Hello Beth - wow you have certainly been busy. I find I will get quite involved with researching and then when I get to a dead end I leave it for a while. I will try and put together what I have managed to find out about Carl Ludwig and send it to you via email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org to save going through this site.
I agree Carl Ludwig was a cigar maker as was his son, Carl Ludwig junior. I too have wondered about the Jewish connection and it does indeed seem possible. Unfortunately I have only one elderly relative left in Liverpool, my late Mum's sister who will be 90 this year. I was born in Liverpool but my father was from Hertfordshire (just north of London) and therefore when Mum had me she brought me back to Welwyn Garden City where I was brought up. My Dad is still going strong and he will be 91 in June! Well I will start trying to collect what information and from whom and send it to you. Where in the country are you? I still live in Hertfordshire. Kind regards Barbara
Hi Barbara - I live quite close to you in fact - Oxfordshire. Mum and dad live next door - she's 86 and he is 89 this year. Mum and her three brothers were all born in Liverpool - she lost one during the war and the others all moved down to Coventry to find work, so that is where I and my sisters were born. Thanks for your email address - I'll contact you via that from now on so we don't clog up this site! Best wishes Beth
Hi, I have just joined this site.
I am an Englishwoman now living in the USA. I have been doing family research for the past 14 years. Initially my research was in England and Italy, My husband's family is all english, whereas mine is English, Irish and Italian. Have helped many friends with their research in the USA. Currently helping a friend with Swedish ancestors - very interesting and I am learning a lot! I lived in Texas and Long Island and spent considerable time in the LDS Family History Centers.
This site and it's forums looks wonderful
Lorraine, welcome to the forums how long have you been in the U.S for? I too came from England. Born in Lambeth London and raised in Huntingdon Cambs. Met my Hubby at our LDS Branch when he was stationed in the AirForce (Alconbury). We now live in West Jordan Utah.
My Dad's side of the family came from Ireland about 3-4 generations back. But so far all the rest were Cockney's.
My Email address is KEKILLGALLON@AOL.COM if you want to email me.
Hello. I am fairly new to the site. I first developed an interest in my family history approximately 25 years ago when my aunt gave me a 2 page handwritten fairly detailed history of the Armstrong family - source unknown but it included detailed BMD information dating back to the early 1800's! Then life got in the way of my research, until about 6 years ago when I found more time, and now that I am retired it is full steam ahead! I have German ancestors who settled in the Waterloo area, Scottish and English ancestors who made Wentworth and Glengarry Counties home, and Irish who made it to Bruce and Perth Counties, all in Ontario, Canada. I have made considerable inroads in Canadian research, though there is always more info to be discovered. Nonetheless, I am about ready to jump the Atlantic. I am hoping to make connections here with others in the same area of research, and thus have joined several groups on this site. I look forward to communicating with and learning from others here! Pat
Hi my name is Roger Robineau.
I am new to Genealogy. I have been saying that for over a year because i have not found the time to really get into the research. I think i will be ramping up until the day i retire, then i can really get into it.
I am French Canadian and most of my family is in Ontario but originated in Quebec. We have a small group in Michigan.
I am researchng Robineau's, Sauve's, and Cartie's. All three originate from France.
My wife's side of the family, Powell's and White's come from England.
My mother recently passed (92yrs). Grandpa Ignatz Poulaski immigrated from Lithuania with his cousin Alexander Gureckis in June 1913 on the SS Vaderland. I found the Ellis Island manifest. Their passage was paid by Joseph Gureckis (father to Alex, uncle to Ignatz) and they went to E Millinockett ME. My grandpa married grandma Eugania (Jugana, Ngana, Ugana) Kaoliti (Kosliti) on Oct 24, 1915 in E MIllinockett. The service was presided over by Rev Thomas O Dowd (or Thos. J. O'Dowd)
I have a letter from Barbara Tukis, her husband is Joe Tukis. Barbara explains she and Alex Gureckis are sister and brother. Alex is married to Anna. This small letter tied my grandpa Ignatz Poulaski to Barbara Tukis and Alex Gureckis as cousins. Also found another letter from "auntie" Annie Sawaski addressed to Ignatz Poulaski. Not sure where Annie fits into the picture, she would have been a sister to Joseph Gureckis, or related to Ignatz's brother, assuming he had a brother.
Anyway, this has a been a lot of fun to date. With the rich records available in Maine and Mass I'm pretty sure I can come up with the pedidgre. I just need to figure out how to get birth records and marriage records from the 1920s to present without traveling. Traveling would be a last resort since I live in Ohio. Anyway, I'm glad I am here starting out, and looking forward to a lot of good enlightening discussions.
I am Susan Mackenzie, born in Montreal, Québec, now living in Ottawa, Ontario. I have been doing genealogical research for just under a year and am focusing on my mother's family.
Surnames that I have documented information for (so far) are Gaunt, Haselden, and Hall in Canada and England; Cowan and Rutherford in Canada and (indirectly) Ireland; and Kay in England. English names I have anecdotal reports for are: Duckworth, Mackenzie (yes, on my maternal side too), Austin, Hancock, Tickle, and Lister. There is also a Craig who may be Irish or of Irish ancestry.
I need help in finding information about the parents and siblings of John Cowan (my great great grandfather). He is said to have been born in 1827 in Ontario or, possibly, Ireland. His parents were born in Ireland according to Canadian census records for John. In 1855 John was living in East Hawkesbury, Ontario when he married Annie Rutherford (daughter of William Rutherford and Catherine Craig) in Oxford Township, Grenville County, Ontario. Their only child (Lizzie Catherine Craig Cowan) was born in East Hawkesbury in 1857 and baptized in Hawkesbury. Lizzie married Richard Lister Gaunt in 1881 and they lived in Montreal for the rest of their lives. Both John and Annie were Wesleyan Methodists. I cannot find the family on the 1861 census but from 1871 to 1901 they were in Montreal where John ended up owning and managing the John Cowan Chemical Company. John died in 1904 and is buried in Mount Royal Cemetery.
I have found a family in the 1851 census who were living in Vaughn township, York county, Ontario. There is a son, John, of the right estimated age and they are Wesleyan Methodists ... but that's all I have about them ...
I shall be grateful if anyone can help me find my John Cowan's family of origin!
Hi Susan, you might want to try goggling the names also try familysearch.org. And it looks like there maybe a tree on Ancestry, so you might want to take a look.
Thanks for your suggestions. I googled John Cowan some time ago and that's how I found information about his wife and about their wedding. Have also checked Family Search and I suspect the tree on Ancestry is mine (if it's a private one)!
Hi, I'm new here. I'm trying to find out info about my g-grandmother on my mom's side, Martha Minerva Kennett (married Cantelas) who was important to me as a child. I recently got some photos from my family in support of finding out more and a few are in . I'm afraid census records might not help me, I have that info. I'm hoping I can connect with cousins who might have more info about my family. I have some stories about some members from my family that I can share. If anyone is researching the Kennetts from OH, PA, Franklin Co. VA, and possibly OK, I'd be happy to share along with other photos of Kennetts and Fergusons. I'd be especially happy to meet someone related to Rolland or Florence Kennett.
On my dad's side, I go back to the Averys of Groton CT, Thomas Fox, and am still researching the Baker and Hill sides. My ancestor is Annis Avery Hill of Wauwautosa, WI. Thanks for listening and for having such a great forum! Marji
I live in Rockhampton, on the north east coast of Australia. I caught the genealogy bug in 1983 when I was 23 years old and my father announced, for the first time to use kids, that he was adopted! I think it is a great hobby, as it has so many aspects, and has given me a purpose and focus when I travel. I am a Technology teacher & trainer by profession, and also deliver Genealogy sessions to our local family history group CQFHA, local history groups, etc. I look after the web pages for this group, and also for Bundaberg BGA, as well as have my own website Chris' Website.