Anyone else working on their genealogy?

  1. My mother and I have been working on tracing our different family lines back. She has been working on her side and I have been working on my Dad's side. It has really been interesting in seeing some of the "scoundrels" that have cropped up.
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  3. by   live4today
    A geneology was done on my father's side years ago. I am still waiting for my copy of the findings. :chuckle However...the results were shared with me and the other siblings and family members via telephone. How nice and personal. Anyhoo...I'm HUMAN alright!

    Seriously...they are worth doing. I would have loved to meet some of them, but NOT all of them except to ask "Why????"
  4. by   KaraLea
    I have pretty much gotten my Dad's side all the way back to the ones who first came from Germany to America. The problem now is trying to trace it back any further. I may just switch to one of the Great-grandmother's maiden names and work on that one for awhile. My mother's parents were both Clayton's when they married, but my Mom can't find the common decendant yet. Alot of the same names cropping up on both sides though (strange ones too), so we know that there has to be some connection somewhere.

    Our names that we are looking up are:
    Clayton, Calloway, Hosman, Kayser/Kaiser, and Reagel
  5. by   KaraLea
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Anyhoo...I'm HUMAN alright!
    I sometimes wonder about my brothers... :chuckle
  6. by   jayna
    :stone Geneology?

    Mine is very scary.

    I can easily traced it to my great great great great grand father, a paramount chief who has 9 wives, and a fierce head hunter, kills hundreds of man, cut their head off as a sacfrice.
    One of his nine wives was stole by one different tribe chief and he went killed that chief and asked the ppl to pay him compensation 9 times (custom shells, custom money). This is still practice in my culture (village).

    Very scary. So I don't really like my geneology.:stone :stone

    :roll
  7. by   live4today
    Oh Jayna...scary is right honey. One thing your ancestors gave you is your beauty, your strong cheekbones, your deep set eyes, your beautiful smile, and no doubt...someone's warm and caring personality rubbed off on you along the way. For this we are thankful to be able to share of your life. :kiss
  8. by   jayna
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Oh Jayna...scary is right honey. One thing your ancestors gave you is your beauty, your strong cheekbones, your deep set eyes, your beautiful smile, and no doubt...someone's warm and caring personality rubbed off on you along the way. For this we are thankful to be able to share of your life. :kiss

    Oh dear Renee, you're right.

    When ever am at home, I will walk along the beautiful beach, white sand and look up the mountain I will see skulls in the cave and thinking OMG what was my ancestprs thinking and look they killed many people. I felt soo sad , what must have gone through their minds when the sharp axe is about to chop their heads.

    But he's gone now.

    Okay, geneology. I know who my second to fifth cousins.
  9. by   Ted
    Originally posted by jayna
    Mine is very scary.

    I can easily traced it to my great great great great grand father, a paramount chief who has 9 wives, and a fierce head hunter, kills hundreds of man, cut their head off as a sacfrice.
    One of his nine wives was stole by one different tribe chief and he went killed that chief and asked the ppl to pay him compensation 9 times (custom shells, custom money). This is still practice in my culture (village). . . . . .
    Cool, Jayne!!!

    I especially liked how your great, great, great, great grand father took care of business when the other tribe chief stole one of his wifes! He certainly was a man who knew how to take care of business!!

    Unfortunately, my geneology isn't as colorful. Actually, some other "Fiebke" was working on the "Fiebke Geneology" (on my father's side). What was cool to find out was that there are over 300 "Fiebkes" in the U. S. A.

    We're taking over the country!!! :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    I think we should use your great, great, great, great grandfather as a role model!

    Seriously, folks. On my mother's side. My great grandmother "Grandma Yacksack" (sp??) was a Polish Princess. True story!!! From what I'm told, she and her family came over to the States when her country was overrun. (And I'm not sure if were the Nazis or the communists . . . . whoever came first).
    So . . . . . I'm a Polish Prince.

    No jokes please. . . .

    Cheers

    Ted
  10. by   Cindy_A
    Yep! I love genealogy! I've been working on mine for about 12 years now. Doing my mom's side mostly since my dad's side has mostly been done. Nothing exciting though, mostly a bunch of German farmers.
  11. by   jevans
    YEP doing mine

    Apparently fathers family were Romany's perhaps thats where I get my intuition. Mothers family are celts.

    But some say I look like a Viking- Tall and blonde

    Nothing stranger than family
  12. by   prn nurse
    If you read the history of the world, your gr gr, etc., grandfather was simply behaving like the chieftan he was. The Asians and Europeans were just as fierce. Early peoples were aggressive. It was a fight for survival in a world of limited resources.

    Even in the 1600's , in Europe, they were punishing people by tying each arm and leg to a horse, ( four horses), and ripping them apart by yanking their limbs off...so how "civilized" were they? People all over the world fought and took slaves of the losing tribes' people, the asians, africans, europeans , north and south americans all behaved in the same manner as your ancestors. Just look far enough back in their histories.

    I would be proud to know I had a chief in my ancestry. He provided for his people and protected them from aggressors. (Just like in America today, we attack and kill the aggressors).

    You are living proof of his courage and intelligence. In those early times , only the strong, intelligent , and brave survived.
  13. by   WalMart_ADN
    How do you go about doing that? looking up your genealogy i mean. i would love to do that.
  14. by   KaraLea
    Rootsweb.com is a great site on the internet that you can look stuff up on. A good way to start out is to ask parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles...anyone who may know some of the family history. Where the family came from, names and dates, whatever...

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