Comments on: Finding Moms and Grandmoms in the Family Tree http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree The official blog of Ancestry.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Johnnie Wellshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-196849 Johnnie Wells Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:24:54 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-196849 Wouldn’t it be more helpful if aAncestry. Com had a blank specifically for maiden names? I am new to this but I am often conflicted when completing the forms when a female has married.

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By: Linda Berreshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-195703 Linda Berres Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:03:56 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-195703 G-g-grandma died 1898 with no obituary. Her maiden name was Hourigan but can not find any clues to her parents. She was in Ontario with her husband Mathias Lezotte until 1865 when they moved to Wisconsin. Sarah and Mathias were in Dundas County, Ontario.

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By: Kathy Millerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-195626 Kathy Miller Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:53:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-195626 I agree that obits and newspapers are a big help in searching for female maiden names. I subscribe to a couple of newspaper sites and do a name search and find local news telling about such and such family visiting relatives and that gives me clues.

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By: Kristen Koziarahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-195613 Kristen Koziara Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:19:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-195613 I don’t remember how to get into the international specific sites. Used to be in contact with someone in Denmark who was very helpful but don’t remember how I found him, also need Germany informational people.

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By: Linda S. Dealhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-92359 Linda S. Deal Sun, 19 May 2013 09:03:05 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-92359 I’ve just begun searching my family tree. My Mom & Dad divorced when I was 3 & she moved me out of the state immediatly where I grew up until I was 18. I don’t know if she wouldn’t allow my Dad to see me but I didn’t t see him again until I was 18. They got remarried but I had gotten married & lived in another state. I never got the opportunity to ask him about his family before he died suddenly. I’ve been able to trace his family back to my great grandfather & grandmother but now I’ve hit a dead end. My great grandfathers birth record says “parents unknown”. I don’t know where to go from here. I have no contact with any of my father’s family. Can anyone give me any tips?

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By: Juliana Smithhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-90863 Juliana Smith Mon, 13 May 2013 13:18:11 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-90863 Diane, It is possible that they named the child after someone who was close to the family or a benefactor of some sort. In one of our lines, there are two instances of a man named Edwin Brough Dyer. While we haven’t been able to make a connection between any Brough families in Brooklyn, there was a musician in Brooklyn with that last name and we believe one of the Dyer connections in our family was a music teacher, so we’re exploring whether there is a family connection or perhaps just someone they admired or had a professional relationship with. We may never find out the true relationship, but it sure is interesting learning about the music scene at the time. Even my teenage daughter’s ears perked up when I said musician. ;)

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By: James Knightonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-90858 James Knighton Mon, 13 May 2013 12:11:28 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-90858 Diane, it is very possible that the name came from someone unrelated. There was an odd name in my family that kept reoccuring, and it turned out to be the name of a man that an ancestor once worked as a housemaid for. I discovered this by accident in a census record.

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By: Dianehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-90542 Diane Sun, 12 May 2013 02:32:15 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-90542 I have almost the opposite problem described in this post. I have a family name used as a given name for several family members–and I can’t find anyone on my tree whose maiden name it was!I do have a couple of brick walls where the name may lie but there are several generations back from the people where the name was used. Is it possible that a random surname with no relation to the family was used as a given name? It’s a mystery!

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By: V. Burkehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/05/10/finding-moms-and-grandmoms-in-the-family-tree/#comment-90278 V. Burke Sat, 11 May 2013 01:20:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10526#comment-90278 The tricky part of genealogy is avoiding the Family Tree Maker firm. Over the last three decades I added 100,000 names to my genealogy but the most hilarious item in all of genealogy is your twenty page textbook in intellectual property law, which suggests that if any of the 100,000 names I have are ALSO in your 5 CD-Rom collection of 7 million names, then I am allowed to “use” the “complete information about one individual on the CD.” The one individual I pick is myself. If I’m unlucky enough to be one of the 7 million, then I’ll have to get your legal department’s written permission to use my own name. And because you don’t and never will have, the vital records of America’s counties on line, the CDs are probably
useless. My wife bought them for one dollar at a flea market. Did we over pay? Best Wishes, VB

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