[PW] how to find other descendants of an ancestor

Barbara Schmidt schmidtbrb at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 11:49:43 PDT 2018

There is a public access Donoghue-Sullivan family tree at ancestry.com that
looks to be the correct one.  I would suggest Your correspondent register
with ancestry if they haven’t already and then they will be able to make
contact with the tree owner.



On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have received an email from someone overseas trying to locate family
> members of his great-grandfather, who immigrated to the US  early in the
> last century.
> The last information he has on this person is from the 1940 Census.  My
> best idea at present is to suggest the searcher create an account with
> Familysearch.org, see if he can locate his great-grandfather in a family
> tree, from there find his living descendants and then hire a private
> investigator.
> However, the name of the great-grandfather complicates searching. His name
> was Jeremiah Donoghue and he was married to an Eileen/Nelly Sullivan. My
> own searches in familysearch.org for a Jeremiah Donogue married to an
> Eileen/Nelly Sullivan called up screen after screen of searches.
> Not as bad as being named Kevin O'Kelly, but bad enough.
> I've also thought about suggesting the searcher go to the lost relatives
> section of Myheritage.com
> Any other ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Kevin
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