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Monica Chiles

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Monica Report 19 Mar 2003 17:30

Fortified with t, my next wacky wheeze, apologies if eveyone already knows. You know a lot about Joe Bloggs but have no idea if he had siblings,so go to www.familysearchdotorg.Click on search for ancestors.Click on IGI, scroll and click British Isles,England and all counties( unless you know for sure where he was born )press search.It comes up with about 20( or 100's!) You find your Joe Bloggs(he may be entered as Jo Blogs so dont ignore it) click on his name and it comes up with his birthdate, christening date and parents names. Write down the magic batch number- eg K109872 this is the wheezy bit! Click on search results at top left, then click on refine search top right.Delete the firstname Joe, type in the batch number(which relates to a church) and press search. Up comes all the Bloggs from that church.They may or may not be all his siblings, so click on refine search, type in Joes parents names press search and bingo you get Joe's 8 brothers and sisters to add to your tree on Genes Connected.Ok there are some mistakes, I read today someone has found thousands of people on the 1901 census over 100yrs and a christian name as New Born Infant.Happy hunting!