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Rodney WrightApril 11, 2014

I recently acquired a certified copy of the Marriage of William and Emma Taylor. The Father of William H is listed as William Wright as a silversmith Married 5 Sept 1847 Also a copy of Jane Marriage listing her father as William Wright

YvonneNovember 14, 2013

It would be interesting if a direct male descendant from William and a direct male descendant from Joseph had the y-dna test done to see if they had the same paternal lineage.

ktn November 6, 2013

Excellent article. And remember, often a child was adopted but no record was made, and not uncommonly that "caboose baby" was actually the child of the oldest daughter, raised as their own by the grandparents. Some of these mysteries will be impossible to discover on this side of the veil, but it is always fun when we can figure it out!

Cary HolmquistNovember 6, 2013

My brother and I have hit a brick wall that barricades one of our family lines and this article points out a strategy that we had not thought of previously, but may fit the situation. The scenario is that our grandmother has a good deal of Native American ancestry from Montana, North Dakota, Alberta and Manitoba tribes, but she was teased so much growing up in a largely white Montana community in the early 1900s that she always denied being "Indian." Perhaps her grandfathers records that we have found are also similarly incorrect in the milieu of racial prejudicial stigma of those times. We will commence looking further afield for possible mis-leads. Thanks!

Alexa MerrillNovember 6, 2013

Thank you! This article gave me a lot of insight to research we need to do on our immigrant ancestors from Warwickshire that we have been meaning to do! Thanks for the step by step approach that led you to the information for the encouragement to work on our dead ends!



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