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
," which has expert genealogists researching folks'
family history rumors, such as being related to historical figures
such as Davy Crockett and George Washington.
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).