Go Ancestry!

Ancestry, Genealogy, and History of Immigrant Ancestors and their Descendants. Join our free interactive community to assist you in your research and discover more of you family's past. We specialize in the immgration journey of European ancestors from Germany and other countries.

[Auf Deutsche]Ahnentafel, Genealogie und Geschichte der Einwanderer-Vorfahren und ihrer Nachkommen. Verbinden Sie unsere freie interaktive Gemeinschaft, um Sie in Ihrer Forschung zu unterstützen und mehr von Ihnen Familie Vergangenheit zu entdecken. Wir spezialisieren uns auf die Immigrationsreise europäischer Vorfahren aus Deutschland und anderen Ländern.

Welcome, we are presenting an interactive and fun work space for those that are passionate about genealogy, history, or their family tree. In researching our own family tree, we quickly learned that there is so much information that can be found on the internet, some good and accurate, some not. Therefore, we thought to integrate our passion for history and ancestry with another passion; web development and the internet. Through time and some miss-steps we have concluded that it is often better for us when we collaborate with others before making final decisions about including someone into a family tree. We hope this site will grow over time, both in information and members. Either way, we will continue to to be here striving to provide a valuable place and to share our passions.

I hope you will spend some time here and join in the discussion. For information about how we have constructed the site, how to use its features, and how you might wish to participate, please visit our Website Information Section. Please review our Privacy Policy which is found on the bottom right hand corner of each page. You can personalize your experience even more once you Create an Account. Rest assured, having an account does not permit any of your personal information to be shared, and we keep all records private. We don't send emails to members without their request, but there is an integrated option that will allow you to sign up for some type of notification if that is what you desire.

We will be happy to help you with your family research if we have the knowledge and ability to do so. We have been collecting a fairly large library of published material that has been exceptionally helpful to our research efforts. While a large percentage of this material focuses on the northeast and midwest states, we have substantive materials for other portions of the United States and portions of Europe. We encourage you to share your information and help others via the BLOGS, CHAT or FORUM. Well, I hope you find something interesting. If you are not ready to join today, come back in the future and see how we are doing. Happy researching!

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    • Ronald

      05/26/2017

      In order to keep moving forward on site site, we understand the need for content and resources that you can use in your research.  We are restructuring our databases to make them more user friendly for genealogy research and bring more unique content to the site. Once we structure the regional information appropriately, it will be linked to other database information from our our GoAncestry Library and our Postcards project.  Additionally, it will allow us to continue to expand our projects for surname and other source data and once again, link it to the regions (s) that are depicted. We hope these additions will occur fairly quickly. Please let us know your thoughts.   
    • Ronald

      04/23/2017

      I think it is a common theme really.  Each year as spring opens and the weather allows a release to the outdoors, the website will see a slowing in information.  That is ok, we really love our gardens as well.  I am also a huge fan of grilling foods.  I am not sure any of that will change in years to come either.   We have also taken a grand step in our field research and spent a week primarily in New Jersey with a few stops in Pennsylvania. It was a grand discovery, and yet, it was overwhelming as well. I have yet to go through all of the information that we uncovered.  And again, we found more holes that need attention.  I jokingly tell my bride that I am "DONE" now that I have linked my American lineage to the initial immigrant from Germany.  It is just a joke, there is always more to do. Thankfully so!   In the coming weeks things will settle and we will once again make some time to get more of our information on line.  Expect a wealth of data surrounding the early Tinsmans in America, maybe in Germany as well.  I will see what I can do.  I will also get more linked information posted for other areas.  Finding so many local resources while we traveled has proven that courthouses and societies are very important places to visit, and even make new friends.   I hope you will find something worth your visit, maybe even something Grand!!!!!
    • Ronald

      02/04/2017

      The GoAncestry Library is coming to you!       We are beginning our efforts to place our physical and digital genealogy and history library on line. This effort will provide Bibliographic information to those areas of the website where they may help you. The hope is to make our library more useful to our members from distant areas.         Initially we will get the Book Titles placed into a new topic, then we will add the table of contents, and lastly we hope to provide some meaningful book reviews.  This effort is beginning to take shape in our Pennsylvania areas. Regional specific books will be able to be found on the county and sate pages. Additionally all of the books will find their way into the forum regions as topics. If you have questions, want some more information, or are aware of material that is included in one of these volumes, you should post your comment directly into that forum topic.        It will take time for us to get the library fully listed. Our current holdings amount to almost 5,000 volumes and I can't seem to stop acquiring more.  We just love the books, they are so helpful and interesting to us that putting them on line for others is the right thing to do.   Be patient, more books are on the way! 
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