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just started my tree

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Sharon Report 21 Jun 2008 22:20

cheers every one starting to get hang of things skeletions yet though :)

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 18 Jun 2008 22:12

Read lots of the threads on the Tips Board

Remember it's meant to be fun.



Maria Report 18 Jun 2008 22:02

Agree with all the above,

plus look at 1881 census which is free on family search (and ancestry I think, it used to be free anyway)

and don't be too worried about how many names you can get. It's great to have have a tree with lots of flourishing branches but it's when you start to get some knowledge and some stories behind the names that it really comes to life and means something special.

Also google place names (or people's names) that hold a lot of interest on your tree, you might find websites of local family history societies which could be very helpful.

And above all, enjoy!

Maria x

Running Bear

Running Bear Report 18 Jun 2008 21:10

Get all the info you can from family, try to get back to the 1901 census,then back through to 1841 census, then your into the IGI and parish records, then take care, its so easy to get going down the wrong line.


ShimmsRedRoseAndMistletoe Report 18 Jun 2008 21:08

hi sis, hi Arch ~~ waves, smiles:)

Hi Sharton

Don't think we've spoken before, extends hand of friendship, hi I'm Shimmer.

Records are luvly too, Shimmer has received so much help there.

Do make sure you give as much info as pos.

Good luck hun.


xxx Shimmer xxx

Mrs.  Blue Eyes

Mrs. Blue Eyes Report 18 Jun 2008 21:02

There are loads of lovely helpful people on the "trying to find" if you put what information you know on there and what you'd like to find, incredible people go out o f their way to help..

ps give up hope of having a clean home, or well fed xx

Running Bear

Running Bear Report 18 Jun 2008 21:00

give it plenty of water on sunny days


Sharon Report 18 Jun 2008 20:57

Hi ive just started my tree so does anyone have any tips?