FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
By David T Hughes
Readers of our Hughes genealogical website have asked a
moderately large volume of questions. My observation that most
questions have to do with the questioners' searches for their own
Hughes-related ancestors has prompted me to draft the following.
1) I have not found a passenger list for the 1698 voyage
of the Robert and Elizabeth. Comment: If one exists, I think it
most likely would be archived in Liverpool where the ship's owners
2) Sadly, I have no help to offer those who are searching
for Hughes ancestors not in my own direct ancestral line. Comment:
As mentioned in our site's first two introductory paragraphs, I
narrowly restricted my research. I did not follow the lines of the
many siblings and cousins who stayed in Pennsylvania or moved to
Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, or elsewhere.
3) I have no useful comment on Hughes relationships that
extend back into Wales. Comment: I am aware that Hughes migration
to Virginia probably exceeded that to Pennsylvania, and that common
Welsh roots are probable. However, I have not yet traveled to
Wales, and have done no research there even on my own direct line.
4) I will pass along my judgment (hardly worth saying for those
doing serious genealogy research) that the vast LDS (Morman) collections
are the place both to begin serious genealogy searches and to try to get
unstuck if you've hit a blind alley. I am not a Morman, but I have found the
volunteers in their local library facilities (in their places of worship)
to be extremely generous, accomodating, and helpful. It is my experience
that the information to be found there is often confusing and not always
complete or even correct, but it inevitably opens avenues for further
research. Search on the name "Hughes" in their computers, and go from there.
See the Bibliography in the Table of Contents of "Our Hughes
Lineage for Three Centuries" section for more specific Hughes-related sources.
Last updated 12/21/00 by Dan Hughes