I am new to my Imlay ancestry, and not sure how to go about documenting my Scotish family.My Imlay's migrated to Ontario, Canada sometime after the birth of my gr gr grandmother, Margaret Imlay, daughter of Alexander Imlay and Jane Garden/Jean Gearden.I have been able to find this much out at the LDS site, and the Margaret Imlay birth record that they have record of, is an exact match for my g2grandmother. I have much on her 14 children and their descendants, but little on her ancestry.I am most eager to learn all that is possible to learn, and not even opposed to a bit of travel if it comes to it.This summer's adventure is comming up the first half of August when I will be going back to Michigan, where her family migrated after 1897 and before 1900.I have found where she died, but not where she and her husband were buried.I will be attending a family reunion with many of her descendants, and am the only one currently doing genealogy work online... I did find one family tree that includes Alexander Burd Imlay and Jane Garden and that is exciting to me.It makes claims that I do not know how to verify or document however. So here is what it has to say about the family tree/pedigree of Alexander Imlay and Jane Garden: Alexander Burd Imlay b:1837 Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland the son of Alexander Leslie Imlay and Ann Law Burd.
Alexander Leslie Imlay b:15 April 1811 Sterling Hill, Scotland, died 11 April 1863 in Ustick, Illinois age 53. He married Ann Law Burd on 20 May 1836, in Cruden, Scotland she was born ? and died 15 March 1853 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Alexander Leslie Imlay was born the son of Robert Imlay and Ann Leslie. Robert Imlay was born 1770, Scotland and died 18 Jan 1854 in Sterling Hill, Scotland.He married Ann Leslie on 26 Jun 1806 in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Ann Leslie was born 17 Feb 1777 in Gask, Scotland and died in 1872 age 96 in Peterhead, Scotland.
This wonderful, exciting family tree did not come with any way to contact it's creator, or documentation noted for it's sources...but did include whole families.
For my documentation, I have a copy of the family tree that Margaret Imlay's son, George Druipp Brinkert wrote in his Bible, and the LDS records, plus the one census for Ontario, Canada for the partial family of Alexander Imlay and wife Jane/Jean in 1881.
In these LDS records, there is a wee bit of confusing material over the name of Alexander's wife's name.In daughter Margaret's birth record, her mother is named Jane Garden, but in the marriage record for Alexander Imlay, listed as the same year George had written in his family Bible, Alexander's bride is Jean Gearden.They were married in 1856 in Methlick, Aberdeen, Scotland, while daughter Margaret was born in Tarves, Aberdeen, Scotland.
I am interested in learning more about my heritage and Scotland in general.I would love to get in contact with relatives or even other Imlay researchers.I can be contacted directly at MQuiltr2@aol.com