I’m going to take one member’s Irish Family Tree, in this case Pam Carroll, whose ancestor Anna (or Annie) Maria Laughlin emigrated from Ireland around the mid-1800s settling in Peoria, Illinois, USA and in a step by step process I will:
We also want to involve the members in this exercise. What we want to try and see is just how far we can stretch the combined research knowledge and access to the records themselves that exists within the Green Room.
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We hope we will end up with a comprehensive research guide that all members can copy the process and research steps and apply the techniques and analysis to your own research.
Here’s what Pam has said in her introductory post:
You can find her post here https://youririshheritage.com/community/topic/5022-hello-from-kansas-usa/?tab=comments#comment-51058
Pam was also in contact with Mike directly, via the Green Room Contact Form, to say she felt “weary and frustrated”. Pam’s grandmother had begun the research into the Laughlin family history back in the 1950s but was unsuccessful at making any meaningful progression.
Mike had a look at Pam’s tree, and was quick to spot a date that didn’t fit, here are his comments from the forum:
We can see from Pam’s response that her main source of information is Ancestry and although she was able to make a DNA connection no-one had anything much in the way of starting information that could confirm anything helpful.
Before beginning to review Pam’s tree and her information we asked Pam a few questions about what she hoped to get out of the investigation.
Here’s what Pam had to say:
“My hope when beginning this adventure was to learn as much as I could about my g-grandmother, Manna Maria Laughlin daily. The only information I had was what she had told my grandmother. I now have many doubts that these “facts” were true.
Right – let’s roll up our sleeves and get started! Just click on the “next lesson” button below.