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Got lucky at Ancestry...CLARK in PA

I believe I have found CLARK relatives in PA!!

I am 98% sure that my Thomas L. CLARK (born in Rappahannock Va and moved to Pittsburgh around 1900) has relatives there now!

We talked yesterday!

I would like to encourage you to use Ancestry to find out who else is looking for your ancestors.

I was almost ready to give up when I got lucky and used the option that allows you to see if others are looking for your ancestors.

Then I got brave and "invited" others to respond to my search.

At first I was looking for the names that lived in the mid 1800's.
That I believe is the wrong approach.

IMO,most people have not searched that deeply. They are more interested in finding some of their living relatives or perhaps finding out about their grandparents.

Then I tried the young ancestors 2 years, 3 years etc. that were in the 1910 census. My idea was that the more current the names were the better.

That's when I got lucky!

I was surprised that the female name was the one, I would have thought I would find the males first.

Any other hints would be appreciated.

Gail CLARK Swan

PS/ Of course my first source will always be AfriGeneas!
I have found so many new and dear cousins by my posts here... CLIFFIN,ROBERTS,DENNIS,RICHARDSON.

Found my precious CLIFFIN new cousin in the Archives of our Surname Database.

*** Stop right now and check for any new entries and keep your surnames current ********

Found my RICHARDSON cousin by a post here, she called me on Christmas Day 4 years ago to tell me that she was having dinner that day with a DENNIS cousin from Rappahannock.

My DENNIS cousin is the great granddaughter of LOUELLA CLARK and I am the great granddaughter of JAMES EDWARD CLARK,Louella's oldest brother.

THOMAS CLARK was their brother!

Never give up looking for your ancestors.
They are waiting for you to find them.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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