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Im just starting it up and my motherand her side of the family is from back east. My mother was born in Maynard & off hand I'm not sure about my grandparents. Are there any other mama's out there doing the same?<br>
Do you have any useful links to resourceful information like index records? good history center files? Anything would help as my grandmother on my mothers side is the only one I have left and I am trying to start on her side since she is still alive to share the stories with them of what I came across.<br><br>
Thanks for any help - who knows I might be related to some of you! Love from Alaska, yes they moved to Alaska and pro-created...
 

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Yep, I'm a genealogy freak too, must have gotten it from my dad. I've got the Family Tree Maker software which is really easy to use. Funny thing is my mom used to work at the software company that designed it. Anyways my Dad's side came over from Ireland and Scotland in the mid 1800s and thank goodness my dad did most of the work of getting the stories from my grandmother and great aunts, so much would have been lost if he hadn't. I haven't tried looking at town records and all that fun stuff but someday when I have the time...yeah right<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">. Best thing to do is to record anything and everything your grandmother can remember and start entering the info somewhere.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Hi svmaine!<br><br>
I think my ancestors are from Ireland as well at least thats what they told me! I just got the family tree software. I'm waiting to use it due to our computer being on the fritz but am definitely getting excited & collecting any information I can get. Thanks for sharing your info with me, if I come across anything I will definitely post again - who knows when that will be but at least I got a thread up for it! TC
 

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I love genealogy! So much fun. I use the Family Tree Maker software too. I have found ancestry.com to be a wealth of information. Unfortunately, to get the good stuff, you have to have a pricey subscription. But, it really is good stuff. Images of the hand-written census from 1840 UK for example, all the US census records, lots of military records, and all sorts of things. I had a free 2-day trial over Christmastime last year, and downloaded and printed tons of things.<br><br>
I haven't done any local stuff, but I think that would be fun one day. All of the local stuff for our family though isn't here which makes things more difficult. One day, I want to do a family vacation and combine some fun stuff with some fun genealogy stuff for me!<br><br>
There are also some helpful family surname forums on Genforum.<br><br><a href="http://genforum.genealogy.com/" target="_blank">http://genforum.genealogy.com/</a>
 
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