Method to My Madness.....

If you're a member of, you may want to take a look at a public family tree I recently published containing over 1,000 individuals who are Foleys or extended family of Foleys in the New York City area.  As I find new families they will be added.

You can see my public file at: New York City Foley Families

And yes, I titled this post "Method to my Madness...." because I have ulterior motives.  For some time now I have been searching for the Foley family who is "mine".  I was not raised by my biological family. In fact, I don't even know who they are!

I'll go into that later and I will document my search, my theories, my DNA connections, all with the hope of finding someone who may know "who I am".

My second motive has to do with ongoing encouragement to teach a course in Genealogy at the OSHA Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University. I have started to put together a course curriculum of a genealogical journey, tapping into a family that I came across by finding one small newspaper article published in 1920 on Long Island. I knew nothing about her or her family prior to my research. I will post this journey of discovery as new evidence is found. It should be interesting to see what unravels.

New friends are always welcome.

Posted November 1, 2011


  1. I wish you good luck in finding your ancestry and I look forward to reading about your search!

  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"