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Family is a really important part of my life, and I am proud to be raising my daughter with the same central focus that I was raised with. As much as I know about the past few generations of our family tree, our family is so big and so spread out that it can be difficult to trace back a family tree of the generations to find out where we really came from.
My grandfather and grandmother on my father's side of the family have a very detailed history, but on my mother's side...not so much. We know a lot about my grandfather's family, thanks to a Nana that was really involved with her family. But my maternal grandmother was raised in foster care after her mother passed away at a young age and we know relatively nothing about her origins, aside from the fact that she came from Cuba.
This lack of information, and the issues faced with trying to track down history that began in a communist country with little access to people or records there, well it's made me focus on my father's side - because I can get somewhere with that information!
Like that my great grandfather, the man behind the huge family dynamic that I grew up with, was Henry Pridmore.
Ancestry is the world’s largest online resource for family history. Ancestry strives to fill the fundamental desire people have to understand who they are and where they came from. We all want to know where we came from, don't we?
It's why adopted children go to great lengths to track down their birth families, it's why people go on pilgrimages to see where their family's began - we all want to know where our story began, in the most basic of ways.
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I've always wanted to use Ancestry.com to trace back my families ancestries. I know it goes back to Spanish Royalty.
I love the photo of all the females in your family! I need to try ancestry.com again.
I would love to do a little research into my family history. I love that it is easily available online these days.
Theresa Gould @ Faith and Family Reviews
I used Ancestry to try to find out about our family tree, but with my maiden name so popular in Scotland I didn't really find out much, I'll give it another go soon.
Tammy Litke (@threedifferent)
My mom's cousin is really into genealogy. He has mapped out our family tree so well. If I'm not mistaken he use Ancestry.com to complete part of it.
My dad uses Ancestry.com to assist him in his ancestral research. I'm so caught up in the right now with three young children, but I'm grateful our family history is being recorded.
I would love to know more about my family history. I know that both my maternal grandparents were first born Americans after their families came over from Russia. I also know I am part German and Italian. Unfortunately that is where my knowledge ends.