Posted By:Sandy Larkins
Subject:Birmingham Research Project
Post Date:January 05, 2004 at 15:50:58
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I'm new to doing genealogy research and began doing most on my late father's side, where I am stuck after several generations.

I just switched to my mother's side, of which she is a Birmingham. Her parents have both passed on so we don't have much information, however, what was given to me as a starting point is that her great great grandfather was a James Birmingham that was born the 1st of January, around 1834 in Cork County, Ireland. He married Elsa Kathryn Bay and according to the Pottawattamie County, Iowa - Marriages of Original Court Records, Clerk of the District Court, 1848-1880 the date is listed as 14th of February, 1867. Also of note on this record is that the groom's names is listed as I Bermingham.

I have a list of children of James and Elsa and have recently found some obits posted to a message board. My line is decendent to Timothy, one of James and Elsa's sons, to one of Timothy's sons that was my mother's father.

After looking through a lot of the messages posted and realizing that the dates are several years old, I was not sure if you were still doing some research for individuals or not but decided to take a chance. I am also not sure if my line of Birmingham's is in any way linked to the actual project that was started, but I would be willing to send you any of the Birmingham information I have if you are truly interested.

From the messages I read I thought the project had a lot of merit but I don't know how successful it became for those interested.

Again, I appreciate anything you might be able to find and share and I am more than willing to share what I have. I will gladly email it to you in an Excel or Word file or send it via the post office, which ever you choose. Just let me know.


Sandy Larkins