What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa, Nebraska, Scotland, Ireland, England, Denmark, Odessa Ukrain,Germany
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I am adopted so when I was reunited with my birhtmother and found that my birthdad had passed away, I really was starting from Scratch. My adoptive family had done and known their heritage, so I was very interested in learning about mine.
Hi Connie. I’m new here, just joined because I was messing around on my browser, I stuck my Great Grandfather’s name into the browser and your comment, from 2010, came up:
You wrote, “Names of my Grandfathers are: Joel B Thompson Jr. born 1840 in Madison County GA Married to Amanda Roberts. Joel Thompson Sr Born 1793 in Madison GA but was in one of three counties that later became Madison. His wife was Elizabeth Smith. I hope to be able to trace the family further back to see how they came to be in GA. So far I have been unable to locate them in the land lottery but am sure they will pop up somewhere.” ~
They are my Great and Great Great Grandfathers. Joel B. (the younger) was my Great-Grandfather. My Grandfather was Lafayette Jackson Thompson. He and his wife Minnie had about 14 kids. My Dad was the youngest boy, his name at birth was Jack Leonidas. He changed it to Jack Leon Thompson. I probably can’t remember all his siblings names, but I can try. There was Dillard, Tom, James, Harold, Lonnie (pronounced Loney), Eileen, Alberta, Inez, Alma, Judy and my Dad, Jack. My older sister has an album with a lot of genealogy on our family, going back to Ireland and Scotland. I’ll try to get some information from her and share it with you, privately. Our cousin, James, had done some research, too. He died, but he posted a good bit on Ancestry.com. My Dad told me his great something grandfather and brothers immigrated here from Ireland. The name Thompson was anglicized from MacTavish. It originated in Scotland. So, we are Scots-Irish.
I’ll be glad to forward info from my sister when I get it. I’m on Facebook, too. We’re cousins once removed or something like that. Lol
hi my name is robyn and i think i have found a link for you on on isaac underwood . there is a page on ancestry stating that he was born in knox ohio . so i would start there and see what comes of it . willing to help more . have a nice day
Hallo Connie, My apologies for the long delay in replying!! I haven't even had the chance to go to another Genealogywise Chat!! Just let me know how I can help you and I will do what I can. Your visit to the UK sounded wonderful. Trooping of the Colour is quite a thing here for the Queen's official birthday. And yes, Windsor and it's Castle are very pretty. My other half and I got engaged in the Queen's garden there - the long long expanse of park/garden that leads from the Castle, so it has some good memories for me! I believe the Royals ride their horses there too. I have some ancestors that worked at the Castle but so far haven't looked further into it - I should do as it would be so interesting.
I just hope when you visit London again that the weather is better than it has been here lately. Doesn't seem very summery at all!! Kind regards, Christine
Hallo Connie, It was good to "meet" you last night in the Chatroom. As I said to you, I am happy to help you with your UK research, so let me know who, what, when and where and we'll see what I can come up with. ;-)
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