Hi Ruby, I was shocked when I found you. Please contact me via my email address, need to visit with you about Brownell surname.........remember that one? I can't seem to find the stuff - old age really setting in. Need to visit with you about it.
Ruby, I am very new to this web site, so hope I am leaving the message in the right location. I am American, but living at present in Glenamaddy, in far eastern County Galway. I have asked a few people about your Galway placename, but no one so far has recognized it at all--in either English or Irish. I wondered if it might be an Irish spelling, but so far no luck. Wanted to add, though, that one of the early Irish Taoiseach's (read that T-shook) which is the equivalent of the prime minister was named Costello and he owned this house at one time, which he inherited through his wife's family. I don't know any thing about her, but since he was so prominent, it should be easy to look him up, and find out where the two of them came from. It is a long shot, but you might get lucky.
I know he said he didn't think they were related to some but from what I have found they have to be. At least that's what the records say. They have never looked back into the family at all so I guess they wouldn't know ..off to grocery shop then back to searching later..thank you so much!
Hi Ruby..thanks for the request! Jesse Vannoy is my father in laws 3rd great grandfather. This has been a tricky side to search. Seems that there are so many Vannoys in Wilkes, and they are not all related or at least they don't think they are..lol.
Well, I'm on. Now the question is, will I be able to figure out what to do here (are you out there, Thomas?). It looks like there is a lot of activity, so this should be interesting - sort of like being in a big city you've never been to before. Thanks for the invitation. GK
Ruby, I saw your post about Cwrittehin, County Galway. I suspect it is misspelled. Usually a record like this would name the parish or townland where the person was born. I don't see anything like this in the list of parishes in Co. Galway. There were many, many townlands, some of which no longer exist. Have you tried studying an old map of Co. Galway to see if you find something similar? Good luck! Nora in CT
No, I've not been to Furnas Co. The Conrad C. Scott family was very migratory. They were originally from Nodaway Co., Missouri and in 1880, 1885, and 1890 they were in the Furnas Co. censuses. However, the youngest son was born in Colorado in 1888. They eventually ended up in Johnson Co. Kansas. It's been a real challenge to research them when they didn't stay put for any length of time. Someday I hope to make a big trip....someday.