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Dodie Ford and Monica Condon are now friends
Feb 3, 2011
Monica Condon replied to Lynda Colette Donaly Jones's discussion Donelly Ireland>Wisconsin>Illionois in the group Ireland and Irish Ancestry
"Hi Colette Have just found the 1850 US federal census. Cornelius donell age 27 born abt 1823 living in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a group of men including John Cuniff age 23 & Thomas Cuniff age 18. all born in Ireland. Monica"
Mar 11, 2010
Monica Condon replied to Lynda Colette Donaly Jones's discussion Donelly Ireland>Wisconsin>Illionois in the group Ireland and Irish Ancestry
"Hi Colette Have found a Jannam Cunniff (names in latin at the time so assuming thats Jane) christened 3 Nov 1844 Kilteeven, County Roscommon , Ireland. Parents Patrick Cunniff and Mary Gerahty. If I find anything else will get back to you. Monica"
Mar 11, 2010
Monica Condon replied to Lynda Colette Donaly Jones's discussion Donelly Ireland>Wisconsin>Illionois in the group Ireland and Irish Ancestry
"Hi Lynda What was his wifes name, and his childrens names in the right order, it was usual for irish families to call 1st son after his father 1st daughter after his mother. Would make it easier to find his parents, town etc. Monica Cork Ireland"
Mar 11, 2010
Lynne Orsted replied to Monica Condon's discussion Desperately seeking John Jones in the group Look-Up Angel Volunteers
"I do not have any family name connection -- I am in Worcester and just happened to see this while looking at GenealogyWise so I thought I would send you a link to the Worcester Public Library (genealogy resource page) that you may find helpful:…"
Oct 13, 2009
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Aug 13, 2009
Monica Condon replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Hi GJ You are a treasure, my mother has been here with me tonight, reading over all the information you have posted, I can't thank you enough for your help, will start chasing down all these leads, I can feel John Jones getting closer, when I…"
Aug 12, 2009
Monica Condon replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Thanks Gj Would that company be based in McKeesport PA, monica"
Aug 12, 2009
Monica Condon replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Thank Margaret, The family still live in Cork, its the US where the mystery lies. Monica"
Aug 12, 2009
Margaret Bonar replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Hi Monica, Have you already worked through the Irish Connection. I live in Ireland and if you need help let me know. Margaret"
Aug 12, 2009
Kate Steere replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Great! Congratualtions! On my FIL's side, all we have to go by is stories, my FIL got one story, his brother got another story, and it turns out to be a combination of the two, plus a lot of storytelling. :)"
Aug 12, 2009
Monica Condon replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Its Ellen Jones his wife, she & he 4 sons remained in Ireland, until I found his entry in to Boston in 1911 giving her as next of kin 4 years ago and now this record only yesterday we always thought that he abandoned them, thats the story she…"
Aug 12, 2009
Kate Steere replied to Monica Condon's discussion John Jones McKeesport PA in the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
"Good afternoon, Monica- I think I see 'Erliss'? Jones listed as his closest relative? Does that make sense?"
Aug 12, 2009
Monica Condon added a discussion to the group Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found
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John Jones McKeesport PA

Having, only yesterday smashing down one brick wall, I want to plough on through before another barrs my path....I found my gt grandfather John Jones born Ireland 21 June 1873, to Thomas & Kate Jones, Cork Ireland. in the ww1 draft registration 1918 living in McKeesport PA.Can anyone help me along the road to the next big breakI am attaching the draft card & a photo which i think includes John in PAMonicaSee More
Aug 12, 2009
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Aug 10, 2009
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Aug 9, 2009

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Jones, O'Leary
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
My Grandfather asked me to find his fathers family

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At 9:45pm on August 14, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…

At 3:19pm on August 11, 2009, Alan Martin Long said…
Nice one; Most of my Gang, are in St Josephs on the Tory Top Road.
At 2:45pm on August 11, 2009, Alan Martin Long said…
Were abouts in Cork is he Buried.

Alan
At 9:16am on August 11, 2009, Dodie Ford said…
Gosh! What a thing to happen. I am so sorry.
But, see, that's what that Dae person in the chat is doing. He has everything on his computer and backed up online. It's wide open to all kinds of mishaps.
I would really not want to be without my paper files. It took me too long and too much trouble to collect all the certificates and other documents to get rid of them.

However, I do have all the stuff in my paper files on my computer and backed up to CDs and flash drives. This way I feel like I have done abt all I can to save my research.

Yes, you have a lot of work ahead of you but, you have a good start. So, I wish you well. Advice: keep paper files no matter what else you do. And, back up your computer files in whatever way works for you.

Talk later, Dodie
At 9:13pm on August 10, 2009, Dodie Ford said…
Monica, in the chat tonite you said you needed to get all your piles of paper and stuff organized.

I got this tip early on when I began my family history research:

Get all the piles together in one place. Doesn't have to be in any order. Stack it all up. Start with the first paper. If it is a scrap or small piece, glue it to an 8 1/2 X11 so all the paper will be the same size. Believe me, you don't want little pieces of paper in your files.

Now start by making SURNAME piles (all people with same surname in one pile).

When that's separated, start making INDIVIDUAL piles out of the surname pile (say your g.grandfather: put everything pertaining to him in one pile and his brother or sister in another pile) Also, put what you have for his wife and his children (until they are married) in that pile also.

Now, you can make some file folders and put the individual's full name on the folder and put everything that pertains to him, his wife and children (until they are married) in that folder. Any married child should have his own folder.

File them in a file box or cabinet in alphabetical order.

For everything that doesn't pertain to an individual, file in a separate place with a folder that states what's in there: genealogy forms, maps, etc.

For my own system, I use my genealogy software and it creates MRINs (marriage record numbers) for each marriage and I file everything for each man and wife and their children (until the child has a marriage) under their MRIN in binders with the Surname on the outside of the binder and I have printed indexes of the MRINs. But, you could do the same thing in a file box or cabinet.

This is just a suggestion, if you don't have a better one. I hope it will help you. If I hadn't taken this suggestion seriously, I don't know how I would have ended up. I now have tons of paper that fills up my library but, it's organized and I can find stuff.

Good luck with your organization and your research. Dodie
 
 
 

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