We have added our first 9 brick wall ancestor series articles:
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #1: Solving a Connecticut man’s unknown parents using genealogical records and DNA Descendants had been trying to find out who Ruluf’s parents were for more than 100 years unsuccessfully. Could his parents be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #2: Discovering the family of a woman living in Ohio from an unknown place in New Jersey Online trees listed who Catherine’s family was, but there were no sources to prove it and no document located that named her parents. Could her family be proven from actual documents?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #3: Finding the birth place and parents of an Italian immigrant to the United States Leonard spelled his name several different ways and put his age and immigration differently on each census. Could he be found in his home country of Italy?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #4: Finding the birth place and parents of a Danish immigrant to the United States John’s passenger list to America hadn’t been located and he had a common name. Could he be found in his home country of Denmark?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #5: Locating the family of an Irish woman in Connecticut Catherine was from somewhere in Ireland and lived in Connecticut. Could her family be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #6: Finding the family of a Massachusetts Revolutionary War soldier It was a family tradition that Benjamin Clark served in the Revolutionary War. Did he really serve and could his parents be proven?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #7: Verifying the family of a Pennsylvania man with a common name There were online trees that showed Jacob’s family, but few original source documents to prove it and many men of the same name in the area. In addition, Jacob lived before there were vital records kept in Pennsylvania or census records that listed all family members by name. Could his family clearly be identified?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #8: Finding the birth place and family of a Swedish immigrant living in Massachusetts Frank lived in Massachusetts and records showed he was originally from Sweden, but the town of his birth hadn’t been found. Could his birth place and parents be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #9: Finding the burial location of an immigrant from Ireland who died in New York Thomas was a man from Ireland who died in New York. Could his burial location be found?
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