I had been on the trail for several years, looking for the siblings of John Adams of Chequer Hall, County Antrim, Ireland. The only sibling I knew about was a brother named James, who received £50 in John's will. Family stories say that John and James were business partners. But without known parents and thin … Continue reading Finding Siblings
Sources are essential to genealogical research. Typical sources include census records, birth and death records, marriage records, an so on. These sources provide various bits of information for the facts of an ancestor's life. Sometimes in a search, or through serendipity, a unique or unusual source will come to light. These might include journals and … Continue reading From Antrim to Augusta
The topic for week 31 of 52 Ancestors is Oldest. In my grandmother's house there was a nook with a built-in bookcase. On the shelves were old books, old pictures and other knick-knacks. A few years before she passed away, she moved to assisted living. The things she didn't take with her there where distributed among … Continue reading A Grandparent’s Record?