Missing in Action Ancestor


Do you have an ancestor who appears to be missing? We all do! Here's your chance to have help in finding them.

MIAA: Missing in Action Ancestor is a place where you, our dear reader, can add your missing ancestor in our monthly "in search of" directory for all of the IDG readers to see. This new monthly column in our digital magazine, Going In-Depth, will be a place for you to present your case. Hopefully one of our readers will be able to assist you in your research!

Send us any identifying information you have on the ancestor you are trying to locate. Helpful information will include:

  • Last known address (general);
  • Name of spouse(s);
  • Known Occupations;
  • Church membership, etc.

Also, be sure to include your email address so that other readers with information can contact you. (Staff of The In-Depth Genealogist will not be able to coordinate or pass on information, so you need to have a way for others to reach you!)

Here's one example:

Missing: Dennis O'Connell
Born: About 1840 Ireland
Marriage #1: Helen Teahan, before November 1857
Marriage Note: Last seen living together in November 1857; Garravesoig, Dromatariff, County Cork, Ireland
Marriage #2: Julia Seymour
Died: Around 1900, USA
Death Note: Could have died in either in VT or NY.
Contact: terri@findingourancestors.net

*Disclaimers: This is not for use in locating living birth parents or other living individuals. We are simply providing a fun way to share your search with others that may hold the key to your next discovery. Let's harness the power of collaboration and help each other break down those brick walls one ancestor at a time!

Email the description of your missing ancestor to: missing@theindepthgenealogist.com