Category Archives: MCGARRY

Provisional Findings: The QUESNELL Family in Port Nolloth

Perhaps the symbols used in genealogy to indicate various events in an ancestor’s life should be expanded to include one that means “provisional,” which can be used in conjunction with any other symbol to show that more work needs to be … Continue reading

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Finding A Daughter: Caroline Jane QUESNELL (b. 1865)

Focusing too intently on finding “vital” information, such as birth and death dates and places or the names of parents, can cause one to treat ancillary facts as “white noise.” If I had rigorously examined such facts on her mother’s death record, I … Continue reading

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Catholic Records: The QUESNELL Family in Cape Town

“Put it out there in the universe, and the universe will provide” is a common expression here in Northern California. However, in matters genealogical, I prefer to entrust my difficult-to-resolve long-distance requests to a skilled researcher. Anne Clarkson in Cape Town … Continue reading

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