Tag Archives: Ancestry.Com

Five Steps to Genealogical Success

Complete genealogical foundations help answer family questions  A Case Study: D’Amico By Don Taylor A friend was telling me that his wife knew her ancestors, the D’Amico side, were Italian, but didn’t know where in Italy they were from. He … Continue reading

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Getting to Know an Ancestor – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts (1903-1982)

Getting to Know an Ancestor:  Starting with Ancestry and Family Search My primary reason for genealogical research is to get to know someone, an ancestor. Often the ancestor is mine or my wife’s but occasionally the ancestor is a friend’s … Continue reading

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My Wife’s DNA Results

I was bad. I mean, I was very bad. I got my wife an Ancestry autosomal DNA test for her birthday. Sure, she received some other gifts from me, but she thinks the autosomal DNA test was more for me than for her. … Continue reading

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The wife of my Brother-in-Law

Sometimes I just enjoy the search.  I like to take a person, plug them into my process and see what spits out.  As a former Project Manager (PMP),  I am all about the process. I thought I’d share a bit of … Continue reading

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Y-DNA Projects – 16 December 2014

Where I am at with my Y-DNA Projects, 16 December 2014 My Wife’s Y-DNA – Ancestry My wife’s brother tested his Y-DNA with Ancestry.Com. Because they have quit supporting Y-DNA and because I haven’t done a transfer of the Ancestry … Continue reading

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My DNA Status – March 2014

Where I am at on my DNA Projects? My Y-DNA Ancestry.Com I began my DNA based research with Ancestry.Com’s Y-DNA.  Initially, I was disappointed because the closest match to me was one where our Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) was … Continue reading

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Relationships key to finding the Stelmaszewski’s

Genealogy Tip Relationships key to finding the Stelmaszewski’s  A very good friend of mine has been doing genealogy for a while ran into something of a brick wall.  He found his family in the 1940 Census and even his great-grandparents … Continue reading

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Review – Family Tree Maker Mac 3

Review – Family Tree Maker Mac 3 I should know better.  Paying good money to purchase Ancestry’s Family Tree Maker for Mac 3.0 was a bad, bad idea.  Again they released what I would think of as beta software and … Continue reading

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It is not all on Ancestry.Com – The Browns in North Dakota

It is not all on Ancestry.Com – The Browns in North Dakota Because of the chasm caused by the missing 1890 census, I had lost track of Henry & Marion (Sanford) Brown (my 2nd great grandparents).  Henry and Marion lived … Continue reading

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Georgia Property Tax Digests

For those of you who use Ancestry.Com.  They recently updated their Georgia Property Tax Digests. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729  You can narrow your search by location, i.e. Robert Jones in Cobb County.  You can also browse the records. For Cobb County they have … Continue reading

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