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  1. Thread: I'm excited!

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    Well, I'm even more excited now, and feeling a...

    Well, I'm even more excited now, and feeling a bit smug to be honest, the marriage certificate arrived today and it is the right one, so I now have the occupation of Jonathan Jones as Grocer which...
  2. Thread: My Heritage

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    My Heritage

    Does anyone use this for research? They seem to have quite a lot of useful databases on there and as it is cheaper than Ancestry (which I still haven't decided about!) I just wondered if anyone here...
  3. Thread: I'm excited!

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    Thank you Elaine, that is interesting, William...

    Thank you Elaine, that is interesting, William and Edward could easily be 'my' William and Edwin the dates are about right, William senior could be their grandfather, not sure about Elizabeth,...
  4. Thread: I'm excited!

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    Thank you Carolyn and Elaine, unfortunately I'm...

    Thank you Carolyn and Elaine, unfortunately I'm not on Ancestry so they won't let me follow the links without buying a sub! However, Elaine, that marriage of William to Hannah Milburn looks about...
  5. Thread: I'm excited!

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    I'm excited!

    My father's family seemed to have had the habit of giving their children second names based on a relative or ancestor, I have a great uncle named John Burdett Brown (his mother, my great grandmother...
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    Lin, Thank you very much for that, yes thanks, I...

    Lin, Thank you very much for that, yes thanks, I did find the later marriage and the death of Eliza in 1872.

    Margaret.
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    I'm not on Ancestry so haven't got access to any...

    I'm not on Ancestry so haven't got access to any of their records (I can't even open the links that you gave me, I just get asked to join). Thomas was Christened in 1808 which ties in with Census...
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    Consent of Parents?

    I've just found a marriage on Free Reg between Eliza Gillard and Thomas Weech who were both born about 1810, the marriage didn't take place until 1837 when they were both about 27/28, yet in the...
  9. I usually only buy certificates for direct...

    I usually only buy certificates for direct ancestors unless I have problems trying to work out who is who, for everyone else I am happy to just use the quarter dates from the indexes particularly now...
  10. Thank you Tessie, as I keep all my information on...

    Thank you Tessie, as I keep all my information on my Laptop and don't have an online tree I just quote my source and add any reference details that I need in case I need to look it up again, if I...
  11. I don't use Ancestry and I don't mean to pick at...

    I don't use Ancestry and I don't mean to pick at anyone, but, if you've got all the BMD information you need from the GRO or FreeBMD why do you to also need look it up on Ancestry, am I missing...
  12. Thread: FMP Trees

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    Wonder if it's going to work a bit like Genes...

    Wonder if it's going to work a bit like Genes Reunited, I used to like their site and the way you got 'Hot Matches' every so often.
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    Thank you Janet, yes, I think that is what puts...

    Thank you Janet, yes, I think that is what puts me off Ancestry trees, dozens of people having the same wrong information but because there are more of them than the one of you they are right, it...
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    Thanks for that, I think that Ancestry would be...

    Thanks for that, I think that Ancestry would be the best for 'meeting' others researching the same names but I don't want to take out yet another subscription, perhaps I'll give FMP a go, I can...
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    I used to use their free tree but didn't get any...

    I used to use their free tree but didn't get any contacts, when I tried upgrading it to full membership my Bank charged me a fortune in exchange rates so I haven't bothered since preferring to stick...
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    My husband comes from what used to be a small...

    My husband comes from what used to be a small village where his family have lived since the mid 1800's so there are lots of inter marriages leading to all kinds of strange relationships.
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    Thank you Val and Anne, looks like I will have to...

    Thank you Val and Anne, looks like I will have to have another think, pity that GR turned bottoms up I really liked the way they handled their trees.
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    Find My Past Family Trees

    Does anyone on here have a tree on FMP? At the moment I don't have an online tree and as I have a sub to FMP that seems the obvious site to put one on, but does it work like Ancestry? I used to...
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    Thanks for all the support, there is a...

    Thanks for all the support, there is a flourishing history society but when I asked for the persons contact details explaining why I wanted them she didn't show any interest. I think that I might...
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    I'm a bit annoyed and upset

    In the Somerset village where my husband's family have lived since the mid 1800's there are two distinct branches of the Lawrence family, I haven't found any connection between them though in such a...
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    I've always done my contacting through the post...

    I've always done my contacting through the post setting out how I tracked down their address (BT Phone Book, FMP Register of Electors etc.) and enclosing a small tree just showing the line from our...
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    Thank you Anthony, unfortunately the connection...

    Thank you Anthony, unfortunately the connection isn't close enough to warrant me buying a certificate so it will remain for ever a mystery as far as I am concerned.
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    Thank you Judith.

    Thank you Judith.
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    Query on GRO Birth Entry

    I've just looked up a birth entry on the GRO indexes and was wondering if anyone could explain what "Occasional Copy: A: means.


    FIELD, ALICE MAUD MARY TURNER
    GRO Reference: 1906 J Quarter in...
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    GR used to be really good, I liked the way that I...

    GR used to be really good, I liked the way that I could put a back-up tree on there about once a month and then would get 'hot matches', I made some good contacts through them but since they got...
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