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Differentiating between people with identical names in records

Every generation has popular names and some names like John remain popular across generations. It can be difficult to know if this particular John Smith is the one you’re searching for. Here is a list of tips I hope can help you find the correct person.… Read more “Differentiating between people with identical names in records”

How it’s going

Unlike the meme, it’s going pretty well. I’ve added at least 200 genetically-related family members to my tree so far. I’ve also been able to go back a lot farther than I’d previously expected; my earliest known direct ancestor, Jane (Unknown) McGhee, was born about 1820.… Read more “How it’s going”

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