Originally Posted by G_Land
My Dad's side of the family is Scottish. They came over in the late 1800s I believe. And my Mom's side is Irish!!! They came over around the same time. Most of my Mom's side have the red hair still lol.
Mom's side sounds just like yours. Scotch Irish lots of red heads.
Dad's was a mystery that we are just now cracking. I'm 50 years old and have never once in my life met anyone with the same last name as me. Not one. they are out there. i used to check the phone book in every city i went to. There was always 1 or 2 in a big city but I never met one.
a few years ago we got some clues and so far through the majic that is the internet i have found more than 30 newspaper article about my great grandfather and grand father going all the way up to the NY TIMES. Turns out that Great grand dad was a famous lawman during prohibition and he and grand dad were Murder defendants in the Oj trial of their time. seriously. They murdered a cop in front of dozens of witnesses and got away with it. i've been working on their story for years... maybe i'll publish it in blog or something.