"We're planning trip to Michigan to do some research in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and surrounding farm towns. We also want to go to Harsen's Island (Clay, MI) and Grosse Pointe. Can anyone give me an idea of how safe these areas are for two…"
I think they do. If my gr-grandparents were, as some records indicate, born in Vermont, then they would have to have a pretty solid reason to go as far as Michigan when there were so many places along the way that might have been good…"
I'm searching for Donohue"s in Michigan, too. My g-great grandmother, Lucy Ann Donohue (spelling variants, as well) was born in 1845-6 in Michigan but I don't know where nor do I know her parents' names. Somehow she moved to…"
That is simpler than it looks, but I can see where it would take the moderator who started the group to manage this. Thank for letting me see how you did this. It is very organized and would be easier to follow a family line that way."
"Well, it would be nice to see how you've set it up. But this group was set up by someone else, so I think they'd have to be the one to approve how it goes here.
Yes, I'd like to see your site. Do I need to do anything?"
The family you talk about might be my grandmother's grand parents or gr grandparents. My grandmother was born 1892 and her brother Benjamin in 1889. I figured the father Benjamin would be between 20-40, so born between 1850-70. So,…"
Do people have trouble with families that may have moved from county to county? Two of my ancestors disappeared from the records and could have gone anywhere. I'd think it would be difficult to check every county discussion all…"
I haven't figured this system out just yet,but I'm beginning to think that posting here, on the "wall" is for general discussion, introductions, etc.
Should I start a discussion forum re my Donahue line and…"
According to their children's birth certs, the parents were both born in Vermont. Don't know where they married, but could have been before they left VT. There are no records of either in VT, and just some B.D.'s that…"
"I just searched and found many records on other family. It was successful using both on Safari and FireFox. Still not much on the Donehues, though.
Thanks for the reminder, as I'd forgotten they had two sites and didn't know if they had…"
Well, Firefox may be the reason it came up the way it did. I have Safari and can try that, and can also use Netscape. Microsoft got competitive against Mac and stopped writing code for Explorer for Mac some time back.
I can give you the…"
"I'm not sure whether I'm searching on the pilot site or the older site. Seems to me I tried the pilot site many months ago and needed an access ID and password, which I wasn't qualified to get. I've been searching something on…"
"I'll do that. At the moment I'm RVing in small towns, but should be near a substantial library in about 6 weeks. I've found few of the small town libraries have much in the way of genealogy resources, but some do surprise me."
The family you talk about might be my grandmother's grand parents or gr grandparents. My grandmother was born 1892 and her brother Benjamin in 1889. I figured the father Benjamin would be between 20-40, so born between 1850-70. So, 1930 could easily be his father.
I don't have Ancestry and probably can't sign up for a while, so I'd greatly appreciate the information. I may be able to go from there to either prove or disprove a connection.