Why so many 'Unlinked' Gragg Profiles

+5 votes
While researching my Gragg lineage, I have found NUMEOUS unlinked Gragg profiles. I would like to get togeather with those of you who have Gragg profiles from Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Okalahoma (etc...) to see if we can fill in the blanks.
in Genealogy Help by Ron Gragg G2G4 (4.0k points)
My William Gragg was born ca. 1743 and died 1816 in Newberry Co. S.C. He married Jane UNK and had children Agnes born 1775, John born 1777, William 1780 , Mary born 1784 and Thomas born 1787. It is told the children were all born in S.C. and that William came from Northern Ireland in 1772. Found the ship he came on and he had a wife or a child because he was given 150 of land as a grant. They settled in Newberry county and that is where William and Jane are buried.

My uncle took the Ancestry DNA test. and I am sure I will find a connection with other Graggs and Greggs in the area of Broad River in S.C.

If you would like to email me, my addy is Frannie5252@yahoo.com

1 Answer

+4 votes
That sounds like a great project Ron.  I'm sure with your efforts many of the Gragg families can be linked together and realy improve the tree.  

The other profile managers should be grateful for the information you share on your line and more than willing to share their information with you.  I hope they respond to you here in G2G, but you may also wish to contact them through the wikitree messaging system in case they do not follow the forum or missed it.

All the best,

by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (606k points)
Thanks Robert,

I've been utilizing the "Relationship Finder" a lot lately, and found that when searching the "Gragg" surname, a great many of them are totally unlinked except as the husband to another family lineage.

So, when I go to the source (profile owner), I either find they are cousins through another surname, OR the person has their family tree locked (Private Mode), and cannot pursue, in a timely manner, any relationships.


Finding that they are cousins through the other names is always a tease.  Getting them connected to their parent Graggs will link many families.  

The less private a profile is the better.  I'm not sure why anyone would hide basic genealogy information about anyone including themselves, except for when it comes to profiles of living people...then it is their choice of course.  Some profiles need to be updated with death dates or at least a confirmed passing otherwise they are assumed living for up to 100 years and kept private.

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