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Brick Walls and missing puzzle pieces

I had been researching my Harris/Humbert family history for many years, unable to break through the very large brick wall that stood before me. I began to think maybe these people didn't really exist. I was mainly working off of the collective memories of my family after all. However, one day I decided to lay all my paperwork out in front of me and scour it to make sure there was nothing I was missing. I had looked over these pages many times but I just knew the answer had to be there… Continue

Added by Kelli Davis Underhill on July 8, 2009 at 10:24am — 4 Comments

Lemmon/Repine

Lemmon/ Repine

Searching for parents of Samuel Lem(m)on born ca 1812/13 in Virginia. In 1850 he was living in Bedford Co., PA with his wife Rebecca Repine (born circa 1814--possibly in New Jersey). They were probably married around 1832/33. Their children were: Samuel (born circa 1833), James (born circa 1837), Sarah (born circa 1840), Catherine (born circa 1841), William (born 1842), Henry (born 1845), and Harrison (born circa 1847). William and Henry came to Indiana after the Civil War.… Continue

Added by Marti Martin on July 8, 2009 at 10:02am — No Comments

Getting an Education in Genealogy

Understanding the methodology behind genealogy research is vital to creating credible genealogical reports. A genealogist, whether professional or a hobbist, cannot simply present dates, events, and names. The genealogist must explain or show how he or she knows the information to be true. How does he or she know that his or her great great great grandfather arrived in the United States of America via Ellis Island? How does he or she know that his or her great great uncle died in World War II?… Continue

Added by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on July 8, 2009 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Seeking contact with any other BLOFELD, BLOFIELD or BLOWFIELD researchers

I am researching all occurances of the surname BLOFELD plus variants such as BLOFIELD and BLOWFIELD as part of a one-name study. Please contact me if you have these surnames in your ancestry, I may be able to help with your research.

Added by Gillian on July 8, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hitting That Brick Wall!

Have you hit a brick wall in your research? I am sure all of us have a brick wall on a surname at some point or another in our research. I have had several. What do you do about it? How have you broken down that brick wall?



I have had a brick wall on my SUTHERLAND family and of course I am at a brick wall with my SMITH family. I had my Grandpa SUTHERLAND, my Great Grandpa SUTHERLAND and my GGGrandpa Sutherland but could not go any further. I thought it would be easy as my GGGrandpa's… Continue

Added by Shelly Kay Eitniear-Cherry on July 8, 2009 at 8:11am — No Comments

Welcome to CUMPSTON researchers

I am seeking contact with other CUMPSTON researchers, world-wide. Please check out my website at www.cumpston.org.uk
and see if any of your relatives are mentioned there. Do contact me if you have any CUMPSTON photographs. Tell me if I can help in your research

Added by Glenys Marriott on July 8, 2009 at 7:58am — No Comments

Family Reunion

A few weeks ago, my mom flew here from Texas, the two of us drove to Michigan to pick up my aunt, and then the three of us continued the drive up further into Michigan. Northern Michigan to be exact - to visit this wonderful woman who just happens to be our oldest living family member!



According to my genealogy program - Irene is my 1st cousin twice removed. Now, after being hit with the genealogy bug for the past 2 years, I still haven't quite figured out that "removed" thing when… Continue

Added by Candy Hulbert Ditkowski on July 8, 2009 at 6:43am — 2 Comments

Ask Questions of Family Before It Is To Late!

I started on my quest for genealogy when I was a little girl after getting my assignment to fill out my family tree when I was a member of the LDS Church. I asked my grandmother to help me and when she got to her husband's parents she told me that grandpa had been born out of wedlock and that he was adopted and suggested I add his adoptive father's name as the father. I, being the stubborn little thing I was, didn't want to. I wanted answers. Well, 40 years later, I still don't know my… Continue

Added by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 8, 2009 at 1:23am — 2 Comments

Beginning the Genealogy Quest

You've decided to trace your family history and you don't know the first thing about doing genealogy research. All of us have been there and some of us are still there. I thought I would share with you several websites that will help you learn about this noble undertaking and where to get help.



1. wiki.familysearch.org - FamilySearch Research Wiki is a large, on-line library where you can find thousands of articles and how-to… Continue

Added by Renee Zamora on July 3, 2009 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Worden Mystery Solved!

For years, I have been attempting to solve the mystery of the centenarian. My grandfather, John Emory Worden, always claimed that a great grandfather of his was a centenarian, and that the family was from Wilkes-Barre. I quickly identified who the centenarian was (John Worden 1741-1842), but was unable to make the connection between my last known confirmed generation (John Worden the civil war soldier) and this man.





The big breakthrough was finding that James Worden (Wordin)… Continue

Added by Shae on April 15, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Other Mayflowers, Voyage 3

Prisoner of War aboard the ship “John and Sara” From Scotland to Boston, 1651



This is part three of my miniseries of Thanksgiving blogs on the immigration of certain ancestors to America, during the week when our thoughts usually rest with our Mayflower passenger ancestors. My 7x great grandfather William Munroe arrived in Massachusetts a little more than thirty years after the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth. His immigration was forced as a… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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