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james h. gordon replied to Daniel M. Bell's discussion Scots-Irish from Northern Ireland in the group Scotch-Irish
"Daniel -- Rather than throwing this out as "If anyone has any information about anything here," you would get more results if you asked specific questions about what you would like to know.. Cheers, Jim"
Sep 23, 2016
james h. gordon commented on Linda Merle's group Scotch-Irish
"For those not aware of them, here are a couple of excellent sites for Ulster research: The Irish Family History Foundation/Roots Ireland at http://ifhf.rootsireland.ie/?gclid=CLDRsofq9bUCFY6e4Aodfz0Ajg and The Ulster Historical Foundation at …"
Mar 11, 2013
Joel Amos Gordon left a comment for james h. gordon
"Hi Jim,   I have been to a Highland Games in Scotland, actually - about 18 years ago. It was fantastic! My brother, dad, and I were on a vacation. There was a Gordon tent and we did stop by to talk to a very nice woman there. She was (of…"
Jun 9, 2011
james h. gordon left a comment for Joel Amos Gordon
"Joel -- Glad to see you're a member of the Project. You do need to join HoG. We have regional Conveners who coordinate between the national and local levels. Have you ever been to a Highland Games or Celtic Festival? If not, that''s…"
Jun 9, 2011
Joel Amos Gordon left a comment for james h. gordon
"Hi James, I am a member of the Gordon DNA Project (Kit #13047) - been a member for many years. I am not a member of the House of Gordon USA, although I've been to the site before. I've not been able to follow my Gordon back very far,…"
Jun 9, 2011
james h. gordon left a comment for Joel Amos Gordon
"Joel -- Welcome to the Gordon page on Genealogy Wise. You are the 2d member; but I hope, the 2d of many more. Are you participating in the House of Gordon DNA Genealogy Project? If not, take a look -- thegordondnaproject.com.I'm the…"
Jun 9, 2011
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Jun 8, 2011
james h. gordon replied to Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies's discussion Introduce Yourself
"I've been researching my family tree for over 60years. My brick wall is a widow and two sons in York. ME in 1744. Her husband may have been Nathaniel, as that is the name of their oldest son and his son. This follows a Scots-Irish naming…"
May 25, 2011
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An American ethic group of those who think their ancestors were Scottish Protestants living in Ulster. Our challenges: researching in colonial times, crossing the Pond, researching in Ireland. You can do this, but need to learn how. It is not easy.See More
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
gordon, quinn, simonds, dyer
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
new england, scotland, ireland
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
new england, scotland, ireland, dna
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
my mother told me we were descended from mayflower passengers. when i went to the library and looked up the passenger/crew lists, there were no gordons or quinns aboard!

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At 1:53pm on June 9, 2011, Joel Amos Gordon said…

Hi Jim,

  I have been to a Highland Games in Scotland, actually - about 18 years ago. It was fantastic! My brother, dad, and I were on a vacation. There was a Gordon tent and we did stop by to talk to a very nice woman there. She was (of course) unable to help us, but still kinda neat. :) 

 

  As for the Hancock County research, I have been back to Hancock County, Brooke County, and Beaver County about 10 times to do research. The vital recrods, unfortunately, start in the late 1890s except for a few years in the 1850s so it's unhelpful for the most part.  The land records do go back earlier, but the Gordons were not apparently land owners until my GGG-grandfather. I have checked out a few churches and the cemeteries in the area as well, without successfully finding my ancestors prior to John F. "Jack" Gordon. As far as I can tell, John was not in the Civil War, although the draft registration does mention he was in military service in Vicksburg, MS previously. For about 10 years I was a member of the Beaver County Genealogical Society and the Tri-State Genealogical Society, but during these hard economic times that "fat" got cut. I'm going to rejoin as soon as practicable. I have dabbled with RAOGK and Google Books, but probably need to put a little more time into it. :)

Respectfully,

Joel

At 11:05am on June 9, 2011, Joel Amos Gordon said…
Hi James, I am a member of the Gordon DNA Project (Kit #13047) - been a member for many years. I am not a member of the House of Gordon USA, although I've been to the site before. I've not been able to follow my Gordon back very far, unfortunately. I've been able to get back to my GGG-grandfather, John F. "Jack" Gordon in the arm of West Virginia (Hancock County). I THINK (but have no proof) that his father was the Peter Gordon living in the same area. He moved to Beaver County, PA between 1850 and 1860 and lived in Beaver County, PA until he passed away in 1903.
 
 
 

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