Dutch v. American Names

Scholefield Family Tree When attempting to verify the hypothesis that Michael Moore who married Jane Dunlap and Jacob Moore who married Ann Armour were brothers, I’ve run across one of the hurdles that genealogists have to consider: Where does one take that leap in order to state that a person with different spellings of a …

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Second Greats

Scholefield Family Tree Checking at FamilySearch leads me to a baptismal record for the Jacob Moore who is likely the father of the four boys I have just been tracing. This Jacob is the great-grandfather of Clara Ann Moore, the wife of George Parsons Scholefield and the couple from which this cold genealogy project has …

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Hawkins Family

Scholefield Family Tree Now that I have the names of James Armour Moore’s parents, will I be able to go back another generation? Finding the marriage record of the couple was not hard. It was also indexed for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. An advanced search of familysearch.org for a Michael Moore with …

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Rechecking the Moores

Scholefield Family Tree I was rereading posts after a Moore family researcher found the blog and asked about James Armour Moore and his wife Matilda Jane Bennett. There must be some element of synchronicity here because a few nights ago I presented a class called “Using Records to Suggest the Next Step.” It seems unrelated, …

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