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1RowanWellie
heinäkuu 17, 2011, 5:37am

Hi I'm new to LT and this group so just thought I'd say hello :)
I'm in England and have been tracing various branches of my English and Irish family for about 25 years now. I'm on most genealogy web sites, especially the free ones ;) and am always prepared to do look ups for people.
I love genealogy, even when you hit the brick walls that drive you mad for years and am quite addicted.
I may just have to read some of the books you lot have recommended as they sound good.

2pinkozcat
heinäkuu 17, 2011, 6:21am

Hi Sam - welcome to Library thing.

I live in Australia where it is a little more difficult to research English ancestors but except for one branch of the family I have gone about as far as I can.

It has been a very interesting exercise and one day I may even manage to breach the wall and find that last bit of information.

3antisyzygy
heinäkuu 17, 2011, 4:48pm

Hi Sam, welcome to LT.

I've been on LT a few years now, but only caught the genealogy bug just under a year ago. It's led me into all sorts of history reading, as I've developed into finding out more about m ancestors lives.

I'm in Scotland with a healthy dollop of Irish ancestors needing a bit more work.

4kac522
heinäkuu 23, 2011, 12:36am

Welcome to LT--even though I've been active for a year or so, I still feel like a newbie...as to genealogy, there's ALWAYS something new to learn. I'm in the US trying to do English & Irish ancestors, so a bit challenging, especially the Irish.

5pinkozcat
Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 23, 2011, 1:42am

#4 I haven't tried the Irish but try looking for Edward Davies in Wales.

THAT really was a challenge but with a little help from a half-third cousin whom I met online, who was looking for the same people, we found the family and traced it except for a couple of short-lived wives of my great great grandfather; I am descended from the third wife. My cousin is descended from one of the other two.

Edited to add that I think that I must be one of the few people in the English speaking world with no Irish forebears.

6Seajack
heinäkuu 23, 2011, 6:48pm

I have found one person in my mother's line who shows as having been born in Ireland, but I strongly suspect that's a matter of English "colonial" presence, rather than someone of actual Celtic origin. I cannot, however, join you in this exclusive club as my paternal grandmother's paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants to New York (c. 1860).

7GenuinelyLAF
elokuu 1, 2011, 7:52pm

Hello - I'm new as well. I'm in the US; still researching ancestors in the US but know i'll end up researching in UK in at least one of my direct lines.

8labwriter
tammikuu 24, 2012, 2:18pm

Hi Sam. Thanks for this thread. I have a Great-grandma Witzke--and who would have thought she had Irish roots? She married a Witzke, but her name was Baxter, something people in my family forgot to add to the equation. I've had a great time tracing her roots in the U.S., but I know that eventually I'll need to do the work in Ireland. I don't have a clue where to start, but maybe when I do some work on these people, going back to their immigration to the U.S., then I'll ask for some help. Cheers!

9TLCrawford
tammikuu 24, 2012, 3:13pm

I am told that Salt Lake City is an excellent starting point for Irish, German or whatever foreign ancestry you encounter. The LDS Church microfilmed records around the world and have records on microfilm in the LDS Family History Library there. You don't even need to travel to Salt Lake City, there is likely a Family History Center near you that can get copies of the films for you to research.