Out Of Clues

Out of clues or leads to information about my ancestors and their descendants. I have been on an engrossing journey finding out about relatives I had never known I had. This includes finding out that my grandmother’s maiden name was different from what most of her family had thought. One of my aunt’s had written me about her maiden name over 30 years ago and I thought she was confused. I recently found a marriage record and my aunt was right. I was having trouble finding a record of my grandmother’s birth in Ireland and with the change in her maiden name, I found her. Now if I could only find out if any relatives are still living in Ireland.

I have been corresponding with a nice lady at a Irish Genealogy Center and she has been very helpful, too.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Prompt today is to start and end post with a three-letter word.

6 thoughts on “Out Of Clues

  1. Kat

    I’m finding I keep hitting dead ends with nearly all of my grandmother’s families. In our case, we have maiden names but I believe the spelling was changed enough to make it a challenge. It’s awesome when there is any breakthrough though! 🙂

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  2. Deborah Drucker Post author

    It really can be challenging and I have hit many dead ends but the breakthroughs are pretty great. My aunt had my great-grandmother’s name wrong and my other great-grandmother’s name was sometimes spelled, ( on some of the records), with a G and it should have been a J. When I figured that out I found much more information. 🙂


  3. Bette A. Stevens

    I tried Ancestry.com and was disappointed with the results… Oh, how I wish I had spent hours talking family and taking notes when we were here together. Fortunately I do have quite of bit of factual DOB/DOD info, but it’s the stories I would love to hear.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      You may have found you hit a wall in finding information after 1920-30. It is because of privacy rules that information is not published on people in those years. Seems that the rule of thumb is 100 years before the information is released. You can find some info from death records. I have been amazed at what I have found. It is true I wish I have questioned my relatives more as well. Thanks to the internet I did find some of what happened to people or at least where they lived and sometimes if they had children. I have connected with a couple of people from my family which is very exciting. And the stories about the lives of my family would have been the best.




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