Ancestral Locations of Most Interest to You

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Ancestral Locations of Most Interest to You

1thornton37814
tammikuu 15, 6:47pm

Our ancestors came from varying locations and at different times. If you are like me, you really connect to certain ancestors and their migration paths a bit more than others and spend a lot of time researching those geographic areas.

Which areas (and time periods for them if you wish to be more specific) interest you most?

I'll answer in the next post.

2thornton37814
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 15, 6:54pm

The last of my lines to settle in Monroe County, Mississippi, did so in 1896, so I am interested in Monroe County and some of its surrounding counties--especially Itawamba County, Mississippi, Lee County, Mississippi, and Lamar (formerly Sanford County), Alabama.

I enjoy reading about colonial periods in Virginia and North Carolina because a lot of my Southern ancestors came from those states.

I'm also interested in Ohio's Amish country where my Lantz and Yoder families lived for a while--mainly Holmes and Wayne Counties.

I also enjoy reading about colonial times in New Hampshire and in the Cape Ann/Boston area of Massachusetts where some ancestors lived. I've got a couple books on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island where the Rathbone/Rathbun family resided.

I dabble in most areas where ancestors lived, but I find myself collecting more for these counties or periods. I purchase lots of social history relating to these areas/times.

3southernbooklady
tammikuu 15, 6:57pm

>2 thornton37814: my family comes from Mennonite settlers in Ohio, and before that Pennsylvania. I have some Yoders in the tree. The Mennonite migration to America has been one of the more rewarding things I've learned about researching the family.

4Cecrow
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 15, 7:16pm

On a relatively small island in northern Ontario, I have approximately fifty different ancestors from five generations across various branches spread among four different graveyards, not counting two who are still buried in what is now a pet cemetery. There are also two original farmhouses from the 1800s still standing, both still in the family, and until just last year there was a third as well (but in the woods nearby there are still the ruins of the log cabin that preceded it).

5thornton37814
tammikuu 15, 8:07pm

>3 southernbooklady: Mine were in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania (and some nearby ones) before going to Ohio and in Berks before that. A few appear to be in St. Marie aux Mines in the Alsace Region of what is now France prior to that. I still need to work on records that will actually prove they are mine, but the case is being built.

>4 Cecrow: It's neat when we see the actually residences from that long ago. I've been fortunate to see one such Indiana farmhouse that dated to the 1860s. I've also seen a cabin we believe was the dogtrot home of an ancestor who died in Mississippi in 1897. They moved to Mississippi around 1859 or 1860. The county historian isn't sure if it was the original home or not. This type home dates to that period so it seems likely it was.

6genealogy_nana
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 3:43pm

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7thornton37814
tammikuu 26, 8:13pm

>6 genealogy_nana: We need more than 24 hours in a day!

8casvelyn
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 27, 8:45am

>6 genealogy_nana: I have ancestors from Pulaski County, Kentucky--Sipple and Hicks. They lived in the Science Hill area in the early 1800s.

>7 thornton37814: Amen!

I spend most of my time on my Knox County, Indiana, ancestors, simply because there are so many of them. I intend to work more on my Belgians this year. They lived in the Kersbeek-Miskom/Zuurbemde area. They were Catholic and I can get the church records on FamilySearch. I also want to dig more into my Quaker ancestors in Guilford County, North Carolina.

9genealogy_nana
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 3:43pm

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10thornton37814
tammikuu 27, 4:27pm

>8 casvelyn: We talked about all those Quakers we all had the other night.

>9 genealogy_nana: I don't think I have any Pulaski County, Kentucky ancestors. I barely have Kentucky at all. Just a Harris family in Wayne County.

11casvelyn
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 28, 6:37am

>9 genealogy_nana: Hello! That's great! It really is a small world...

I don't think I have any Easley, but I do have Anderson in that area. Elizabeth Anderson married Joseph Sipple. Her parents were Pouncy Anderson and Tamar Griffith. On the Hicks side, my earliest identified ancestors are Nenian Hicks and Martha (maiden name unknown). There are some GREAT given names in those families.

I had the dates somewhat wrong in prior post though. My Sipples did arrive in Kentucky in the early 1800s, but they didn't come to Indiana until sometime between 1910 and 1912, when they moved to Tippecanoe County up here.

>8 casvelyn: Yep, I love Quaker research because of the records that are available.

12thornton37814
tammikuu 28, 7:37am

>11 casvelyn: Have you gone over to Earlham College to use their Quaker collection? When I worked at a theological library in Ohio, we sometimes visited the Earlham library for various meetings of the state theological library association. I think the archivist was a member in Ohio--even though the library was across the state line. I didn't know I had any Quaker ancestors back then.

13casvelyn
tammikuu 28, 7:47am

>12 thornton37814: I haven't been to Earlham, mostly because my Quakers are fairly recent discovery. We do help a lot of patrons with Quaker research, because they had such a large presence in Indiana, and we refer people out there quite a bit.

14thornton37814
tammikuu 28, 8:59am

>13 casvelyn: They do have a good collection. I'd mostly be researching the descendants of Eli Thornton (a fairly distant uncle) if I went there.

15genealogy_nana
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 3:43pm

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16casvelyn
tammikuu 28, 8:37pm

>15 genealogy_nana: That’s amazing! Joseph and Elizabeth are my 4th great grandparents. I’m descended from John Daniel as well!

I suppose statistically we all have cousins everywhere, but it never ceases to amaze me when I actually meet them.

I think we subscribe to Blue Grass Roots at work... I’ll have to look that up next time I’m in the office. I don’t have the patience for land records myself, so I’m always glad when someone else looks at them. :)

17thornton37814
tammikuu 29, 2:41pm

>15 genealogy_nana: Another cousin connection in this group! I'm loving this.

>16 casvelyn: She keeps talking about that article . . . and most of us are having to wait to read it until we can actually get to a library in person to read it (probably months from now). You'll have to report back on how it is!

18casvelyn
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 29, 3:38pm

>17 thornton37814: Well, as it turns out we canceled our subscription back in 2013. (Before I worked here, so I have no idea why.) So next week I'm looking at my acquisitions budget to see if we can re-subscribe. Maybe we can get her to give us the cliff notes one of these days to tide us over.

It's about my ancestors, so it has to be amazing! I'm probably biased though. :)

19thornton37814
tammikuu 29, 4:49pm

>18 casvelyn: I see a trip to Allen County in your future!

20casvelyn
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 29, 5:32pm

>19 thornton37814: Road trips are for amateurs lol! I'll have it ILL'd. It's almost always free and if ACPL doesn’t pick it up, some other library will. *wanders off to WorldCat to see who has this*

You know, I’ve lived in Indiana my whole life, and I’ve been to Allen County exactly once. And it was for a conference, so I had about 2 hours of research time.

21thornton37814
tammikuu 29, 6:05pm

>20 casvelyn: The next time Carrie Beth and I go on a research trip there, you'll have to come visit! I'm always looking for an excuse for a Fort Wayne trip!

22casvelyn
tammikuu 30, 5:56am

>21 thornton37814: That would be lovely!

23genealogy_nana
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 3:43pm

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24casvelyn
tammikuu 30, 10:49am

>23 genealogy_nana: I’m descended from William Edgar and his first wife, Sallie Hicks. They moved to Indiana between 1910 and 1912. William and Sallie divorced between 1920 and 1930 and William married Lena Nalley Zimmerman.

25genealogy_nana
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 3:43pm

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26thornton37814
helmikuu 1, 7:30pm

>25 genealogy_nana: . . . to the white birch hence 20 chains to a red oak then along the line with John Doe and meandering along the creek . . .

27casvelyn
helmikuu 1, 8:16pm

>25 genealogy_nana: You have fun with that now... :) I like a good mapping project, but about halfway through I tend to start questioning my life choices.

>26 thornton37814: Lori, you know they done cut down that oak tree 150 years ago and now no one knows where anything is LOL! (Or, why I avoid metes and bounds like the plague.)

28thornton37814
helmikuu 1, 8:32pm

>27 casvelyn: I know. It's fun to draw the maps and fit them over current maps to try to figure out where they lived.

29genealogy_nana
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 3:44pm

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30thornton37814
helmikuu 2, 8:25pm

I have an old copy of Deedmapper around here somewhere, but I need to bring it up-to-date, I'm sure. I like the challenge of drawing them by hand, but I always have to hunt my instructions because I often work in the rectangular survey states! I can handle the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of S27 T13 R5E.

31MsMixte
helmikuu 2, 11:52pm

I'm interested in Lancashire in particular, and Yorkshire holds some interest for me as well.

32casvelyn
helmikuu 3, 6:36am

>31 MsMixte: I have ancestors from Yorkshire. I’ve always wanted to visit where they lived.

33thornton37814
helmikuu 3, 5:29pm

>31 MsMixte: >32 casvelyn: I want to go to Yorkshire some day too.

34MsMixte
helmikuu 3, 7:07pm

>33 thornton37814: I have ancestors from Scagglethorpe. I have only been as far north as York, however, because we didn't have time to go further.

35thornton37814
helmikuu 3, 8:33pm

>34 MsMixte: I'll have to get out my handy road atlas of Britain to see where Scagglethorpe is located.

36casvelyn
helmikuu 3, 9:01pm

>34 MsMixte: Scagglethorpe might be one of the best tow names I’ve ever seen!

My ancestors lived somewhere between Thirsk and Ampleforth (I think, the records are a bit sketchy) so not that far away.