When no record positively identifies our ancestor’s parentage, does it seem he was dropped by spaceship with no kin in sight? By studying our ancestor within the context of community and applying the FAN Principle (Friends/Family, Associates and Neighbors), we may just find the answers we seek.
Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 30 years of genealogical research experience – 23 as a professional. She completed genealogical course work at a number of institutes including IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP, and is a frequent lecturer on methodology at local, state and regional conferences. Currently, Deborah is not on the trail, using DNA evidence and traditional research, to identify her mysterious 2X Irish great-grandmother.