Hi, I'm new to the group. My main areas of research are east of the Mississippi, especially Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Scotland, England, Germany, and Ireland. Sounds like several million other researchers. The names I research most are Gephart, Brown, Field, Wyne, Brunton, Arbuckle, Ricketts, Cheney, Marsh, Atkinson, Ulmer, and McFadden. I have over 30,000 people in my database. I have 1 major brick wall, and that is my great great grandfather Abraham Brown from Bath County, KY. Oh, and I'm stuck on a 16 lb. plateau right now! Rats!
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Sorry....I'm been without a computer for over a week!! Egads.....I didn't get my daily dose of genealogy research in, no wonder I got sick....LOL
I've done research for others from England and find their records are quite easy to go back thru. My great-grandmothers youngest brothers first wife, I have back to the 500's. Many Lord's back then...however not related to me.
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Hi Everyone...I'm Alicia and I've been researching my family history since I was in high school. It all started with a simple interview project my freshman year.
I have my great great grandmother's tree back to 1512 in Cambrige, England and my Great Grandfathers tree back to the same place...There trees cross with a paternal marriage after my 2nd Great Grandmother's 4th Great Grandmother passed away and her 4th Great Grandfather married my Great Grandfather's 5th Great Grandmother (confusing, I know). My mother's side of the family has proven much harder to track due to changes in name spellings, popular names, and an unrecorded death but I am slowly making headway and have her maternal grandfather back to the 1700s in England.
My BS is in History and I have taken a couple extension courses in Genealogy.
I look forward to meeting you all. Happy Hunting :)
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