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Pauline Report 19 Jul 2006 21:28

Sorry Grampa A bit remiss of me. as I sasid Ia always a bit slow on the uptake!!!! Pauline

The Ego

The Ego Report 19 Jul 2006 21:31

my gran said her gran was called alice carey-WRONG- was Mary Ann she told me there were 12 children -6 from 2 marriages-WRONG -there were 21 cildren-15 +6 My dad was adamant his dad was born in 1897 WRONG-was 1892.. Ancestry insists that my tudsbury family were actually called Habina WRONG,o,so very WRONG...pmsl


Eileen Report 19 Jul 2006 21:35

oc can i join please and can i pay on the installment plan as i have several grandchildren to support over the next few weeks eileen


Heather Report 19 Jul 2006 21:43

Crone on your Who wants to be a Croniere (one grave accent) would we start off with questions like 'What was a char lady' for 50 familyrellies credits working our way up to 'find Heathers Liz and Ed Horstead' before the settlement order of 1760?

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 21:43

Take the very words out of my mouth ...latest contact is fighting back - no marriage place or date (so how do they know who the parents are, I ask myself) but she is DEFINITELY buried with her husband...unhhh? Does it give the name of her father on her grave then? Your guess is as good as mine. First child of this marriage born two years after my rellie's death. Found the baptism of this child - guess what, her mother has a different first name from our 'mutual' rellie. Heather - hand over that Piggy Bank RIGHT NOW, I deserve a little solace, 3.99 will do it, Lidl's gin. OC


Olgiza Report 19 Jul 2006 21:44

Hi all. A lot of people have my mum in their tree as being born in Norfolk. I have her original b'cert and it was Southwark. And the family didn't move between birth and registration. Have a gr. aunt who I am reassured died and was buried in Canada. Nearly correct, she visited her brother there once and when she died her house name was Toronto, well it says so on her death cert but I am often told I am wrong. I was naughty once when an American (not Smith) asked for my tree info and said he would send me a copy of his. Lo and behold it arrived with all of my tree stuck onto his virtual forest. I got back to him and denied the joining birth of my tree to his but he insisted that a marriage took place beteen two pre teen children. I then sent him some more info ...this time it was a load of the bull preverbial that I made up as I went along and he now has it on his tree. Do I qualify to join please? Roger GC (Just finished washing up after a dinner party)


Allie Report 19 Jul 2006 21:45

Can I join too OC? I have a delightful rellie who is also researching the family history. Unfotunately for any future researchers of our common ancestors this rellie is also a member of the latter day saints and the errors are howlers. I will never believe the IGI ever again lol. Never trust a submitted! Wilf :-)


Pauline Report 19 Jul 2006 21:46

My grandma always celebrated her birthdate 12th December WRONG her birthday was 12 October. Her twin brothers death was registered on the 12th December. What a terrible mistake. This came to light when she needed to confirm her age for pension way back in the late 1950's This is of courseis family only knowledge. Same as my grandad is down on 1891 and 1901 census as nephew when in fact he was son, his mother having brought him up as her nephew but again only later came to light. No way would this show on other peoples trees only family can know this.


Heather Report 19 Jul 2006 21:50

Wilf, you will have to be a contestant on Seal, No Seal - where we all try to decide whether John Smith who married 'Mrs Smith' is the correct person, as submitted by the LDS Church Member (or LSD as I recall Ed once referred to it). Id like to involve as a contestant, the 'american cousin' who contacted me with a tree back to the early 17th century and who told me he regularly went to Utah so HE must be right, that my GGFx2 who was a lighterman was be born and lived in the farming area of Richmond, where we all know there was plenty of opportunities for dock workers to ply their trade.

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 19 Jul 2006 21:51

Right peeps,Mrs Glen is due home any second.Be good everyone. Nite nite.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 19 Jul 2006 21:52

I too am an intellectual, just like Chris Tarrant and Olde £100 What does IGI stand for? a) International Genealogical Index b) Irritating Glen Itches c) International Gurning Intelligence d) Intergalactic Galaxy Iconographer £200 What always happens before a person is baptised? a) They die b) They get married c) They are born d) They are a twinkle in their mother's eye £500 In Victorian times, what did ''full age'' mean? a) Over 100 b) Three score years and ten c) Old enough to know better d) 21 or above £1000 What does BT stand for in connection with church records? a) Bishops Transcript b) British Telecom c) Bishops Trouserpress d) Bishop of Truro Congrats, you have £1000.........Now let's try the £2000 question.............. Merry


Allie Report 19 Jul 2006 21:54

Lol Heather, I think I have been playing that game for a while with this particular rellie. I would not mind so much but the mistakes are so obvious that my 5 year old could spot them :-))

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 22:01

And for the £2000 question - what is the meaning of the occupation of Carter? a) A person who drags shoes around b) A person who drags elephants around c) A person who drags ponds d) A person who drags a cart around.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 19 Jul 2006 22:09

£4000 Who lives at 10 Downing St in 1881 a) Robert Peel b) Margaret Thatcher c) William Ewart Gladstone d) Gordon Brown Have you phoned a friend yet? Merry


Guinevere Report 19 Jul 2006 22:25

Let's hear it for my gt gt grandfather who managed to father 2 children long after his death, strangely no birth certs can be found and his widow doesn't seem to have them with her on any census. But it's on the IGI so it must be right. And for his father who, so gencircles says, was born in Germany. He managed to make it back to Suffolk for his christening 3 days later, though. Gwynne

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 22:25

For £8000 How many World Wars were there in the 20th century? One Two Three Four (Bonus of £5000 if you can name them)


Phoenix Report 19 Jul 2006 22:39

Peal or no Peal The contestants are given a budget of £6.99 and attempt to obtain full details of marriages not on the IGI without buying certificates. Most of the programme is taken up with the amusing ways the contestants find of travelling across country without using petrol or paying fares. (The series is finally pulled when it is realised that every episode has closed with a close up of the contestants' faces when they are told that the marriage took place in a registry office.)

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 19 Jul 2006 22:42

£16,000 Which month was the 1841 census taken? a) Jan b) Mar c) April d) June Oh, it's the end of the with us next time, tomorrow night, to see if tonight's contestant can answer the £16,000 question!!!! Goodnight and see you tomorrow! Merry


Elizabeth Report 19 Jul 2006 22:48

My great grandfather died age 8 months. Nobody believes he is not my great grandfather, except his siblings' descendants. I have found the correct one and would really like to change his headstone but somebody found the other birth and ran with that. I've bought marraige cert that shows I'm correct and death cert of the wrong one, but still can't convince them. Don't know what you do. Some people are just pains!

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jul 2006 22:51

What's In A Name? A new panel show in which contestants have to obtain a full family history from 1841 onwards, using only census information. The winner is the panel member who can do the full set, all of which have the correct, contemporary spelling of the family name. Other panel members can score points by spotting that Donne, Dunn, Dunne and Done are obviously not the same family because the family name is definitely Down. OC