Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] cryswil27 - Whittaker Ancestors
- Thanx - it has been frustrating for me - I don't know why my family never kept any records - everyone knows she came from the island because she often spoke about it but no-one knows what her maiden surname was or what her parents names was.
Violet Wagner <Wagnerv@...> wrote:I can't seem to reply to Crystal's message directly so I'm having to take the roundabout route.It is very likely that James and Louisa had a daughter named Louisa as the name has come down the generations. My grandmother, Susan van Heerden (nee Whittaker) had a sister Louisa who became a Mrs Mulligan. My older sister's second name was Louisa, for instance, and one of my mother's sisters also had Louisa as a second name.However, I have not yet found the names of any of their children except my great grandfather, James Whittaker, so I can't really give you a positive answer.Vi Wagner
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- If only they knew we would be looking for them so many years later! I
often ask myself why I wasn't more inquisitive as a child. Should
have asked more questions.
I suppose you've looked at the usual sources such as Church Records,
civil registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages, newspapers etc. I
have a good start on 4 of my 8 great grandparents using conventional
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Crystal Williams
>never kept any records - everyone knows she came from the island
> Thanx - it has been frustrating for me - I don't know why my family
because she often spoke about it but no-one knows what her maiden
surname was or what her parents names was.