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Name: db <>
Date: 2015-10-04
How did you find this site? Mo
Where are you from? Doyle???
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? Find my past
Looking for Doyles 1800 Ireland then on to Canada, New York, then Illinois.
ggfathe Garret Doyle 1801 - 1877
Hope we have some matches,


Name: Sue Hotchkiss <>
Date: 2011-07-06
How did you find this site? CT born in WI
Where are you from? E. C. Mott was my grandfather's grandmother
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? googled Estrella Charlotte Mott
I read with great excitement about the memoir written by "Essie" and Washington Place. My mother, born 1927, said that there was Hawaiian history associated with her father's family, but did not know any details. My grandfather Jack E. Cody (born John E. Kothe) was born in 1888 and died age 106. He was born in San Francisco to Leonare (nee) Lies. I would be ever so grateful to learn more about the history of Estrella Charlotte Mott. Please contact.


Name: Lisa <>
Date: 2011-04-08
How did you find this site? Connecticut
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? Your blog
I came across your blog while searching for info on how to create a genealogy website using Google Sites.

You've done a really nice job with this. I enjoy your blog as well!



Name: Paul Von Almen <>
Date: 2011-01-07
How did you find this site? Ohio and Illinois
Where are you from? ?
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? rootsweb
Looking for info on Christian Von Allmen died about 1838 and Switzerland (he was married to Anna Milliman). . . my Great Grandfather William Ulrich Von Allmen is his son. William was born in Canton of Bern, Lauterbeunnen in 1828 and migrated to Illinois. Thanks!


Name: Kitty Roberts <>
Date: 2010-02-15
How did you find this site? wv.
Where are you from? not sure
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? looking for my gg grandfather
My gg grandfather was Barnett Foley Shinn.b-May 4,1845.d- oct.23 1915. i believe he might have been born in Parkersburg wv or va at that time.He was put in the home of Hugh & Susan Dils at the age of 5 from what i can get from the census. Have you any info.on him at all. I have searched for 6 or 7 yrs now and nothing so far.He had a bro Henery in the home of William & Cathrine Staggs.

Name: Charles Rzepka <>
Date: 2009-09-21
How did you find this site? Boston, MA
Where are you from? We aren't, except via Charlie Chan
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? From your Internet Geneaology page on Biggers
Hi, Leah,

I'm a professor of English at Boston University working on a biographical essay on Earl Derr Biggers and I just came across your fascinating two-part entry on the Internet Genealogist website, "Earl Derr Biggers, A Life," parts 1 and 2. I was particularly interested to hear that the 1920 census lists Biggers as living in Pasadena, when other evidence suggests he moved there in 1925. Can you tell me what address he gave on the copy of the passport application you obtained? Was it Pasadena, or Pelham, NY? I ask because the newspaper article you include in "Part 2," from the Oakland Tribune, quotes Biggers's widow, Eleanor, as saying that he got the idea for Charlie Chan a year or two after their vacation to Honolulu in 1920, when he found an article in a Honolulu newspaper in the New York Public Library--which would suggest he was still living in New York in 1921 or 1922. I wonder if he had already established a second residence in Pasadena by that point, in order to be near the Hollywood studios for part of the year.

If you could tell me the address he wrote on his passport application--perhaps even scan it and email it to me as an attachment--I'd very much appreciate the help.

Thanks for your time and attention,


Charles Rzepka
English Department
Boston University

PS: You can check out my bona fides at


Name: Kathy Tock <>
Date: 2009-05-24
How did you find this site? Born in Denmark
Where are you from? Don't know
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? Search for TOCK on google
I got really glad and confused when i ended up on this site. I didn't know anyone else besides my family with the lastname TOCK.
I do not know if we are related in any kind.


Name: Charles Kays <>
Date: 2009-04-28
How did you find this site? Indiana
Where are you from? Wellans/Wellons
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? Yahoo
Love to share information on the Wellans line. I desend from John Chappell's brother, Henry J. We know the line as Wellans. My G-Grandmother was a Wellans, possibly John T. John came to live with his sister in 1880. His sister was Lucretia Wellans who married Nathaniel Eudaly. No record of John can be found after the 1880 Census. It is believed he died in Warren County.

Name: Eva Jackman <>
Date: 2009-03-04
How did you find this site? Newbury, MA
Where are you from? Jackman/Merrill
What ancestor(s) do we have in common? Jackman research
I live in Newbury on the same land that James Jackman was granted in 1677. Have much info on area and family if anyone is interested.

Name: Leah <>
Date: 2008-08-06
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Name: Leah <>
Date: 2008-08-06
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