finding a family member
I was just wondering what it would cost to have someone try to find my Gr.,Gr.,Gr.Grandfather, Joseph Bettis who came from Ontario. He was
born around 1700's era in Canada . I don't have any clues of when he came
to the United States. He married a gal also from Canada. I have not been to
Ontario, but I have been to many places in Canada in search of him as Canada
seems to be quite familiar with the name of Betiste , (spelling?) But I found
nothing and was told that many records were kept at churches back in those
days, but because of many churches that were burned down, there are no records
of that time. I don't travel like I use to any more and I did up my acct. with Ancestry
for Canada. But again, I went everywhere that I could and found no Joseph Bettis
from Canada . I did find a card at the Vt. Historic records, but by the time I went
back, the files were being changed over to microphish (spelling?) I could request the
cards for a short time while at the place of research. Of all things that was missing
was the card that had my Gr.Gr.Gr. Grandfather's name on it. I was so upset and so
were the people of the records when I told them. Either it got lost on the floor when
people were doing the change over , or someone took the card and put it in their pocket.
I don't like to accuse, but they thought it too. (Oops !I) So I am pleading for help in a way
to see what it would take to find this Joseph Bettis before I die. I'm almost 77 yrs. old and
when one starts getting up there in age, can't help but wonder how much time one has.
I do have a gr, gr. Uncle whose name is Joseph Bettis, but he had no family. He died alone
and was buried as a popper. I wanted to put up at least a wooden cross for him, but I'm
not sure which spot in this massive grave where people have no family to bury them in.
Anyway, is there any way that one can help me out please ?
By the way, I want to see these other so called relatives, but I'm sorry to say, I won't sign
the form down below as I am getting sick and tired of people going into my family tree and
making changes and have them to be wrong. And then Ancestry hitches on these darn green
leaves with info. from other family relatives. I hardly have time to get on here and I keep trying
to push for time. hardy ha, ha ! But if I have to go through all of those green leaves, I will NOT
have any time for myself. I don't want to sound greedy, but I would like to get to the end of my tree, if only everyone would give me a little room. I don't mean to sound terrible, but I love to learn about my family tree, but not everyone's mistakes. And man, there sure are a lot of them. Okay, enough, sorry for the long note. Hope there is some help to be offered. I will do d
what I can on my end, if it costs me. I'm not rich, but I just want to find my Gr.Gr. Gr, Grandfather Joseph Bettis and learn what I can about him and who his wife is.
P.S. I put down last name for me on
signing the form as Bettis, as that is
my maiden name and I can learn more
about my relatives through Bettis and
NOT Dufresne. That is just my married
name. I know more about my married
name and family than I do my own family
of Bettis's . I just can't read French!!
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
This is not a forum for genealogists for hire. There are many here who will help because they have the skills and want to help.0
The FS Research Wiki has a tiny amount of information about hiring a professional. And of course a web search will return pages and pages about it.0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
It would be against the code of conduct of this forum for anyone to offer / recommend a professional service. In any case, your expressed wish, "...I would like to get to the end of my tree", if taken literally, would be an impossible achievement. Also, the further a researcher would go back in researching your ancestry would entail greater and greater costs. Realistically, you should just aim for your specifically stated aim, "...I just want to find my Gr.Gr. Gr, Grandfather Joseph Bettis and learn what I can about him and who his wife is".
There is a group on this Community forum that deals with queries relating to Canada, but unfortunately there are problems in accessing the "Groups" section at present. However, as Aine suggests, try posting more details here, in a hope an enthusiastic / knowledgable reseacher might be able to offer help in finding more details of your Joseph Bettis.1
I didn't state that" I wanted to get to the end of my tree. " I asked if it was possible to get some help and I see that one can not hire one to help; but I was trying to find someone that could help me find my Gr.Gr.Gr. Grandfather Joseph Bettis. Now to continue, there is nothing that I can add that I haven't already added to anyone that tried to help me.. I know nothing about Joseph Bettis, except for the fact that he was born in Canada and that he came down to Vermont. But I have been through everything that has been suggested, and all I get back in NOTHING but Nothing. I am very discouraged and frustrated. So, I guess I am right back to square one. Thanks, Deanna D0
Bettis is a rare surname, so you could work up trees for all Joseph Bettis born in Canada. FamilySearch has a mere 6 records matching that much information.
I don't know, I wrote down the info. of the first Bettis, Census of 1870 and I copied down the info. of Joseph
Bettis born in 1809. I'm having a little trouble dealing with the time of his birth because the Joseph Bettis that I am looking for was born around 1790. I'm not sure, but his son , Levi was born Feb. 10, 1818. This is the info.
that I got from Montpelier, Vt.'s family records. Since a lot of families children were born "about" the time of 20 years later after the mother of the child was born, then I assumed that Joseph Bettis was born around 1790, give or take a couple or so years.That is why I am having issues with the 1870, the only one of those 6
listed, that I accepted. My records also show that Levi lived in Fayston, Vt. and that a State News paper showed that he died Feb. 23, 1914 at the age of 96. then this showed me that he was born around 1818. No
wonder I am so confused. I can't seem to find what is right. This newspaper article must be right as Joseph
did come to Vermont from Canada. I gave to you all I know so far and there is nothing more that I have to
share. That is why I just can not pin point him anywhere. Thanks for your info. that you shared with me.