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What to do when family accounts are false?

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Re: What to do when family accounts are false?

Posted: 1343104477000
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Thanks HH,

I didn't mean to imply that she was the only source of history, but rather the's only source of family accounts of that history.

I have numerous records now, but I still have some gaping holes.

My G-Grandfather Patrick Joseph Connell was last listed on my Grandfather's (John Joseph) birth Cert in 1911, the 1915 census shows my G-Grandmother Margaret (Divers) Connell as a Widow.

What's odd is my G-Grandfather's brother lived in the same building, and he apparently died in that same time period, within a few years, also leaving behind a wife and 5 kids.


I have scoured every record I can, from here, FamilySearch, the New York Times, and have yet to be able to find a date of death for my G-Grandfather Patrick Joseph Connell, or his brother Henry, or his father Martin, or his mother Mary (Keegan).

No dates of death, no causes, nothing.


It seems NYC is a black hole for genealogy. My Grandfather had a brother Martin Connell who was born in 1905, married a Margaret in 1920, and had 2 kids by the 1925 census, but that's all gleamed from a few census records.

I can't find birth info for him, or marriage info, or birth info for their children. I also don't know what became of him or his children, though my Grandfather's orbit implies he was still living in 1969, though my father never portrayed it that way.

Dan O.
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