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The Westerwald and Colonial America

The Westerwald and Colonial America             I have been working on an effort for a few years now, but never really understood it was to become such a major project.  I guess a little more thoughtful consideration about my efforts might have helped to understand what I was really doing and what I was about to take on.               Mostly, I began to look at records from an area of Germany called the Westerwald.  For me, this area represented the most likely source of German an

Ronald

Ronald

 

Planning a trip to New Jersey

I am considering a trip to New Jersey in the hope it will help me find the records I am lacking to prove my Tinsman lineage.  I am well aware of the family being the in Alexandria, Franklin, Alexander Tract, Barker Tract and being in the region in the mid 1700s.   I browsed the Hunterdon County Historical Society webpages earlier today and found that their Library is open on Thursdays from 1200 until 1600.  I also noticed they are also open on the second and fourth Saturdays from 10-4.

Ronald

Ronald

 

My Tinsman Focus

I have never gotten past a few of the early Tinsman references to decide which ancestor is mine in the 1700's.  Today I started an effort to document all of the Tinsman families in the USA and Canada in the hope that it will allow me to narrow the available options.  I have begun at the 1940 census and will continue to build the trees based upon only hard evidence found in records.     It is actually fun to explore all of these variant lines.  I hope it leads me to an answer as to whic

Ronald

Ronald

 

The Nielson Genealogical Search

I have been researching my family for quite a period of time.  Some of the information has come easily to me, and other ancestors seem to be quite stealthy and hidden from me.  I am sure you have probably experienced these same things while conducting your own research. Many records exist when searching for items of interest that occurred after 1900, but before that can come with varied challenges.  I will try to document some of my challenges and experiences to see if it jars a memory of mine,

Ronald

Ronald

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