Need some Help with my Family Tree

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It's a hugh callenge to find all the links from the first of my clan, but i'll keep researching.
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Don........
 
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Some more interesting Great Grandfathers. :skullflag:
 

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Terry Soloman

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Here are a few "highlights" from my Ancestry.com DNA results, and now over 780-hours of research and detective work. There is no narration, just some music. It is part of a file I have put together for my kids, and grandkids. :skullflag:

 

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Terry,

About 10 years ago I joined Ancestry.com and started on my family tree. I got so into it and found it so interesting that when I went on line working on it, I wound up spending 10 to 12 hours a day. I kept running into a dead end regarding my g grandfather on my fathers side and I didn't know why. The rest of my family, on both sides although pure German, were Pennsylvania Dutch and therefore there were pretty clear family records back into the early 1700's and beyond. I hired a professional genealogy investigator off of Ancestry back about 9 years ago now and paid $2000.00 to find out info on the g grandfather who turned out to be from Germany. For that two grand, I found out the ship he came here on with my g grandmother, the date he left and arrived here and where he left from in Germany and the name of the ship. More info would cost me more money so I declined going further in that direction back then. Please keep in mind that I was and had been a professional investigator for many years, so I was aware that as an investigator your contacts were very important and also that data bases that you enroll in do cost money. I just thought, as a professional, that although the info I received was helpful and truthful, it was VERY expensive for what I got as results. About 6 years ago I got off Ancestry.com and stayed off for 6 years until about two months ago when my 87 year old mother in law asked me to do the search on her family tree. Now, I'm back on Ancestry.com again working both her tree and my family tree again.


As has already been said, BE VERY CAREFUL on Ancestry about what info you use and incorporate into your tree, especially several generations back. Check and double check what you put into your tree as your line. Also, the member who commented about finding someone in another country to barter with for researching records is a great idea and jump on that offer to help you get into that. You are very lucky that member offered to share that with you. Good Luck Terry. If I can help a fellow Vet with any of this just holler Bro.
 
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Thank you most sincerely Unclebuck257!!! :occasion14:
 

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I was doing some work on FamilySearch.org today and got a bit of a scare. I was reading about the history of a member of my father's family about 8 or 10 generations back. Using their feature to show the link to me, it came back showing a link through my mother's family!! Looked like my parents may have been related a few hundred years ago. As it turns out, there was some bad data put in there, involving 2 different people with the same name and year of birth. However, I did find the link through my father's family to George Washington. Apparently they were proud of being related to him as there are a couple of people in the tree named George Washington 'Last name'.
 

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I cannot help, but I would like to find out where I came from
you think ancestry is good?

Ancestry has a lot of really helpful stuff but is quite expensive. I would recommend trying to access it from a library or something, my library gives me ancestry.com (with the library version, slightly more limited than normal but still quite nice). With the library version you can only access it from a library but my library gives me access to something that I can get to from my home computer called heritage quest online. From what I see it is pretty much the same thing as ancestry but free. I would recommend trying out the things you can access from the library and there are also a good number of free websites out there. Try checking out familysearch.com. There are others also, and historical societies can be helpful to.

It might be a good idea to start out with the free things to get back a little ways and see if you really do want to invest in a subscription website like ancestry.com
 

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Have you tried contacting your local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?
They probably have been to Cheshire England and copied and archived all the parish records that may have existed 'back in the day'.
Unless your earliest known ancestor is of prominence (nobility) the chances are great there may be no earlier record.
Don........
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All Mormon info. Is on family search.org for free.and do is rootsweb.com.
 

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Be on the lookout for spelling changes in last names. I have run into several of them. O' Sullivan to Sullivan, Childress to Childers, even my own. My immigrant Clore family member was Michael Klarr. Fortunately lots of research done already on the 2nd Germanna Colony in VA. You might go to that sight and look around if you have early VA ancestors. I'm also lucky that Michael's written records go back to 1500's in a church in Germany. In early times church records are the best, if not only, sources. Early American genetic pool was not that big. My wife and I have found several cross connections, even some shared family members.
 

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Using 23andme I found a third cousin in Western USA. I did some digging and found that my grandmother's grandfather had descendants, running across the USA, and finally connecting to her. But, that was not third cousin, much farther apart. So, there is another link for her as third cousin. I think I know how, but it will be hard to prove.
 

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If anyone wants some FREE help on the genealogy send me a PM. I would now qualify as a professional genealogist and researcher but don't want to bother with that additional certifications. And I don't really want another job. But if anyone wants some free help, let me know. I have 11 proven lineages for the DAR and am also a member of the Jamestown Society. With those two organizations, EVERYTHING has to be documented, so I scored big!
 

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My DNA results are back, and it has made tracing my family line much, much, more precise! I can trace the Soloman/Solomon line unbroken, back to 1390. On my mother's side, I can trace the Goodwin family back to 1535. Some interesting relatives:

Sir William Bradford (Knight; Lord of Walton Steeton) Fairfax 1405β€”1453 15th Great Grandfathereat-grandfather

Sir Thomas Gibson, Baron Gibson of Durie, Clerk of the Sessions for The Scottish High Court 1469β€”1515 15th Great Grandfather

Sir Andrew Judde, Knight, Lord High Mayor of London, Mayor of Calais, Master of Skinner's Co, Merchant Adventurer, 1492-1588 13th Great Grandfather


Pictured: My Great Grandmother Florence Rowe, with my Grandmother Lillian, and her brothers Jim and John. My Grandmother Lillian, with her husband, Col. James L. Miller, and Gene Autry, in Hollywood.

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Looks like our families came from the same neighborhoods.
 

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......and then there is the complication of adoptions....
Also secret adoptions, though without DNA that may not be apparent. In times when unwed motherhood not only ruined the girl, but the whole family, if a girl got pregnant, she and her mother hid away and the baby was eventually presented as a sibling , not a child. And, many years ago, raping the local women was very common during invasion.
 

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Like in Ukraine?
I have no idea what is happening over there. I know a lot has been said but propaganda mills are running strong so I cannot say with personal confidence what is really happening, But, yes, if there is mass rape then that would be the same, of course. I do not want to get gigged for politics here.

In fact, the only reason I mentioned it, is because it is extremely relevant in genealogy. But, a lDS woman told me that her church does not care about true blood, only the family structure. I sort of like that because I am very paternal and not all my daughters; and nieces; and granddaughters are actually my blood relatives.
 

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Piegrande, if any of your relatives want to get into any of the big societies like the DAR, or Jamestown Society or Order of the Magna Charta, it is by blood. Now adopted people can also get in, by use of DNA tracing to birth parents.
 

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Piegrande, if any of your relatives want to get into any of the big societies like the DAR, or Jamestown Society or Order of the Magna Charta, it is by blood. Now adopted people can also get in, by use of DNA tracing to birth parents.
I don't know much about those societies. A cousin who is a very determined genealogist did come up with a connection to a man who moved to, I think, Jamestown in 1622, Again, this is by memory, so it could be another town. There weren't too many towns in 1620
 

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