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Joel R Shields
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  • Hopkins, MN
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Shields, Darnall, Fitzgerald, Bushong, Sipes, Wentworth
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, Ireland
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
Trace Shields Family history. I started with only my Grandfathers name and date of death. I am now back seven generations (1743).

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At 9:06pm on January 17, 2010, Joel R Shields said…
Hi Antoinette, I think we do not connect at least here in America.
William dob 1743 (Virginia ? ) m Jane (Jinny)
James dob 1768 Pittsylvania VA m. Mary McAchran Denny
William dob 1802 Mercer KY m. Hannah Mcachran
James dob 1829 Indiana m. Nancy Darnall
Frank dob 1859 Bainbridge IN m. Alice Bushong
Mark dob 1884 Edenburg MO. m. Marceline Fitzgerald
Philip dob 1920 Minnesota m. Mary Redpath
Joel (me) 1955 Minneapolis, MN m. Nancy Brink

As I get further back in time research gets more difficult. I assume I will need to travel at some point. So far it has been 95% internet. the balance being mail or phone. Any tips?
At 3:58pm on January 17, 2010, Antoinette Shields said…
Joel, thanks for the comment. The following is the line of Shields that my husband is related to:
James 1780-1782 DOB from Ireland
m. Martha Paul
m. Sarah E. Black (Sallie)
John - 1809 DOB in KY
m. Esther Black
Robert James 1833-1834 DOB in KY
m. Mary Sargent
JaMES Robert 1866 dob in KY
M. Genieve Bosley
Lowell Russell 1902 in IL
m. Jeannette (Unknown)
m. Nancy Anne (Unknown)
m. Helen Beatrice Owen
Let me know if you are related.
Antoinette Shields
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