"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Making Strides

A recent discovery of my brickwall ancestors', John and Emily (Tennyson) Fitzgerald's family has me spurred forward into my research once again.  I found on Ancestry a copy of their youngest daughter's death certificate.  In the collection, Pennsylvania Death Certificates, I found 4 other family death certificates as well.  Margaret's death certificate has me moving forward to finding additional information on her family.  I found that her married name was Williams, but as of right now little additional information has been found.  I'm working with local resources from Schuykill County to find additional details about Margaret's life.  Another detail that I found in this records has me curious as well.  On William Tennyson Fitzgerald's death certificate, it appears to have the name 'William' written in front of John Fitzgerald for his father's name.  This is the first time I have seen this information, however if it is true I wouldn't be overly shocked because of Irish naming traditions.
So for now I move forward in finding the details of my family's history.

Happy Hunting!
....And here's a little genealogy humor for you to enjoy.