Welcome Aboard, Charlene,
I'm afraid I come bearing nothing more than a greeting to you. My Smith line is from England and I haven't even begun to tackle that one as of yet! I'm still rather stuck in the mire of the many repeated names of my Sevier branch, let alone seek my 6th great-grandfather's paternal grandmother. Oi!
I do wish you well and much luck on your genealogical journey.
Thank you. Much luck to you as well. Smith is not the easiest surname to sift through.
No, it's not. It's way too common. I have the problem of multiple people by the exact same name on about three of my branches! There were so very many Joseph Hawkins, all born about the same time, all living in or around the Shenandoah County in Virginia, that mine is very hard to pin down. So hard, in fact, that the authors of the History of Shenandoah, including Olde Frederick County, had a single paragraph on the name Hawkins. It was pretty much a disclaimer of what they could only assert. That A Joseph Hawkins was affiliated with (and it lists people, one of whom is my 6th great-grandfather). Face/palm.
I live in the Seattle area but I am originally from New England. Currently I am working on a brick wall regarding John Bow White, born abt. 1804 in Connecticut or New York. I am trying to determine who his parents were.
Welcome Aboard. I wish you much luck on your 'journey'.
I am Robert Edward Walker, Descended from Jacob Walker 1700, to Caswell Lincol Walker1800, To william pious walker 1908,to thomas Scott walker 1985, looking for all the missing links inbetween
Hi, so glad you came over to join us. I hope you're able to find your 'missing' links. ;) It can be quite a journey with many set backs among the triumphs. At least you've got the one in 1700 known. The farther back you go, the fewer records you'll find. Check out those census records for the area you believe they lived in at the time. In 1850, the household members were listed, which will help.
My name is Emie. I have lived all over the U.S. and Europe. At the moment I am searching the Sinner family. When searching Jacob and Sinner I get a lot of sermons and bible passages. Oy! My family came form Russia via Canada. I have been doing research off and on for about 20 years. I am searching for SINNER, SCHLEMME, SMITH, VERCHEVAL, MATTHIES, DEARMONT, McMURRAY, AND FERGUSON. Funnny, I am searching for peopel who have been here the shortest amount of time. The families that have been here in early 1700"s I have covered.
Good luck on the hunt Ernie ! Have you also done lots of DNA testing on as many sites as you can, and also put on the free site gedmatch.com, spread the word ! Although I haven't broken down any brick walls on my family surnames, but Im still a believer in getting your lines DNA out there. Also accidently at 69 years old, I just found my paternal bio donor. You just never know what may turn up.
I had my DNA tested through Ancestry but don't know how to download it to submit it anywhere else. I'm afraid I don't do computers well.
I am researching family names Kelley, Butler, Broderick, and Cronin. They all lived in Cincinnati, OH from mid 1800s to present, and probably all came from Ireland before that. I have a fair amount of data on the American side, but precious little from Ireland. Hoping to find connections that might lead me back to Ireland.