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Today In Genealogy History – July 23

Magdalene McIlvoy Janes died 134 years ago – July 23, 1879 – in Waco, Texas.  Magdalene was the daughter of Alexander McIlvoy and Mary Magdalene McConley, born in Ireland May 15, 1816.  She and her brother came to Washington County, Kentucky, where she married William Janes October 2, 1831.  Magdalene and William had 10 children:  John Alexander, Charles, Rose Alice, an infant daughter, William Henry, Daniel Polin, Mary Jane, Magdalene E., Margaret Catherine and Francis P. Janes.

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  1. Hi, I’m from Hannibal MO and am just beginning my family ancestry search. My dad is Francis P. Janes born 1950 to Aliwishes Cooper Janes and Resse Pearl Buskirk. Any advice or tips appreciated. I’m feeling so overwhelmed.

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