Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday Night Fun TMRUA

1) Who is your TMRUA - your Third Most Recent Unknown Ancestor? This is the person with the third lowest number in your Pedigree Chart or Ahnentafel List that you have not identified a last name for, or a first name if you know a surname but not a first name. 

2) Have you looked at your research files for this unknown person recently? Why don't you scan it again just to see if there's something you have missed? 

3) What online or offline resources might you search that might help identify your TMRUA?

Well I have 7 brick wall ancestors in my great-great grandparents so I picked by birth date of the seven. The closest is Sadie Jane Selsor born 1832, second closest is her husband Joseph Hert, and third is Thomas D. Kelly born April 25, 1827 near Louisville, Kentucky.
Thomas  is one of my earliest brick walls, and trying to find his parents is frustrating due to so many Kellys in the area Thomas was born. While I have not checked Family Search in years that is probably where I need to start looking again.

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