Have you ever taken time to go back and re-evaluate you genealogy research? You know more now than when you started your research.
What new tools or resources are now available to use?
I started asking questions about my family about 1962. Have I made mistakes? Yes, not asking enough questions when I had the chance, but I was only 11 and I didn’t know what genealogy was. I just knew I wanted to know more about my family.
I have tried to learn as much as I could. I attend the National Genealogy Society annual Conference. This is a great place to learn from the best. What’s new, and how to ‘do it right’. Document what you find!
I am working on a timeline for my Nevill/Neville family. I am documenting the family in a spreadsheet.
This weekend I attended a reunion with a living male grandson of John Neville born 1847 Lynally Glebe, County Offaly!
John Neville was left behind when his parents – Abraham Neville and Margaret Molloy left Tullamore, traveled to Liverpool to leave for America with two little girls, Mary Ann age 7 and Bridget age 5. They arrived in New York in April of 1850 with three children – William was born ‘at sea’.
My great-grandfather John Neville finally reunites with his family 14 years later. I know this using land records I found in Lincoln Nebraska.
John Neville married Anna Morgan in 1882. John and Anna Neville lived in York County, Nebraska. They had 11 children and 9 survived, and there were 54 grandchildren.
What a special day to get to talk with a grandson of John Neville! There are not many living descendants left.
A special thank you to Matt Weides for hosting the Neville-Clouse reunion!