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Tracing Ancestors
posted on 5 February, 2016 at 11:34am


We have always been aware in the Society about the level of interest in people wanting to trace their ancestors.
This can be from the person who is doing it for the first time or those who have completed their family tree and wanting to look for additional information.
Since setting up our website we have been receiving enquiries from all over the world from people wanting to trace Forsyth’s and their relatives.
Previously we printed these enquiries in our newsletters but now we are proposing to publish these on our website in order to give them maximum exposure.
Only the original enquiry is being shown as there will be a number of e-mails sent in reply.
All of the people who sent in these enquiries have given their agreement for them to be published. For reasons of data protection we have removed any postal address details.
Can we ask you to look through these and if you have any further information or interest, that you contact the society, via our website, quoting the initial reference and we will pass it on to the person who made the initial enquiry.
We are always happy to publish any enquiries you might have regarding your own Forsyth ancestors. Any enquiries just send them in via our website.
 

RECENT ENQUIRIES WE HAVE RECEIVED
 

Robert Forsyth born approx 1784 Berwickshire
Message: Hi, yes I'm tracing my family tree. I'm planning a trip to Scotland May 2016. I live in the US, my mother was a Forsyth. Most of the Forsyth family that I grew up with still live in the NJ area.
I have traced and know that my GGG Grandfather is Robert Forsyth b 1784-86ish in Scotland. He is buried in Mendham NJ America d.1864. Headstone inscription says "Robert Forsyeth died May 30th,1864 age 79 yrs, 7 mo, 15 days.” I also found an 1850 US census that has Robert (age 64) it says he was born in Scotland, his wife was born in NJ. He's a farmer, their is a son Thomas b.1833 NJ, age 17, Thomas is my GG gf. But that makes Robert & Mary in there 40's when having Thomas my GGgf. Here is what I'm trying to find out……
Buried near my GGG father Robert is a headstone with the inscription. “In memory of Isabella Forseyth wife of Robert Forseyth from Eccles Shire of Berwick North Britain who departed this life 3rd of June 1807 aged 63 years.” So her b.1744 would have been around 1744ish.
Below that it reads “Robert Forsyeth died Jan. 20, 1810 76 years, 8 months and 19 days.” So his date of birth would be around 1734ish.
If the above Robert & Isabella are my GGGGrandfather Robert Jr. parents, Isabella would also have been around 40 when she had him. This gave me some doubts. It is usual back then to have children at that age? Could this be my GGGgrandfather’s parents?
It would mean that Robert and Isabella came to the US along with son Robert from Scotland. Is there a way to find out when or why they came to the US? I just can't seem to find the real connection to father(s) and son(s). I was hoping maybe you can help me.
There is also a George Forsyeth b.1763 buried near with an inscription that says native of Kelso. Possible another son, which would mean the al came together. I would think they are all related somehow, just would really love to make the correct connection to my GGG Gf to his father. I have been searching as much as I can from the internet, as I live in CA, and don't get back to NJ as much as I would like. I hope that I explained it in a way that it makes sense.
Any help or direction would be so appreciated.
 

William Forsyth marriage to Jane Todd in Glencairn, Scotland on 26 Jan 1834
Message: Hello,\r\n\r\nI am in the process of tracing back my family history, but I\'ve figuratively hit a wall in my research. Through Canadian and Scottish census data, marriage logs, and immigration forms, I\'ve found that my grandfather is a first-generation Canadian and the history before that is Scottish.\r\n\r\nI finally found a record of a William Forsyth marrying a Jane Todd in Glencairn, Scotland on 26 Jan 1834. I believe his father\'s name was William Forsyth as well, but after that, I can find nothing.\r\n\r\nCan you help me or point me in the right direction? My father is passionate about his history, and I\'m trying to trace our lineage back to the Clan Forsyth. He\'d be elated to know with certainty where we came from!\r\n\r\nThank you for anything you can do
 

Augustus Govan Forsythe. Guyana died in 1927
I got as much as I can. It seems like the forsythe family was very private. My dad's name is John Govan Forsythe and his dad's was Augustus Govan Forsythe,he died in 1927, he was born in Guyana, nothing of his dad is known, in those days the church kept the data on people. My cousin who lives in London told me that she had heard that the first family member first went to Peru before coming to guyana. Augustus was married to Engerita Fieudtkou. My spelling might be wrong. My dad was born on August 4th 1914. He is deceased. I hope that can help. I also think the e was added on to the name. Sometimes we would spell our name with the e and without the e. Now I think the family decided to leave the e, it was very confusing..
 

Adam Forsyth married Agnes Fairbairn.21\5\1773 Kelso
Message: Hullo Mr Bob I am trying to trace my relatives from the Forsyth side of my family,my mothers side .They go back as far as Adam Forsyth who was married on 21\\5\\1773. he was from Kelso and married Agnes Fairbairn. No other info to hand.
 

James Forsythe died Edinburgh 1893. Daughter Andrewina
Hi I am looking into my family history. I know my great great grandmother was from Scotland. Andrewina/Andrina Forsythe. Daughter of James.

 

2016 Newsletter
posted on 5 February, 2016 at 11:22am


We are presently preparing to put together a new newsletter which we would like to publish in the first quarter of 2016.
We know that nearly everybody will have items of news that other people will find of interest. So we would like to hear from you whether it be genealogy enquiries, suggestions for future events or just letting us know about your family news items.
You can send any news items by e-mail as attachments or by post.
All we ask is that if you send photographs and want them returned that you make us aware.
 

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