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Lian Report 21 Apr 2007 22:00



Sue Report 21 Apr 2007 21:34

Why haven't I seen this great thread before....Sue


Jack Report 21 Apr 2007 21:19

nudge for later


Ken Report 21 Apr 2007 21:13

Nudged for reference ongoing - great thread. Ken.


Frances Report 21 Apr 2007 20:31

good read learnt some interesting bits although still name hunting before i start in depth hunt maybe in 5 or 10 yrs time frances


Rachel Report 21 Apr 2007 16:57



Heather Report 21 Apr 2007 14:40

Great idea Andy Never underestimate re-reading everything from certificates to letters received from contacts.


Sue Report 21 Apr 2007 14:24

Thanks for everyones' hard work, will print this thread off, highlight all the sources to refer back to. Sue


Heather Report 21 Apr 2007 13:51



Leonie Report 10 Oct 2006 00:11

Thanks everyone for your tips. I'll be using this thread continually. Leonie

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 Oct 2006 21:26



Julie Report 10 Sep 2006 21:21

adding nudge. really helpful. Julie


Andriea Report 10 Sep 2006 20:52

One idea I found invaluable for my other half's tree is looking up people who are researching one name. I know there is a website for the list of people doing this (but I can never find it when I need it!) I am in a position where I no longer live in the UK and especially if the surname is unusual, it can give you a whole line. One kind individual sent me a line back to the mid 1600's that he had researched on one of my other half's names. Of course I am researching Bell's, Cooper's and Marshalls so this is not really a viable option for me...Still it keeps my other half happy to gloat about his tree to me (even though I am doing all the work)...TYPICAL!!! Hope this helps someone Andriea


JulieJ Report 10 Sep 2006 13:15

Great info. What do people mean when they say they are going to 'nudge' this and how do you do it? Could anyone help knock down my present brick wall please? I have an ancestor circa 1796 that the census say he was born in Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk. I have searched the records at SoG but cannot find a baptism for him. Have found his marriage and his wive's baptism - can anyone suggest anything to help me further? Julie


Terry Report 4 Aug 2006 08:05

My brain is hurting now - I will nudge for later Terry Stewart


Mavis Report 3 Aug 2006 20:03

Nudging for myself. Also tip; Through GENUKI site see if there's a chat line for your county, I'm in the Essex & the Suffolk one's and have had look ups in village PR's done by very kind local people. Mavis


RStar Report 3 Aug 2006 12:25

What a great idea. Kelly's directory can be useful, if you need info as to who lived at a certain address BEFORE the electoral roll started, the directory covers certain years. Also Pickards Pink Pages has a wealth of info for the Warks region.


Sarah Report 3 Aug 2006 12:16

Adding to refer to later. Cheers for this!


~*~~*Sylvie*~~*~ Report 3 Aug 2006 10:14

nudge for i am in work.............oooo naughty...gotta go


PomPom Report 11 Jul 2006 12:55

Great tips nudge to keep, thanks