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William Report 10 Jul 2013 09:19

My thanks to all for the valuable input. I am starting to get a clearer idea on how you must use the census information more when tracking English ancestors (what happens when you run out of census??). The second Carruthers family is the correct one as the Hannah Carruthers mentioned was my wife's maternal grandmother. The Clough family in Susan's reply seems to be the correct one as well given the Clough middle name as well as the continuation of the name Eleanor. I have also just found that my local library has a FMP and an Ancestry subscription so that should be helpful. Thank you mgnv for that census image.


Potty Report 10 Jul 2013 14:00

The first UK census was in 1841 and BMD registration started in late 1837. Before that you will need to search parish registers for baptisms, marriages and burials. These, unfortunately, give less information than the BMD certs - mother's maiden names are rarely given and parents are not named for marriages.


Also, google the area you are interested in; some counties have transcriptions.

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