Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound is a group of people that meet at the Lemon Grove Library once a month to share their genealogical data. We welcome beginners to advanced to attend. We meet the 3rd Wed of every month at the Lemon Grove Library from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend.
I'm delighted to share this emotional reunion between a father and daughter who met for the first time today on The Today Show, thanks to MyHeritage DNA and just in time for Father's Day.
Sarah, from Fort Wayne, Indiana (now living in the Netherlands) was placed in adoptive care as young child by her mother. To try and find her biological family, she took a MyHeritage DNA test that her husband purchased for her. She was shocked when she got a match to her biological father, Arland, who didn't even know she existed.
Sarah and Arland then spoke on the phone numerous times, but today was the first time they met.
Watch their emotional reunion which just aired on the Today Show and feel free to share it with your friends and followers: https://youtu.be/nkUt3XupQdU
Hopefully you've marked your calendar for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2018 National Conference, which will take place August 22-25 here in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Learn more information here.
Fort Wayne is home to the nation's largest public genealogy library, located in our easy-to-navigate, fun-filled downtown! It is also within a convenient walking distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, where the FGS National Conference will be taking place. This is the genealogy convention of the year and you won't want to miss it!
FGS Tracks Announced
From DNA to African American research, this year's conference will cover a vast amount of tracks to fit the type of learning for every genealogist and researcher.
Read our blog about the tracks offered at FGS 2018.
Why is Fort Wayne's Genealogy Center so Unique?
Check out this video that highlights some of the incredible offerings at the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center. We hope you visit us soon!
I think this can open eyes for people. Thanks Daniel H for the post. Big Soccer stuff in our news here.
In anticipation for this summer’s tournament, we wanted to share a sneak peek of an exciting project we’ve been working on. To get into the spirit, we challenged 8 international football (AKA soccer!) legends to question everything they know about team rivalry and national identity.
They each took a MyHeritage DNA test and were shocked to discover how their origins break down. We revealed to the players their ethnicity results, information about their DNA Matches, as well as family history research with historical records and photos of their ancestors. England's legendary John Barnes? Should have played for Scotland! German captain Lothar Matthäus? 24.3% English!
We were delighted to have the opportunity to bring together these eight legendary footballers to discuss their careers and rivalries, and to delve into their family histories. The players now anticipate cheering on some new national teams — based on newly discovered heritage — during this summer’s tournament. To learn more about the players’ family histories, ethnicity results, and to watch them discuss their discoveries, visit Football DNA.
Seeking information on Adam Alexander, his family, and
There is some documentation to support the following
1773 in North Carolina
Jasper County, GA for 1820 and 1830 census
in the 1821 Cherokee Land Lottery in Georgia with 2 draws
on 8 November 1830 in Jasper County, GA
estate was probated in Jasper County, GA in 1831
·Wife was Martha Morrow – Morrow may be last or
middle name – seems likely last as another Morrow living near them
about 1790 in North Carolina
in Jasper, Monroe, Pike and SpauldingCounties – last three may be all same location as county was divided
oClaimedland in Cherokee lottery as widow and
as agent for orphans, one in Walker County, TN and one in Cobb County NC
after 1860 in Spaulding Co., GA
·Children of Adam and Martha
cited at time of death – five found thus far
Pike Alexander – b. 1814 in NC / marr. Mary Jane Hill 6 Jul 1843 / had at least
4 children-Julia, James, Laura and Minnie / was a sheriff / live in Monroe,
Pike and Spaulding counties in GA
Ludlow Alexander – b. 1815 in NC or GA as both are listed in census \ marr.
Mary Ann Lake 27 Apr 1837 / had at least 9 children-Emily, Martha, Joseph,
George, James L. Jr, Charles D., Mary B., Susan F., and Frank / was a clerk and
general trader / lived in Monroe, Pike and Spaulding counties in GA / d. 1890
Barren DeKalb Alexander – b. 13 Jan 1820 near Macon, GA / marr. Susan Elizabeth
Owen 15 Sep 1853 in Phillips AR / had 9-12 children-Mary, Edward, Lee, Zulah Evelyn,
Annie, Susan Georgie, Glennus Owen, Birdie Rose, and Charles Bibb Sr./ was a
homoeopathic physician / fought in the Mexican American War as a Lt. with
Fanin’s Avengers out of Griffin G / dies 16 Mar 1912 in Scurry Co., TX
A. – born after 1818
W.– born after 1818
·Living near Adam in Jasper County, GA is George
Alexander who appears to be related, most likely a brother – they both are
involved in creating the Hillsboro School in that area
The following are strong likelihoods
·Adam was born in Mecklenburg County
·He might be the son of Charles Alexander or his brother Col Adam Alexander, both
sons of William Alexander and Agnes Alexander of Mecklenburg
·He is related to George Alexander who is in
Jasper County, Georgia 1830. He
may also be related to George Lee Alexander in the same county at that time.
·Other potential relatives, - Charles T.
Alexander and Paris Alexander
·His wife Martha Morrow is likely related to
James H. Morrow who took on guardianship of one of her children when Adam
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