Linda C. Driscoll

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My interest in genealogy began with an 8th grade genealogy report. A nearby relative had an elaborate 1890 family record book, written by my great-grandfather for his parents, which I photocopied from cover to cover. This was fortunate, because the original record was lost many years ago. That hooked me, and I've spent most of my adult life doing family history research. Had some great trips with my parents seeking graves, court records, etc. My father was most enthusiastic and helpful and, as a lawyer, knew all the ins and outs of probate and other records. My lines include: Driscoll, Maloney, Kane (Cain), Schlappi, McQuilling (-in) (-en), Zimmerman, Mills, Sumner, Hulbert, Rhea, Hart. I've written a detailed timeline over 200 pages of John McQuilling and wife Mary Magdalena and Jacob and Mary Zimmerman, all of Somerset Co, PA and their descendants, poured over microfilms of every court record, land record, etc. Those two families had many members who migrated west together with my family and it was very helpful in keeping them all separate from neighboring families with duplicate names. Also very helpful were the occasional biographical sketches of various descendants, giving family background. I'm from Los Angeles, California and moved to Salt Lake City in 1992, in order to have access to the family history library here.

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