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By Lineages | 12/20/2023

German Immigration

By Lineages | 10/03/2023

Even before either place was a country, Germans crossed the ocean to begin new lives in America.  Later, millions of Germans made this journey beginning in the late seventeenth century and into the twentieth century. These German Americans brought their traditions, forming their German communities on this side of the Atlantic. If you are of…

Homesteading in the United States Part 2

By Lineages | 09/08/2023

Previously we learned about the Homestead Act and what it meant for our ancestors. We will continue this series by learning what the Homestead Act means for genealogists today. Case Study Because of all the paperwork required to apply for and claim a homestead, there inevitably is an excellent paper trail for us to research…

Homesteading in the United States Part 1

By Lineages | 09/01/2023

The homestead act, passed in 1862 and enacted in 1863, lasted 123 years. Two hundred seventy million acres of land—10% of land in the U.S— was homesteaded. Homesteading provided opportunities for women, African Americans, immigrants, and other minorities to own land in the U.S. communities based on ethnic or religious groups formed around homesteading land.…

Native American Genealogy Research Part 2

By Lineages | 09/25/2022

There is a large amount of information available out there for your Native American genealogy research. The following list is a great start and can lead you to resources for the various areas of Native American research.  NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH – ANNUITY ROLLS (1841-1959) These records show payment in money to individual Indians. They provide the English…

Doable Ideas for Compiling Your Life/Family History Part 2

By Lineages | 09/22/2022

Doable Snippets Approach Inspires a Paradigm Change! Part 2 is a continuation of my sharing how to break down the grand, overwhelming task of putting together a book on your life or family story into doable steps. When I presented this approach in a family history class I was teaching, I challenged everyone to think…

Native American Research: Dawes Rolls, Membership, and the CDIB

By Lineages | 09/20/2022

While very few American frontiersmen married a “Cherokee Princess,†thousands wed Native Americans before 1906. If you have heard stories about a Cherokee ancestor somewhere in your family tree and want to claim your Native American heritage by becoming a member of the tribe, you will have to prove it to the Bureau of Indian…

Native American Genealogy Research Part 1

By Lineages | 09/17/2022

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians[1] Interested in learning more about your Native American genealogy? Are you a tribal member or belong to an American Indian community? Maybe one or both of your parents were Indian, but you do not know who they were or what tribe they came from because of adoption,…

Doable Ideas for Compiling Your Life/Family History Part 1

By Lineages | 09/15/2022

Deer in the Headlights? I recently helped an Arizona cowboy with his family history book and was asked by the family history consultant at my church to share the final published product at our family history center. I was so on fire from my amazing experience with the book, I volunteered, in addition, to teach…