Genealogy Notes

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Some notes … not in any particular order other than most recent additions

Genealogy Notes

Book – Old King William Homes and Families

KING WILLIAM, VIRGINIA … An interesting downloadable digital book to have on your bookshelf. Printed in 1897 and actually does have information about families not available elsewhere. — Family history and genealogy for surnames of Golden, Golding, Goulding, Goldman, Gouldman, Goleman, Golman, Golmon and other similar families.

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Requesting Military Records – What is Available?

Requesting Military Records – What is Available? Finding a photo of a loved one that served in the US military … Can their official photo be requested? SIMPLE ANSWER: Yes. US Military takes a photo of each service member within the week after they receive their first uniforms. If you can prove kinship then you

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Notes to Self — Links with Interesting Info

Notes to Self — Links with Interesting Info Dear Self, when you have time then revisit these links … … Awbreys and Aubreys, a gazillion interesting links … Keeling? Gouldman? …  1572 — Awbreys in Wales …  1680 — Pierce Vaubel: Gouldman … 1680 — Public Officers in Virginia, 1680 (PDF Downloadable // in Lib) … 

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Personal Identification Used by Our Ancestors

Personal Identification of Ancestors Who are you? Really? How did we know? ??? Someone just asked: … before driver licenses, social security cards (1930s), medicare cards (1930s), and birth certificates (1915-1925 in most places), how could someone prove that they were actually themself? ??? How did our ancestors prove their identification? Before 1920s-1930s, forms of identification when needed: —

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DNA – How to Share Your Ancestry DNA

Ancestry – How to Share Your DNA for Analysis Taken an Ancestry DNA Test? This is how to share your DNA so someone can help find matches and compare trees for relationships. Official Instructions:

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Families of Great Interest in My Genealogy Search

Families of Great Interest in My Genealogy Search … Raines, William Raines, c1692/1710 Brandon, Prince George, Virginia, passing 14 Feb 1763 at Granville, North Carolina. Married to Angelica Wynne 1711–1750 and then Elizabeth LNU 17??–1773.  —— A William Raines made an ‘agreement’ of some kind with Francis Gouldman in 1716 with the unusual price of

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Facebook Genealogy Groups

Facebook Genealogy Resources These are genealogy resources and groups that I participate within online. Have found them to be of value. Know of a group that I should be following? Bill Golden, … Georgia … North Carolina …  South Carolina … Ninety Six Historical Society … … … The South Carolina Historical Society

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Jobs That No Longer Exist, or Have Different Names Today

Jobs That No Longer Exist, or New Names Ever run across reference to ‘William was a ___ for 20 years’ and you have no clue what that was? Someone has compiled a list of those jobs with an explanation. Some examples: BATMAN – officers servant in the army BILLIER / BILLYMAN – operated a Billy

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yDNA Tracking Databases for Gold- and Gould-

DNA SNP Tracker Gold/Gould yDNA Projects Resources to compare your yDNA: … FamilyTreeDNA: Gold and Gould Project … … FamilyTreeDNA: Golden Golding Goulden et al …  … WikiTree Golden DNA Group Project … yDNA Groups of Interest … Cumberland Gap Y-Line DNA Project … has results for Ballard, Bennett, Buckner, Carpenter, Carter, Catlett, Compton, Cooper,

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Essex County, Virginia Digitized Records

Essex County, Virginia Digitized Records FamilySearch has some digitized records if you know where to find them. It can sometimes seem like magic finding them. I admit to being one of those that use the generic search engine and being often frustrated with the results. Luckily there are some magical people in genealogy groups that

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America’s Newspapers – Free to Search!

America’s Newspapers Free to search, copy and to share. Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Rights and Reproductions The Library of Congress believes that

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DNA SNP Tracker

DNA SNP Tracker Using the DNA SNP Tracker, you enter your terminal SNP or a primary SNP associated with your line. An approximate location and timeline will be displayed. ?Know your SNPs? Try it now by going to the SNP Tracker and entering a SNP ?Do not know your SNPs, but have taken an Ancestry

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Online Virtual Library of Books

Some require a paid subscription to read, services such as Ancestry.

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