Comments on: Chris O’Donnell Searches For His Father’s Lineage – Finds History of Courage, Patriotism and Devotion http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion The official blog of Ancestry Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:35:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: BONITA JOYCE GOEHLhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-137352 BONITA JOYCE GOEHL Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:27:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-137352 JUST THINKING HOW INTERESTING IT WOULD BE IF I COULD FIND MY GRANDMOTHER LAURA STEWART? JONES? BEGEMAN? WHO DIED 1910 WAS AN ORPHAN WHEN MY GRANDFATHER MARRIED HER .WE HAVE TRACKED EVERYONE ELSE BUT CANNOT GET THROUGH THE LINES ON HER GERMAN PEOPLE DON’T TALK ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES WHO DIED AT THAT TIME . SHE WAS ONLY 25 , MY FATHER WAS ONLY FIVE AND HE JUST DIDN’T REMEMBER MUCH ABOUT HER.NO ONE DID . I AM BEGINNING TO BELIEVE SHE IS MARGOT BEGEMAN FROM HOLLAND WHO HAD AN AFFAIR WITH VAN GOGH ,
AND HER FAMILY SENT LAURA TO THE US TO BE WITH FREINDS OR RELATIVES… I CAN’T FIND OTHERWISE. MAYBE I AM, ALONG WITH A LOT OF OTHER RELATIVES , THE GREATGRANDAUGHTER OF VAN GOGH..

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By: Cindy Crawford: Turning 1,000 Hours of Research into One Hour of Televisionhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-125333 Cindy Crawford: Turning 1,000 Hours of Research into One Hour of Television Sun, 08 Sep 2013 06:03:13 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-125333 [...] Chris O’Donnell [...]

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By: Alvie L Davidson CGhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-122595 Alvie L Davidson CG Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:08:10 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-122595 I saw this about the Jamestowne Society but I was not able to gather the sufficient proof at the time to get my client a membership. Also it would have cost my client more fees and I was not sure if she wanted to go that far.

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By: Jane Alexanderhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-122049 Jane Alexander Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:30:43 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-122049 I looked at the Chris O’Donnell line and it continues back to early Virginia and qualifies him and his descendants for Jamestowne Society.

John Chew – was a VA Burgess from York Co VA 1642
Samuel Chew and Ann Ayres
Edward Burgess and Sarah Chew
John Burgess and Jane Mackelfresh
William Burgess and Sarah (unknown last name)
Thomas McNeir and Ann / Nancy Burgess
George McNeir and Charlotte Little
John McEnnis and Elizabeth McNeir
Michael J McEnnis and Eliza Dunn
Henry McCabe and Mary McEnnis
John Joseph O’Donnell and Sarah Regina McCabe
William Charles O’Donnell Sr and Julie Ann Rohs von Brecht
Christopher Eugene “Chris” O’Donnell and Caroline Fentress

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By: Alvie L Davidson CGhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-119779 Alvie L Davidson CG Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:05:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-119779 While working for a client of mine to secure her membership in the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century my client’s path crossed with Chris O’Donnell by both being descendent from Michael McEnnis and George McNeir.

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By: Lizhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-119286 Liz Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:28:52 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-119286 I have enjoyed these shows and think this one with Chris O’Donnelll was the best yet. I loved how it took him to the battle that produced our national anthem. Amazing! I have been working on my family genealogy for a few years now and I am excited with each new event I find. Ancestry.com has shown me my family in a new light.

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-118295 BEE Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:41:33 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-118295 I’ve watched every single episode of WDYTYA, and really like the program.
We haven’t been to a movie in years, so I don’t know much about some of these people who are featured, but I still find their life stories interesting.
I really enjoyed meeting this nice young man and his family, and hear his story. However, as I watched the scenes with his niece, I had to wonder how she determined this particular Mary McEnnis was their ancestor.
Because it’s happened to me in my research a number of times, just because they found a Mary McEnnis with the name spelled exactly as it was written on the Baptismal, that doesn’t mean it was the right person.
There were another Mary with the surname spelled differently as often happened no matter the census year, so that certainly wouldn’t have rule them out.
I have to assume someone followed up on this other “Mary Maginnes” born abt 1850 in Ireland. Perhaps they knew that their Mary was born in Missouri?
I still wonder if anyone ever rechecked the information on one of the shows last year where they found a fellow’s grandfather living in CT with another wife and children, when in fact, it was a different man, with the same name, which I believe was easily verified by checking the previous census {as I yelled out to the TV as I was watching the episode unfold!}.

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By: observerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-118065 observer Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:55:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-118065 Kathy, I watched this episode this a.m., 8/22 with no problem at all on the TLC.com website. Perhaps there were a great number of people trying to watch yesterday, Wednesday. Try again for sure. It streamed just fine and is well worth it. It will be up for a while (the other ones are still there) and I think you should try again.

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By: Kathy Merchanthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-117925 Kathy Merchant Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:47:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-117925 Would love to watch this episode but I don’t have cable tv. Have tried numerous times on TLC.com to watch the new season but their website seems to be having major problems. Loyal fans posting comments on TCL.com but whatever TLC is doing to fix the issues isn’t working cause the same problems trying to watch shows came back with Zooey’s show. I have better luck looking for the episodes on YouTube. Then by the time I actually can see the show, the “contest” is closed. I think Ancestry’s partnership with WDYTYA is suffering and fans & Ancestry users are being alienated.

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By: Chris O’Donnell Searches For His Father’s Lineage – Finds History of Courage, Patriotism and Devotion - Ancestry Mavenhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/21/chris-odonnell-searches-for-his-fathers-lineage-finds-history-of-courage-patriotism-and-devotion/#comment-117884 Chris O’Donnell Searches For His Father’s Lineage – Finds History of Courage, Patriotism and Devotion - Ancestry Maven Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:43:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11307#comment-117884 [...] via Chris O’Donnell Searches For His Father’s Lineage – Finds History of Courage, Patriotism and D…. [...]

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