"My connection is through Peter Brown.
Peter Brown-Martha Ford
Mary Brown-Peter Tinkham
Joanna Tinkham-Joseph Bates
Jacob Bates-Charity Paddock
Phineas Kellam Bates-Mary Cushman
Joseph Cushman Bates-Lucy A. Burton
Jennie Burton Bates-George Edwin…"
"The best way that I have found to find a difficult ancestor is to find the most unusal last name in the line.
I have Black in my line from Ireland to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas and Florida.
How I finally broke through was…"
"We have three different family name books that I have used repeatedly to springboard my own research. Our Merrill family comes from Nathanial Merrill of England to Massachusetts in the 1600's.. Our Black family comes from Ireland to…"
I like this idea. I want to do some pages like this about those who were interesting but I don't have a whole lot of infor about. This is great to use items from the time era for decorations and a time-line of events in history. Thanks…"
"I have found this to be true in several of my searches. One or more ot the children were living with relatives working of farms or staying for the summer. My greatgrandfather was living with a nephew in one census while his wife was at his home. He…"
"I love these ideas as so many times we just have the bare facts. Mary Smith born--died, married John Jones...had 3 children.etc... Adding a bit of the events that were occuring at the time of their living in a certain town or their leaving an area.…"
"Wow, what wonderful ideas! I too have struggled with the amount of info to add or leave out. Who to focus on, the whole clan or just one line at a time. How much detail and how much storyline. My family is greatly interested (or at least act like…"
"This situation is the joy and pain of the geneologist. It is great joy when we find evidence and great pain when we find what we think is positve proof only to find other contradictory evidence later on. In my own experience going on 15 years of…"
"Our connection is through Peter Brown. His daughter Mary married Ephraim Tinkham. Their son Peter married Mercy Mendall. Their daughter Joanna married Joseph Bates. I am descended through the Bates line. Joseph, Jacob, Phineas Kellam, Joseph…"
This group was created for anyone who would like to add a link , or a tip for anything to do with genealogy. I really would like to get as many free tips , or sites as we could. However, I know there are some great pay sites out there for research.
"This is a frustrating problem. I continually work on my data and update almost weekly. I wanted to share the information I had with others searching for the same family lines. I found the same thing you said to be true. You cannot update the file…"
"I subscribe to both Ancestry and Geneology.com as they do have different ways of looking at data and also have different databases. I get really frustrated with Geneology.com as they will throw up 50 pages of people that have no relation at all even…"