Ladders To Help Climb Your Family Tree

John Adams' addiction began when he looked up his coat of arms for a signet ring he wanted made. Now, he can't stop scaling his family tree. "I've tracked ancestors back to the 10th century," says Adams, who pores over 18th century marriage certificates and 16th century wills when not running his Baytown (Tex.) mortgage firm.

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