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Looking into Maltese ancestry?

I was in the same boat as you are about 10 years ago... There was barely anything on the internet, but persistence paid off and over the 10 years I have found sites here and there that have helped me ...
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Tracing Japanese ancestor who immigrated to Hawaii?

It sounds like you have a fascinating heritage in your grandmother's family. The best advice I can give is to start with what you know and work systematically back, step by step. Since you do not ...
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Speaking to people who knew ancestors in Minais Gerais, Brazil?

Start by talking to every old person in your family. Write down everything they know. And talk to anyone who knew your grandparents. Pick a genealogy package and enter your family, and as much back ...
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Getting started with Guatemala family history?

The only way to trace your family history is to start with what you know and work from there. In some cases, if you don't know enough, there is no way you can get anywhere – but you can't know until ...
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Looking into Maltese ancestry?

A good starting point is often the FamilySearch Research Wiki page for the place you are interested in. In this case, the page for Malta genealogy has links to further information on civil ...
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What name birth or step

While the conventional practice is for the primary name to be the birth name, many people accept that if someone has (almost?) never been known by that name, then it is appropriate to use the later ...
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Where to begin with British, French, and Belgian ancestry?

The Geneanet site could be of help, it's very popular in France. I've found 2 occurences of Benoit (Benedict) Spennewyn : https://gw.geneanet.org/mike1960?n=spennewyn&oc=&p=benoit+benedict ...
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Getting started in Irish research?

4If born after 1863, then the civil Birth entry, with the parents names, and address should be available here:IrishGenealogy.ie, for Free. Similarly, if Protestant, or Jewish, their parents civil ...
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