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Subject: Re: [FER-GOLD] Graham Connections
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 11:54:26 EST
Thomas 1776 - this is interesting since he moved to Canada. The Graham
family that I am from seemed to use the naming after the Grandfather on the 1st
son. The direct line to 1673 was a John then Thomas then John to the mid 1800's.
I did a book on this and it is an inter lib exchange, "The Gallant Grahams
of Canada". by Capt. John Graham Graupner. I believe the lib. is in Ottawa,
Nepean Twp. part of Metro Ottawa.
It starts many with 1822 when they left Ireland. The earlier part has a
skeleton amount to the John of 1673.
Your move should be to find out if they were living around the Castle
Archdale side of Fermanagh. Because of the naming in your family it would appear that
they are of this branch.
The best way would be to prove your connection would be to join in on the DNA
method. At present we have asked last Friday that a male member of the
Montrose line give a sample of cells for the DNA. For this project my daughter and
I gave the money toward the cost. This would establish the main line. I am in
the process of getting a male of the line John started in Fermanagh in 1673.
When this is done then there will be several lines.
DNA testing cost $169.00 US dollars. Therefore you and all the male line of
your family should get together and be tested. In order to get other main
lines I suggest we not be tight Grahams and each person donate $5.00 for another
main line. Like the border Graham group.
Whenever I did any research I went up many a blind alley. Each time I would
take a weekend to look for data it cost me more than $200.00 room, food,
transportation than the 169 + 5. In the USA a weekend out on the night cost over
200.00 I say lets go to the new century and get off the computer and join the
DNA project run by She will tell you what to do and where
In your family this is a way to find out as there were many Thomas Grahams at
the time period. All born within 10 years.
Good Luck to you and your cousin.