POSSIBLE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN MY HISTORY AGAIN?
Fixing confusing genealogy is confusing but satisfying.
I do most of my work in two places:
a) FamilySearch, because it has “too much”, a lot of mistakes to be fixed and sorted through, and easy merging and access to supporting data.
b) geni – which is a world family tree but has “less”. It can be messy too but it is more useful in sorting out conflicting data and being less, I can “build it up” properly, making geni my trusted chart.
So, I successfully fixed a very confusing set of generations caused by many conflicting Family Bibles from many relatives, odd use of different names for the same people and same names for different people…. and made sure FamilySearch + geni match up for me at least… and I fixed a few of their siblings along the way,
Oh, Cymon/Simon Searing/Seryon, you immigrant of confusion.
“In America, the first mentions of him were in the records of the New Haven Colony as being in Stamford in 1642. This old record refers to him as Simon Seiring and the record lists him among eight men named as freeholders with a `house lot and pasture land in he field.’ I would therefore venture the guess that he married in England and brought his new family to the Colonies around 1640. ”
I’ll have to go through whatever ship data from back then I can find and see if I can find you, Simon. Ice Time Agents may be coming after you to send you back.