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Old 07-05-2007, 19:45   #16
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Who knows what we would find if we go back..maybe we are decended from mad axemen or raving banshies.. i think i will leave well alone....
lol....exactly granny, BUT i think it would make me more determined to find out to see if madness is really in my genes....confused.gif
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Old 07-05-2007, 20:03   #17
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well, i ve just spent a couple of hours trawling through the registers to find the name of one of my relatives.......I know what her married name was, but not when she was married......I know the name of her hubby....but heck, I can't find either of them.....I'm going squinty eyed looking so I thought I'd have a break....... and come here to look if there has been much interest.
I will be really elated if I can find this couple!
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Old 07-05-2007, 20:21   #18
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Re: Family Tree.

If the surname is not too common you can sometimes find out a lot by just typing the name into Google. I once googled my full maiden name and found a lady with the same name as me had been a passenger on a ship bound for New York in 1882. I then found her living in Los Angeles in 1890. I don't know the relationship but, with an uncommon surname as mine was, she must have been a distant relation.

For the person you're looking for, if you go into FreeBMD (countrywide, not local) and type in the husband's name with a date range within say 30 years either side of when you think it may have been you might get a hit on his marriage. If you know the town or county where they were married that will also help to narrow it down.
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Old 07-05-2007, 21:20   #19
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Thanks for that West Ender......I wish......it is a common name....and there are hundreds to look through. I have found a couple that COULD just be the right ones....the dates are about right......but unfortunately at that time the spouses maiden name is not recorded....and THAT is the name I am looking for. I think I am going to have to resort to Census data.
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Old 08-05-2007, 22:10   #20
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There was a programe on the tele a few months back,where soap stars etc ,looked up their family tree.Jane Horrocks found out that she was desended from the Horrocks family that owned the big cotton factories in lancs years ago...
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Old 08-05-2007, 22:25   #21
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You could try searching for them both seperately and see if you find a matching quarter and try increasing the search area. I`ve got some Clayton relatives who were registered in Haslingden.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:09   #22
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Yes Uncle Mick.....I have done that and have found 3 possibles for the male, but about 7 that are possibles for the female of the partnership......I guess i'm going to have to make a trip to the local library armed with my reference numbers and look them all up. It is very interesting.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:15   #23
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All these tips are useful...so keep 'em coming.
Who knows it may even get more people addicted to this recreation.

I saw a couple of those programs....and i can recall thinking that the folk who chased up and down looking for their ancestors must be mad.....now, it appears.....I'm one of those mad folk.
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Old 09-05-2007, 16:09   #24
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If they were married at a local church then the library may have the parish registers, which may show the witnesses, possibly brothers or sisters.
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Old 09-05-2007, 17:41   #25
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it would be a lot easier if you could get the old electrol free online, but you always have to pay
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Old 09-05-2007, 19:07   #26
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I am going to have to try and see what the library can come up with i think.
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Old 17-05-2007, 19:56   #27
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One of the best sites is Find my past.com,you have to pay but you can get a fiver and go from there, if any one wants anything looking up let me know I am a member of Find my past and Ancestry.co.uk and so can look for free,I have been doing my family tree and many others for over 20 years
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Old 17-05-2007, 20:03   #28
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Don't know whether you noticed Margaret, but a little bit in the Observer is reporting an Internet genealogy course at the library on Pickup Street. C-L-M next Thursday 10 a.m. 'til noon. They state 'the event will include details and top tips of how people can trace their family trees by using search engines'

Advise you to get names down as quickly as possible .. contact the library 236463.
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Old 17-05-2007, 20:19   #29
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try genes reunited they now do a free check on births mariiges and deaths online from i think 1890s to the present day,i found info of my kids birth on there
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Old 17-05-2007, 23:48   #30
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My sister started doing our family tree - but seeing as theyre all in ireland she went over there for a couple of weeks going through the parish registers. She got back to the 1860's on the maternal side but then ran into a problem - they werent recorded as such eg it was sarah married arthur and that was it!!! lol
My cousin did the paternal side - he ended up at a reunion in America!!! lol
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