My 3rd Great Grandparents are James Joseph or Joseph James Smith and Mary Elizabeth Tucker. Her parents were William Tucker and Sarah Hayden.
I have been trying to follow all the diffeent Smiths and other surnames organizing them into their proper families. That diary would be most helpful and so would the O'Rourke book.
My brother and I had our DNA tested last year and I am just trying to organize all that information I have. It can be overwhelming at times and incredible to think about. I am not surprised to see Spanish names in our DNA anymore after so much research and history that I have read. Is there anyone out there that would like to share stories I wonder? I am confused about how to find others interested as I am. I tried to get a hold of the reunion website for Maryland Catholics but it is closed. I am too late for the last reunion. Would love to meet and stay intouch with my kin!
Thank you for your reply.