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Mon May 29, 2017, 03:49 PM

It is next to impossible to do any significant online genealogy research

on a family name, "Record".

That is all.

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Reply It is next to impossible to do any significant online genealogy research (Original post)
Brother Buzz May 2017 OP
radical noodle May 2017 #1
GeoWilliam750 May 2017 #2
seaglass May 2017 #3
Brother Buzz May 2017 #5
Thor_MN May 2017 #4
csziggy May 2017 #6
Spider Jerusalem Jul 2017 #7
No Vested Interest Nov 2017 #9
Spider Jerusalem Dec 2017 #10
Boomerproud Nov 2017 #8

Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:52 PM

1. I went to school (many years ago)

with a couple of guys who had the last name of Record. I hadn't given the genealogy aspect a thought. That's worse than the John Lawrence name I struggle with.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 04:46 PM

2. And I thought I had it bad with my common names....

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Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 06:47 PM

3. One of the names in my family is Nee. Very difficult to find any kind of announcements

in newspapers because of those darn maiden names!

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Response to seaglass (Reply #3)

Mon May 29, 2017, 07:40 PM

5. I see you have encountered a similar wall

Separating the wheat from the chaff is a daunting task.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 07:38 PM

4. One set of my 2nd great grandparents were John and Anna Olsen from Trondheim.

 

I eventually was able to push on past those very generic names and find their parents and further back. I still don't know when they died, however...

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #4)

Wed May 31, 2017, 12:28 AM

6. Generic - try Mary Morgan, the daughter of David Morgan in Wales!

I think I finally have her narrowed down to which of the half dozen or so Mary Morgans born in the correct time frame in Cardigan several of whom were daughters of David Morgans, but it's taken a while to get that far.

Some day I hope to travel to the village where she married and where all her children were born. When my sister visited there, she met people who remembered the family - but any records she made were lost after she died.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 06:09 AM

7. It could be worse, at least it's not "Jones"

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 03:45 AM

9. Patrick Kelly from Ireland. (Kelly is the second most popular/common name in Ireland.)

And Patrick is likely more common than John, as St. Patrick is the patron saint of the isle.

You might say "Kelly" is the "Jones" of Ireland.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 03:25 PM

10. Anyone at all from Ireland, in my experience

if you have Irish ancestors who came to America because of the famine? You might know where in Ireland they were from, but good luck finding anything beyond that.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Original post)

Thu Nov 23, 2017, 04:26 PM

8. My gg grandmother was Mary Johnson.

When I saw that on my great-grandfathers death certificate I vowed to give up then and there. Luck and tenacity got me through the brick wall.

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