"My Kelly or Kelley search begins in New Jersey in 1820. His name is Edward Kelly. He was born somewhere in New Jersey but I have no clue where. His father was born in Ireland, according to the census records I have found. His…"
"I found another odd one just today. A marriage record where Ancestry interpreted the first name as Jesse. However, if you follow the document and the handwriting throughout the document, you know it is not Jesse. According to how…"
"I just wish everyone would put the surnames they are talking about into the title of the post. And location. For instance: Edward Kelly born 1820 somewhere in New Jersey. Help!
It makes it so time consuming if we have to read every post to…"
"Are you looking at an information sheet or the actual census page? Like when you click on a census result on Ancestry, you get this first white page with all the info clearly spelled out and then you have the option to click on the actual…"
"Laurie, on #2 there, have you checked if she was married and widowed prior to baby 1 being born? It happens. And back then, they seemed to remarry quickly, knowing the fate of women and children without a husband. So this woman who…"
"Any live-in help is considered a servant if you want to get technical. Servants are not slaves. They are paid for their work and can be either living in the home or not. We just have more "sophisticated" names for them…"
"I just recently found my father's brother's birth record. He was, sadly to live less than a year. The oddity was that I found another birth record for the same child along with the same mother, but the father's first name…"
"I have the same problem as yours but with Kelly's. My great-great grandfather, Edward Kelly, was born somewhere in New Jersey. I just have no idea where in New Jersey. He was born in 1820, and by 1840 he was in Ross County,…"
"Hi. I have been working on my family tree since around 1997. Listen. If you have living family members who love to tell stories of the old days, about family members, etc., pay attention. I didn't care about that stuff much until it was too…"