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Offline Mart 'n' Al

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Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« on: Tuesday 12 June 18 19:05 BST (UK) »
How do you enthusiastically slip the subjects of your research into everyday conversation?

As my GGG GF was a purveyor of meat in a small Northumberland village, I tell people I am descended from The Butcher of Bedlington.  I also say, deadpan, that the butcher's dog was called Elvis.

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Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 13:28 BST (UK) »
How do you enthusiastically slip the subjects of your research into everyday conversation?

As my GGG GF was a purveyor of meat in a small Northumberland village, I tell people I am descended from The Butcher of Bedlington.  I also say, deadpan, that the butcher's dog was called Elvis.

Martin

and I bet Elvis was a Bedlington terrier..... ;)
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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 14:11 BST (UK) »
not easy...  usual reaction  is  glazing  over  of the   eyes...  feet  edging towards the door...  gosh  is that the time...must go.. 

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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 14:44 BST (UK) »
Jed59,..... hold on.... don't go..... I haven't told you about my great great grandfather second removed's illegitimate adopted fostered half cousin's cousin.

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Names: Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton and Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & H'pool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software.

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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:23 BST (UK) »
and what was his [hound]dog called? ;)
Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 17:03 BST (UK) »
Tillypeg, you are naughty, you didn't read my original comment, did you!!??

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Names: Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton and Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & H'pool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software.

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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 17:25 BST (UK) »
There's no easy way unless they think you have someone famous as I discovered!

My daughter has no interest in FH but when Charlotte Crosby (Geordie Shore) was on TV, I told my daughter we had connections with Northumberland areas with surnames Crosby & Gascoigne & she was keen to know if we could be related to either Charlotte or Paul!!!

Needless to say I don't think so nor have I tried to find out as the surnames are distant on my tree  ::)

So, pick a name which relates to a surname & area of someone famous then drop in your real ancestor (who may be related)  ;D

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 June 18 23:56 BST (UK) »
not easy...  usual reaction  is  glazing  over  of the   eyes...  feet  edging towards the door...  gosh  is that the time...must go.. 

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Introducing your Family History research into everyday conversation
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 17 June 18 00:25 BST (UK) »
Seriously,   :) you comment on their   family name ... focus on them ... oh ... is that one of the famous xyz ... was she from abc ... have you got family from THERE   WOW ...

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