- Hi. I'm very new to this group. But I have been doing genealogy
research since 1980. I started out as a final test grade for my early
American History course in college. Needless to say it has made me an
addict to it. I have mainly been continuing to do my own family,but
it has been so much more.
I have gone back to the early 1200's for some of my family lines, and
for 2 other lines I have on;y got back to about 1840. And that is
what has me the most frustrated.
I live in Vt. which has been fairly easy to travel since we are a
relatively small state.You can travel the entive length in about 2
hours if you use the interstate . and about 4 hours using the lesser
I'm am grandmother and would like to leave my gr children something a
I have mainly relied of our vital records office but have used the
local town clerks almost as much.
I have recently run into a strange problem and I haven't been able to
figure out where to look for the answer to it.
A couple of weeks ago I was going some research on angr. gr uncle of
mine. His wife died in 1960. On her death cert. is stated that she
was a widow. And for the last 1 1/2 years had been in this specific
nursing home, (which made me think that she went there after her
husband died). So I went looking for his death certificate for 10
years prior to that date. Nothing. Well here in Vt if you die in NH
or NY your death certificate may not be filed in the town where you
lived, but a copy is sent to the main records office in Middlesex or
in Burlington. So knowing that I went to Middlesex, Vt expecting to
find a copy.but it isn't there, nor is his wife's , and she did die
in state and that should have been there.
All this just to try and find his mother which was my gr gr gr
grandfather's mother also. They are only 1/2 bros.
I have not been able to find their mothe or the fathers. and it is
driving me crazy.
Well maybe somebody will have a suggestion asto where else I can
look. I have been to the local town clerk where she was married to
both men, and didn't find out much more that the ma certificates
which were very limited in information.
- Hello everyone,
I'm researching Nipp Knipp and variants thereof.
If anyone is interested there's a DNA project in the works.
A new YDNA project attempting to tie males with any variant of the surname Nipp/Knipp to their immigrant ancestors. This project is for males with any variation of the Nipp/Knipp surname, or males who suspect they are from that surname line. Thus, the individual who tests must be a male who wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, Y-DNA67, or Y-DNA111 test and who has one of the surnames listed for the project, or genetically matches one of the surnames in the project.
Although females do not carry their father's Y-DNA, those who would like to check their father's direct paternal line can have a male relative with his surname order a Y-DNA test.