Generation 5: Paternal 3x  Gt. Grandparents…

In theory, there should be 32 ancestors in this generation, but two ancestors (Fitzherbert and Mary Wright) in the last generation were siblings so shared the same parents. And we can’t confirm the natural father of our great grandmother Annie Birtwistle (née Hartley), so that branch is currently a dead end. That means we not only have a duplicate pair of ancestors at this generation, but also a missing pair.  And so there are actually only 28 possible ancestors we can currently trace in this generation.

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Family genealogical deadends – The Kirbys and Watts

I’ve made nearly 100 posts so far and think I’m getting to the point where I’m regularly repeating myself and getting distracted by trying to make connections between distant relations on one site with those on another. So I think it’s high time I reconcile where I’ve got to family by family. I’ll start with the Kirbys. Continue reading “Family genealogical deadends – The Kirbys and Watts”