Gene Notes

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Breaking the Brick Wall

On October 12, 2010, I posted about the brick walls in my six generation chart here. Recently, I was able to break one of those brick walls with the help of Ancestry and a LOT of digging on my part. However, the German parts of my line are still giving me problems, name the Zabrack line and the Beckmeier line. Both are my mom's lines. FYI, my mom's line is German, my dad's is German with some Scots, English, and Irish in it. But its those two lines that really make me crazy. I've been told Zabrack probably wasn't her great-grandmother's maiden name and Beckmeier could be Bachmeyer, Bachmeier, Backmeier, etc. Maybe someday the genealogy gods will bless me with clues ...

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1 comment:

  1. Keep digging .. I recently broke down one of my brick walls. Sadly I'll have to leave the comfort of English records and explore Dutch or French Records next eeek.