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Surnames I am researching Mills in New York, Stevens, Braun, Stretz, Deihl, Flanders, Flanter, Flatua, Mobley, Kinsey, Coburn, Hoggard,Hardison, Rose, Clark, Bennett, Klein, LaFluer, Hanewald, Herr, Gall and many others
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Knocking Down Brickwalls with AncestryDNA Testing
Knocking Down Brick-walls with AncestryDNA Testing
It's been 5 years since I posted about my genealogy adventures. A lot has happened. The family has grown by leaps and bounds. We've added a couple of grand children to the family tree.
The newest to arrive is our first grandson born on September 4th, 2014. The first born into the family who will carry on the Mobley surname one more generation.
I've recent done the AncestryDNA test in hopes of breaking down a couple of my genealogy brick walls. I'm a bit disappointed .to say the least.
My closest connection with my AncestryDNA is a 5th cousin. There are a couple of matches but they don't have a clue how we are connected so I am sure I have been pushed to the back burning of their minds until maybe one day I may have some information that will help them.
One of the first connections I contacted did help me get back one more generation on my Jewish line. But I can only prove that through our DNA match and have not been able to find any documents to connect us. This would be my 4th great grandfather Abraham Moses b. abt 1765 London, England d. 25 Dec 1866 in Canterbury, England. His children ( Woolf, Priscilla, and Fanny, wife unknown) were born in or near Canterbury and he apparently has such a connection to Canterbury, London that he is named Abraham "Canterbury" Moses in a few Ancestry family trees.
Fanny (Feigel) Abraham is my 3rd great-grandmother. Her daughter Pauline Jacobson, my 2nd great-grandmother lists her place of birth as Prussia on all the census records. She also list the place of her parents births as Germany. This is an obvious conflict with Fanny Abraham's place of birth of England. Further research is needed.
If you are connected to these ancestors of mine feel free to check out my Ancestry Family tree. I'd appreciate any help that you could offer. Or email me at flouronmyface (at) gmail.com
If your new to Genealogy research and feeling a bit overwhelmed thinking that your new hobby is going to be an expensive one let me reassure you that there is a lot of free info out there. With any hobby there is going to be some expense but before you start thinking that this is one hobby that is going to be too expensive for you and you give up before you've ever begun because you think your going to have to join Ancestry because it is the one site out there that can help you fill out your family tree. Ancestry does have millions of records but that doesn't mean that you have to join as soon you start doing your research.To begin with the only thing you need to start your family research is a spiral notebook and a pen. Simply start by writing down all of your family members names. Start with your parents and work your way backwards. If your lucky your parents or grandparents are still alive and you can get the correct names, places of birth, dates of birth and deaths for as …
As most of you fellow genealogists have probably found the people closest to you in your life are not really interested in your hobby. When I traced my husbands paternal line all the way back to the 1700's I was so excited. When I told him about it he looked at me with that look that said who cares. All he is interested in finding out is the American Indian connection to his father. This happens to be one of the biggest brick walls of my genealogy research. Needless to say I don't have much to tell him on the subject. Here on this blog I hope to share some of my most exciting genealogical finds. I also hope to connect with other genealogists. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon! Arlene