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Do you know your Ancestors?

There seems to be a push on finding out your ancestor's history.

The push includes  where your ancestors actually come from.

There are many sites  inviting you to check out your ancestry.

There are many people finding out that their heritage is not what they thought it was.

So, Have you ever thought about checking into yours?


I shook my family tree, and a bunch of nuts fell out!


Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • October 05 2016 09:44AM


I do know my ancestors, Bill, and have copies of documents going back some 200+ years. In Nazi Germany if you wanted to have a license to marry you had to prove you had no Jewish blood. As a result, those ancestors who were ready to marry during the Nazi times had to provide proof going back many generations of no Jewish blood. One of my mother's cousins had originals and made copies for many cousins for posterity.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 4 years ago

Nina, now that is cool.  It must be interesting to read that.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 4 years ago

I've been fascinated with genealogy since I was a kid.  My ancestors have been kicking around this country since about 1629.  They first settled in New Amsterdam, now New York City, in the area which is known as Wall Street, but was a swamp back then.

All that being said, I have my share of nuts in the family.  They rank right up their with those who were politicians, scoundrels, and a pirate or two.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago

I think most of my family also came from the nut tree family. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

I think mine are dinosaurs William.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago


When we check out our ancestry we come up with some interesting things.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Good morning William.  On one side of my family I can trace back to the 1700's on the other side not so much.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 4 years ago

I have no clue, William  I think I'm a mutt.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Bill in an age when documentation was slim, we still find a lot of info on people

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

Yes Bill, I suspect that we all may have a few nuts fall out if we shake our family tree.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago