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Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« on: Sunday 17 December 17 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi I have come across several trees where individuals have a place of birth as a number denoting the parish. Is there a list anywhere where one can check which village, town or parish is being referenced?? (No doubt expert researchers have a superior method of referencing).  I have tried using google but without knowing the exact terminology to use I have had no luck.
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 December 17 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Are the trees that you came across all done by one person or different people?

If it was one person I would be inclined to think that it is a system that the tree maker has chosen to use as their method of referencing a place of birth.

I don't know if there is one specific reference tool re places of birth that would be universally adopted by all tree makers.

I've never used any numbers to show where an ancestor was born, I've just noted the place on the relevant sheet for that ancestor.

I did make a point of putting any reference number found whilst searching in record offices or the relevant website on the internet.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 December 17 21:42 GMT (UK) »
All by different people. They have appeared on Ancestry trees. Particularly found when following up hints!
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 December 17 21:45 GMT (UK) »
Why not ask the tree owner what they mean?

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 December 17 21:51 GMT (UK) »
That is a possibility, but at present I have let my subscription lapse. Will renew either with my original or perhaps with F M P. Does anyone know which is better? I have a couple of quite extensive trees on Ancestry and would possibly need to repeat if I change. But doesn't FindMyPast have newspaper access?
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 December 17 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Yes Find My Past does have access to newspapers.

Apart from BMD and census records, FindMyPast and Ancestry have similar and different records to offer.  It depends on what you are most likely to need for your research.

You have to decide which site offers most of what you require and then go for that one.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 December 17 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Have been trying to make my mind up for the last 3 months!!! I know my round Ancestry after 5 or 6 years. Wondering if I may benefit from a change. Do village names on FindMyPast default to USA ones like on Ancestry, which I find annoying on their UK site!! This leads to people having relatives pond hopping on their trees!!
However back to my original question I have an individual died in 1765 1677001, Suffolk, England
Probably my fault for copying it but is my 6x gt grandmother.
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 17 December 17 22:39 GMT (UK) »
Find my Past doesn't usually start giving you USA stuff unless you have specified that in your search field.

When you press the Search All Records button it automatically starts with Britain.  If you click on the down arrow of Britain it will give a choice of the following:-

Australia & New Zealand

Britain:- England
             Scotland
             Wales
             Other Britain and Ireland
             Overseas/Unknown

United States and Canada
              Canada
              United States

World

You can therefore choose what area you wish your search to cover provided you have the relevant subscription for it.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Villages or towns designated by a number on a tree.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 17 December 17 23:19 GMT (UK) »
If your subscription has lapsed, is that number from when you had an active subscription?