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Genealogy is the study of one’s family history. Learning your family tree can uncover family traditions, culture and heritage and provide important medical information.

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Are you interested in tracing your family history back through the generations? Among our seven tips to get you started on a family tree: Find out what's already been done.

You can use free online resources to trace your family ancestors. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
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The rise of pay genealogy sites doesn't mean that users have to spend money to research their familial origins. Here are some free government resources you can use when exploring your family tree.

From her home office in Florida, genealogy expert Linda Rakita helps clients worldwide trace their ancestry. (Photo by John Zambito)
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Highly rated genealogist Linda Rakita, an Angie's List 2011 Super Service Award winner, describes the work she undertakes to help family members trace their family tree and ancestry.

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Tracing family histories is  one of the most popular hobbies in America. According to a recent Angie's List poll, 71 percent of members say they're somewhat or very interested in their family history.

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Genealogy Service reviews in Mount Vernon

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Still the best genealogy site out there and I've tried a few. don't rely on other people's trees-use them as a guide then find your own primary or secondary sources. Excellent for French Canadian info. Somehow Ancestry got a hold of the
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collection of French records.
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the names then go to the link to the original in French-it can be tough but you can get the names fairly easily. Prior to Ancestry getting the
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stuff, you had to go to Woonsocket, RI or to Quebec to read the
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microfilms. That alone makes Ancestry a great value to me. In
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you get , in French, an entry like: "
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(son) of the legitimate marriage of (father's name and mothers name and
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name) married
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filles (daughter) of so and so. Keep following these names all the way back to 1608 or so! You also can see B baptisms, deaths (sepulchres) or S, and M marriages. The French priests kept meticulous records. I usually join for a month $35 then cancel for a month or two then rejoin-its too expensive otherwise and its easy to cancel online-no hassles. And your tree is still preserved and u can add info still too and download your gedcom. I also use the drouininstitute.com genealogiequebec.com and the prdh. If u get info there, then add it to
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ancestry tree it will produce more of those "hint leafs"...what fun!!
- Thomas M.
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My family shares a subscription, and we have had all kinds of fun digging in the records they store here. I was able to see my grandfather's service records, and learned he was kept out of front line duty in WWI due to a 'deformed arm'. Never knew that... We have also 'linked' with relatives from across the country who have their own trees on
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. Have truly enjoyed researching, and also love having a place to put photos, stories and other memorabilia.
- Christine H.
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was very pleasant to deal with, and gave me excellent suggestions how to complete my research myself. I would hire her, without reservations, for any research I could not do myself. Seems like a great person.
- Fred C.
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They are fairly easy to use although with every change, I find it harder to navigate the site. To be fair, I do not use it as much the last few years I have subscribed except for publishing and communicating with other amateur genealogists. Their databases with in the US are extensive and they are continually expanding. They also have links / information on how to research. I use their program Family Tree on my computer at home although I have not linked it to the online site tree.
- Marie-Helene D.
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I emailed
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almost 3 months ago. Before I went ahead and hired her I had many questions. Those included specific cost, type of report, depth and scope of research. She responded right away to all my questions. Both my husband and I have been hunting around for our lineage and decided we needed an expert. We agreed that I would have mine done first then my husband. I sent her all the information I had gathered through the years. Mostly just bits and pieces and vague dates and some names as well as a deposit for both my husband and me.
She started right away and explained it is "like sorting through a mountain of unopened
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shells looking for the pearls".
I didn't know how long it would take and was comfortable having her keep track of her hours and letting me know when she needed another payment. I had the option of giving her a dollar amount but liked this way better.
She sent me frequent updates on her progress as well as juicy tidbits of information she had uncovered.
I appreciated when she emailed me saying she had enough information to start compiling her findings.
Today I received the second report from my mother's side. As with the first one it is HUGE! Jammed packed with names, dates, photo copies of documents and pictures and Facebook contacts! It is delivered via an email attachment in a narrative format that reads like a history book.
I am looking forward to getting my father's side information.
I've shared these reports with my siblings and
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. They, too, are amazed at the information she was able to glean.
Finally, I love the fact that if at a later date, I want her to resume her research, she is happy to start where she left off!


- Susan S.
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My grandfather disappeared roughly 85 years ago and I asked
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to try to locate him. Unfortunately there was very little evidence to go on and the
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didn't yield any results but I feel that
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did the best she could with the raw material she had to work with. I would use her again if the need presented itself.
- ZAIN N.
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I was at the proverbial brick wall that so many of us come to when researching our families, and decided to hire
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to help. Not only was
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a pleasure to work with but she was quick to respond to my request, and kept me in the loop during her research.
It took about 3 months to receive her report, and WOW, I was impressed! She not only provided the information that I needed, but also traced my 3x great grandmother's line, having arrived 6 months before the Mayflower!
It is apparent that
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loves the work that she does. Her report reads like a good book; informative and entertaining. I would heartily recommend
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and plan on using her services in the future.
- Susan A.

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