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Offline panda40

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Hi everyone
Feeling frustrated. Iíve decided that certain branches of my tree are purposefully being awkward and frustrating in me in my research. Iíve had two weeks off work to recover from a minor op and thought I would attack some of my brick walls. Well Iím no further along regardless of all the hours Iíve put in so I think I will divorce them and find some easier ones to research ;D
Anyone else feel like this?
Regards
Panda
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Linnett.Kent/liverpool 1900+
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Austin/en. Kent
Ellen. Kent
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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 October 17 13:43 BST (UK) »
Oh yes. :-X

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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 October 17 13:51 BST (UK) »

More than once ::) ;D
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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 October 17 14:31 BST (UK) »
Oh definitely :) but if it was easy where would the sense of achievement be when you do, finally, break those walls  ;D ;D

Patty
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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 October 17 14:35 BST (UK) »
Oh no I like to keep them difficulties and all  :)
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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 October 17 14:40 BST (UK) »
I never  give up and if I can't help myself I ask others to help me like I help them, very rewarding

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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:17 BST (UK) »
Some families can be resolved in days, or weeks.
Others take years and years! ;D

The latter give me a greater sense of achievement ;D ;D
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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 October 17 17:35 BST (UK) »
I wish for some less common surnames. I would have preferred fewer people with surname Smith, Jones or Davies. Particularly Widow Alice Smith my 6xGGM. I'd like to know who she was before she was Widow Smith?
 
Swap an Irish couple for one who would divulge where in Ireland they came from and who wouldn't keep changing the wife's 1st name. My replacement couple would have a record of their marriage and fathers in Ireland on Griffith's Valuation. The substitute couple would have lived long lives, as would their children, with security and comfort in old age.

I don't want to "divorce" either of my 3xGGFs who were each twice up before a court. They were 2 of the most interesting ancestors. One of them came from nowhere (OK it was Scotland) and disappeared to nowhere (back into a Scottish mist?).

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Re: Do you ever want to divorce your ancestors and find an easier lot to research?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 October 17 18:27 BST (UK) »
My 2x great grandfather got a bit confused. In the 1911census. He filled it in and said they had four children two of which had died. Truth is they had nine children and they were all still living in 1911. He said he and his wife had been married 27 years when in fact they had been married for 38 years. He is the only person with that name so no chance of confusing him with someone else. All the other previous census information as well as other sources match correctly so why does he think two of his children have died?
I just love the information he wrote down
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