• How can i find out who my dad is??? He's not on my birth certificate and my mom doesn't know who he is...?

    Been trying to figure this out for 8 years now PLEASE someone help me find out who my dad is. Thanks in advance.
    Been trying to figure this out for 8 years now PLEASE someone help me find out who my dad is. Thanks in advance.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Native American Apache links in England?

    This may be a long shot, but ill start with stating that I am from Birmingham, England and recently began researching my family tree. My paternal grandmother seems to be convinced that her mother was a descendant of the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. Her story says that the children of Geronimo, or atleast... show more
    This may be a long shot, but ill start with stating that I am from Birmingham, England and recently began researching my family tree. My paternal grandmother seems to be convinced that her mother was a descendant of the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. Her story says that the children of Geronimo, or atleast members of his family were taken from their families and sent to Europe, and one of which, a daughter came into my family line. Does anyone know if any children were taken from the tribe legally and put up for adoption, and if so, where were the locations and dates? My Great grandmother when buried apparently was buried with an Indian headdress, and my own father also says that she did appear of Native American appearance. Any information at all about the tribe would be great. I shall try and get more information and possibly any photographs from my grandmother, but she is very secure in what she talks about. Thank you, Sean
    12 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • If you took back your ancestors' surname and changed your birth certificate, is it considered your birth name?

    Best answer: No

    Your birth name is the one on your birth certificate.
    Best answer: No

    Your birth name is the one on your birth certificate.
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Where is the best place to find old records on the town you live in?

    Best answer: http://www.chesirehistory.org.uk/ start at the local records office which is in Duke Street, your local library will also have some, the local land registry.... really depends on what you wish to learn.......there is an archaeological society http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/ even a Chester Society for Landscape... show more
    Best answer: http://www.chesirehistory.org.uk/ start at the local records office which is in Duke Street, your local library will also have some, the local land registry.... really depends on what you wish to learn.......there is an archaeological society http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/ even a Chester Society for Landscape History http://www.chesterlandscapehistory.org.u...

    But genealogy is about researching your ancestors, not history of the area you live in.... so if you want to know about your ancestry, start at home and the records you already have, then the records office Duke st
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is there anyway to find out information about my grandfather when i don't know his name or date of birth or if he is even alive?

    I'm trying to find out more about my family tree and on my father's side am stuck at my grandparents. I've never met them, and they could very easily be dead and I can't ask, my dad, as we don't have a relationship and he wouldn't even know anyway. So far all I've managed to figure out... show more
    I'm trying to find out more about my family tree and on my father's side am stuck at my grandparents. I've never met them, and they could very easily be dead and I can't ask, my dad, as we don't have a relationship and he wouldn't even know anyway. So far all I've managed to figure out is my dad's sisters name and date of birth and place of birth, and my grandmother's name, but I don't know when or where she was born, and I know my dad's name and date of birth. so is there any way I have enough information to find out anything about my grandparents. Also, I was hoping to do it without spending any money as I am only a teenager. Any advice is much apreciated
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • What do illegitimate children say when asked what their mother's maiden name is?

    Best answer: His mother's maiden name is the name she was born with. So in this example it is Williams. And regardless of her marital status at any time in her life, that will still be her maiden name. So what Frank would say is - if he wants to answer this question - "Williams" and if he doesn't want to... show more
    Best answer: His mother's maiden name is the name she was born with. So in this example it is Williams. And regardless of her marital status at any time in her life, that will still be her maiden name. So what Frank would say is - if he wants to answer this question - "Williams" and if he doesn't want to answer the question he might say "none of your business". And, while there might be "illegitimate" parents, there is no such thing as an "illegitimate" child. This is a very strange question.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is there anyway of finding out who my grandfather's father was if his name is not on my grandfather's birth certificate?

    Best answer: UK/Ireland : If his name was not on the birth cert it means they were not married and he didn't attend the registration, normally means illegitimacy, have you checked to see if he was named on the baptism record? Some vicars were very 'liberal' with what they wrote, some naming the absent father, so it... show more
    Best answer: UK/Ireland : If his name was not on the birth cert it means they were not married and he didn't attend the registration, normally means illegitimacy, have you checked to see if he was named on the baptism record? Some vicars were very 'liberal' with what they wrote, some naming the absent father, so it is worth looking at the actual record. If not what about the petty sessions records/bastardy bonds? Have you looked to see if the parish chased him for child support, as if the mother claimed poor law then the parish chased them for money as the parish would have been responsible.

    The other opinon is did the mother use his surname giving it to her child as a middle name?
    Many children in later life lied about a fathers name on marriage certs, others named a step father, grandfather or uncle, so that is secondary information and you can't rely on it.

    Just to note: It helps people answer you if you at least state the country as records can and are different in various countries
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do I get public records?

    I'm trying to find out more about my family and trying to figure out where exactly I can go to get that type of information. I already have an account on Ancestry but it's only so much it gives me info.
    I'm trying to find out more about my family and trying to figure out where exactly I can go to get that type of information. I already have an account on Ancestry but it's only so much it gives me info.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • How can I find out information about my surname?

    Best answer: If you could give us the name, we might can give you ideas. Example a name ending in "ton"shows it is from a town or settlement. That is what "ton" means on a surname. Some are occupational. Mc or Mac means "son of." Fitz means "son of." The prefix "O" means... show more
    Best answer: If you could give us the name, we might can give you ideas. Example a name ending in "ton"shows it is from a town or settlement. That is what "ton" means on a surname. Some are occupational. Mc or Mac means "son of." Fitz means "son of." The prefix "O" means descendant of. One thing surnames do not prove ancestry and indicate you are related to others with the same surname. You said you saw variations of how your name is spelled. Well this is true of a lot of surnames. There were no standardized spellings until the mid 19th century and the spellings of any one individual's name were frequently at the mercy of how some clerk or official heard a name and wrote it down on a record. If you could read it, it was right. This means you might not be related at all to people with the exact spellling of your name but related to some with different spellings.. Understand, surnames were not started to identify a man as a member of a family but just to better identify him on records. When they got through, legitimate sons of the same man could have wound up with a different surname and still some could have shared theirs with others with no known relationship.

    Funny thing you might not be related at all to someone with the exact surname in the family line you got it, but related to him somewhere in other family lines with different surnames.

    One thing in genealogy you don't start by tracing surnames. If you are doing genealogy research, don't get too involved in your surname but just view them as convenient identifiers on records. You had 32 great great great grandparents and probably all had a different surname and each one is just as much a part of your ancestry as the one that passed his surname down to you. Understand if you are a male, you got your "Y" DNA only from the one of the thirty-two that your surname originates but most of your DNA is Autosomal and 44 of your 46 chromosomes are Autosomal.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What is a trustable and very accurate DNA test to take online?

    Best answer: The test sold on Ancestry.com is administered by 23andme. It's one of the best- both for ancestry analysis and health analysis. It costs a little extra, but they'll tell you about what genetic tendancies you might have for various diseases. They will also match you up with other people who've taken the... show more
    Best answer: The test sold on Ancestry.com is administered by 23andme. It's one of the best- both for ancestry analysis and health analysis. It costs a little extra, but they'll tell you about what genetic tendancies you might have for various diseases. They will also match you up with other people who've taken the test who are 2nd, 3rd, 4th cousins.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why are there so many people with the last name Guiffre in America when I only know my family of 66 members?

    Best answer: There aren't that many people named Guiffre in the USA, compared to, for instance, people named Smith or Jones or Miller. If Bill Gates held a "Gates" family reunion and offered to pay for airplane tickets, rooms and meals at a 5-star hotel, and nightly entertainment by Hollywood stars, he still... show more
    Best answer: There aren't that many people named Guiffre in the USA, compared to, for instance, people named Smith or Jones or Miller.

    If Bill Gates held a "Gates" family reunion and offered to pay for airplane tickets, rooms and meals at a 5-star hotel, and nightly entertainment by Hollywood stars, he still would not get all of the people named "Gates" in the USA to come. I suspect your Guiffre reunion was not as lavish as the "Gates" one I just made up out of my imagination, and I suspect that not everyone named Guiffre went to it. Some were not interested. Some could not afford to go. Some had other plans for that weekend. Some did not hear about it.

    Guiffre is from a personal name, so it is like "Johnson", only it doesn't have "son" on the end. "Williams" is like that; it is from a personal name, "William", but it doesn't have "son" on the end. Back in the middle ages there were several people named "Guiffre", and their children were called "Albert / Bruce / Charles / Daniel, son of Guiffre". They or their sons or grandsons eventually dropped the "son of" and were just "Albert / Bruce / Charles / Daniel Guiffre". They didn't have to be related. Not everyone named "Johnson" is related, either, unless you go back 40,000 years, when humans walked out of Africa to Europe.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • People of ethnic minority background, what’s your opinion about this?

    As a black person, when people ask me where I am from, usually they mean ‘originally’ (as in you know, being of Nigerian ancestry) but being born and brought up in London, UK, but I was always of the impression that I can technically say I am FROM England since I am native to London by BIRTH. After all, where... show more
    As a black person, when people ask me where I am from, usually they mean ‘originally’ (as in you know, being of Nigerian ancestry) but being born and brought up in London, UK, but I was always of the impression that I can technically say I am FROM England since I am native to London by BIRTH. After all, where you’re from legally refers to the instance of birthplace which in my case is London, therefore making me someone ‘from London’ rather than Nigeria although obviously I fully recognise I am a Nigerian by descent and will never let that sense leave my family for generations to come. What’s your take on referring to a location as being where you’re ‘from’?
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • I am doing genealogy and have learned dark secrets in the family. Do I reveal these?

    Best answer: I would say nothing until all parties were dead. Then I would write a book.
    Best answer: I would say nothing until all parties were dead. Then I would write a book.
    3 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is everybody really 50th cousins?

    9 answers · 2 months ago