I have just discovered this site and am very excited to be here! I've been wanting to research my family tree for years and now I have the time.
I'm related to the Brownells through my grandmother, Cynthia M. Brownell, born, 1850, died 1942. She was born in Nova Scotia and died there as well. My great grandfather, and my great, great grandfathers (Jeremiah Brownell and William G. Brownell) were born and died in Nova Scotia, but my American connection is through Jeremiah Brownell, b - 1749, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A. d - 1835, Jolecure, New Brunswic, Canada
Although I'm a Canadian, I've always had a huge interest in American history and in particular the American Civil War. I am trying to find out in any of my relatives fought in the ACW and also the American Revolution.
Since I'm new here and still finding my way around, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.