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Journal by Adopted1981

Is there an easy way to find names that seem impossible. Is tehre anyway to get information without having to pay out the nose for it and then how can you be sure your not wasting money on a person that isn't the person that you wanted. It's frustrating. Especially when it seems one website seems to gobble up all the information you need and you seem to reach dead ends when you can't afford to pay for the needed information. Maybe it's just me. I don't know.

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on 2008-03-19 21:06:56

Adopted1981 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2008. is researching the following names: LATHROP.

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by allycat on 2008-03-19 23:01:52

Dear Adopted1981.

There's so much out there that it FREE you just have to read read read. Genealogy need not be an expensive hobby.

Here's a couple of websites:-

Search for your ancestors at the LDS Church website:-
FamilySearch - The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world.

There's usually a Genform for almost every surname out there. Here's a link to the LATHROP Family Genealogy Forum. To go to your other surnames, just goto the Jump to Forum section in the top right-hand corner type your surname in and click on GO. Tip: Make sure you also check out alternative spellings for your surname at each forum. Eg. Lothrop.

And RootsWeb usually has a message board for almost every surname too e.g. Lathrop Genealogy and Family History Message Board. Also if you are at the main rootsweb page link shown above you can scroll down to search family trees underneath heading Family Trees WorldConnect and search for anyone (some people have living people listed in their trees on the net) bearing the surnames you seek.

Join up as a free member of RootsChat. If you are an American you can goto their Emigrants to United States board. They have boards for England / Ireland / Wales etc.

Think about having your family tree online - just somewhere to start storing all the data you will no doubt start collecting. I'd try TribalPages - it's free too. You can password protect your tree with people only able to view your homepage. If they wish you then contact you - the webmaster - they can ask you for the password which you can grant or deny.

Another absolute beauty of a website is:-

The Surname Navigator. It's a brilliant genealogical search engine that searches the world wide web for every occurrence of a particular surname in whatever country you select from the drop down arrow list of countries. Have a look.

Well must go on helping others.

The best of luck

PS Search here in the top right hand corner for the words free / freebies / newbies to see heaps more STUFF on your family tree.

by Adopted1981 on 2008-03-19 23:12:31

Thank you so much. I was afraid of going out of my mind here. I am trying so hard to give my kids a heritage and I have almost given up thinking that maybe it wasn't worth it after all. But now with this new info I can really take off and find what I need to find. I have been to genforum and left a few things there. And I do try to look, but just when I need the info. comes up and your on their webpage.

I will keep plugging away. Maybe someday it will get easier when I find the right names and dates.


by allycat on 2008-03-20 00:31:58

You're welcome. It's too early to give up now - you've only just begun.

If any websites start asking you for $ - avoid them like the plague.

Make sure you keep your email address current and therefore valid for quite some time as you never know when someone will contact you.

Regarding your children's heritage - you might also like to check out this website:-

Your Genetic Journey - The Genographic Project by National Geographic

Sit back with a cuppa and watch Atlas of the Human Journey - Trace the steps of our ancestors.

"...Discover YOUR deep ancestry by purchasing a kit and tracing your genetic lineage. It makes a unique gift, too..."

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