ANCESTRAL ANALYSISis owned by Rondina P. Muncy. I specialize in 

solving difficult cases, tracing ancestral lines, and using land records from

multiple sources to create plats that demonstrate familial relationships and

location. Most cases take lines back to their East Coast origins. All research

involves understanding federal and state records, and the use of what was

originally called "cluster genealogy"  or what Elizabeth Shown Mills CG,

CGLFASG now terms the "Fan Club." Up until the mid-twentieth century

individuals did not normally move from place to place without a community 

of friends and relatives. Placing a subject within the context of their friends,

associates, and neighbors (FANs) helps determine possible migratory routes

and distinguishes people with the same name.


My basic philosophy when approaching research is that there are no 

brick-walls in genealogy, only undiscovered sources and misunderstood

information


Many problems can be solved by:  

  • reevaluating sources previously used.
  • opening up new avenues of research if past focus has been too

         narrow.

  • reexamining the chronology of events to make sure it is reasonable.
  • studying the families surrounding the subject—​regardless of

         relationship.

  • understanding local and national migration patterns.
  • observation of not only the state and county history, but the

         micro-history of the a county or geographic region.

  • using knowledge of landmarks relevant to research locations such as

         blockhouses, forts, stations, general stores, post offices, and taverns​.

  • discarding preconceived notions about a family's history.
  • ​the use of Y, mitochondrial, and autosomal DNA together with exhaustive research.
  • using the Genealogical Proof Standard developed by the Board for Certification of

         Genealogists ​as a bench mark for research and analysis.


By using these tools to understand the relationships between a family being researched and their neighbors and associates, in most cases, conclusions can be reached.         .