January 20th, 2010

The Myths and Mysteries of Tiger WOODS’ Ancestry: Part I

Tiger WOODS claims to be Cablinasian: Ca for Caucasian, Bl for Black, In for (American) Indian and the rest for Asian. His father is said to be one-quarter Native American, one-quarter Chinese and half black. Claims are that Tiger’s mother is half Thai, a quarter Chinese and a quarter Dutch. This [if true] makes WOODS himself half Asian (one-quarter Chinese and one-quarter Thai), one-quarter African American, one-eighth Native American and one-eighth Dutch. (“Earning his stripes.” AsianWeek. 1996-10-11. Retrieved 2010-01-15.) These …
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January 16th, 2010

It’s Time to Shake the Family Tree and Document Your Family Genealogy Before It’s too Late!

Every life is a story. I am sure you have one too. You don’t have to be famous to have your story told. And, you definitely don’t have to wait for someone to tell it for you. You can do it yourself. Now is a good time to shake your family tree and document your family genealogy before it’s too late. Before the storytellers are no more, their memories fade and the history is forgotten. Make the family connection – …
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January 12th, 2010

Introducing our Resident Genealogist, Xenia Stanford!

I’m very exciting to introduce Xenia Stanford who is a genealogist and writer, and runs Write On! Xpress. She’s just published a book of memoirs of a one roomed school house. You can check it out at her website, the book is called, Pigtail Times at Taimi. Xenia is a connected genealogist with a full schedule and lots of experience. I’m thrilled that she will be contributing to this blog and answering questions about genealogy research and writing. Here is …
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December 12th, 2009

Researching Your Genealogy Could Make You A Billionaire

Researching your genealogy could result in your inheriting billions, which is exactly what happened to two brothers who were so poor they lived in a cave outside Budapest, selling junk to buy food. According to the article, the two bothers Geza and Zsolt Peladi, were abandoned by their mother who also severed ties with her wealthy parents. Their mother has since passed on. The brothers’ grandmother passed away in Germany and her estate rests at over 4 Billion British Pounds.

December 1st, 2009

Family Tree Making 101

Genealogy is about researching and preserving your ancestry. It’s one thing to find your ancestors but quite another to organize them all in a family tree chart that makes sense and that keeps you from tearing your hair out trying to remember who was great aunt Bertha. A family tree chart is a great way to organize your family tree and keep small important information available at a glance. Most family tree charts have room for names, dates of birth, …
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November 21st, 2009

Bush Family Secret: Nazi Traitors to America

When researching your ancestors, go further than just the facts of marriages, births, deaths, and really dig deep, until you find out just who these people were. You might unearth some shocking stories and it’s those stories that make genealogy thrilling. Like this story about the Bush family. This story has been circulating for a few years now, ever since UK newspaper the Guardian published the shocking report, “How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power” The report revealed rumors …
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November 12th, 2009

Google News Timeline Helps You Find Your Family History

Sometimes the best place to start your genealogy research is in the comfort of your own home. A few weeks ago I told you about my favorite free genealogy websites and my favorite paid subscription genealogy websites to help you get started on genealogy search. Now here is yet another excellent tool for researching your family history: Google News Timeline. This interactive timeline allows you to research specific events and see all the related news and information about that event …
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October 29th, 2009

DNA Genealogy: The Fascinating Link to Our Origins

DNA Genealogy has become a hot topic in the news and with genealogy professionals and hobbyists alike. The reason is simple, people want to know, “where did I come from?” Let’s face it, even the most skilled genealogist is going to come to the end of the line in terms of documentation, records, images and evidence of ancestors. When you compare the length of time humans have been inhabiting this planet to the length of time humans have been keeping …
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