Comments on: Tell Us Your Story http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tell-us-your-story The official blog of Ancestry Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:34:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Richard H.http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45985 Richard H. Tue, 18 May 2010 18:35:38 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45985 The “Los Angeles Times” has just concluded a three part article by Joe Mozingo telling of his year long search into the background of his family name. It’s just as fascinating, if not more, than the recent television series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”. The main feature deals with a mixed racial history as Joe searched for the origins of the Mozingo family.

Part one – Sunday, May 16
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mozingo-first-20100516,0,4419674.story

Part two – Monday, May 17
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mozingo-second-20100517,0,1038258.story

Part three – Tuesday, May 18
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mozingo-third-20100518,0,6259272.story

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By: Bell Zeolihttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45959 Bell Zeoli Sun, 16 May 2010 23:45:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45959 Help, I have been looking since forever for my mother. Her name was Mona Louise Brown born 1920, with my 14 day free trial I think I have found an uncle (deceased) I cannot find anything on Mona, birth, marraige or death. I know she married my father John W. in 1938. I was in foster care from two years old until I married in 1962. On and off I have looked and reasearched and founf nothing, I really was hoping to find a death notice. Any suggestin for me would be very helpfull.

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By: Therese'http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45957 Therese' Sun, 16 May 2010 13:51:32 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45957 Hello, I had a 5 month subscription to Ancestory.com but never got my 14 days free trial.

I spent almost every waking minute in those 5 months doing my family tree and have found so much. It is so large already and I still have so much to find. It is extremely exciting, but there are not always nice things to find.

I am based In South Africa therefore cannot phone the USA from a land line. Please will you tell me why I never got my 14 days free? Thankyou so much.

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By: JOHN FREDRICK AUGUSTUS.http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45925 JOHN FREDRICK AUGUSTUS. Wed, 12 May 2010 13:12:31 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45925 I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT MY FATHER HIS NAME WAS
SYDNEY DOUGLAS AUGUSTUS
BORN ISLE OF WIEGHT RYDE
ENGLAND.

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By: Laura Bunyardhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45882 Laura Bunyard Mon, 10 May 2010 12:49:55 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45882 I got into genealogy back in 1984 when my dad’s cousins gave me a pedigree chart that went back to 1781 in South Carolina for Joab Moseley. I used the materials at the local FHC until one day I found Ancestry.com and paid for a subscription. I am hooked on finding people or matching names to the pictures I have. I really enjoy conecting with cousins and being able to share information. I also follow leaves where they lead me and have connected wtih people who had no idea we were related. I grabbed a picture for one of our kin for her grandchildren. I am able to show my g-grandmother’s brother and parents living in CA past the 1930 Census using the city directories. This is so cool!

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By: Pat Malcolmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45866 Pat Malcolm Sun, 09 May 2010 19:59:46 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45866 About 5 years ago I began searching in earnest for my grandmother, Isabella Mulvaney O’Neill, of Jersey City, New Jersey. I found a little information about her husband’s family, but nothing at all to indicate she had really lived at all! It was very discouraging, and I soon gave up. I knew she had died during the flu epidemic in 1918, and Census records told me she and my grandfather weren’t even married in 1910, so I didn’t know how I would find her. Then I watched Sarah Jessica Parker and Brooke Shields find their families, and I thought I could at least try the free trial, to see if anything might have changed. I worked hard every evening after work during those two weeks! Working from a family tree for my grandfather’s family I tried every angle I could think of, and soon found my great-grandfather’s family tree on the site. I contacted the person who had posted it, and after just a few emails learned that she had my grandmother’s burial record! Finally, a real record with the first solid information I’ve seen! I’m past the two weeks, have subscribed again, and can’t wait to see where this new information will lead me!

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By: Sheri Clemonshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45864 Sheri Clemons Sun, 09 May 2010 18:17:15 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45864 I loved the series, Who Do You Think You Are? I have been working on my family history for a couple of years now. Ancestry.com has been very helpful to me in finding out basic information about my ancestors. The television series gave me additional ideas and information about conducting more in-depth research outside of Ancestry.com, and with the Internet generally. I have already visited some of the locations where my ancestors once lived. Now I am aware of more potential resources, which may be of help, on my journey to learn more about my ancestors.

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By: Nancy Timmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45835 Nancy Timm Fri, 07 May 2010 16:37:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45835 I spent years tracking down ancestors of Morgan horses. In January of this year, my brother told me that our grandmother, who died of postpartum hemmorage and shock had a sister. He gave me her name, and where she lived. I did some digging and got info to add to what my brother had told me. I found out about a geneology group that meets in a nearby town, and joined. One of the members stated that Staples had one Family Tree Maker kit left in stock. The next day, I went into town and grabbed it. I have joined Ancestry.com world, and found out many things about my family, and have begun to share what I have found with others. I am having a blast!!!!!!!!!! Nan

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By: Bonnie Woodmanhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45829 Bonnie Woodman Fri, 07 May 2010 11:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45829 After watching the one for Matthew Broderick, I contacted Brad Quinlan (the Civil War expert) and asked him about burial sites. I have a g-g-g-grandfather that was killed in the Civil War and was never able to find his burial site or much else about him. Brad has contacted me and is helping me find out more. I love the program! It also gave other suggestions for others I’m searching for.

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By: Vicky Kingdomhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/05/tell-us-your-story/#comment-45823 Vicky Kingdom Fri, 07 May 2010 03:45:27 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3783#comment-45823 I have been researching my family on and off for a few years now. I watched the first episode with Sarah Jessica Parker and wondered if Ancestry.com could help me. I had been using the site freely for awhile but with no luck on my family.
I “bit the bullet” and bought 6 months subscription. Within 1 hour I was emailing a cousin I never knew I had. Turns out her sister and other family members all live within 10 minutes from me.
Needless to say Many Thanks to Ancestry. Without you guys I still would be passing my cousins in the street.

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