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Timeline for mcdowell family query

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Joyce Report 26 Feb 2013 20:54

I first saw this page today immediate family with family and dates
is this all true and were did they find this information

percy mcdowell b 1911 married rose daniels b 1917 m 1938 portsmouth
valerie 1924 ??
beryl 1945
linda 1952
percy must have been married twice

any advice welcomed



brummiejan Report 26 Feb 2013 21:00

Not entirely sure what your query is Joyce.
Might it help to look up marriage and births on Freebmd? Easy enough to do:

Where did you see this?



brummiejan Report 26 Feb 2013 21:03

FRom the above site:

Marriages Jun 1938
Daniels Rose McDowell Portsmouth 2b 1545
McDowell Percy E Daniels Portsmouth 2b 1545

You can use surname McDowell and MMN Daniels to check for births.

Also check other members' trees using search box above - you can then contact tree owner if there are matches.



GlitterBaby Report 26 Feb 2013 21:21

Even if he married twice would he really have had a child in 1924 if he was only born in 1911


Christine Report 26 Feb 2013 21:22

I think it unlikely that Percy fathered a child at 13 years of age.
I cannot see a birth for a Valerie in 1924 or 1942 (or anywhere in between). Must have been dropped by a passing spaceship!


Joyce Report 26 Feb 2013 21:24

I havent used this site for ages as my sight is getting poor
I found this on Timeline on this site with these children

Also ive tried to add them to my own tree which i cant seem todo now somehow since its all changed its a lot harder to add children
what am i doing wrong


brummiejan Report 26 Feb 2013 21:27

Joyce, I have no idea what this timeline is. My feeling would be to research the family yourself, using freebmd and other resources.
How have you come to be looking at the family - is one of them a direct ancestor?


GlitterBaby Report 26 Feb 2013 21:28

Ancestry has two trees, look as if the same person has both, but the trees are not public.


Joyce Report 26 Feb 2013 21:41

glitterbaby jan christine

i must have clicked on keepsafe or something at the top of the page as i found this family there with these dates yes they are related to me
as percys parents were
edmund b1879 stoke damerel devon m may louse bailey 1905
she was born 1885 portsmouth they had 3 children


Joyce Report 26 Feb 2013 21:47

Its in Relatives file
so who put this in there


Stuart Report 26 Feb 2013 22:09

I've never looked in "Relatives" before but have done now. It tells you how many people in your tree, has each listed individually on Pages 1-10 and more pages (rather like a long thread). If you then click on each person it will show you what details you have inputted about them and you can click on a link to see if there are other records about them ie do they appear in any census etc and also in any other trees. So another way at looking at the people in your tree without opening your tree and a short cut to checking if they are in anyone else's tree rather than go through 'search trees"
Need a longer play with it to see more precisely what it can give you, but I think whatever you see you must have put it in there in the first place.


Joyce Report 26 Feb 2013 22:12

Thanks stuart i wonder were i got the info on valerie from anyhow ive found a member who has rose daniels in his tree so i hope he can help me