Day: October 4, 2016

Brick Walls

Brick Wall and Inferential Genealogy

The mystery of my 5th great-grandfather Effingham Townley, likely of New Jersey in the mid to late 1700s is giving me a headache. He’s a brick wall tracing my line back to him as a descendant. However, a will for an Effingham Townley dying in 1828 and naming a son John Townley is the brick […]

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Editorial

I Love City Directories But

City directories are an easy to understand and an amazing resource for finding your ancestors and relatives. When they are searchable, you can quickly find hundreds of relatives over decades with a simple mouse click. You gotta love those computer programmers who made it all happen. And as much as I LOVE city directories, there […]

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