• Any suggestions on how to make a monument for a unmarked grave?

    One day I went to go visit a ancestor of mine who died around 1970. Since she had no children or other close relatives at the time, there wasn't really a headstone made for her when she passed away. Is there any suggestions for making something to remember her by? A cross? A headstone? Thanks
    One day I went to go visit a ancestor of mine who died around 1970. Since she had no children or other close relatives at the time, there wasn't really a headstone made for her when she passed away. Is there any suggestions for making something to remember her by? A cross? A headstone? Thanks
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What does it mean if someone is “of” somewhere in their name?

    Best answer: In the 11th century nobody had regular surnames. A man called John could be identified, and distinguished from anyone else called John, in four main ways: - By saying whose son he was: e.g. "John Robert's son". - By adding his occupation, e.g. "John Potter" - By a nickname, e.g. "John... show more
    Best answer: In the 11th century nobody had regular surnames. A man called John could be identified, and distinguished from anyone else called John, in four main ways:
    - By saying whose son he was: e.g. "John Robert's son".
    - By adding his occupation, e.g. "John Potter"
    - By a nickname, e.g. "John Fairhead"
    - By saying where he lived, or where he came from. In his own village you could call him something like "John [up the] Hill", "John [in the] Dale", or "John [at the] Ford". But when he went further afield, say to York, he would be known as "John of Birstwith".

    There's another reason why a man could be known as "John of Birstwith", and that is if he actually owned the manor called Birstwith; medieval landowners were routinely identified in this way. But unless you actually know this guy was a landowner, it's mathematically far more probable that he just came from there.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I find out my nationality without both parents DNA?

    Hey, Thanks in advance for your help. I’m in my mid 20’s and have never known my father. Finding my father has proven Impossible and I don’t realky want to find him either. My mum is very vague when it comes to details about my father. I watch these television shows all the time where they test the child and the... show more
    Hey, Thanks in advance for your help. I’m in my mid 20’s and have never known my father. Finding my father has proven Impossible and I don’t realky want to find him either. My mum is very vague when it comes to details about my father. I watch these television shows all the time where they test the child and the fathers DNA to find out if he is the father BUT I’m wondering if it is possible (in Australia) to test my DNA in order to find out what nationalities I am? My mum is Australian so I know that much but I’m unsure what that other nationality in me is (I’m dark skinned so i can’t be fully Australian). Just to confirm... I know that a DNA test won’t find out who the mystery man is but I just want to find out what the other nationality in me is. I’m not wanting to waste my time with anything that’ll give me like 5 possibilities of what that other half could be. I want as accurate test or whatever as possible Thanks again for your help
    14 answers · 7 days ago
  • Can someone tell me anything about the history of my last name (Hightley)?

    I am looking into my family s history online and I ve found almost nothing
    I am looking into my family s history online and I ve found almost nothing
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Questions about DNA and genes?

    My friend just did one of those ancestry DNA test and just got her results. This really isn't about their accuracy. I'm actually more curious about DNA itself and whether 2 kids with the same parents will have the exact same results. Technically, if they have the same parents, they have the same family... show more
    My friend just did one of those ancestry DNA test and just got her results. This really isn't about their accuracy. I'm actually more curious about DNA itself and whether 2 kids with the same parents will have the exact same results. Technically, if they have the same parents, they have the same family history. But you know how one kid might look more like Mom and another kid might look more like Dad because that's how the DNA worked out... If two kids with the same parent took those ancestry tests, would the results be exactly the same? Or if Dad was Irish and mom was African, would the child who looked more like Dad have a little more Irish in his DNA than the child who looked like Mom?
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why am I considered an "african" by many people??

    I wasn't born in Africa, I was born in the American continent, in my beautiful Puerto Rico Island... I am mostly of african descent (77 percent) 18 percent of european ancestry and the other is native, and south asian. Yes I have more african ancestry, but what generation of my family was actyally born in... show more
    I wasn't born in Africa, I was born in the American continent, in my beautiful Puerto Rico Island... I am mostly of african descent (77 percent) 18 percent of european ancestry and the other is native, and south asian. Yes I have more african ancestry, but what generation of my family was actyally born in Africa??? Must be like 15 prior generations so I don't get it. I just consider myself black because my skin color but am I still an african because of that?? Some people get mad at me or mock me when I tell them I am not african. And no I'm not dimissing nor putting down my african ancestry, I am proud of all my roots but I just don't get why they keep calling me an african if none of my immediate ancestors or myself were born in Africa.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Need help finding out the name of an adult dancer i have an old pic of her how can i go about finding out her name or were the pic came from?

    Best answer: No idea, but it has nothing to do with genealogy research
    Best answer: No idea, but it has nothing to do with genealogy research
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where are the origins of my last name in Africa?

    Best answer: If you were born in the Western Hemisphere, most likely you came from West Africa. The majority of blacks from W. Africa came from present day Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Benin, and Sierra Leone. Africa has hundreds of languages, but the Mbeka indicates the Fulani language (I believe).
    Best answer: If you were born in the Western Hemisphere, most likely you came from West Africa. The majority of blacks from W. Africa came from present day Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Benin, and Sierra Leone. Africa has hundreds of languages, but the Mbeka indicates the Fulani language (I believe).
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Am I part polish or German?

    Best answer: Find out where your ancestors lived. Depending on where they lived, they may have spoken Polish or German. You can figure out what modern country that city or village is located in.
    Best answer: Find out where your ancestors lived. Depending on where they lived, they may have spoken Polish or German. You can figure out what modern country that city or village is located in.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Was O.J. Simpsons mother or father white? from which region of world did his white ancestors immigrate from probably?

    Best answer: No idea, sure there is something online about his parents/ancestry and if you are interested you can search in the same way anyone else could........ probably is nothing to do with geeralogy research, that is about facts from the researched written records
    Best answer: No idea, sure there is something online about his parents/ancestry and if you are interested you can search in the same way anyone else could........ probably is nothing to do with geeralogy research, that is about facts from the researched written records
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What Scottish clan do I descend from?

    Best answer: Even if you really do have Scottish blood, it is quite likely that you are not descended from any clan at all. The clan system was a feature only of the Gaelic-speaking society of the Highlands and the Isles; Lowland and Eastern Scotland was organised quite differently. So unless your ancestors were not merely... show more
    Best answer: Even if you really do have Scottish blood, it is quite likely that you are not descended from any clan at all.

    The clan system was a feature only of the Gaelic-speaking society of the Highlands and the Isles; Lowland and Eastern Scotland was organised quite differently. So unless your ancestors were not merely from Scotland but from the Highlands or Isles, they didn't belong to a clan. This fact is covered up as heavily as possible by the tartan industry, who want to convince everybody who has (or deludes themselves that they have) a smidgen of Scottish ancestry that they belong to a clan, so they can sell them goods of that clan's tartan.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What's the relationship between myself and my first cousin's daughter?

    Best answer: First cousin once removed and second cousin cause more problems in our little world than anything else we do. The two people (so far) who answered "second cousin" are wrong. The other two (so far) who said 1C1R are right. Children of first cousins are second cousins. So, when (if) you have a child, that... show more
    Best answer: First cousin once removed and second cousin cause more problems in our little world than anything else we do. The two people (so far) who answered "second cousin" are wrong. The other two (so far) who said 1C1R are right.

    Children of first cousins are second cousins. So, when (if) you have a child, that child, not you, will be second cousins with your first cousin's daughter. You and 1C's daughter are 1st cousin, once removed. "Removed" means "generations apart" when applied to cousins. As a bonus, when that daughter grows up, falls in love, marries and has a child (or, really, just has a child, but I like to think of the best situation) that child, your first cousin's grandchild, will be your first cousin twice removed.

    We use the same term, cousin, no matter what sex anyone is.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Genealogy question. Has anyone traced their lineage back to Nefertiti? How long did it take you?

    Best answer: There are no traceable descendants of Nefertiti or any other Pharaoh, not even Ptolemaic ones.

    Many English have Afranius ancestry, traced through various monarchs including Charlemagne:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Af...
    Best answer: There are no traceable descendants of Nefertiti or any other Pharaoh, not even Ptolemaic ones.

    Many English have Afranius ancestry, traced through various monarchs including Charlemagne:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Af...
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago