Discovering the Truth About Family History Claims
Do your relatives whisper about American Indian heritage, a black sheep ancestor or a link to a famous person? Our 10 genealogy research tips will help you investigate family stories and find out whether they're true.
Genealogists are talking about the PBS series "Genealogy Roadshow," which has expert genealogists researching folks' family history rumors, such as being related to historical figures such as Davy Crockett and George Washington.

Other common family stories include American Indian heritage, inherited crests or coats of arms, "black sheep" ancestors, and name changes at Ellis Island (a prevalent myth that isn't true; many immigrants changed their own names after arriving in America).