Higgins? No, O’Leary: Part One

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I’ve been working on my brother-in-law’s Murphy-Higgins line for a few years.  While I was able to find many generations of research done on both his Boisvert and La Grange lines, the Murphy-Higgins line moved at a snail’s crawl. The trouble starts with his Great Great Grandmother. She was a widower before 1900.  Documentation wise … Continued

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These Death Certificates Complicate Things

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I thought it would be a nice addition to my brother-in-law’s Christmas present if I found his Higgins line.  So many databases have been added to the web since I last tackled this line two years.  I might get lucky. What I know: 1.  His great grandmother was Margaret Higgins 2.  She was born in … Continued

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Revisiting the Smith Lagrange Conundrum

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I’ve posted a couple of times about a research problem involving John Lagrange who died before 1840. He was the son of Elias “Jellis” Lagrange and Annatie Van Patten, of Albany Co., NY. In the 1840 Census, John Lagrange is listed next to Henry Smith in Duanesburgh, Schenectady Co., NY. John’s son, John S. Lagrange … Continued

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