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April 18, 2010

BRICK WALLS!!!

Filed under: BRICK WALLS!!!!! — Tags: — rootsresearcher @ 5:05 pm

Oooooh, we all seem to come across those awful Brick Walls don’t we?

I don’t suppose any of our ancestors had any idea that while they pottered about with their daily lives they would move or be naughty and get transported or something like that and then leave their descendants searching everywhere to find out what happened to them.

I have been seriously researching for over 20 years now and seem to have many more Brick Walls to knock down than I did even five years ago.  It  seems to me that just when you get the answers to some things they then pose even more questions and bring you right up to a Brick Wall.

I just put my detective hat on (my other half tells me he wants to buy me a deerstalker hat, a large magnifying glass and a curved pipe – a la Sherlock Holmes) because frequently I am telling him “I am on the trail” and then he gets that glazed look in his eyes (you know, the look that those not so interested in genealogy get) when I then tell him what trail I’m on – and it could be one of many!!!  ;-)

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  1. Hi Christine, just found this site today, and notice one or two very interesting Moyle topics. I saw the Brick Wall section, and thought I would mention William Moyle who was married to Eliza Jane Jordan, William was the brother of Johnson, and went overseas, was never heard of again. I think he went early 1900 as he is in the 1901 census, I thought he went to America, but have a brick wall. Pam

    Comment by Pam Treloar — February 27, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    • Hallo Pam, Lovely to see you here on the blog. Hope you and Dave are keeping well. Paul and I keep meaning to get in touch with you more often but it always seems to be only the annual Christmas Card!! Hopefully now you’ve found the blog we can keep in touch more easily through it?

      I have William and Eliza Jane up to the 1891 Census and have eight children for them. I haven’t checked the later censuses, mainly because I end up doing more on my Read family! I do try to keep up with the Moyle research for Paul and feel very guilty sometimes as the Reads usually take over!

      I’m thinking that perhaps now there’s more available on Ancestry and Find My Past etc., I could check passenger lists and so on. What makes you think William went to America? Is this from things family have said or some research you have done? Do you know if he went with his wife and children? I think it very sad that he was never heard of again. Some feverish digging and delving is needed here I think. :-) I’m sure between us we can knock this brick wall down!!

      Lots of love,

      Chrissie and Paul
      xx

      Comment by rootsresearcher — February 27, 2011 @ 10:16 pm


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