View Full Version : One small step

Wayne Langman
03-05-2009, 12:41 AM
I, among others, believe that if only I can find the records I can connect all the families with the same name to a single source somewhere this side of Noah.
I have just found another link.
Sir John Lawrence Langman, close friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, Knighted for service in the Boar War, First Baronet, and general good guy, was one I was sure should be connected somehow.
However the point where I lost the trail was around 1735, where his grand father was the last link.
But yesterday success came out of nowhere. On a family message board I found a link to another site. On that site in the surname list was a name that matched the grandfather and had the right wife's name.
Two clicks later and there was Sir John and best of all there was a link to his great and great-great grandfather. AND the next link was a name I recognized. My own G-G-G-G-G-G-Grandfather.
Another link closed, and on to the next.

03-05-2009, 1:43 AM
Sounds good, but how are you sure that these are the right people? :confused:

Wayne Langman
01-06-2009, 10:52 PM
Sounds good, but how are you sure that these are the right people? :confused:

Very sorry for the delay but I have been wading the paper sea of late.
My own research is grounded in the usual parish records and such. Sir John's ancestry is documented both in a visitation published in 1898, and Burk's Peerage
The final link was a marriage record that gave a father that cross checked to my own records. I had the son listed but not his spouse. The marriage linked the families.
I'm as sure as I can be............... for now.