ANCESTRAL ANALYSIS  is owned by Rondina P. Muncy. I specialize in ​  

tracing ancestral lines, creating biographical sketches, and most importantly,

correctly identifying family relationships. Most cases take lines back to

their Midwestern, Southeast, East Coast origins. All research involves 

understanding federal, state, and local records, and the use of what was originally 

called "cluster genealogy,"  now referred to also as the "FAN Club," a term 

coined by Elizabeth Shown Mills CG, CGLFASG, FNGS, FUGA. 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, problems can be solved.