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  • Way to figure out when a great grandparent became a US citizen?
    Have you checked If you don't have a subscription, your library might have one you can access for free. - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
  • The perplexing case of Steve Tuomi
    Note Steve's address was mentioned in the confession as 1315 N. Cass Street. Here's the listing for that:. - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
  • Listing all comments added to a tree on
    I watched an older video recently that mentioned comments as a good way to add notes for later follow-up, especially as others can see them and might help out. - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
  • Create Your Own Custom Plugins for ChatGPT 🎉 Browse the Web, Execute Code, Use APIs 🛠️
    I spend a lot of time on genealogical research, using websites like and and BMD sites too (births, marriages, deaths). - Source: Reddit / 2 days ago
  • DNA Tests to get before Bone Marrow Transplant
    I am getting a bone marrow transplant in early May. What DNA tests should I get before the BMT? My main objective is to use DNA to help with researching genealogy. I've already done the tests from and 23 and me. Are there any other DNA tests that could help at some point? - Source: Reddit / 2 days ago
  • The birth location and life span of all 931 of my likely ancestors and descendants over 12 generations.
    The map is an accumulation of about 10 years of data that I've collected while tracing my family tree, largely through, and includes information from all of my suspected ancestors going back to me great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents (that's 8 greats), as well as myself and my two kids. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • My wife's face unlocks my phone with faceid
    Maybe it's time to go on and compare ;). - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
  • Genealogy Sites that are worth getting/having.
    I have also taken 2 Dna Kits ( & Who knows we might even be related to the same famous kin. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Bremen departures
    Here's a website which can be used for free. The most comfortable option would probably be to use one of the services like or similar, but of course they will charge. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • Advice on where to start/look?
    So, when says you're "40% Scottish, 40% German and 20% Swiss" ... well, those percentages hold true only for what they could identify. You might be 50% "Cherokee " and 20% Scottish, 20% German and 10% Swiss. Read the DNA results as "40% of what we could identify was Scottish, etc.". - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • I have inherited these two antique family bibles, how do I take care of them?
    I intend to, I've done a lot of work on over the past 5 years or so. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • I think I’ve lost ability to sympathize
    I am not there yet....I have to say, I have more sadness of man's inhumanity to man, but I think it is my own revelationss around my family that has caused that....I did a DNA test on Found my father and his family. Not good, not all bad either. The kids are mostly good, he was not......Neville was a manifestation too it is like learning I can create so I can also pick who I want to be.... - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Can't find google results for Cherenoff, Russia?
    I'm working on my family tree on and can't find any results online for Cherenoff, Russia where the naturalization record says my great-great grandfather was born in 1867. - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • Inquiry about using CircleDNA Raw Data (TAB-delimited GVCF)
    Also, I checked some generated samples from 23andme and, their formats look very similar or easily converted with few line of codes but their raw files doesn't include this: "chr1:13222:C chr1 13222 C/C" so I'm not sure if this holds any valuable information. - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Sources to find grandparents in high school yearbooks
    I concur. A lot of the yearbooks won't be on ancestry .com I'd start with the local county library or genealogical society. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • ‘Crazy’ UFO-believing Pentagon bosses missed spy craft for years (alternative title: The NY Post once again posts something stupid and comes to the wrong conclusions)
    This is greenstreet we're talking about, I looked him up on and it turns out his parents are brother and sister. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • This had me crying 🤣
    Well, if you're testing the embryo/before birth then it does cost a lot more and is a riskier procedure, so I think perhaps that was the 15k reference looking back at my comment. if its after birth, which is after you sign the birth certificate (so prob not this situation), then you can use 23andme or or whatever. - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
    Does anybody have an subscription? wouldn't it be possible to check census records? Or birth registries or whatnot? - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
  • Match Thread: Ireland U20's vs England U20's - U20 6 Nations
    I've signed up for to see if he has any Irish relatives I've that much faith in your comment being true. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • Unique opportunity to interview relatives
    Lots of free info is also available at or at your local library for the library editions of and . - Source: Reddit / 13 days ago
  • Are there people actually in favor of SF passing reparations?
    If that's the case, I have a feeling I need to heavily invest in - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago

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