I am a 25 year old aspiring genealogist from New Hampshire. I live near New England genealogy centers so if you need help with New England research, let me know!
Some of my ancestors' surnames are: Kielbasa, Pinkos, Cebula, Canty, Doherty, Sweeney, Sullivan, Hayes, Lucey, Cahill, Petitpas, DeCoste, Terrio/Therriault, Cyr, Flick, Beck, Bahl, Ackermann, Gengnagel, Koch, Perkins, Burroughs, Ruefli, Walser, Fiske, Flagg, Ardenning or Deming.
These families are from Poland (Galicia - Gwoznica Gorna), Ireland (Cork, Bantry, Waterford), Nova Scotia/New Brunswick, Alsace France, Germany (Hesse), Colonial New England, and Switzerland (Canton Bern).
Some of my Acadian ancestors married First Nations people, likely from the Mi'kmaq tribe - this was confirmed through genealogical records as well as several DNA tests.
I am curious about the Jewish ancestry that showed up in a DNA test. I figured out what side of my family it's on (maternal grandmother's) but I cannot find any ancestors. If you are skilled at Jewish genealogy and would like to help me, I can provide more information about that side of my family.
I am also trying to solve a mystery. My 3rd great grandfather, George Ardenning, changed his name and we do not know his birth name or anything about him. In 1875, he went by the name "Lorenzo Dening," which is the name of a soldier who died in 1865. It appears I am related to people who descend from Lorenzo's family (Deming family), I found this out through my AncestryDNA matches. If you know anything about George Ardenning or would like to help me solve this mystery, please contact me!
I'm also especially interested in hearing from members of Flick, Beck, Sweeney, Lucey, Ackermann, Gengnagel, Kielbasa, and Pinkos families. However, I'd be happy to hear from anyone related to any of the surnames I listed, or anyone else who has a reason to contact me!
I plan on getting better at sourcing records on my tree, but everything I add is based on official birth, death, marriage, and census records I find on Ancestry.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
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