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  • of what side, i could tell you. I have both sides of my geneology done. Have the books published.
  • I don't. And I'd love to, I think it's so interesting. But my family is a bit...dodgy. Especially that far back. I wouldn't want to upset anyone by asking too many questions.
  • Yes. I may be one of few who do. I have been into genealogy for about fifteen years. I know my ancestors on both sides for seven generations back. My cousins organization and I are now working on their origins in Scotland and Ireland. (oh, my g-g-g-grandfather's name was...John).
  • I was alive to see both my great grandparents on my dad's side of the family. I had one on his dad's side (great grandmother) and great grandmother and father on his mom's side. I was only 1 or 2 when my great grandfather died on my mom's side, and my great grandmother died before i was born. I remember all but the one. I hope and pray that my daughter gets to the age that she will remember my grandparents because they are so wonderful. She loves them right now, but I pray that they are around when she's much older. I could actually care less about my dad's parents b/c they don't have the decency to come see any of us or even call. They only care about my cousins. That grandmother has been saying that she was going to come see us for 4+ months and has yet to do so, but she always eats right beside my mom's house which is 1 min from my mom and 4 from my house. It's rediculous
  • Yes I do, my Mom does genealogy.
  • Yeah, did the tree deal a few years back yo...
  • most of them. I know all of my grandparents names, and most of the great grandparents. My mom has traced part of our family back to 1680.
  • Yes, my dad's side of the family I do :)
  • Guess you knew I would turn up eventually on this one. LOL However, even though I've been ancestor hunting for a loooooong time now .. decades of it .. my answer in general is ... no! It all depends on which branch of the tree we're talking about. Mine's a pretty "uneven" tree! :) Let's see: 2 parents > 4 grandparents > 8 gr-grandparents > 16 gr-gr-grandparents > 32 gr-gr-gr-grandparents. So can I name 16 plus 32 or 48 people? Nooooooo. I can do 10 out of 16 gr-gr-grandparents I can do 4 out of 32 gr-gr-gr-grandparents I can take two of those paternal surnames back to the late 1500s. Guess you can see the branches are of all different lengths! Sure is fun exploring though.
  • I know a bunch of them, and therein lies the skeletons in the family closet. My great-great grandfather didn't marry my great-great grandmother, and she bore his child out of wedlock. He died unmarried, after many decades practicing medicine as a country doctor. She ended up marrying her sister's widower, after her sister made her promise to care for her children as she died in childbirth. She had a bunch of kids with him, but did not raise my great-grandmother, who grew up in the home of some maiden aunts.
  • Interesting question. I actually came here after a search of that exact question. I figured somebody online would have asked this by now. I go out of my way to ask this same question to other people especially when they know that I am into genealogy. It amazes me that most folks don't know their Grandmothers' maiden names let alone all their great grandparents. I knew of 6 of the 8 for many years. The last 2 were very difficult to track down as my maternal grandfather was adopted as well as reclusive. So the bonus would be if you can name all your Great-Grandparents + all the maiden names for the Women.
  • I have a book that researches my mom's side through her mother, then her grandmother. Then it switches and goes back thru her great-grand-father's side for 7 more generations. Since the family came from Germany records were lost when many people fled the country during the "7 yr. war". Research on my father traced his family back to colonial days. They are listed in the Virginia census. Each father would name his son his middle name as the first, then his first as the middle name. Thus, Robert William would name his son William Robert, and so on. Somewhere along the line the tradition stopped, but then my father was named Robert William. Research makes it hard when there is an illegitimacy in the family, or when someone was born in a state that didn't record birth certificates. There is also an "unknown" factor. Do you count ALL relatives, such as children of slaves& their owners? Consider that and you will realize that there aren't very many blacks in the US that don't have "white" blood in them. I found out that I have a cousin (twice removed) living right here in the same town and I have done business with him many times!
  • I certainly do (Father's side to 11th C, and Mother's side 14th C)
  • Just on my on my mother's side. My Great-great grandpa was Niklas and my great-great-great grandpa was Anton. So I got my son's name Niklas Anthony
  • Spent ages doing mine - got all lines back to 1700 or so and thanks to another SERIOUS genealogist I can prove King Robert Bruce was my 24x grandfather. Any other Stewarts out there??
  • I know all back to great great-, but only one line back to being born in New Braintree, MA in 1720. This is thanks to a cousin of my grandmother who wrote her in 1912 (I think) to borrow some of her old letters describing family ancestors. In return he provided her with what he had assembled.
  • Some of them; Elmira and Paul. I have others written down, but I don't know them off the top of my head.
  • i don't even know my brothers and sisters names,,,but i know i have them!
  • Xavier, Teresa, Giovanbattista, Maria
  • Hi, BD! Yes, I know them. Our family is buried primarily at 2 cemeteries, so tracing roots for us pretty much means pulling weeds near grave stones.

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