"My Irish ancestors came to Canada about 1840. The surname is HENRY but there may also be an Irish connection to the surname BELL and WATSON. I am still trying to tie down a specific location in Northern Ireland and now I am focused on…"
"Not and unusual problem. Levi may have been born in CT but this does not mean his family resided there. You need to look at all surrounding states and Canada as well. I would also explore more of OH for possible family connections back in 1834 or…"
1. Finding Family by Richard Hill. 5 out of 5. Great store about adoption search, genealogy and DNA. Softcover, less then $20 at amazon. (A must read.)2. Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing by Megan Smolenyak. 4 out of 5. I like Megan she tells a good story but I like to hear about regular people not just the rich and famous. Softcover, less then $20 at amazon.3. Ancestors & Relatives by Eviatar Zerubavel. 1 out of 5. I could finish the book and skipped to other chapters but still did not…See More
"I haven't yet had a chance to read the new Sykes book as it's not yet been published in the UK. I've referred to the Wikipedia article you mentioned before and I was also surprised at the large amount of German ancestry. Perhaps…"
"I just finished reading DNA USA by Bryan Sykes. I enjoyed the book but of course I am into genealogy DNA. Still lots of DNA stuff I am not familiar with and the technology is moving faster than I can keep up with. Sykes spent 3 months travelling…"
"It has been 10 years since I did Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3, I left these to almost the end of my course list so much of the lesson fell into place. I was already familiar with the APG. I had completed 27 course before I did Part 1, they are…"
"I can't help much, I completed all my Canadian courses 10 years ago. I took the courses as they became available on the calendar with no specific order. Advance course were a little more challenging so I usually only took one at a time verses 3…"
No, I don’t think we have communicated before. When you dig into the DeForest surname iit is much larger then we think, I know you also found this out.
Since the Deforest’s were illegibly Huguenots then the fact you were…"
I think we have communicated a long time ago. After about 12-15 years I am still searching for the connection of my mom's family Isaac Deforest born 1801 in Nova Scotia. I have so much information on the…"
"Great article in Internet Genealogy, Oct/Nov 2011, about NIGS. The article by Gena Phillgert-Ortega is an overview of NIGS and its courses. For those wanting to learn more about NIGS check it out or go to http://internet-genealogy.com/ to…"
I haven't yet had a chance to read the new Sykes book as it's not yet been published in the UK. I've referred to the Wikipedia article you mentioned before and I was also surprised at the large amount of German ancestry. Perhaps we're not so much aware of it as we only have contacts with Americans who are researching their British ancestry. I understand the chromosome paintings used by Sykes were provided by 23andMe. They are supposed to be refining their admixture analyses to make them a little more detailed, though I'm not sure when the change will take place.
I think we have communicated a long time ago. After about 12-15 years I am still searching for the connection of my mom's family Isaac Deforest born 1801 in Nova Scotia. I have so much information on the DeForest I sometimes think somewhere is the clue. He shows up with his family in CT in 1840 before he is in Rochester in 1850. I have tried every angle. I thought for the longest time that he might be a loyalist. I have found names of Deforest loyalist however I cannot make the connection of them to Isaac. I hope to go to the New England Genealogical Historical Society in Boston as they have Nova Scotia records. This summer I did go to Long Island and I saw the old church and grave site across the street. I would have to look on a map, I think it was Huntington. Well were ever it was there was a Deforest trace
Thanks for the kind words Paul. The PgDip is Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogy and PgCert is the Postgraduate Certificate.One can progress each year onto the next level if successful.I am now studying for the MSc in Genealogy,and this should hopefully be an end to my formal studies.I am currently designing a web site www.scotlandsgenealogy.com which I hope will be ready when I turn full time professional about July.I would certainly be willing to explore your Scottish connections.
I haven't traced back to any Irish Stutt ancestors as yet, Paul.
So far, mine are in the East Riding of Yorkshire (back to 17th C, but with a Robert Stut being Mayor of Hull in the 14thC). I know there were a lot of Stutts in the Bristol area ---- no links to mine as yet either. There is a John Hamilton Stutt(1924-2008) from Paisley who designed golf courses, but I don't know where he fits in, if at all.