Family origins in counties Cavan and Antrim? Anyone else with Irish roots?

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May 17, 2007 3:15pm CST
I have been working with my family history for almost twenty years. I can trace one line into counties Cavan and Antrim circa 1750. Anyone else with traceable Irish roots? Where and how far back?
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@emeraldisle (13146)
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21 May 07
My mom has been working on our family tree for a while now. We have a generation gap in it though. We know some of Ireland and earlier and we know from the mid 1800's on up but there is the one gap where we can't find any records of people, it's very irritating and frustrating. There are many over there and here with the same last name (or variation of it) but not neccessarily realitives of us. So it's sorting through which ones belong to our family and which ones don't.
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26 May 07
Ah yes the Irish dilemma - there are many records destroyed and missing in Ireland's archives due to religious and political wars. I wish you the best in sorting through the mire of information and data . . . I fortunately have not had this problem so far, though I have researched enough to know that it's impossible not to come across it at some point as there is a reported gap in relatively all Irish records sometime in the 1100s when churches were being destroyed at a rapid rate. Keep me posted on your progress!!
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@emeraldisle (13146)
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26 May 07
We've run into that and also the problems of the family not always being honest about things. You know move to a new area and change the last name slightly or say they were married when they weren't. Things like that. Makes it very difficult but we are trying.
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27 May 07
Yes, my families lines did a lot of changing and there are a lot of skeletons we have unearthed in our searches . . . it's all part of the fun of genealogy!! Let me know if there is anything I might be able to help with . . . I don't know that I can, but until you ask we'll never know (if you run into a road block - sometimes different eyes might see a way through).
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18 May 07
That's great! I wish I could trace mine some but trying to get my grandmother to talk about her parents - who were from Ireland & Scotland - is like hitting your head on a wall. I wonder how many Logan's I can find there!? hehe
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21 May 07
Unfortunately there is only a handful of "Logans" around here, and I know not where they live. I guess I will have to pick my mom's brain as I'm sure she'd like to connect with them too. I've done some poking around for the Yoder half of my maternal grandparents and I only find that name in German records.
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26 May 07
I have Yoder ancestors - they are German and Mennonite/Amish. They remain predominant in the Amish/Mennonite communities in America today. This is an easy line to research if in fact your German Yoder's joined the Mennonite movement in immigration to North America as their family heritage is sacredly kept and maintained. I might be of some help to you there more than the Logans. Let me know how your research progresses!! God Bless You!!