Experience With Professional Genealogy Research

February 4, 2011

Paid research can be an investment that provides handsome returns or it can a fruitless and expensive proposition. The difference between the two will lie in part on your abilty to do your homework on the research you are considering.

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Is Ancestry.com Worth the Price?

February 4, 2011

Anyone who has used the internet to help with genealogy research, and it is by far the best way to approach this endeavor in my opinion, has bumped into advertisements for and has probably viewed the free content available on ancestry.com.  Invariably, they are intrigued as nearly any surname imaginable returns many, often hundreds or [...]

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Descendancy Narrative of Georg Adam Volker

February 4, 2011

On October 17, 1792 Georg Adam Völker was born in the German state of Bavaria.  At the turn of the century there were several Germanic independent states including Bavaria which was caught in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars, the period of 1792 – 1815 was a period of nearly continuous warfare throughout much of [...]

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Ancestry.com Search Methods

February 4, 2011

One of the joys of genealogy is that you occasionally stumble upon something that surprises you and I recently had one of those moments.  I was using the new “Hints” feature of ancestry.com to scour for records that I might have overlooked when I, a bit by chance, found a connection to the woodsman/statesman/patriot Davy [...]

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