Genealogical research can become a complicated and complex hobby. However, it is a hobby that I enjoy and have been involved in for fifteen years. In the search for my ancestors' records it isn’t always easy to find them. Researching our ancestors is fun when accurate and complete records are found for our ancestors. If we find original records with our ancestors’ names, dates, and parents ‘names in them then all is well. Some researchers are fortunate to find those kinds of records; however, that isn’t always the case. In fact, that hasn’t happened while researching the Lee paternal line.
The paternal Lee family line has been researched extensively, and finding records has been challenging. Was Jordan Lee christened? No such record has been found for him. Direct evidence such as birth records or christening records list the names of parents. Those are the kinds of records that gives the birth date and parents’ names. Religion was an important part of the lives of our ancestors. Church records are a valuable substitute for a person when vital records are not available. None have been found for the Jordan Lee family. What church did the Lee family attend? I suspect they were Methodist; however there, is no evidence to back that up. The living Lee cousins that I have connected with since researching the Lee family, has said their affiliation is Methodist; and the a tradition through the generations.
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