Tuesday, 28 July 2015

52 Ancestors - Week 30 - Challenging

I have quite a few challenging subjects in my family tree but consider myself quite lucky to have found out as much as I have about my direct ancestors.

I have already written about some of my more challenging subjects.

My great-great-great grandmother Margaret MASON nee CARSTAIRS for whom I have never found death information.

My great-grand uncle David ADAMS who seems to have disappeared.

My great-great-grand uncle George MUSSON whose death is unknown.

What happened to the family of my great-great-grand aunt Bridget CLARK nee MORGAN ?

One great-great-grand uncle I haven't written about is Edmond KELLY, a younger brother of my great-great grandmother Alice MORGAN nee KELLY.

Edmond was born in 1838 and baptised on the 16th of September 1838 at Dualla, Ballysheehan, Tipperary, Ireland.  His parents were Cornelius KELLY and Mary MULLOUGHNEY.  Sponsors at Edmonds baptism were Thomas RYAN and Julia KELLY.

Nothing further is known about Edmond and Irish research is becoming a little easier now although it is still quite CHALLENGING.

BUT .. I read a sign somewhere that said 

Genealogists do not like
to let challenges
defeat their research!


  1. Indeed we don't! Good luck with the hunt.

    1. Thanks Pauleen and good luck with yours also

  2. I have a few Irish in my father's line as well at the southeast corner of County Tyrone. Managed to see a birth registration which had more clues to follow. Slow and steady. Nice post here, Kerryn.

    1. Thank you Celia, good luck with your Irish research also.