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Re: Brecon Court Records 1870
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 12 July 18 19:14 BST (UK) »
Newwriter,

Please, please forgive me if you already know this -- but if ever you are struggling to find someone on a census record, or BMD record or whatever - on Find My Past (or Ancestry) -- remove specific birth places and try using a wildcard in the name (ie an Asterisk *).

In the case of Thomas Jarman - I firstly tried searching for him as Jarman - then tried his sister Charlotte -- but eventually found him by searching on Tho* *man --- you can use a wildcard after 3 letters or before 3 letters. Also used 1850 as his birth year plus or minus 2 years --- and born in Wales (ie no place or county).

(That's what it used to be regarding wildcards anyway -- the number of required letters MAY have been reduced by now, but I have always used 3 either before -- or after a wildcard.) No doubt someone involved in this thread will let us know if there has been a change.

I hope this info is of some use (if you didn't already know it of course!)
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Brecon Court Records 1870
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 17 July 18 22:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Pennines,

Had I read your last post on Thursday when you posted it it would have been very useful to me. However I actually looked up how to use wildcards over the weekend when looking for someone else. So when I read your post today it made me smile.

But thank you again for all of your help and advice. It has given me a much better picture of my rogue great granddad and helped me to keep track of his father, as well as how to get the best use out of FindMyPast

Best Wishes.

Newwriter

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Re: Brecon Court Records 1870
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 08:04 BST (UK) »
Newwriter --- do you mean to actually tell me you ignored my post!! How could you? (I am only joking).

I am so pleased that you are getting somewhere with your research.

Regards and Good Luck.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.