Upcoming Topics – September 2012

In April of this year I posted a list of topics I hoped to cover in the following weeks.  It actually took me almost six months to cover SOME of the topics on that list!

This is an updated list of the upcoming topics to keep you aware of where I am going with this blog.  My intention is to publish as much as possible of the information I have and then to continue searching for more and better information.  Most of the posts have been about the Smiths in Ireland; I am gradually coming to the end of that aspect of the family tree.  Most of the upcoming topics will be about the Smiths before they moved from Cumberland to Ireland and about the Smiths who stayed in Cumberland.

If you have looked at the blog’s layout, you will have realized that I am using the top menu as a means to provide a lot of information that should not change much (unless I have got it all wrong).  So I have created a number of static pages in the sections called “Family Stories” and “Family Trees”.  I consider these pages as providing basic information about the Smith family, focusing on the male line as far back as we can go at present.  There is no doubt much more I can learn about the Smiths from doing additional archival research.  But this is what I know or believe now.  I will update the pages and add new pages as I need to and will post a message to let you know what was changed.

Posts are usually shorter than pages and they cover topics that will probably change over time and will include different perspectives in response to your comments.  All the posts are found at http://williamsmithfamilyhistory.com

Comments are always welcome because they will help me to improve the information on the blog.  They will also help me to focus on the topics that are of interest to you.  I have my own ideas of what is interesting but that doesn’t mean you will agree.  Maybe there is a topic you are longing to know about and I haven’t mentioned it yet.  Please let me know what it is!

Meantime, to give you an idea of what else will be on the blog soon, here is my current list of the topics to be covered in new posts (not necessarily in this order):

  • Miss Going of Monaquill
  • The Mounseys of Tipperary
  • Elizabeth Westgarth and her family in Gamblesby
  • Hannah Huddart, Methodism and her Gamblesby roots
  • The Smiths of Cumberland after 1850
  • The Hardys of Park Head
  • The Mortons of Gamblesby and Melmerby

I will update this list periodically in response to your suggestions and in light of new information I come across.

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2 Responses to Upcoming Topics – September 2012

  1. Paul Boland says:

    HI, I live in Monaquill House,what date did Miss Going live in Monaquill House? my family the Bolands have lived here since 1895.

    • Jean says:

      Hello Paul. Thanks for adding a comment to my blog. It is interesting to learn the different perspectives readers have on the content! I am still searching for information about the Goings but I believe Miss Going lived at Monaquill in the 1750s and maybe the 1740s. I know that a Philip Going was living at Monaquill in 1776 and I think he may have been my Miss Going’s brother. Miss Going married Thomas Kent around 1757. One of their granddaughters, Priscilla Kent, was my great-great-grandmother. There were other Goings living nearby at Traveston in the 1750s and later. Robert Going lived there in 1776 and he was followed by Thomas Going and then Caleb Going for another 100 years or so. Do you know anything about the families that owned and occupied Monaquill House before the Bolands arrived there in 1895?

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