AfriGeneas Brick Wall Forum
Re: Monix Brick Wall
In Response To: Monix Brick Wall ()
This is a real toughie. I had come across this website by accident where you could enter any surname and it showed which variations you could select for use in searching. However, it only slowed down then stopped my computer and eventually knocked me off line. I don't want to see that website again and I think it just took my info, a scam thing, I guess. I'm like Samuel L Jackson in Jurassic Park movie when he shouted "I hate this hacker crap!".
Anyway, I do recall that the variations of MONIX on that scammy website were ones you have already used: Manes, Mink, Minx, Mannix, Mones, Munick(s), etc. You name it, I've tried it, and I'm sure everyone else trying to help you locate the family in 1870. I have a similar brickwall to scale or knockdown with my Walker's in 1870. Of course, since 1870 was only 5 years after the end of the Civil War, they may not have had a permanent home at that time. They could have been in a refugee camp, in various institutions for the needy, or camped alongside a stream taking a break from travelling to God knows where, when the census taker came around.
The wealth of oral family history for my Walker line was simply lost when my GF's children died. It was not documented or it was passed down to uncaring family members who did not see the importatnce of preserving that info for future generations. Can you think of any other "stone" to unturn that would help you in your search for your MONIX family in 1870?
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