At the moment I am teaching a course of evening school classes about genealogy on the internet. And it’s tough! Because no matter how many databases I teach them to look through, ultimately, I can’t help them find parts of their family that are not in any archives (or not in digitised archives). So I can see their frustration, but it’s limited what I can do to help them, other than suggest other places they can seek information. Sometimes the best advice is to take a break with that part of the family and return to it some years later when more information has been digitised.
But it has brought me back to thinking about the parts of my own genealogy research where I was stuck. Maybe I can get further now.
So I want to begin with the Roued name. I got quite far back with that last time I attempted researching this branch. But then I got stuck somewhere in the 18th century.
I am back to Johan Pedersen Roued born around 1722. He was married to Ingeborg Jepsdatter on the 27 November 1761 in Vilslev Church. I also found Johan’s death in 1780 where he was 80 years old. The fact that he is listed as Johan Pedersen Roued suggests that his father’s name is Peder. Unfortunately, if Johan is born around 1722 in Vilslev I won’t be able to find him in the Parish records as they start from around 1727. Ingeborg on the other hand turns out to be born in 1736 and I know that her father’s name is Jep Larsen or Laursen. I have also found Ingeborg in the census of 1787 and 1801 where she lives with her son. I haven’t found her death yet though. The Parish records for this period are so confusing and I’m not sure that I am ready to trawl through them all yet for more information about the family going back. So maybe what I need to do now is to extend the family tree to get a better idea of how the Roued’s in Denmark and elsewhere are related. I think that’s going to be the next step for this branch of the family.