Are Genealogy and Family History the same ?


Not really, as Genealogy is the study and tracing of people related by a common gene pool and this can stretch across many decades and  centuries.

 

Genealogy is the study of your unique family history and is a detailed record of your ancestors..dates of birth/death....places they lived...who they married...details of children...and exactly where you fit in in the family tree.

Family History is the recording of the lives of a family, of course there are
genealogy factors in a family history as this is how we know who the members of the family are.

A family history can be as simple or as complex as the writer wants it to be and can contain many anecdotes , photos and facts.

Genealogy is the method used to seek out related people in the family so they can be included in the family history.


Once you embark on tracing your family you have little or no control over what facts and details may be revealed about members, some will be good, some may be surprising, but you have to remember that whatever is revealed it is all a part of what makes your family unique.

It has often been said that

"You won't know where your going if you don't know where you come from"

Genealogy and Family History are how we know where we come from, where we are going is over to each individual and their choices.

Once you have started on tracing your family you need to record the detail in a way that can be edited and read and this is when you build a Family Tree. This can again be as simple of complex as you wish.  There are many good family tree building programmes available.

The main areas of interest at Frederick have been the families of:-

We have been able to trace branches of the families back past Elizabethan times

Along the way we have found many interesting and colourful members.

Sir Thomas Bromley Chancellor of Britain to Elizabeth I . Buried in

Westminster Abbey by Elizabeth I.

Relationships to Cromwell Family of England.

Ann Boleyn, Elizabeth 1st, and the Tudor & Windsor Families.

George Hassett the Footballer who was capped for England.

Some of the earliest settlers to New Zealand, with the Bromley and Bowers families. Originally settling the Auckland Islands.

The extended family has decendents in the United States America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Pacific Islands, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland.
A very “International Family”.

Artists, Actors, Singers, Scientists, Explorers, Pioneers, Sportsmen & Women.

Sea Captains, Farmers, Inventors, Service in Navy, Army, Air force.

 

It is amazing just how a family grows and how large the diversity of

occupations and achievements become.

It is never too late to start on your family research, the future generations of YOUR Family will then have the knowledge and gift of your work in this area.

 

Genealogy

Begins as an interest,

Becomes a hobby,

Continues as a vocation,

Takes over as an obsession,

And in its last stages,

Is a consuming passion.

Author Unknown

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