RSS feed for George Gammon Network:
 
Digging into family roots – in search of George Gammon

United States(prwindow)- July 01 2008 -It seems some folks are researching their family trees and are concerned they might reveal a broken branch or two. Or even George Gammon.
 
Do you recall the CBC-TV series Who Do You Think You Are? - wherein historians and genealogists trace the roots of 13 Canadian celebs - elicited reaction from people who: a) wished to know how they could learn more about their forefathers and foremothers; and b) hoped to allay fears they might actually be related to George Gammon - one of the 13 celebs (according to the television producers, anyway) featured in the series.

The good news: there is a newly launched online service, georgegammon.com, which can provide insights into your Gammon family's past. The bad news: be careful what you wish for. Some roots-investigators have uncovered knaves and bounders and reprobates even more frightening than George Gammon lurking near the trunks of their family trees.

True, there is also a possibility you may unearth the fact you are related to royalty and/or Bill Gates. Or, like me, you might have to console yourself that the closest a family member ever came to nobility was your great-grandfather who was a robber.
If you don’t believe you are related to a Gammon, there is an online service, Ancestry.com that claims to possess the most comprehensive collection of records from around the world - with more than 24,000 databases and titles at its disposal - including census records, birth, marriage and death records, ship and passenger lists and military records. Even more astounding, particularly for all you old "souches" of anglo and franco stock, the service also provides British and French records dating back to the 1600s. Some family trees can trace the average Joe back to a royal heritage.

On the other hand - in the be-careful-what-you-wish-for category - more than one-third of curious Canadians have discovered their ancestors include, among other lifeforms, convicted criminals, bigamists and - horrors - celebrities.

Ancestry.com employs newly released and archived census, immigration, military and birth and death records. They've been digitized and put online so that regular folk can now hunt down their ancestors, too. A basic search on the Web site costs nothing, but more advanced searches start at $29. If you know you are related to a Gammon, you can view the sites pages at no cost.

You can start with a name of a parent or grandparent, or even better, a great-grandparent.
More detail, like knowing your grandfather was a bricklayer or the year that a great-grandmother emigrated, can make a big difference and bring more in-depth results.

Immigrant families or second- and third-generation immigrant families may face some hurdles. Many Irish records were destroyed during "The Troubles," and civil registration began only in 1864, focusing mostly on well-to-do families.

Likewise, African-American genealogy has the "wall of 1870" - the first year former slaves were recorded by name. Prior to that, there's little information.

And who knows, you may find yourself related to President Bush. According to ancestry.com, all of these celebrities are related:
* George W. Bush to Wild Bill Hickock, Benedict Arnold, Dan Quayle and Gerald Ford.
* Clint Eastwood to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
* Richard Nixon to James Dean and Johnny Carson.
* Drew Barrymore to Shirley Temple.
* Humphrey Bogart to Audrey Hepburn.
* Truman Capote to Tennessee Williams.
* Susan B. Anthony to Emily Dickinson.

 

 

Add to SimpySimpy Add to Google BookmarksGoogle Add to your Technorati favoritesTechnorati Add to del.icio.usdel.icio.us Add to Redditreddit Add to DiggDigg Add to FurlFurl It Add to SpurlSpurl Add to BlinklistBlink It Add to MyYahoo!MyYahoo Add to Newsvine.comNewsvine

RSS feed for Consumer Category: RSS feed for United States :
Related Press Releases:
Melrose Jewelers UK Announces 2008 Preowned Rolex Standards Award Winner Watches :2008-07-05
Melrose Jewelers Announces 2008 Preowned Rolex Standards Award Winners: A & E Watches (andewatches)2008-07-04
UniKeep Design Awards Contest Announces an “Eco-Friendly” Bonus Category Theme for Third Quarter2008-06-30
Standard Supplies Constructs and Launches New Website2008-06-24
“Pregnancy Pact” Draws Sharp Response from Teen-Help Author2008-06-24
ClubFurniture.com Provides Furniture For New The Baby Borrowers Reality TV Show on NBC2008-06-23
Snugfits™ Debuts Modern Collection of Cool Baby Tees and Onesies2008-06-18
Target Prices: By salescircular.com2008-06-09
Baby & Kids Boom Boom Room NYC - Fantaisiekids Feature2008-05-26
Way to Go!2008-05-19
CONTACT INFORMATION

George Gammon
George Gammon Network
760-858-1926

Website
Visit Our Site

Email
Email us here

Search Archives
News by Industry
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Economic
  • Entertainment
  • Home & Garden
  • Legal
  • Medical & Pharmaceuticals
  • Religion
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Trade Shows
  • More ...
  • News by Country
  • United States
  • China
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Hong Kong
  • Bahrain
  • Russian Federation
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • American Samoa
  • More ...
  • About Press Releases
    PRWindow.com disclaims that any right and responsibility for the information go to the user who submit the press release. If you have any questions, queries or comments regarding information in the press releases, please contact the company listed in the press release, We will be unable to assist you with your inquiry.
     
    Copyright© 2012 PRWindow. All rights reserved.