Started by PopeyesPappy, April 06, 2023, 11:32:44 AM
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on April 06, 2023, 06:48:46 PMI'm descended from eight couples who left Ireland in the 1890s. They changed their family names at Ellis Island. Nothing known about them before that. 23andMe says I'm 100% Irish, thank god.
Quote from: Unbeliever on April 06, 2023, 01:56:07 PMif you could take it all the way back to Adam and Eve that would be cool! 🖖
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 06, 2023, 08:15:52 PMMy mom did an extensive genealogy search for my dad's side of the family. The first she found booked passage from London to Maryland. So, we think he was Irish who settled in the largest Catholic area of this country. He was a Col. during the Rev. War--and it was thought he was a large landowner in Maryland. If all was right with the world, I should be living on a large estate in Maryland. Only one problem. He was a Col. in the British army. So, when the war ended all that he owned was no longer owned by him. And we have been paupers from him to me. :)We followed the Cumberland Gap to Illinois to a place called Clary's Grove--it's on the maps of that time. One owned a trading post/store. A couple served with Lincoln in the Black Hawk war; and prior to that wrestled with him (not winning apparently). We were friends with Mike Armstrong one of Lincoln's more famous wrestling partner's. From Ill. the clan went to Arkansas and finally into Texas. My grandfather was born and lived his entire life in Mexia, TX, a cotton gin town. My dad escaped that town by going into the Army. He met my mom while he was training in Oregon. My mom produced a just about a 100 page book dealing with all of the ancestors from Maryland to my time. It's a fun read. Well, for me anyway.
Quote from: viocjit on April 07, 2023, 06:54:13 AMI'm doing my genealogy but only an ascendant one.I don't include all descendants of my ascendants but only those who are ascendants of me.It does means you can find my parents , grandparents etc... but not theirs brothers/sisters/half-brothers/half-sisters and theirs descendants.
Quote from: aitm on April 07, 2023, 02:52:52 PMMy older brother did one, don't know where it went to. His widow claims she gave it to my other brother who says the bitch never gave it to him. Last I spoke with him he said he was inches from linking us to James Brumfield, first English settler killed by Indians in Jamestown (records have him as a 16 yr old boy) so they say. Anyhoo...no proof but I've used it a couple times during the last 10 years when some uppity claims to be from the Mayflower, I harumph, get a snooty English accent, "family was here 13 years for you even got on the boat"
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on April 07, 2023, 02:56:22 PMMom's 2nd paternal great grandfather immigrated from Ireland sometime before 1843 when her grandfather was born here. We know zero about that line prior to him. Most of the rest of my ancestors came from England, Switzerland, and Germany.