Secrets From the Past
Welcome! I am Rosalie Taylor and I have been working on my own genealogy for over 30 years. I started my journey many years ago when searching for your past meant hours of looking at microfilm and reading countless numbers of books on history of various states or cities. The search was definitely tedious to say the least. It was so exciting when we finally were able to have a thing called World Tree. This certainly made it easier. We would get discs sent to us with census records for certain periods of time with marriage and birth records covering certain periods of time and you would insert the old “floppy disc” in the computer and search for hours. I’ve learned a lot by doing it the hard way. I hope that some of my blogs will help you with your journey to find all those Secrets From the Past. I searched for many years and found my ancestors way back beyond Charlemagne. My family always thought that I got all the Irish in the family since I had copper-red hair. After all our family was one of the first tribes of Galway Bay. I bought into the theory even though I knew that there was an awful lot of English in my background, even royalty. Someone had told me that DNA was like taking a deck of cards and dealing me 23 cards then shuffling them again and dealing my sibling 23 cards. We would have some in common and some different. And that pretty well explains it. Three of my seven brothers and a double cousin had our DNA run. The results were more than FACINATING! Turns out I'm not the one with most of the Irish. I am 84% British, 9% French and German, 2% Jewish, 1% Irish. then some from Caucasus and some Middle Eastern. Seems that red hair came from my British ancestors, the Plantagenets.