Tag: Research Tips

When Genealogy Research Yields More Questions Than Answers


I ran into one of those moments this weekend, when discovering a new piece of information only added to my list of questions. I am in the process of filling in details on a three Bannon sisters in New Haven, Connecticut. Until recently I hadn’t known they existed because they married shortly after arriving in …

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Genealogy Research Helps Solve a Puzzle

Dr John Bradbury

Recently, a friend of ours told me that he had purchased an old miner’s helmet in an antique shop in Pennsylvania area. It looked as if it was some sort of token given to a dignitary or important person. He asked if I could do a little research to see if I could find out …

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The Western Parentage Mystery and Why Viewing Actual Parish Registers is Essential

William Western

I was recently contacted by Shirley Hogue who was researching a branch of the Wardell family that is distantly connected to my line. Shirley and I have my 5xGreat Grandfather, Thomas Wardell, b. 1715 in common. Thomas had two wives.. Ann was his first wife, Alice Harrison was his second. Shirley descends from Thomas and …

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