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    About an hour ago I got a call from a cousin I haven't heard from in 30 years. Seems he's tracing our family tree and needed to get some information from me.

    I've never done anything like that and didn't realize it, but I guess you can get some pretty detailed information. He's traced our family tree back to LaFond Notre Dame, La Rochelle, France in 1575! And, he's still going!

    Yeah, I'm French, so shoot me (just kidding, just kidding )

    Anybody else done this?


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    I'm kinda afraid to being from Arkansas and all.
    That is cool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarHorse1961 View Post
    About an hour ago I got a call from a cousin I haven't heard from in 30 years. Seems he's tracing our family tree and needed to get some information from me.

    I've never done anything like that and didn't realize it, but I guess you can get some pretty detailed information. He's traced our family tree back to LaFond Notre Dame, La Rochelle, France in 1575! And, he's still going!

    Yeah, I'm French, so shoot me (just kidding, just kidding )

    Anybody else done this?
    LDS has an incredible resource for just such things. Once you get to Europe, it becomes more challenging.

    Yes, our family has done this back to 1100 on the Norwegian side.
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    My wife has done extensive genealogical research and documentation on both of our families. It has exhaustive information one could use to do harm or attempt to do so.

    Accordingly, she does not "publish" it, share it with "Family Tree Maker", or the like, and if she receives requests for help from "unknowns" she is very guarded in what she will provided, and only after really testing their intent and the family information they have already compiled.

    My Dad's ancestors were adopted by the D. Boone Family in Boonestown, and that's about my only claim to fame. I keep hoping the DW finds a Rothschild back there..........

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    I've been traced back to the Mayflower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I'm kinda afraid to being from Arkansas and all.
    That is cool though.
    My folks were from Arkansas, and a cousin did the old family tree. Not as bad as I thought; there is even a church in Arkansas named after the family. Give it a shot Ram Rod; you might like it!
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    my uncle has been doing our family history for about 10 years. My family came into Ga. with the settlers, and into the states via the mayflower.
    If anyone is into redneck reading. Heres my uncles' baby... the family website.
    Theres even a pic of me in there as a teen. Good luck on finding it.
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    My folks were from Arkansas, and a cousin did the old family tree. Not as bad as I thought; there is even a church in Arkansas named after the family. Give it a shot Ram Rod; you might like it!
    My attempt at a little humor. Last i knew, my sister was into that. I'll have to catch up and see where she's at. To my knowledge, Germans and Indians.

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    The family tree research takes a lot of work, but can be quite interesting. I really like having photos of relatives I never met, but it's easy to be overwhelmed with relatives who lived and died before photography was even available.

    My great-grandfather came from the northeast, and we really didn't know much about him at all, he died young about 100 years ago. We thought we'd completely lost touch with that part of the family. By chance we recently found an old 1950's Christmas card with an address and that re-ignited our research and we recently connected with his relatives. Weird feeling.
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    LOL... that ain't me !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I'm kinda afraid to being from Arkansas and all.
    That is cool though.
    I'm from Nebraska. Every little town came from another town in Germany post wars. We had to go at least three towns down to date someone who wasn't related!

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    One of my great-uncles traced our tree back to Wales - IIRC my ancestors got deported for being criminals of some kind....at that point, he stopped tracing the tree. I guess not every story has a happy beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I'm from Nebraska. Every little town came from another town in Germany post wars. We had to go at least three towns down to date someone who wasn't related!
    We had a bunch of towns like that in Kansas too! BTW - are you one of those dread NE football fans that always whupped on Kansas boys when the scores were, like NE 103, KU 3? LOL. It sure was sad in KS then.....LOL.........Texas has a bunch of German towns too.

    I bet your family history would be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artz View Post
    LOL... that ain't me !
    I dunno. The grin sure looks like you tho.........!

    Last guess:


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