This week I didn’t get too far on the book or the background research. I was busy preparing for the class on Immigration and Naturalization that I will be teaching for the Dutchess County Genealogical Society in about a week. It’s been interesting preparing and I did get to review a lot of my records. After reviewing the passenger list again, I am pretty certain I found the ship on which Johanna Ryan and her 3 children arrived, with her mother. It’s not an exact match – that happens so often in genealogy. You would think it would be easy to find a woman traveling with three young children, but no, the names of two of the children are wrong, but their ages are right. Instead of Margaret, Michael, and Mary, it’s Mary, Michael, and Pat. Oh well.
I did get some more information on Aunt Addie’s family, but I’m still missing details of 7 of her children – she had 13.
I’m still trying to figure out how to set up this blog, I keep trying new themes.