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1myshelves
maaliskuu 18, 2007, 2:34pm

My great-grandfather's brother used a variant of their surname, and moved to a different state --- there is thus a lost branch of the family.

In Sep of 2005, I posted an appeal for info to one of the surname Message Boards on Rootsweb. I just got a reply from one of the brother's descendants!

All fingers and toes crossed that this man will have some information to help break down the brick wall regarding the ancestry and place of birth (somewhere in Ireland) of the brothers! And that I'll hear more from him immediately if not sooner. :-)

2Seajack
maaliskuu 18, 2007, 3:01pm

Good luck to you, myshelves!

I managed to tracked down co-descendants of my Irish gg g'father (my ggf's brother's kin); sadly, they knew less than I, but were very polite in responding to my inquiries. My ggf and his brother both died young (before WW I), and the branches drfited apart, with the widows identifying more with their own respective extended families.

In 2 years, my Rootsweb queries have succeeded in connecting with a 3rd cousin on my father's side (New Netherlands line), as well as a Canadian genalogist/historian who, though not related, was able to provide information about some of my mom's NS kin as she'd done work on those folks years ago for a distant cousin.

3myshelves
maaliskuu 18, 2007, 4:52pm

Seajack,

I'm afraid that my luck won't be much better than yours. But I'm hoping against hope that the brother's death cert named his mother. That would leave only one of my "16" nameless. If it gave a specific birthplace. . . !

Rootsweb rocks! I've had queries out there for several years, and my names, dates, locations listed on the RSL. Every once in a while someone finds one of the old ones and responds. Back in 1998, I was found by a 3rd cousin, and we are still collaborating on those Dutch, Huguenot & Palatine lines.