"While doing my research I came across this quite a bit, William. For example, all references to Sir Charles Douglas' mother (that I can remember) call her Christian Hepburn rather than Christian Douglas. Some sources I read said…"
"I recently came across another Lithuanian-American family named Virginski who apparently changed it from Wadzinski. Does that sound right? I know my grandmother used to say they spelled the name with a "W" back in the old days."
"They lived in Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The name is sometimes spelled Verginski (like in the U.S. Census of 1910 and 1930) or Verginsky, and my dad says my grandmother used to spell it Wirginski."
"My great-grandparents were Joseph Virginski (b. 1868, immigrated 1880)) and Annie Milnius (b. 1870, immigrated 1895). I have no information about their parents whatsoever, so if anyone has any information, I would appreciate it."
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I have come across different information about my ancestor, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, and where he was born in 1727. Some sources say he was born in Perthshire and others in Fifeshire. His parents were living in Kinglassie, Fife, but when he was made a baronet in 1777, it was of Carr, Perthshire. Does anyone have any information that might help clear this up? Thanks!
You wrote, "Through Ancestry.com, I have obtained copies of his military records ..."
I assume Patrick Blunt had a Civil War pension, thus a Civil War pension file. All the pension file's I've seen have significant personal informaiton. Found his pension index card in the ancestry database.
If you haven't ordered his pension file, do so hope you will.
Irish ancestries that successfully cross the pond are so important! Hope when you learn the ...rest of the story ... you'll consider publishing a write up about your Patrick and his family in one of your local journals. --GJ