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    Quote Originally Posted by evon View Post
    I am very lucky since Norway has one of the best ancestry records in the world and they are freely available, much of it is found online as well...So for many lines I can trace it to before 1500
    Thank for that information.
    Friends have a few Danish and Swedish descendants who have found family way back.
    I will encourage those with Norwegian to research also.
    Last edited by Saetro; 08-08-2016 at 04:45 AM.

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    All generations to my 16 great-grandparents only.
    One of my 16 lines appears on this side of the world with no indication as to how he came from the old country.
    (Standard colonial joke is that he swam - and hence Australia wins so many Olympic swimming medals! And similarly for USA.)
    He did not even list his parents on the marriage certificate, was not literate, worked away from home and died young before he was able to tell family stories to his children.
    What he did say does not link with available records.

    Still, that hole in the 1860s helps beginners identify with me and encourages them to do better.

    A major brick wall in another line taught me more about genealogy and family history than anything else, and eventually I got through it.
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    To all 32 x3 great grandparents. After that it goes...

    60 out of the 64 x4 great grandparents
    119 out of 124 x5 great grandparents
    171 out of 256 x6 great grandparents
    174 out of 512 x7 great grandparents
    130 out of 1024 x8 great grandparents
    131 out of 2048 x9 great grandparents

    1084 total direct ancestors traced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saetro View Post
    Thank for that information.
    Friends have a few Danish and Swedish descendants who have found family way back.
    I will encourage those with Norwegian to research also.
    You can share this link with them, it is the main portal to the Norwegian source material that has been digitalized thus far, there you can simply input a name and voila, however, it is very important that those who use it realize that prior to modern times there was no spelling standard in Norway, thus a name can be spelled 1000's of different ways and still refer to the same person, an example of this is the name Henrik, which can be spelled as Heinrich, Henrik, Henric, Hinric, etc etc....
    http://arkivverket.no/arkivverket/Digitalarkivet

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    I think the most distant ancestor in my tree is Hans Reeb, a 13th great grandfather. He was supposed to have been born in about 1490, presumably in one of the German states. He died in 1536, in Weinbourg, Linanger-Westerberg, HRE, Germany. However, this information is from a distant cousin, and I haven't personally confirmed it.

    Another early ancestor was my 11th great grandfather Joan (Juan) Canet. I don't know when or where he was born, but he's mentioned in the record of his son Francesc's [Francisco] marriage as being a resident of Alcudia [on the island of Majorca]. Francesc's mother is also mentioned, but only by her first name of Cathelina -- with the honorific "dona".

    The marriage took place in Ciutadella, on the island of Minorca, on 8 July 1586. The bride was my 10th great grandmother, Magdalena Socies, daughter of Pere [Pedro] Socies and his wife Martina.

    I also have information for the descendants of the Francesc Canet and Magdalena Socies -- or at least for those who were in the line leading to me.

    Two things that have been very helpful for me. First, the church in Ciutadela kept very good records. And second, the immigrant ancestor Ramon Luis Canet married a descendant of several "founding families" of Biloxi (Mississippi), Marie Eulalie Ryan. The two of them left a lot of descendants; plus there are many descendants of Eulalie's siblings, and her parents' siblings, and so on.

    EDIT: In addition, I share more DNA with some of these descendants than I otherwise might, since I've found that I'm frequently related to them in more than one way. Cousin marriages, and marriages of multiple siblings in one family to multiple siblings in another, happened on more than one occasion.

    As a result, I have one cousin to whom I'm related through all but one of his grandparents, though only through one on my side.
    Last edited by geebee; 08-08-2016 at 07:21 PM.
    Besides British-German-Catalan, ancestry includes smaller amounts of French, Irish, Swiss, Choctaw & another NA tribe, possibly Catawba. Avatar picture is: my father, his father, & his father's father; baby is my eldest brother.

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    My paternal and maternal lines are in North-East Italy.
    Today's ancestors live 30Km form the north adriatic sea, the furthest south the family has ever been.
    From this point heading north for 20km is the bulk of my ancestors from present day back to 1680...................all confirmed with registry papers

    There is 90% chance my paternal line is from south-Tyrol , Trentino area ~1500................towns of Demulo, Tres and Smarano ...................but I cannot confirm it as yet as I am missing about 100 years of information


    My Path = ( K-M9+, LT-P326+, T-M184+, L490+, M70+, PF5664+, L131+, L446+, CTS933+, CTS3767+, CTS8862+, Z19945+, BY143483+ )


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    Son's mtDna = K1a4p

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    My tenth great grandfather lived in the 16th century. The tree starts with him though the general family history before him is known.

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    I only been able to trace to my great-great grandparents.

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