☑ Find John Nelson’s parents (Completed)

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I’m pretty sure he was an Irish Methodist minister, family search is 2MGL-2LJ.

Family Search had a source for his christening from the obituary of his nephew, William Nelson Ford in the St Marys Argus, 19 May 1910

Known Info

Birthyear
1780-1786
Birthplace
Fermanagh
Marriage Year
Anytime
Marriage Place
Anywhere
Childrens' Birthyears
1810-1820
Childrens' Birthplaces
Belfast
Death Year
1877-1877
Death Place
Anywhere
Preferred Research Tip Type
LDS oriented, Meta Tip, Nearby, Online, Original, Official Documents, Paid Subscription, Pay-per-use, Under 30 minutes, Under 5 minutes

Work Done

Inspect sources in family search

Found Missing Info

I searched for "William Nelson Ford" (mentioned as john's nephew) in family search family tree, who I found. He was the son of Ann Nelson, brother of John Nelson. And it actually turned out their father was already in FamilySearch family tree: Charles Nelson. No name for their mother though. Also related: in family search, John's sister, Ann, had a source for her son's death certificate and link to findagrave.com with a picture of her grave

If your ancestor is listed in familysearch.org, chances are there are some sources attached to them about their birth, death, etc. Sometimes the details on the sources give you some other clues. Eg, the source on the person's birth might be from a relative's obituary. That relative might already be… Read More...

Work To-Do

Contact Local familysearch.org Family History Consultants

You can find contact info for local Family History consultants on familysearch.org, who can help you with your research in-person, via phone and email. To do this, Go go familysearch.org Sign In, if you aren't already (button in the top-right corner) Click "Get Help" (button also in the top-right corner)… Read More...

Start a discussion on the Individual in Family Search

It can be helpful to start a discussion in family search, asking for help in researching information on an individual. Others may be watching that individual too, and may be able to help. To start a discussion in Family Search, log into familysearch.org website (note: at the time of writing,… Read More...

Google it

When using http://Google.com to search for family history data, here are a few tips to bear in mind: record what search terms you tried (eg "John Nelson Ireland reverend") in deadeasyfamilyhistory.org, or wherever you keep track of your research progress (this way you'll remember what you already tried) also record the urls… Read More...

Use Ancestry.com's record hints

Ancestry.com can give you automatic record hints (e.g. suggesting a birth certificate for one of your ancestors) without you doing nearly anything. To get their automatic record hints, you just need to sign up for ancestry.com and enter as much of your family tree as you know. After that, ancestry.com… Read More...

Search Ancestry.com's public family trees

The thing you are researching may have already been found and published by a distant relative on ancestry.com. Go to the ancestry.com public member tree search page, and then enter the information you know about the ancestor for whom you are searching. I've found this search page didn't help me… Read More...

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