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Family tree humor, thoughts and research tip

genealogy humorSome Family tree humor….

I looked at my family tree…there were two dogs using it.

I’d rather be looking for dead people than have them looking for me!

I’m searching for myself; Have you seen me?

If only people came with pull-down menus and on-line help …

A new cousin a day keeps the boredom away.

I researched my family tree … and apparently I don’t exist!


These are some good family research tip

Always remember to check associations, professional and social records. Details such as name, address and some cases educational background and business relationships can be found in them. Associations sometimes print directories of members and they may be found in local libraries.

Family scrapbooks may provide a treasure trove of genealogy information. Those school records, newspaper clippings, letters and old photographs often have important clues for genealogy research. Memorabilia about an individual often yields dates, friends, relatives and deaths of close and distant family members.  You might even find a birth certificate included in a scrap book.


Would they be proud of You?

If you could see your Ancestors all standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them or not – or don’t you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made in climbing family trees
And some of them, you know, do not particularly please.

If you could see your ancestors all standing in a row,
There might be some of them perhaps you wouldn’t care to know.
But here’s another question which requires a different view:
If you could meet your Ancestors, would they be proud of you?

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As a family historian, do you have friends and family ask you how to get started in family research? This is a hard question to answer in a few minutes. Refer them to the book below to help them get started in this fun hobby.

WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with links to Free On-line resources

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WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with On-line resources (Kindle Edition)

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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One comment

  1. Linda Dunn Gold

    I wish Tuscaloosa County had kept marriage & death records on everyone–not just the college people. I have no records from 1830s to 1870s except census. A shame.

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