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Sarah (Hayes) Upton

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Sarah Upton formerly Hayes
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Account confirmed 5 Apr 2018 | Sarah's 67 contributions | 4 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 5 Apr 2018 | Last significant change: 17 Nov 2018
03:40: Robert Hvitfeldt added the Jewish Roots Project Member badge for Sarah (Hayes) Upton. [Thank Robert for this]
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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.

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Interested in Acadian genealogy, some of my paternal ancestors were Acadian.
Interested in Alsatian genealogy, the birthplace of some of my maternal ancestors.
Trying to solve a mystery
Another surname of my Alsatian ancestors.
My Alsatian family
Interested in Galician (Eastern Europe) genealogy, surnames Kielbasa, Pinkos, and Cebula
I would like to learn more about my maternal grandmother's Irish family.
Interested in Jewish genealogy and trying to find my mother's Jewish ancestors.
My Polish family
I would like to find more information on my 4th great grandmother, Mary "Margaret" Lucey of Cork Ireland.
Interested in Mi'kmaq genealogy, some of my ancestors belonged to the Mi'kmaq tribe.
Trying to find out how I am related to this family.
My Acadian family
My great grandfather Sylvester Kielbasa was the son of Polish immigrants.
I would like to learn more about my great great grandmother's Swiss family.
I would like to learn more about my paternal grandmother's family from Poland.
My great grandfather's birth parents were from Switzerland.
I would like to learn more about my great great grandfather's family from Switzerland.
Trying to find out how I am related to this family.

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On 19 Apr 2018 at 17:53 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Thanks Sarah for joining us! I’m Cindy, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

On 6 Apr 2018 at 23:34 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:

Sarah, I'm so happy to hear you are interested in genealogy, have had a auDNA test, and are interested in your Jewish roots. I'm standing in for Robert Hvitfeldt, now the coordinator for Jewish Roots Project (and just left for a warm winter vacation). I started our JRP in 2017--It took a whole year! If you search through FIND (top rt, this page), then Projects, and 1.29 for the JRP, you will find many resources to support your searches. You'll find my tree at Hilse-40, and the first few profiles will show my major mystery. A second one occurs further back in time in a different line. We very much want you to join our project and to catch up on the messages about Jewish roots in the G2G correspondences. So Again, Welcome! You'll find help from our world-wide members in G2G.

On 5 Apr 2018 at 14:55 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:

Hi Sarah,

You may want to use your own surname in the Last Name at Birth field. This will ensure that your profile is listed on the correct surname page with other members and ancestors who also have that surname. Our naming conventions can be found at Name Fields.

If you are concerned about Privacy, click the Privacy tab on your profile or visit our Privacy help page to read about how the different settings work.

On 5 Apr 2018 at 14:53 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:

Welcome Sarah,


I have now confirmed you as a full member! I'm a volunteer greeter, here to answer your questions about WikiTree. Our New Member How-To pages can help you get started adding profiles or just learning your way around. Welcome to the community!


P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

On 5 Apr 2018 at 04:22 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:


This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Gilly ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page.

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