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Finding "Ward's" is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Journal by dward

The most frustrating part of researching my fathers side of the family is the fact that there is so many. Alot with the same first name born within a few years of each other. It's enough to make someone crazy and very frustrated. The line I'm TRYING to trace ends (so far) in Maryland>Virginia>West Virginia>Monroe and Belmont Counties in Ohio. It just seems that when you think you have a lead it is the wrong person-married to the wrong person, way off in the year of birth/death, wrong parents, wrong area of the US. We follow up on these leads praying the work will pay off but-NOT. You get frustrated and forget about all that info that may help someone else. I do the same thing. I work full-time, have kids and a spouse, and attended college at the same time. I just want to trace my family lines so my dad can see where his lines originated from. But NOT without paying a small fortune to get access to the records needed. That is the worst part!!! What should be public FREE records you have to pay for. Or the worst websites it claims it free until you try to look up something-then your asked for a credit card number.

Surnames: WARD
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on 2008-12-29 00:05:50

dward , from North Carolina, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2008. is researching the following names: WARD.

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by allycat on 2008-12-29 02:46:49

RootsChat and FamilySearch are free.

Editor.

by dward on 2008-12-29 03:16:55

I've gotten so far back in my family tree's (I've got multiple trees mom's and dad's)that finding pertinent info is getting harder. Oh well, guess its time for a paid subscription.

by allycat on 2008-12-29 05:34:01

Save your $. Quite a few rootschatters have paid membership to ancestry.com. Post a lookup request.

by terribrown on 2009-09-15 20:46:17

i agree- it is so frustrating to go to a site then get asked for money for research. Roots Chat and this site are great with a lot of help from everyone....and the excitement of tracking down people with out paying for it is great..

by JaneyWard on 2009-10-25 21:17:22

amen..

by ernestward54 on 2010-12-13 14:01:58

Dont know if i can help you or not but i have a line of wards that are my family that i have tracked from as far as new york and others in it from marrages to schotland and germany to canada and minn. to kansas and missouri to texas and havent been able to locate the rest of them some of them may have left new york and went in different locations and have tracked to the 1800 on the sur name am stuck on finding from my GGG grand father and on back maybe a connection some where down the line and willing to share with what i have just let me know and we can compair notes Thank you for your time and God bless in our serches

by kathleenc on 2010-12-14 20:48:02

I feel your pain! Really, I do! Try finding Irish immigrant ancestors that came over in 1847. Talk about needles in haystacks. Have you tried Find A Grave, or RootsWeb World Connect? These are both free. Just be careful with info from other peoples trees, not always accurate!

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