Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Brick walls

Every genealogist has them….Brick walls that is!  These are elusive ancestors that just can’t be found.  The longest running brick wall in our family is in my paternal family line.

We are searching for a James KERR b1804 in Ireland married to Jane S. HENDERSON b. 1810 who emigrated to Canada sometime between 1841 and 1847. Children born in Ireland were James, Catherine, Jemina, and William.  They had one more daughter Sarah born in Quebec. They were Methodist in Canada.

We can’t get this family out of Canada and back to a specific place in Ireland.  I’ve researched extensively in Quebec and have the names of the spouses of the children, death certificates, census records, obits, land records etc but no luck yet.  The documentation says….born in “Ireland” but not “Where” in Ireland!

If you have any suggestions or connections to might help resolve this brick wall please use the comment form or contact me here.

Thanks!

Joan



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