Chuck---Long time no speak nor write. I apologize, but I have been in the process of moving since early May and shut down the house, put everything in storage, and we are spending the summer with Bonnie's parents in Baltimore. My computer is also in storage, much to my chagrin, so my communication has become very limited in the meantime.
Nonetheless, I have meanwhile uncovered a great genealogy section in the Fairfax County Library here in Fairfax City and have taken the opportunity to spend some focused time on family tree and family history matters on both sides of my family. Only a few days ago, one of the library staff (and all of them in this "Virginia Room" are very skilled at genealogy matters) showed me the libraries genealogy website on Netscape and the panoply of internet sources, such as GenForum, that can be helpful. Having used GenForum successfully for my mother's McCulloch/McCoullogh side, I was interested to find your earlier notes under our family name.
In this library, there is a good source of information concerning almost anything in the genealogy line with a focus on Virginia. Hence I have spent time researching the books and other hard document sources here and found a fair amount concerning Martin Carroll Lynskey and his brother Patrick, as well as some basic information on William, whom I believe is their brother who went further south. The Confederate records here are excellent, and I have developed a very good overview of the Virginia military records of both Martin and Patrick during the Civil War, and some basic information about William's military record in Lousiana during that conflict. Also, I have been able to review the Census records for Virginia here on microfiche, through 1920, and our direct family links show up for both Martin and Patrick and their descendants---including our own immediate family members.
Once I get back into my own computer swing, I can get back online at home and continue the quest, but I have decided that the current focus afforded me in this Fairfax Library is worth the time and effort spent.
I hope you see this in the near future, and feel free to respond by posting a message on GenForum. Any information that I can provide you from my current research is yours for the asking.
Best regards. Jerrie Lynskey
P. S. The old mailing address is still available for sending something in hard copy form, as I am having the mail held for pickup until I have a new permanent address.
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