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Hi, My name is Vickie and to tell you a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in Kentucky and the majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a court house and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.View my complete profile

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ancestor Seekers is a Wonderful Company

I have worked for the past 8 years for a wonderful company that provides research weeks at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We usually have at least 6 different weeks throughout the year where you can come and get our help while researching at this fantastic library.

You can search for FREE in the Family History Library's digitized collections, on their website at this link:

You will be doing the actually work, but we will set down with you and give you ideas on where to look next or where to get started if you are just starting yourself.   Please come join us and let us help you find your ancestors. 

Sometimes our ancestors are hard to find and we may hit our heads against brick walls, but it is so fun to find out who our ancestors were and know that they are not just a name and a date on a piece of paper, but a real live person, who if not for them, would mean we wouldn't be here today.  

Did your ancestors fight in a war, or live in the midst of one?  Were they leaving Ireland because of the Potato Famine, or were they part of the Vikings raiding into the British Isles centuries before. Were they at Plymouth Rock, Jamestown or on the dark and bloody grounds of Kentucky coming through the Cumberland Gap with Daniel Boone?  Did they bury their children along a dusty wagon road or hear their screams as the Indians raided their ranch house?   Did an epidemic come through that killed almost everyone around for miles?  You will never know any of this unless you start looking.  The stories you ancestors could tell, are far better then any TV show or movie.

We live and breathe dead people all year long, it is what we LIVE for!  We may not remember your names, but we will remember your ancestors and their names.

We have had people from all over the world attend these weeks, people from across the United States, Canada, the British Isles and Australia and we would love to meet you and your ancestors.

You can click on the following link to see the dates for the weeks in February, April, June, July, September and October coming up in 2015.  We have had many of our attendees return year after year and one lady who is coming again in February has been with us at least 12 or 13 times now if I counted correctly that is, maybe more.

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  1. Check out their Facebook Page as well at: https://www.facebook.com/ancestorseekers?ref=br_tf