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researching at records offices, libraries etc

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Amanda S

Amanda S Report 25 Jul 2007 00:05

nudge for Margaret Weaver

Sophfox

Sophfox Report 25 Jul 2007 00:29

Nudge for later when I am also brave enough to go that one step further, thanks for all the advise.

Amanda S

Amanda S Report 25 Jul 2007 17:41

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Clou

Clou Report 1 Aug 2007 23:48

nudging for laters

Dawney

Dawney Report 1 Aug 2007 23:58

nudge for later

Clou

Clou Report 24 Aug 2007 00:11

Hi

Found a way of saving threads without actually replying to it by clicking bookmark this so the nudges dont clog up the boards

Clare

Jello

Jello Report 19 Sep 2007 19:35

And I thought I was alone on this one. I had this fear of the family records office until I read all these posts. Now I don't feel as fearful.

keep em coming!

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 2 Oct 2008 15:24

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HeatherofOz

HeatherofOz Report 2 Oct 2008 17:28

Derbyshire Records Office Matlock.

I thoroughly recommend them. They are the most friendly, helpful and efficient people I have come across. By phone or by mail they are very efficient. I sent of a search request and received an answer with the required information and photocopies within a week. Heather

Rebecca

Rebecca Report 2 Oct 2008 18:02

is is possible to search local archives online

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 25 Jan 2009 11:01

nudged for Norm

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 3 Feb 2009 21:48

- for Samantha

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Feb 2009 19:10

nudged

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Aug 2009 23:01


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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 22 Sep 2009 15:54


- for Tetley

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Sep 2009 10:13

nudged

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 14 Oct 2009 21:16


nudged

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 6 Nov 2009 11:07



given a nudge for new readers.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 Nov 2009 22:32



For new readers

grannyfranny

grannyfranny Report 7 Feb 2010 13:36

I've read through these excellent tips with interest. My tip would be to never write on scraps of paper about ANYTHING, not just genealogy, if you write in a notebook you can always find the info again.

And can I just say how much I enjoyed researching at the Kendal office those years back. They let you look at the original records, often written on parchment so the writing had to fit round the imperfections. In one parish record from the 1760's, in the small space at the bottom of each page the vicar had written notes such as 'the price of corn is .. and the price of potatoes is...'. One page he wrote 'there is a sickness in the village, lots of people have had it but no one has died. The symptoms are.....'. What a fantastic historical record, I was so busy reading that I almost forgot to look for my rellies!