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Finding sources for Kent Family Genealogy?

In my family history research, I found this book about Kent family genealogy: “History and Genealogy Of The Kent Family. Descendants of Richard Kent, Sen. who came to America in 1633” By E.J. Dale ...
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Is "mythological" information relevant?

I am currently trying to get as far as possible in my Ahnentafel. Thanks to a couple of online sources, I have been able to find a lot of ancestry, google helped me get up to this website which offers ...
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Reconciling mid-18th century US marriage records for James Lea and Ann/Anne Tolbert/Herndon?

I am finding contradictory information about James Lea (of 18th c. America) [JL] and whether he married Ann/Anne Holbert or Terndon. Of course, it is possible that there is more than one James Lea. ...
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How old *are* these people?

I have found records of the Axel family I am researching in several censuses. In addition, I have death records for both Peter and Sarah, the mother and father of the family. Below I present, in ...
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Can I remove facts from my tree obtained via other members?

I'd like to clean up my trees by identifying which facts in a tree came from other users - facts that may not be reliable. Can I identify the source of individual pieces of information ...
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