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Hello!  I am new to WikiTree, but not to Genealogical Research.  I've been working on my tree for at least 10 years now.  I'm including both my family and my son's father's family, so I have a lot of balls up in the air.  I've taken a little bit of a break but I am getting ramped up again!  Some of the earliest work that I did will not include useful citations, I was learning then, so if there are errors and discrepancies, I apologize!

I have DNA tests for myself and my son, and I've uploaded GEDCOM files from my Ancestry tree, though I am not sure yet how to get all of this together cohesively - that will be a great project for me when I have time off later this month!

My son's father is a Silver, the family is from Eastern Europe - Poland/Romania/Russia - and his great grandfather was adopted when (I am guessing) they were run out of the area by the Russian government.  

I have a couple of brick walls that I am trying to break through - one of which is a Tiffany in New York.  Willis Norman Tiffany appeared in New York around 1815 but no real clues about where he came from.  There are some theories and a family story about him having been a pirate with his two brothers.

Another is Thomas Perry, who was born in Wales and married a Schermerhorn in NY before moving to Wisconsin.  I have no clues about his history and his daughter, Jane, married a man with the surname Thomas and had 3 daughters with him but there is no record of him anywhere that I can find yet.  

Another is Patrick Carr - I believe that I found where he came from - Enniscorthy, in County Wexford, Ireland but I am not 100% sure.

One other is James Boyd - died in Ohio with his wife Nancy Elliott weeks apart in 1828.  They left their infant son Thomas Oliver Boyd.  He is somehow connected to an Archibald Elliott according to a story passed down by my gg Aunt.  Possibly came from Ireland shortly before his death.

Surnames that I am stumped on include Mott, Perry, McMillan, (NC, SC, WI) and Hickmon, McCardle, and Short (IL, IA, TN).  

I am always happy to help if anyone has any questions!  My Ancestry tree member name is hollyg248.
asked Nov 14, 2017 in The Tree House by Holly Groszko G2G Crew (460 points)

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Thank you & welcome Holly.
answered Nov 14, 2017 by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2,135,890 points)
+8 votes
Welcome Holly! I'm sure you will be one of WikiTree's rising stars in no time! Hope you get as much enjoyment as we do, especially those of us who are WikiTree addicts. ;-) It can become addictive. LoL :-)
answered Nov 14, 2017 by Charlotte Shockey G2G6 Pilot (745,540 points)
+9 votes

....... so glad you joined us Holly!!

answered Nov 14, 2017 by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1,021,400 points)
+8 votes
Thanks for the great introduction. Welcome to our community, Holly!
answered Nov 14, 2017 by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1,022,210 points)
+6 votes
Willis N. Tiffany

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Bath, Steuben, New York, United States of America

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Name Willis N. Tiffany
Event Type Burial
Event Place Bath, Steuben, New York, United States of America
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Affiliate Record Identifier 134574865
Cemetery Grove Cemetery
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answered Nov 14, 2017 by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1,699,490 points)
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Welcome, Holly!  So glad you decided to join our community of volunteer genealogists.
answered Nov 14, 2017 by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (128,100 points)
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Welcome to WikiTree, Holly!


answered Nov 14, 2017 by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (392,030 points)
+2 votes
Welcome Holly!  A bit of a warning: WikiTree is incredibly addictive!!  But, seriously, I hope you have as a great a time here as I have :-)  Best wishes on those brick walls!
answered Nov 15, 2017 by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (491,770 points)

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