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Where did I come from? More on heritage trips...

by amyrosenthal / Sep 10, 2008 / 1 comments

Was your great-great grandmother a duchess? Did your great-great-great uncle rub elbows with the avant-garde? All families have legends of greatness, which, if true, can make your search for an ancestral town or region easier. The extraordinary are often widely documented and celebrated. However, if you are like most, your ancestors were farmers or servants or regular Joes and Janes who held regular jobs. And as such, no one documented their every move.

Heritage trips: Getting started

by amyrosenthal / Jul 26, 2008 / 1 comments