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    Just read a thread by Tom saying he is doing Ashby de la Zouch. Well is there anywhere you can look to see if someone is doing a place study instead of a name study. I found one just by word of mouth around my town and the gentleman had quite a bit on one side of my family, but if i wasn't lucky enough for this would there be any other place you can look?
    Jen

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    not that i know of, there was once a site about villiages but no one ever added to it, what villiage are you think of, maybe we can search for you.

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      #3
      curious fox might be helpful
      Jess

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        #4
        Thanks. I was thinking about Lincolnshire in particular i have a lot of family in my mums/grans family that come from Lincolnshire and i live in Lincolnshire. Just more curiosity than anything else.
        Jen

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          #5
          There is a site called Ancestral Villages where folk put down village names and people add to it with their ancestors. You could Google it and find it.
          Stella passed away December 2014

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            Society For Lincolnshire History and Archaeology

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              #7
              Thankyou, will go and have a look.
              Jen

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                #8
                You often find that books have been written about various towns/villages. Many were written in th Millenium year as Millenium Projects. I have quite a number from Northamptonshire. I found many from Northants by using the Amazon Bookshop site. Once on there I keyed in Books and Northamptonshire and just browsed, finding loads. I then just made a note of ISBN numbers. Some I ordered from other bookshops, others I got offspring to buy me as presents and some I purchased from Amazon.

                Janet

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                  #9
                  Another useful source can be that much-neglected "right hand column" of the ukbmd site, which often lists all sorts of obscure little sites to do with the relevant county.

                  I have found several useful "village" projects on there, including a wonderful one for the Isle of Man (not that that is a village of course, but you know what I mean)

                  OC

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                    #10
                    Thankyou. Just off to have a look at ukbmd.
                    Jen

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                      #11
                      You have had a shuffle thru these I guess?

                      http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/...p/Lincolnshire
                      Jess

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                        #12
                        Hi Jess the wiki was my first call now i have got used to it.
                        Jen

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                          #13
                          Hi Jennie,

                          I use the Ancestral Villages site and think it is worth having a look at. If the place name you are researching is not listed you can add it to the site and enter the names you have. Definitely worth a try.

                          Frances

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