Dear Betty, When I get a request from one of your cousins as in a plea for help in a line I had not thought to say peoples names. Not knowing who you all are I do not know whether the source is still alive so try to stick exactly to the detail I was given and hope the researcher will follow up.You publishing your research for your fellow Traills withsources is always the best way to go.
I could not publishthe many intricate details for each line in the book I gathered That book is what I think of only as the trunk of the tree It details the records and the research of those Trails before they began emigrating to colonies world wide It is intended to be a reference work on how they lived and where they went. Not what their children did after they got there. I had thought that if people could get an idea of the background of the emigrant they might be able to work out where they came from and what their background was. David is not the onlyTrail branch with lost links.It goes back to the Traills of the 11th century, but not in detail of what the descendents did The American story is complex andI'm sure would make a most interesting story of 18th and 19th century pioneering. the Canadian Story is quite separate as the story in Australia New zealand is also I have only in my book shown the roots of the tree and on this forum have only passed records on regards elsie ritchie