Hi. I am idly trying to determine who my father's father was. He was adopted and recently I found via 23andme his 2 half sisters and half brother, all from the same mother. He was conceived when his mother's husband was overseas and we are confident we know one of two areas in which she met the mystery father, but we don't know where to look.
My father's mother's husband was obviously quite miffed that she had cheated on him when he was in Europe so obviously he would not entertain getting access to her things until he ultimately passes. Then we might be able to get access to her diaries, if any were kept. Until then, however, we don't know.
My dad and I have both taken the 23andme DNA test. I have uploaded my dna info to GEDMatch and Family Tree DNA, but so far have only found cousins of known branches (and his half-sister). I found a ~2nd-3rd cousin on GED match whose connection to me is not yet known through my Ancestry.com search.
Is there anything else I could do for now? His birth certificate does not list his father.
I'm looking for help tracking down a young woman named Anna McCall, born around 1890. Here's what I know about her. In 1900 and 1910, she was living in Columbia, Pennsylvania with father Hugh McCall and mother Augusta Sarbaugh McCall. Hugh was born in Ireland, but seemed to claim he was from the U.S. in some sources, and Augusta was born in Pennsylvania.
Around 1912, Anna had a daughter who I believe was illegitimate and named her Blossom M. McCall. The father was John F. Hogentotler and, by 1918, he was married to a different woman. By the time Blossom was 8 in 1920, Anna was gone, and Blossom lived with Anna's parents. Recently I learned that Blossom married at age 18, and the marriage certificate was signed by an uncle, instead of a parent. Anna, or Annie, according to Blossom's marriage license, was now a resident of Girard, Ohio.
This made sense, because I knew that a sister of Anna's, Edith, moved out to Ohio, too. Anna's daughter Blossom also moved there eventually. Her first marriage was short-lived and by 1940 she was living as Blossom William in Ohio, too.
So I can only assume that sometime between 1912 and 1920, Anna moved out to Ohio, and was still alive in 1928 when her daughter was first married. The problem then becomes... who did she marry? Blossom's marriage license says that Anna lived in Girard in 1928, which is in Trumbull Co. I know that Anna's sister Edith lived in Weathersfield, also in Trumbull, and Blossom later moved to Mineral Ridge in Trumbull. But I haven't been able to track down Anna. Would anyone be willing to provide a second pair of eyes?
How do you put adoptions into your tree? Do you put both biological and adoptive parents/ just one or the other etc. I know who both adoptive and biological mothers are, due to adopted person having their records unsealed. Just wondering how others have inputed this kind of info into ancestry themselves. Thanks
As a despondent remainer with Brexit forthcoming, I'm one of the many trying to obtain an Irish passport. I've located the record of my maternal grandmother's birth, which was registered in Mohill, County Leitrim.
Her record is #253, the sixth on the page and I can make out most of the information:
Name: Mary Josephine Kiernan
Birth Date: 5th May 1914 (she was the last of my grandparents to pass away, on 1st August 2000, when I was 13)
Father: Frank (I think?) Keirnan - Railway Guard
Mother: Mary Keirnan
Unfortunately I'm struggling to make out the place of birth, (which was apparently also my Great-Grandfather's home town) and I need that information to obtain a copy of her long form birth certificate. Despite being written three times on the entry, I'm really struggling to find anything with matches any settlements near Mohill on Google Maps, or even anything on this list.
I'd be very grateful if anyone is please able to shed more light on what this location near Mohill might be.
I was wondering if anyone could help me decipher what is written on this manifest. https://i.imgur.com/s9sGl3x.jpg The source says that it is from 1855 and the ship's name might be the E A Kinman.
I honestly am having trouble reading much of anything on here other than the passengers. 268 tons of something is being taken from somewhere to Philadelphia, the owner of the ship is from Portland Maine.
There are two passengers:
J Cook?, age 30, male, engineer, moving from somewhere in the United States to somewhere else in the United States.
W J Canby/Coneby?, age 28, male, (I can't tell the occupation), moving from US to US.
I'm not certain, but I'd like to figure out if this document has anything to do with my relative, William J. Coneby, born in 1827, who travelled from Maryland to Pennsylvania some time before 1857. Thanks!