Ancestry in the News
Discovering the roots of our family trees is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, but especially in nations built from immigration, such as the United States and Australia. Modern people are enthralled with the concept of discovering where and when their ancestors lived.
Were they poor potato farmers during the 19th century potato famines? Or British militia men occupying India? Maybe they were Russian merchants.
The possibilities are endless, and for many people the answers are a way to connect to where they came from. Some believe that by researching their family's ancestors, they will feel connected to the greater world and ultimately, themselves. In essence, they may believe that where you came from can determine who you are.
For others, the act of researching each familial thread is a grand puzzle without end. There are numerous lines to follow as families split to create their own hubs. Endless resources are available for those who wish to intensify the searches and authenticate each fact. Countless websites offer services to assist with the search or access databases transcribed from handwritten notations. If researchers are feeling a little more adventurous, they always have the option of calling ahead to a town or city records keeper and scheduling a trip to the last city they knew an ancestor lived in. Items such as birth and death certificates, house deeds and tax collection records can assist in tracing the travels of ancestors.
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