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Hello All,

I've been dabbling in Genealogy since around 2000. I'm from the Shenandoah Valley, Va. so as you might imagine it started as a curiosity/fascination with the possibility of my historical heritage.

I do not currently have any memberships with paid genealogy sites  (I'm a father of 3 who misplaced  his Golden Goose) so I rely heavily on the internet and sites like "Family Search" and "Find A Grave"

I'm currently researching 4 names (in order of priority) O'Neill, Caracofe, Mowbray and Magalis. The first 2 of which have more spellings than I have years to research them.. Primary area of focus on all 4 is Mid Atlantic region into Ohio with ties to Az. and Fl. as well.

While I don't have any formal training in genealogy I do have excellent research skills and instincts so I get by. Looking forward to being able to possibly help some of you and maybe even get a tip here and there for myself.


Hi, everyone! I like to do genealogical research when I get a chance. I've just started working on my Scandinavian ancestry. It sure is challenging! I'm trying to locate the Swedish town that my ancestros emigrated from. I know they left from Malmo. I also know a cousin is buried in a small town near Hasselholm. Any advice? I'll be traveling there in 2 weeks and would love to find ancestral graves. Heather

See if you can locate the Library in the town(s) you're going to be visiting and find out if and how they can help you. The times they are open, if you can purchase copies of any records found or save them onto a thumb drive, that sort of thing. Good luck on your search! So exciting!

Thanks April! I've actually done this for another branch of the family. I don't know as much about my Swedish roots. :-(

I am Sandra Coulter, and I'm looking for information about my great-grandfather.  He was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1801.  If anyone information on John Kennedy, I would appreciate very much hearing from you.  He came to the USA in 1819 aboard the Thomas Gelston as best I can determine.  He lived in Laurens County, South Carolina before moving to Cartersville, GA. He was married to Barbara Kirkpatrick.

Dear Sandra,

A couple of questions:  Do you have any census information on him?  Do you have his death certificate?  I assume you are interested in finding his parents.  Any known siblings in America?  What resources do you have?

--Al Dawson (





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