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And the very same to you! I got really fortunate a year ago at Christmas. You might say I got my Christmas present early inasmuch as the records I needed to prove the relationship between my 3 X great-Grandmother and her father came in the form of a Probate Court record. The second wife chose not to be administrator of the estate after her husband's demise. He died intestate, but owned property, which meant it went into Probate automatically. This was a blessing, as the man who was petitioning the court to be the Administrator listed that the deceased had twelve children, and proceeded to list them by name (married name, in some cases) and where they resided at the time of the petition. :) There she was, my 3X great-Grandmother, proving, ultimately my descendency from my Patriot. I'm newly D.A.R. . :)

Hello
I have been searching every genealogical avenue I can find to help break through my brick wall. My main focus is the lineage of my GG Grandfather Benjamin P (BP) Smith. born in Georgia 1818, lived in Clay co. GA. Married to Sarah (Sallie) Green.

I have had my Uncles Ydna tested and he is R-M269 and is grouped as a line of Nicholas Smith (Virginia clan) that migrated to Franklin co. GA. Wondering if there is a skipped line some where and if anyone else may be from this line and experiencing a similar issue.

My G Grandmother was a Shaw and married BP's son, she came from a Smith line as well but from Hans Heinrich Schmidt, so when trying to research my uncles dna it gets confusing sorting them out.

Any help is appreciated.

 

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.

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