Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Texas Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Nell,Curtis and Kelly bros...1700's
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo Date: November 20, 2000 at 17:43:13
In Reply to: Nell,Curtis and Kelly bros...1700's by Dana of 65424

Have you worked your way back to the 1700s and are stuck, or is that "family tradition"? If it is the latter, the rule of thumb in genealogy is to work from the known back to the unknown. Get what you can from family on current family and back as far as they actually know. Family traditions usually begin with a grain of fact, but down through generations take a different turn here and there. Fill out your family group sheets with everything, just mark those things not proven, as family tradition. Then your research begins. From those who know the names of Curtis and Nell, see if they even know area of residence, and a time period. This would help you in looking for them on census records. From those records you can begin to fill in names of others in the household, and ages and locations of births etc. Have fun.


Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/messages/14840.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network