Since I started participating in the Genealogy Do-Over on Facebook, I’ve been more active on genealogy sites. Earlier this week, I uploaded a new tree to Ancestry and plan to try to keep that tree and my genealogy tree in sync.
I also decided to start paying attention to the hints. This is a challenge since I’ve already used those sources and have them cited in my database but don’t have the sources linked on Ancestry. Who knows how long it will take me to get the number of hints to drop below 99!
The first set of shaky leafs I checked were for my brother, who died as an infant. Curious as to who would have him in their tree, I contacted tree owners only to discover that for one the closest we could be is 4th cousins and probably 6th or 7th cousins.
A little disappointed in that find, I continued checking shaky leafs to find my father in a different tree, the Burke Family Tree. This tree is complete with a family picture (that could only have been obtained from my website) and census data that I would have sourced on my website but did not have linked on Ancestry.
Since this tree was obviously sourced, I decided to try and figure out the connection. Lo and behold, their tree will help me get thru a brick wall! They have the father of my ancestor Henry F. Burke.
Now, the challenge will be to prove that Henry F. Burke of Platte County, Missouri is the son of John Burke of Jackson County, Tennessee. I look forward to using the hints provided by the Burke Family Tree to locate resources to support this relationship.
Looking for more Shaky Leaf Bonanzas!