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Donating records family photos and other archival materials to a state society may cause the records lost to family researchers. A local township or county society might be a better place to donate such materials. Local societies are usually user friendly and their materials reflect the local history.
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Donating records family photos and other archival materials to a state society may cause the records to be lost to family researchers. A local township or county society might be a better place to donate such materials. Local societies are usually user-friendly and their materials reflect the local history.
Another option for donating archival materials is the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Your materials would be available to a great number of patrons. People come from all over the world to go to the Family History Library and I understand that they are a great help to patrons. (aaj1985)
Another option for donating archival materials is the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Your materials would be available to a great number of patrons. People come from all over the world to go to the Family History Library and I understand that they are a great help to patrons. (aaj1985)
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== Great-grandfather John or James or John James Mcdonough Portland ,Maine 1939 ==
== Great-grandfather John or James or John James Mcdonough Portland ,Maine 1939 ==
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Looking for great-grandfather. Grandfather was told his fathers first name was Jim. Friend of family received info. that my grandfathers fathers last name was McDonough.My grandfather carries his mothers sir name Griffin, Marie(Mary) Griffin.Marie lived at 7 Pleasant Street Portland, Maine. 1910 census says there was a John McDonough who resided with the Griffins.Marie would have been 5 at the time and John McDonough was 23. Marie did not have my grandfather until she was 35 would have mad John about 53(?). BIG family secret!!!Would like any hints.
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Looking for my great-grandfather. Grandfather was told his fathers first name was Jim. A friend of the family received info that my grandfather's father's last name was McDonough. My grandfather carries his mothers (Marie/Mary) Griffin. Marie lived at 7 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine. The 1910 census says there was a John McDonough who resided with the Griffins. Marie would have been 5 years old at the time and John McDonough was 23. Marie did not have my grandfather until she was 35, which would have made John about 53(?). BIG family secret!!!Would like any hints.
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''**What is your grandfather's name and date of birth?
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1910 Portland ME Census
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Patrick Griffin, head, 35, b Ireland
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Hannah, wife, 30, b Ireland
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Maria, d, 5, b Mass
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Michael, s, 3, b Mass
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Peter, s, 5/12, b Maine
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Peter O'Brien, roomer, 32
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John McDonough, roomer, 23
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Maria b 18 May 1904, Massachusetts
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"Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXH2-321 : accessed 17 Feb 2014), Maria Griffin, 1904.
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Marie d Dec 1978
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SS Death Index
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Source Citation: Number: 004-05-7499; Issue State: Maine; Issue Date: Before 1951.
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== How do I delete my account ?? ==
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I do not want to have an account on here i will not be using it and i want it gone ! How do I delete it ???
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My great-grandparents emigrated from England in the 1860's and 1890's. Was there a legal process to complete to become a citizen in those times, or were they simply granted citizenship upon arrival in the USA through the immigration process?
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== DNA test accurate? ==
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Having a huge disagreement over DNA with my husband.  He swears his family is 25% Swedish but his DNA only shows 5%.  Why would there be such a large discrepancy?
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== DNA test accurate? ==
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Having a huge disagreement over DNA with my husband.  He swears his family is 25% Swedish but his DNA only shows 5%.  Why would there be such a large discrepancy?
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Possible explanation:  While he may have a grandparent who emigrated from the country of Sweden (his nationality) which would account for his 25% belief, that grandparent would not necessarily be 100% Swedish genetically.
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DNA looks far before our knowledge of our 3 or 4 generations family, to where our ancestors would have lived. Just as we travel all over the world today to find the perfect place that we want to live, so did our ancestors. If you think in the realm of 20 or 30 generations before you, the possible number of places where they could have lived is enormous.
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== Help finding birth record ==
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Does anyone have suggestions on locating birth or orphanage records from 1910-1930? My grandfather "grew up" in an orphanage in St. Louis, and we have no information on where or his birth family. He was taken in by a family, and I located him in the 1920 and 1930 census living with them. But I've hit a dead end trying to locate anything about his birth family. Any help would be appreciated. Shana Hazzard
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== James E Thompson ==
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I have looked high and low for this man.  I know he lived in California in the 60's and early 70's.  He was born in 1934.  He was married to Jeannette M. Fones in 1968 and Divorced in 1971.  I have tried other "people finder" websites with no luck either.
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He is my husband's father.  They have never met and not sure if they ever want to...but my husband would love to know more about him and maybe even see a picture to see where he gets his looks from; because he definitely doesn't look like his mom.  lol
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I also know he worked in Sherman Oaks, CA in the 60's.
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Does anyone have any suggestions???
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== James E Thompson ==
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I have looked high and low for this man.  I know he lived in California in the 60's and early 70's.  He was born in 1934.  He was married to Jeannette M. Fones in 1968 and Divorced in 1971.  I have tried other "people finder" websites with no luck either.
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He is my husband's father.  They have never met and not sure if they ever want to...but my husband would love to know more about him and maybe even see a picture to see where he gets his looks from; because he definitely doesn't look like his mom.  lol
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I also know he worked in Sherman Oaks, CA in the 60's.
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Does anyone have any suggestions???

Current revision as of 20:48, 22 May 2015

Donating records family photos and other archival materials to a state society may cause the records to be lost to family researchers. A local township or county society might be a better place to donate such materials. Local societies are usually user-friendly and their materials reflect the local history.

Another option for donating archival materials is the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Your materials would be available to a great number of patrons. People come from all over the world to go to the Family History Library and I understand that they are a great help to patrons. (aaj1985)

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Great-grandfather John or James or John James Mcdonough Portland ,Maine 1939

Looking for my great-grandfather. Grandfather was told his fathers first name was Jim. A friend of the family received info that my grandfather's father's last name was McDonough. My grandfather carries his mothers (Marie/Mary) Griffin. Marie lived at 7 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine. The 1910 census says there was a John McDonough who resided with the Griffins. Marie would have been 5 years old at the time and John McDonough was 23. Marie did not have my grandfather until she was 35, which would have made John about 53(?). BIG family secret!!!Would like any hints.

**What is your grandfather's name and date of birth?

1910 Portland ME Census Patrick Griffin, head, 35, b Ireland Hannah, wife, 30, b Ireland Maria, d, 5, b Mass Michael, s, 3, b Mass Peter, s, 5/12, b Maine Peter O'Brien, roomer, 32 John McDonough, roomer, 23

Maria b 18 May 1904, Massachusetts "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXH2-321 : accessed 17 Feb 2014), Maria Griffin, 1904.

Marie d Dec 1978 SS Death Index Source Citation: Number: 004-05-7499; Issue State: Maine; Issue Date: Before 1951.

How do I delete my account ??

I do not want to have an account on here i will not be using it and i want it gone ! How do I delete it ???

My great-grandparents emigrated from England in the 1860's and 1890's. Was there a legal process to complete to become a citizen in those times, or were they simply granted citizenship upon arrival in the USA through the immigration process?

DNA test accurate?

Having a huge disagreement over DNA with my husband. He swears his family is 25% Swedish but his DNA only shows 5%. Why would there be such a large discrepancy?

DNA test accurate?

Having a huge disagreement over DNA with my husband. He swears his family is 25% Swedish but his DNA only shows 5%. Why would there be such a large discrepancy?

Possible explanation: While he may have a grandparent who emigrated from the country of Sweden (his nationality) which would account for his 25% belief, that grandparent would not necessarily be 100% Swedish genetically.

DNA looks far before our knowledge of our 3 or 4 generations family, to where our ancestors would have lived. Just as we travel all over the world today to find the perfect place that we want to live, so did our ancestors. If you think in the realm of 20 or 30 generations before you, the possible number of places where they could have lived is enormous.

Help finding birth record

Does anyone have suggestions on locating birth or orphanage records from 1910-1930? My grandfather "grew up" in an orphanage in St. Louis, and we have no information on where or his birth family. He was taken in by a family, and I located him in the 1920 and 1930 census living with them. But I've hit a dead end trying to locate anything about his birth family. Any help would be appreciated. Shana Hazzard

James E Thompson

I have looked high and low for this man. I know he lived in California in the 60's and early 70's. He was born in 1934. He was married to Jeannette M. Fones in 1968 and Divorced in 1971. I have tried other "people finder" websites with no luck either.

He is my husband's father. They have never met and not sure if they ever want to...but my husband would love to know more about him and maybe even see a picture to see where he gets his looks from; because he definitely doesn't look like his mom. lol

I also know he worked in Sherman Oaks, CA in the 60's.

Does anyone have any suggestions???

James E Thompson

I have looked high and low for this man. I know he lived in California in the 60's and early 70's. He was born in 1934. He was married to Jeannette M. Fones in 1968 and Divorced in 1971. I have tried other "people finder" websites with no luck either.

He is my husband's father. They have never met and not sure if they ever want to...but my husband would love to know more about him and maybe even see a picture to see where he gets his looks from; because he definitely doesn't look like his mom. lol

I also know he worked in Sherman Oaks, CA in the 60's.

Does anyone have any suggestions???

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