Tips for Locating Ancestral Origins

The Ancestry Daily News article on “Using Ancestry.com: Locating Ancestral Origins” is packed with helpful resources and information on tracking the origins of your ancestors, specifically those who just arrived in the county.

To the non-genealogist, the town of origin might seem to be just another insignificant piece of trivia about our ancestors, but to those of us with a passion for learning all we can about our ancestry, it is one of the most exhilarating finds there is. To be able to reach back in time and actually take our history to a place that you can see on a map, and hopefully someday even visit, is a feeling that’s hard to beat!

The trouble is, that information is not always where you might hope to find it, and it often takes a bit of digging. But there are clues in many records that could help point you in the right direction.

While some of my ancestors have been in the United States since the 1600s, many branches are more recent immigrants and the process of tracking them back across the sea has proven very challenging.

A copy of the same article is also found on the 24/7 Family History Circle blog.

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