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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 21 January 18 11:00 GMT (UK) »
My father told us that Granny came from Glenmore and her mother came from Tullagher.
Eventually found marriage certs, which proved the other way round. Granny married in Tullagher.
To add to confusion both surnames are very common in that area.
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 21 January 18 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Believing that my great grandfather on my mother's side was a twin.  Not so.  Research revealed that he had a brother and sister, no twins in the family at all.

Don't know why Mum thought he was a twin. 
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 21 January 18 11:54 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that the "given" name was in fact the given name! ;)

So many times I have searched for someone and eventually discovered that the first name was not even a short form of what appears in the birth register.
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 21 January 18 12:25 GMT (UK) »
When census age not exactly 10 years different from the censuses 10 years before/after, believing that would narrow down the birth date to a very small window.

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DARLING, DENYER,DICKERSON,DOLLING,DURBAN
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 21 January 18 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that in small villages, we would be able to instantly find out which house in the village my ancestors lived in through the census returns. When in truth it usually says "cottage" and each individual family is marked with a dash only.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 21 January 18 14:07 GMT (UK) »
That Parish vicars and/or clerks did enter every hatch, match & despatch into the PR's along with the right names and parents

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Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 21 January 18 14:19 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that the people who shared the family tree with you had got it right!
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 21 January 18 17:38 GMT (UK) »
My assumption that my mother's family, the Tweedies, were completely Scottish and then discovering they were Irish and not being able to take them past the 19th century.
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire

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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 21 January 18 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Some of the stories on Roots would make great reading if turned into a book...."Who Did We Think They Were..."RootsChat Revelations"  ;D
Carol

Oh yes Carol, definitely. We've had a few great ones haven't we when someone turns out to be someone completely different?   ;D ;D

We certainly have...more entertaining than T.V.  We have had plenty of family sagas on here  ;D

How many times have posters told us that their relative definitely was not illegitimate, a bigamist, a criminal etc.  ;D

Carol

How about a new TV show where relatives recount what they believe is the family history as told to them.  We could call it "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding"  ::)

(p.s. - Carol - my late father was all three!)
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