This is my great-grandfather, John Dunlap.
I dabble in genealogy and yesterday I was doing some dabbling. The Dunlap side is my elusive one. All I know is my great-grandfather’s name and his parents. That’s it. It kinda drives me crazy. My grandfather was the youngest of 6 children with his oldest sibling 21 when he was born.
Anyway.. I was doing some online searching on John Dunlap yesterday. I went to look in my family tree for his birthday and lo and behold his birthday was May 21, 1861.
Practically 153 years to the day.
This isn’t the first time that this has happened to me. Many times I will have the sudden need to search for a family member and it will turn out to be some sort of anniversary date for them.
Just call me the ancestry whisperer.
Also if you have any info on any Dunlaps that lived either in Pennsylvania or Proviso/Forest Park area, IL. You know where to reach me.