Monthly Archives: May 2023

Family tree update – 7 May 2023

I just updated the family tree , which had last been updated on 26 March 2022.  Here are some of the key changes:

  • The tree now only contains individuals that I have verified to be relatives.  That eliminates some speculative connections that I have in my own software, including the Reinhard tree that had been provided by Jim Matthias and Albert Wagner, the town historian of Niedernberg Germany.  Despite two decades of searching, I have yet to find any documentary or DNA evidence that supports the connection of my great grandfather Alexander Reinhard to the Niedernberg Reinhard tree.  Although, the connection to Niedernberg seems solid, there needs to be more evidence.
  • A few individuals have been added, primarily to the Fogarty line, based on DNA evidence.
  • About 40 more sources were added, including some 1950s census records and other records confirming information already know.  The most significant were the death dates and cause of death for my Fogarty grand uncles (Patrick T. and William H.) and grand aunt (Mary F.).

Please let me know if you see any errors or have suggestions for lines of inquiry.