Category Archives: Tracing European Ancestors

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

The folks at Legacy Family Tree Webinars have extended their 50% off sale until 20 August 2017. A subscription means that you can watch any of the more than 500 webinars in their library. This includes Tracing European Ancestors Membership … Continue reading

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Free Access to Legacy Webinars 14-16 April!

As a way of celebrating the 500th Webinar from Legacy Family Tree, they are opening the doors and allowing FREE access to all this Friday, 14th April through until Sunday 16th April 2017. To hear how Legacy Webinars got started … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Legacy Webinar Series

Last Friday evening I presented to a number of genealogists the latest presentation of Tracing European Ancestors. The webinar can be accessed via this link free of charge for seven days. Alternatively it is available, as is the syllabus to subscribers … Continue reading

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Spanish Surnames

In Spain children typically are given their first name followed by two surnames. The first surname represents their father’s surname and the second represents their mother’s surname. Since 1999, the gender equality laws have made a provision for some surname … Continue reading

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Tracing Your European Ancestors – RootsTech 2016

Overnight, the RootsTech team uploaded the syllabi for the various lectures to the website. You will find my RootsTech handout HERE or by searching for RT1137 They also announced the presentations to be live streamed. As my presentation will not be … Continue reading

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Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is an autonomous region of Italy. The minor islands around it are also considered to be part of Sicily. Throughout much of its history, Sicily has been considered a crucial … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Research

Bulgaria is the oldest state in Europe to have kept its original name since AD681 and most of the population are descendants of the Bulgarian invasion of the South Danube. On two occasions during the medieval period Bulgarians managed to … Continue reading

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Tracing Your European Ancestors

From the back cover. Anyone who is keen to research the life story of an ancestor from across Europe will find Julie Goucher’s handbook an invaluable guide. She provides detailed, easy-to-use and accurate information on the key sources in each country … Continue reading

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Family History Event – Teignmouth Library ~ July 2015

Julie Goucher will be talking about Tracing Your European Ancestors at Teignmouth Library as a family history event on Thursday 2nd July at 11am. Proceeds to the Friends of Teignmouth Library. Tickets are available from the Library.

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DNA

The topic of DNA is far more complex than I could possibly cover in the scope of this book. In fact at the point I started writing I had not even considered including a glimpse of the world of European … Continue reading

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