• Is there anyway of finding out who my grandfather's father was if his name is not on my grandfather's birth certificate?

    Hi all, i'm guessing that there isn't but any advice would be greaty appreciated. Thanks!
    Hi all, i'm guessing that there isn't but any advice would be greaty appreciated. Thanks!
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • What do illegitimate children say when asked what their mother's maiden name is?

    Best answer: His mother's maiden name is the name she was born with. So in this example it is Williams. And regardless of her marital status at any time in her life, that will still be her maiden name. So what Frank would say is - if he wants to answer this question - "Williams" and if he doesn't want to... show more
    Best answer: His mother's maiden name is the name she was born with. So in this example it is Williams. And regardless of her marital status at any time in her life, that will still be her maiden name. So what Frank would say is - if he wants to answer this question - "Williams" and if he doesn't want to answer the question he might say "none of your business". And, while there might be "illegitimate" parents, there is no such thing as an "illegitimate" child. This is a very strange question.
    5 answers · 9 hours ago
  • How do I get public records?

    I'm trying to find out more about my family and trying to figure out where exactly I can go to get that type of information. I already have an account on Ancestry but it's only so much it gives me info.
    I'm trying to find out more about my family and trying to figure out where exactly I can go to get that type of information. I already have an account on Ancestry but it's only so much it gives me info.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is a trustable and very accurate DNA test to take online?

    Best answer: The test sold on Ancestry.com is administered by 23andme. It's one of the best- both for ancestry analysis and health analysis. It costs a little extra, but they'll tell you about what genetic tendancies you might have for various diseases. They will also match you up with other people who've taken the... show more
    Best answer: The test sold on Ancestry.com is administered by 23andme. It's one of the best- both for ancestry analysis and health analysis. It costs a little extra, but they'll tell you about what genetic tendancies you might have for various diseases. They will also match you up with other people who've taken the test who are 2nd, 3rd, 4th cousins.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • People of ethnic minority background, what’s your opinion about this?

    As a black person, when people ask me where I am from, usually they mean ‘originally’ (as in you know, being of Nigerian ancestry) but being born and brought up in London, UK, but I was always of the impression that I can technically say I am FROM England since I am native to London by BIRTH. After all, where... show more
    As a black person, when people ask me where I am from, usually they mean ‘originally’ (as in you know, being of Nigerian ancestry) but being born and brought up in London, UK, but I was always of the impression that I can technically say I am FROM England since I am native to London by BIRTH. After all, where you’re from legally refers to the instance of birthplace which in my case is London, therefore making me someone ‘from London’ rather than Nigeria although obviously I fully recognise I am a Nigerian by descent and will never let that sense leave my family for generations to come. What’s your take on referring to a location as being where you’re ‘from’?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why are there so many people with the last name Guiffre in America when I only know my family of 66 members?

    Best answer: There aren't that many people named Guiffre in the USA, compared to, for instance, people named Smith or Jones or Miller. If Bill Gates held a "Gates" family reunion and offered to pay for airplane tickets, rooms and meals at a 5-star hotel, and nightly entertainment by Hollywood stars, he still... show more
    Best answer: There aren't that many people named Guiffre in the USA, compared to, for instance, people named Smith or Jones or Miller.

    If Bill Gates held a "Gates" family reunion and offered to pay for airplane tickets, rooms and meals at a 5-star hotel, and nightly entertainment by Hollywood stars, he still would not get all of the people named "Gates" in the USA to come. I suspect your Guiffre reunion was not as lavish as the "Gates" one I just made up out of my imagination, and I suspect that not everyone named Guiffre went to it. Some were not interested. Some could not afford to go. Some had other plans for that weekend. Some did not hear about it.

    Guiffre is from a personal name, so it is like "Johnson", only it doesn't have "son" on the end. "Williams" is like that; it is from a personal name, "William", but it doesn't have "son" on the end. Back in the middle ages there were several people named "Guiffre", and their children were called "Albert / Bruce / Charles / Daniel, son of Guiffre". They or their sons or grandsons eventually dropped the "son of" and were just "Albert / Bruce / Charles / Daniel Guiffre". They didn't have to be related. Not everyone named "Johnson" is related, either, unless you go back 40,000 years, when humans walked out of Africa to Europe.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is everybody really 50th cousins?

    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where would I go on-line to find old family photographs of ancestors that none of us would have in the family?

    Best answer: Reality is it is unlikely your family photos are online anywhere, unless someone in your family has researched and have access to 'family photos' and they have uploaded them online....... so research your ancestry, the siblings of your parents ( your aunts/uncles) and their children ( your cousins may have... show more
    Best answer: Reality is it is unlikely your family photos are online anywhere, unless someone in your family has researched and have access to 'family photos' and they have uploaded them online....... so research your ancestry, the siblings of your parents ( your aunts/uncles) and their children ( your cousins may have some the quickest way is to ask and your grandparents siblings ( your great aunts/uncles) and their children ( your second cousins) may have some again, ask.

    I had no photos or my great grandparents ( 'family' said they had none) after researching I found a descendant of my granddads youngest sibling ( who had migrated to the other side of the world) and she had a photo and sent me a copy
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which ancestry heritage test is better: 23andme or Ancestry?

    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • If the Fannon Family came from Ireland how do we know if it was all 1 Fannon Family and not multiple families with the same name?

    Best answer: You don't, unless you research the genealogy and find out how each individual is related to the others (or not).
    Best answer: You don't, unless you research the genealogy and find out how each individual is related to the others (or not).
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How common is the surname "McTelevisto"?

    I only know one person who has it. And apparently it's neither Spanish nor Celtic, as the person I know's family is entirely from Sweden,
    I only know one person who has it. And apparently it's neither Spanish nor Celtic, as the person I know's family is entirely from Sweden,
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I have two Native American great great grandparents. Just curious what percentage I am?

    Best answer: Assuming they were full-blooded and no one else has any Indian blood,
    You have 16 great great grandparents.
    2 of them were NA, so you are 2/16ths or 1/8 or 12.5%.
    Best answer: Assuming they were full-blooded and no one else has any Indian blood,
    You have 16 great great grandparents.
    2 of them were NA, so you are 2/16ths or 1/8 or 12.5%.
    3 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Did the Native Americans have surnames before the European came in 1492?

    My friend is from South America (Bolivia) and has a Spanish surname, but came out as fully Native American on the DNA tests. His parents were the same. Why do have European surnames?
    My friend is from South America (Bolivia) and has a Spanish surname, but came out as fully Native American on the DNA tests. His parents were the same. Why do have European surnames?
    10 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can I be a member of both the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of Union Veterans?

    Best answer: why not contact both groups and ask them?
    I bet you are not the first person to ask this as the war between the states was said to have pitted brother against brother.
    Best answer: why not contact both groups and ask them?
    I bet you are not the first person to ask this as the war between the states was said to have pitted brother against brother.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Uncommon (French?) Surname?

    Best answer: There are many European surnames that mean king or royal in their own language: e.g. King, Leroy, Koenig, Kiralyi, Del Rey. But one thing they *never* signify is that the holders are descended from royalty. Think about it: if a guy called Thomas is royal, do people call him Thomas Royal? No, they don t. He is... show more
    Best answer: There are many European surnames that mean king or royal in their own language: e.g. King, Leroy, Koenig, Kiralyi, Del Rey. But one thing they *never* signify is that the holders are descended from royalty. Think about it: if a guy called Thomas is royal, do people call him Thomas Royal? No, they don t. He is King Thomas, Prince Thomas, or Thomas Duke of Wherever.

    Sometimes such surnames originated as nicknames, for someone who was self-important or perhaps acted the role of a king in the yearly mystery play. Sometimes they were locational names, for someone who came from a royal manor or held some post in the royal administration, and so was "the King s man". And sometimes they derive from some quite different word that just over the years became garbled till it sounded like "king" or "royal".
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago