Jim's genie jottings

Website of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and Website of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

14/06/2019 - My tangled Ballantynes

Until recently, my research on the Ballantyne family was stalled at a roadblock. Having got around that obstacle (see The Ballantyne roadblock), I moved on to undertake additional research on this family. That research could be fairly described as untangling the Ballantynes, because the documentary trail for the genealogist is a real tangle.

The tangle is caused by the fact that Christina Ballantyne (whose ancestry I explored in The Ballantyne Roadblock) married Thomas Ballantyne. This prompts the question: was Christina Ballantyne related to Thomas Ballantyne before their marriage? Were they cousins?

My essay My tangled Ballantynes is an outline of my efforts to untangle my tangled Ballantynes.

Click here to read my article.