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WikiTree profile: Jane Cassidy
in Genealogy Help by Caryn Decker G2G6 Mach 1 (10.6k points)
Caryn - how sure are you of the birthdate for "Maisie"?  (I note the profile says the name is unsure.)
I have found and added birth sources for Mary, and Thomas, and a marriage source for Jane Eliza and John.

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The woman in the profile is named Jane Ferguson, who is also known as Jane Cassidy, and she is the spouse of John Cassidy.  The usual western nations practice is that she would be listed as Jane (Ferguson) Cassidy but customs do vary.

There are three children listed (Masie, Thomas, and Mary) and using the Descendants button for Jane, only Thomas shows children and grandchilden, a daughter Caryn (Cassidy) Decker who is credited with three children.

The connection has been made insofar as the paper trail of profiles created. 

Jane shows no DNA results posted, nor does Thomas, and only Caryn has results posted. 

In what way do you want to connect yourself with Thomas and with Jane? 

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by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (589k points)

The usual western nations practice is that she would be listed as Jane (Ferguson) Cassidy but customs do vary.

by Susan Smith


1800s Ireland is more akin to 1800s Scotland, or other areas of the world where the wife kept her own name.  (Except when the English overlords recorded them under a married name many never used for themselves - and England-based Scottish census returns are an example.) 

This is quite clear in Scottish records where the deceased woman, if married, is registered with both her own surname at birth, and the last name of the spouse. 

If "usual western nations practice" labels me after I am dead with the last name of either spouse, I will return and haunt the lot of them.

Ah, Melanie, one more mystery expounded. All this does happen in Ireland, think it was.  Still would like to know what more there is to "connecting" ... all that's left is the DNA, 

yeah, well, records that actually name her as the child of Thomas, and records that actually name Thomas as the child of Jane etc ... that would then mean she could click "father confident" and "mother confident" 

agreed, if she has DNA posted, and those results posted will mysteriously creep outward / upward / downward into the profiles of other relatives then over time that will take care of itself, nothing the PM needs to do but make sure of the paper trail so the osmosis can occur 

wow ty so much you have no idea
my dna  ia my mistake someone is trying to take care of that for me I only took it not even 2 years ago I must have done something wrong getting it here because I did it with Ged match and it was fine theres still a block its weird cause I might have the oldest in a county in Ireland with the Cassidy name and he is Thomas too born in 1808 I guess its a bug deal

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