Genealogy Sites - Any Experience?

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  1. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    I've always wanted to do some research on my father's Sicilian roots, since I know very little about his family. I've been checking out various sites, but the sign up fees can be pretty nasty. I just wanted to know the best place that's worth the money. Anyone have any good experiences with certain sites?
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    From my limited experience, you either have to spend a lot of money in registration fees, hope the family you're looking for came from a Mormon area, or spend a lot of money on travel.
     
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    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    It's so true. My parents have done a TON of geneaology work, but they're LDS so...
     
  4. Moroni Prime

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    http://www.familysearch.org/

    give that a try, also there's a program you can download called PAF (personal ancestral file) that is a genealogical program (put out by the LDS), that I have grown quite fond of and is very thorough when trying to "do-it-yourself".

    hope that helps.
     
  5. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Just hope you don't have one of those last names that have changed many times over the years. I have family that even spells their last different from mine. Even worse, there are two different families with my last name. That may not sound odd to some, but at last check there were only about 400 of us in the United States.
     
  6. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Thank you Moroni Prime for that link and thank you everyone else for you help! I actually found some matches. My last name is very rare, and it seems it went through a one-letter change throughout time.
     
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    my dad has done a ton of geneology research, i'll try to call him tonight and get you some more sites. shoot my dad has even found a geneological link to my current employer! i build yachts so dad is hoping i will be part of the family now, lol
     
  8. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    LOL Thank you! :) 
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Have a last name like Smith. Amazing how hard it can be to track that family line...
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    My mom has been using a few of these to try and locate some long lost half-siblings. According to one of them, my uncle died in the 70s. He was very surprised when she told him. :lol 
     

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