think many bloggers enjoy it, though.

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  5. The Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormans) have an excellent and extensive ancestry library. You may have to pay a bit if you want to dig more deeply with them and Ancestry.com too.

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  6. Genealogy sites can be expensive Sharon (ask me how I know lol) I'd try the free or nearly stuff first. Try and get a copies - if you don't already have them - of any certificates first, births deaths marriage, that way you get other names and addresses or place names at least. Then try the web using those names and places. Is there a free us bdm web site you could use - Ellis Island has one with migrant info - also as Jim mentioned Family Search dot com is a really good free site (I found Jamaican records there I've not found anywhere else). Do you have family you could ask?
    Ron nailed it when he said 'it's very addictive'. Good luck and have fun
    Cathy

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  7. Forgot to say when you are searching use nicknames as well as proper ones also try sites connected with places they lived. There's a site that lists graves can't remember the name tho
    Cathy

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