I live in Germany currently, very interested in the genetics of family DNA and gene recombination, family inheritance, etc. Am on Ancestry.com if any one needs a look up. I have done my genetics to see what is actually in my DNA now I need to finish it off by getting the paper trail together so it all makes sense. Origionally from Detroit. Glad to be here!
Hello my name is Stuart Donald Wilson, i believe that i am decended from the Clan Gunn of Caithness, so far i have traced a direct line from myself to my Gt,Gt, Gt,Gt Grandfather, alas i do not have all the details & i would like to trace my ancestry as far back as is possible, maybe even to the 'Crowner's' son William of Caithness.As it stands so far this is what i have;
Stuart Donald Wilson 5/7/1963
Alexander White Wilson 24/12/1936-??1989
Alexander White Wilson ?? 1912-????
Alexander White Wilson ?? 1880- ????
John Wilson ????-????
James Stevenson Wilson ?? 1818- ?? 1880
James Wilson ????- ????
Can anybody help me in this little quest?
Stuart have you Googled this name Alexander White Wilson on Familysearch Community Trees born 1 Oct 1853 died 15 Jul 1875 India Father Rev William Wilson born 15 Jun 1808 Blawearie, Parish of Westruther, Berwickshre, Scotland died 14 Jan 1888, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland married Eliza Smith White13 Jan 1840 she died 25 Feb 1860, You will find other info on this page. Family ID F22670 And they have a Group Sheet
Stuart there is also new.familysearch.org, not sure if you are LDS or not and it doesnt matter.
I just started searching my family this year. The passing of my father helped spur me on. My family on my fathers side comes from Breckinridge Co. Ky. Elders, Beavins, Gedlings and Walkers.
My quest is to find a photo of my Grandfather, Paul Eugene Elder Born 1899 in Breckinridge Co. KY and died in 1950 in Cannelton Indiana.
Ed I googled Paul Eugene Elder and right at the top there names came up 1 is a group sheet, so check around and see what you can find.
All the best
I'm Jenny and am currently working on several different families, some on my parents family, my husband family and others for a friend. The names on my mother's maternal side is Webb and Thompson from Lawrence County, Kentucky; the paternal names are Schaffner and Gehring, Schaffner's are from Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and settled in Jefferson County, Kentucky. I know Gehring is from Germany, but I'm not sure of the town in Germany. The names on my father's side are Baker and Johnston from Northeast Ohio. I think Johnston's were from Pennsylvania. I'm working on my husband's name Barker they migrated from North Carolina to Virginia to Kentucky and some of the early family went to Indiana, My friends family names are Johnson, Hall, Meade, McCray mostly from Letcher and Floyd Counties in Kentucky.
Although, I am currently working on all families listed above, my main focus is trying to find my 4th Great Grandparents on my mother's Schaffner family. I know my 3rd Great Grandparents are Bernhard "Ren" Schaffner born 1834 in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany died 1 Feb 1878 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. His wife Katherine "Kate" Luhr born November 1830 in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany died 1 July 1908 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. I do have Bernhard's death record along with his wife Kate's, but I haven't done any active searching in Germany or anywhere for Bernhard's parents.
Just joining the group today-researching Cox, Flannery and Stankard and Kenzie in Ireland.