Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Elusive Ancestor Research

It’s Labor Day weekend and the traditional end of summer, even though we have several weeks to go before the start of fall. However, it is time once again for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings.

This week’s topic is one that brings of feelings of frustration:

1)  Who is one of your most elusive ancestors?  What research have you done to identify him or her?  What research do you need to do?
I’m at the point, after 44 years, where my elusive ancestors are pretty much solid brick walls.
One of the most annoying ancestors is in my husband’s family tree and he’s the man about whom I’ve been blogging lately – Abraham Palmer.
If it weren’t for the fact that he signed a note giving his daughter Vianna permission to marry Amos Hamby, I would not believe this man ever existed.
There really isn’t much left I can do in terms of research, but here are some posts that document my research trail:
There will be one more post about the mysterious Abraham Palmer on Wednesday, 6 September 2023. Spoiler Alert: Don’t expect a big reveal!
Thank you, Randy, for this week’s challenge.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Elusive Ancestor Research”

  1. End-of-line brick walls are evident in all of our trees. Good job analyzing. Who knows, maybe someone out there has the answer without even knowing.

  2. brick walls can be so frustrating…I might try to do a quick post based on this prompt this evening…if the post-Labour Day rush at the library doesn’t leave me too exhausted.

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