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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 20 January 18 22:53 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
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 20 January 18 22:58 GMT (UK) »
I'm a newbie to this, but even in the past few weeks many of my assumptions have been shot down in flames:

Assuming family stories are remembered correctly & were facts in the first place.
When an elderly uncle tells me that "at some point it was made known that (his) mother was adopted"  when in fact she wasn't.

Assuming that once married, couples either got a divorce or were widowed before remarrying.

Assuming that the information given for the Marriage Certificate is true.

Assuming women used their maiden names when getting remarried.

Assuming living relatives will actually want to share info.

Assuming the transcriptions on A*try are mostly correct.

Assuming from reactions I've received that having 4 kids is a lot, until I came across an ancestor who had 11!  :o

Some of the stories on Roots would make great reading if turned into a book...."Who Did We Think They Were..."RootsChat Revelations"  ;D
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 ;D ;D ;D Indeed!!!

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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 20 January 18 22:59 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
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 20 January 18 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that the family story that my great uncle merchant seaman had been lost at sea during WW2 was true when in fact he had jumped off Tower Bridge a few years earlier!
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 20 January 18 23:11 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

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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 20 January 18 23:35 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that there would be records for my ancestors where records survived and I would know which ones they were

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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 21 January 18 00:14 GMT (UK) »
Assuming everyone in the family was correct when they said our Grandmother made 'that' story up, it couldn't possibly be true.

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 21 January 18 01:56 GMT (UK) »
Believing that all I had to do was type in my name and date of birth, then follow the little green leaves......
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Re: Early Assumptions
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 21 January 18 04:58 GMT (UK) »

Assuming that surnames never had any variations.

Oh yes, took me ages to trace my James family in the UK,  they had changed it to Janes.  Then just to confuse things further one changed back to James.  My great grandfather kept it as James when he came to Australia.

My mother's grandparents families were not all from Wales.  Some moved from Somerset to Wales to work in the mines, but most on that side only moved as far as Bristol area.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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