How can Michael Fitzgerald b1792 Ire. be the son of Wm in VA who already has son Michael? [closed]

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Because a name is shared in two generations is not enough evidence to connect the two trees, especially since William Fitgerald 1750-1818 and his son Micheal were born in Virginia.  This family was originally from England, not Ireland. Michael Fitzgerald 1792 Ireland - before 16 Nov 1875 Boston, Suffolk, MA, is NOT the son of William b 1750 in Amelia, VA.  His Irish roots are like my Irish ancestor's:  not yet found.

WikiTree profile: Michael Fitzgerald
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in Genealogy Help by Judith Arnold G2G Rookie (220 points)
closed by Robin Lee

2 Answers

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If you have sufficient evidence of this, you can disconnect this Michael.
by Amelia Utting G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
Profile managers should be contacted with sources before detachments are made
Hi Amy,

Sorry but what leads you to believe that Michael should be detached?   He is not attached to a William and it would appear that the father he is attached to is documented.
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I am totally confused by your question.   The profile you have this question on is the son of Edmund Fitzgerald, there is no William shown.   There is a duplicate brother Michael and a quick comparison indicates that same set of parents and the same wife in both biographies.

I do not understand your question.
by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (707k points)

The explanation is all here

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fitzgerald-817

It's an attempt to make JFK's Fitzgerald ancestors come from Virginia.

One of the sources is "The Jesus Presidents", a book that seems to have found its genealogy on the internet.

The bio here

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fitzgerald-3255

says his father was called James.

Thanks RJ....

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