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I mark people who've disappeared as "DISAPPEARED" on the tree as a suffix to their surname; when I'm bored I can randomly pick one and have another look.

Today I looked and found an ANC tree had them on .... so I peeked.  The tree had a bit of incest with a brother and a son "Ello!" I thought, "bet that's wrong....".  While I appreciate it went on, I just didn't think this lot were right .... so I dug around and found that the ANC tree was entirely off the mark.  *sighs* ... shame as her brother's marked as "DISAPPEARED" on my tree too and this'd have tied them up nicely as to where to ... and a "why?" ....

I'd have slid that story in anywhere/everywhere if it were proven! 

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Buckinghamshire / Re: Am I jumping to conclusions here? Brantom - Cave - Gaskin
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 19:32 BST (UK)  »
He was nibbling at other goods.... so she called for a divorce.

It's in the Bucks newspapers 26 May 1934.

Mrs. Winifred Cave .... Church Street, Fenny Stratford, petitioned for the dissolution .... husband, Mr. Charles Thomas Cave ....

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Oxfordshire / Re: Tredwell v Tredwell
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 18:15 BST (UK)  »
Could be any manner of relation, or widow of a relation.  Why would you assume it's his sister?  Could be a coincidence, widow of another male in the family, a first cousin, a second cousin, a distant visiting cousin ....

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The Common Room / Re: Who Do You Think You Are? Series 15, Episode 1 Broadcast Info!
« on: Wednesday 06 June 18 21:29 BST (UK)  »
Just spotted this, only missed the first half :)
Telly's intermittent, but luckily it worked! 

But I have no idea ..... who she is .... what the story was up to this point.

Oh well... better to watch half an hour and not know what's going on than to miss it all :)

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My guess is that it says John Northhouse.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Amusing tree on Ancestry
« on: Sunday 03 June 18 17:28 BST (UK)  »
When I build a tree, I might find somebody who "married one of these 3-4 chaps, no idea which one ... so I'll add them and follow the lines down, to see if anything ever makes sense..." because there's no other way to do it and remember what you found... iyswim.  If I find somebody who isn't right, I'll leave them on the tree and I change their surname to include the suffix _DUD - and my notes say why I discounted them.... so I know, in case I stumble across that potential connection again in 10 years' time as it'd save me wasting time.

I guess the issue here might be that: she has no idea others might see what she's working on .... or that anybody might take it as "true".

People will use the framework as fits their purposes... and not how ANC intended it to be used, or how others use it.  Some might be meticulously ONLY be adding "true/proven/must be" people ... others "toss all and sundry at the tree to see what sticks", using it as their "rough notes and finished stuff" ... all their ideas and notes in one online spot for them to use/discard over time.

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Buckinghamshire / Re: Mary Boswell b 1820 in Olney, Bucks
« on: Friday 01 June 18 20:45 BST (UK)  »
Unless I've gone cross eyed, 4 years ago on rootschat somebody was seeking the chap she married -and that post gives Mary's parents and generally discusses records/who is who etc.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=676585.0

 

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How do you record your family history?
« on: Tuesday 29 May 18 12:50 BST (UK)  »
For now I just use a free online website, familyecho.com - which produces instant/fast trees.

It's just straight forward... ultimately I'd like to buy second generation, but that involves hosting and then you have to maintain that hosting, so I'm waiting until my life's "more settled" before committing.

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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: 1939 register
« on: Sunday 27 May 18 15:20 BST (UK)  »
It might be he "wasn't ready to let go" yet - or even that he did it to get an extra ration book.  Probably the former and wanted to enter her as "not forgotten" and to see her name written down one more time.

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