I believe that I’m going to have the same goals – or roughly the same goals – every year. lol! I want to find Jacob Van Angleman, or whoever the progenitor of my Angleman Family is. I would love to find Edward Hunt Cornell’s parents. I believe I have his narrowed down to several different Cornells in Hunterdon County, NJ, but that’s going to require a little more research. I would love to resolve the mystery of my Carpenter Family. They will have to be covered in another blog, on another day.
That’s just my maternal family. On my father’s side, I would love to find the Tinglers and their immigration records. The family story is that my great great grandmother, Mary Tingler, was born on the ship from Germany to New York. But, her birthday was Christmas Day 1863. Did they really travel across the Atlantic in winter? And, I want to find Mary’s husband’s family, the Rotherts and their immigration records. I don’t speak or read German. All of my father’s maternal family comes from Germany. When I finally reach the point of looking through German records, I shall ask my brother for help. He does speak German.
And, then, in my husband’s family, I would love to find more of his mother’s family. Anyone out there know anything about the Cupp Family from Tennessee? Or the McGathys from Kentucky? Or the Garys from Indiana? Now that’s a true mystery. A William Gary, from Indiana, born in 1875. He married Sarah McGathy and they had children. He died fairly young, but there are scant records for him. Such a mystery!