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Title: What Country is your research ?
Post by: RootsChat on Saturday 31 July 04 22:32 BST (UK)
Hello RootsChatters,

It has been 6 months tonight since we launched RootsChat to the world and we have watched it grow faster than we have ever imagined !!

We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.

We love your input !

RootsChat :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MrsLizzy on Tuesday 10 August 04 19:32 BST (UK)
Also France.  One branch of my family cherished the fond illusion that they were descended from "some bigwig in Hamburg", but I made myself deeply unpopular by revealing that they were really descended from an unmarried woman servant from Norfolk!

Oops!   :o :o

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Annahannah on Thursday 12 August 04 20:24 BST (UK)
Ah, but what of the other half of that equation? She didn't do it by herself. :o
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Kazza on Thursday 12 August 04 22:38 BST (UK)
Annahanna,

You took the words out of my mouth. 

Kazza.   ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Bee on Wednesday 25 August 04 01:26 BST (UK)
Upto now everyone is English or to be more precise everyone (both mine & my husbands side) seems to originate in Norfolk or Suffolk, so can anyone tell me why East Yorkshire became so popular.

Love the choice of poll options but SCOLTLAND!  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: indiapaleale on Wednesday 25 August 04 01:41 BST (UK)
Hi Rootschatters,
I have always been told that I was "Brummie" through and through but I have learned that we have ancestors in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Lancashire. The one common theme that seems to run through my Mom's family is brewers, maltsters and publicans! I'm having a great deal of fun tracking down pubs!
India in California
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Darcy on Wednesday 25 August 04 02:46 BST (UK)

I always believed all my people to be from Lancashire but only my grandmother and her siblings were born there.

I have chased the rest of them through Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Just to confuse matters the Lancashire family moved to Northern Ireland around 1909 - it's unbelievable how they travelled.

My parents topped the lot by sailing for Australia -
What a lot of vagabonds we are...... ::)
Aaron
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Sylviaann on Wednesday 25 August 04 13:36 BST (UK)
Apart from Jersey mine are all English.  I have Norfolk, Suffolk, Lancashire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire so far.  You may have guessed they all ended up in East London.

Sylvia
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: janham on Wednesday 25 August 04 20:04 BST (UK)
Hi all at RootsChat,

My research at the moment is in Ireland, Waterford to be precise.  Oh how I envy anyone searching England !!!.

There are a lot of lookup offers for England but I have not seen any for the Waterford area.  I know all my ancestors lived there and they must be buried there also.  As a lot of the records were destroyed I think the only way I am going to find out anything is to search all the graveyards in Waterford.  As there is no way I can get there I'm stumped.

Jan 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: English Jen on Thursday 26 August 04 15:08 BST (UK)
Hi Jan

That's exactly the predicament I'm in as well ... in Waterford also ... Dungarven to be precise ... if you ever get there keep an eye out for Sheehan's!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Sylviaann on Thursday 26 August 04 15:25 BST (UK)
I forgot about my Patrick O'Farrell from Cork.  I've given up hope of finding anything about him.

Sylvia
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Chris in 1066Land on Thursday 26 August 04 15:27 BST (UK)
Hi

My lot were not very adventurous

Silk & Cotton Mills of Cheshire and Lancashire for some 100 years, then on to the Silk Mills in Staffs, Derby and Notts till the 1900's.

Boring Lot

Although one did get as far as Dartmoor Prison where he died awaiting transportation - and is buried in Princetown.

So - it could have been exciting !!

Chris in 1066Land
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: janham on Thursday 26 August 04 19:52 BST (UK)
Hi Jen,

It's so frustrating when you can't find anything, but I can't give it up, one day as more and more goes on the net something may just turn up, so don't give up hope on finding out about your "Sheehan" ancestors.

I've just been looking back over the material I have collected since searching Waterford there was a Patrick Sheehan (Labourer) living at 22 Blakes's Lane (off Barrack St) Waterford City 1909/10.  I don't know if he is one of yours but every little bit of info could be important.   I posted a message on the Waterford board with a link to the site where I obtained this info, I'm sure you would think it worth a look as you may find more of your family.

Jan
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: celia on Thursday 26 August 04 20:36 BST (UK)
Hello i have just joined the club i have been doing my family tree's for a few years Mostly in cheshire & lancashire.Cant say i have seen this before. Looks good though. I have been trying to reply to a message posted in January Rootschat.com how do i do it ??? This is my first try so i hope it works
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Chris in 1066Land on Thursday 26 August 04 21:16 BST (UK)
Hi Celia

Welcome to Rootschat

Well, as you can see - you were OK this time, no problems.

Just do the same (click in reply box, type message, post) to the January message

Good luck with your ancestral search

Chris in 1066Land
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Darcy on Thursday 26 August 04 21:47 BST (UK)

Hi Chris ;D

even though my lot moved around a lot there wasn't too much adventure attached to it ::)

They still had the same occupation, mostly Ag Lab. of course, until the Lancashire lot on the 1901 census. This revealed my 13 year old great aunt as a  'cotton spinner' and great grandfather as an 'Iron Furnace Man"

The most exciting person was great grandmother who stayed home to attend the 'beer house' - not to mention  6 other children!

Cheers
Aaron,
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: celia on Friday 27 August 04 15:20 BST (UK)
Thank you Chris that worked, I think maybe i tried befor i signed up  because there was no reply button.Anyway all sorted
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bean on Wednesday 08 September 04 13:12 BST (UK)
Mine all appera to be in Herefordshire, Breconshire, Radnorshire and Anglsey - but may have started out in Cornwall. Seem to have been a wealthy bunch - landowners and solicitors with the odd vicar thrown in, although one pair of ancestors seem to have sued the vicar of Kington!!

Bean
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Wednesday 08 September 04 13:21 BST (UK)
On my father's side: London, England going back three generations, then Germany and Wisbech (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk or Lincoln, depending where the boundaries were, in that particular year !).

On my mother's side:  Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Lithuania, Galicia, etc. etc.

On my Wife's father's side. Dorset, moving to Lancashire (1870)

On my wife's mother's side: The Hessies (the first daughter was always called Hessie) from Scotland to Ireland to Scotland, with the youngest generation in Berlin ! (don't need to look hard to find her ... she finds me -- "Daddy, can I ... " )

p.s. she drew my "mug shot" !
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aussiechick on Saturday 11 September 04 12:41 BST (UK)
im living in australia and all 5 surnames im doing  are all english and 3 round the Staffordshire area and 2 lancashire   

My G Grandfather Sampson BYRD did the exctitng thing and came to aussie  bad timing was the 1st ww lol


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lisa on Tuesday 14 September 04 01:23 BST (UK)
My countries include (so far) Australia England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, New Caledonia (but I have buckleys of finding anything there unless anyone has any leads - its a french colony).
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Annahannah on Tuesday 14 September 04 21:53 BST (UK)
I just found out that my husband's family were travellers. at least for a few years.

His GG-grandparents were born in Scotland; his G-grandfather was born in Africa and married in Canada to a woman born in Canada to Scottish parents; his grandfather was born in Canada and married in the USA to a woman whose father was born is Scotland and mother born in Maine, USA.  His father was born in the USA and married a woman whose parents were Russian/Polish. 

He and his father were career military, so both travelled.

Anna
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ian2004 on Friday 17 September 04 09:24 BST (UK)
England
I was born in Kent
My mother was born in Yorkshire
Her father was born in Lancashire
His father was born in Wiltshire
and so was his father (b.1812)
 I think we must be a long lost tribe of Bedouins  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: T on Saturday 18 September 04 00:41 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone,

Ive been researching my family for the lastfew years.
Mostly Lancashire and Essex and a few inSomerset.

I've also done a considerable ammount of military research as it seems most of my family were in the forces at one time or another.

This is a really good site and Im pleased that i found it ;D
So many great people doing things for others and for free
 just as it should be.


all the best Mojo
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: JDG on Saturday 18 September 04 12:01 BST (UK)
My main area has to be Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire, with a line in Warwickshire
and I also have links to Canada and Australia.

I am also half Italian, with my specific family research in Sicily, although I am conducting a one name study for my Italian surname of Orlando, and seek them anywhere!

My husband's line is from the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, and Huntingdonshire, then to Yorkshire and finally to Edinburgh on his father's side. His mother's side is mainly in the North East.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Goorikidz on Wednesday 22 September 04 22:53 BST (UK)
My research is Warwickshire, Worcester, Essex, Cumberland, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Wales, Ireland (that is hopeless), New Caledonia, France.  Between hubby and me we have someone who came from nearly every county in England.

Lisa re your New Caledonia - yes it is difficult, I wrote to the embassy over there in 1995, and this year I received a reply, giving me the name of the only other person researching the same name.  It turned out to be my sister, and she had written in 1997.  So there is always something, sometime.

Janette
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Heidi on Sunday 26 September 04 16:25 BST (UK)
I always thought we were 200% cockney - East End - which was where I grew up, before I started on the research a couple of years ago. What did I find. Some were Huguenots which I have traced to 1750 up to now. Some from Norfolk and the rest seem to come from East Sussex/Kent, but all moved to the Bethnal Green/Shoreditch area eventually, probably looking for work. The East Sussex/Kent (Ticehurst/Etchingham/Burwash and a bit of Sissinghurst/Cranbrook) all seem to be Farm Labourers. That all changed in East London and all seemed to become Gas Stokers and Bricklayers.

The future generations will have to start looking for their roots in Switzerland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Kazza on Friday 01 October 04 00:37 BST (UK)
Most of my family came to Wales from Devon in the late C19th.  Interestingly I also have a Norwegian and an Australian thrown into the mix to liven things up.   ;D And make me tear my hair out.  >:(

Kazza.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Fitty on Friday 01 October 04 12:56 BST (UK)
My grandmothers side came from Norfolk but one or two moved to Canada ( have yet to research this line).
My grandfathers side are from Lancashire
My father was Dutch and my children were born in Berlin, Leeds, Minden West Germany and Milton Keynes.

Now.......where did i leave my big earings and head scarf?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lloydy on Saturday 02 October 04 18:11 BST (UK)
On both my mother'sand father's side most of my research is centred round the county of Montgomeryshire (now Powys), Wales.  Quite a boring tree as all my mother's ancestors were from the Newtown area and my father's were from Llanidloes, although one set of GGGG Grandparents originated from Ysutumen, Cardiganshire - but still Wales ;D

I do have a few exceptions though - two GG Uncles emigrated to New Zealand, and another to the USA.  Makes it a bit more interesting  :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 7igerby7he7ail on Sunday 03 October 04 11:52 BST (UK)
I started off in Manchester where my parents were born, then the route diverts and disects with my grandparents to Staffordshire,Worcestershire and Lancashire,then on to Cumbria,Derbyshire,Yorkshire, Lincolnshire Cheshire, and Buckinghamshire,branching off to Canada,USA,New Zealand,Australia,South Africa and Argentina. My wife's tree also starts in Manchester then on to Argyll,Midlothian,Berwickshire,Ireland,Hertfordshire. then off to Canada,New Zealand and the USA. No wonder my daughters have the travelling 'bug'.

Tom G


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: goggy on Tuesday 05 October 04 14:09 BST (UK)
Well,god job I noticed this flying past.My main interest for the past year has been a one name chase,simple eh??It seems so on starting,then you find out the name starts in Scandinavia,in that hairy Viking mob,chewbacca,s all,goes all over the Continong,gives old Angleterre a good wellying,Welsh Wales as well,then not content with that lot,needs to add old Ireland to round things off!!Add to all this,young Oliver Cromwell and others of similar persuasion got rid of a few as exiles
and undesirables to the New Worlds then available,others jumped back to the more friendly arms of Continental rulers.
 It has been said before, I,ll say it again family history bites deeper than a Butchers dog!!
                Regards to all,
                       George.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Renee on Tuesday 05 October 04 20:02 BST (UK)

    Am at  a standstill for information on my ancestors!
   Most of my info is from the LDS and it has proven to be inaccurate and confusing. Other sites [ Ancestry.com ] charge a fee and I am not ready to give up on free sites, but don't have the computer know-how to dig them up.
     So far Rootschat has given me the most in general info that I have found.
           I enjoy reading and seeing photos of England and wish there was more on Scotland.
                                Renee
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: J. Robertson_r5825 on Thursday 14 October 04 02:15 BST (UK)
I only have one, Scotland. (Tho his wife, Susannah Johnson might be from Scotland - can't find anything on her!)
Joseph Rainey Robertson, b. "1760-1780 in Scotland", tho, from the date he married Susannah Johnson, 24 N0v 1795, in Madison Co, KY.  I would suspect him born 1775 =/- 3 years . That could make her an immigrant, Native American Indian or born somewhere in the area.
I don't know.
I have  some possible  places,:
>>Hamilton, Lanark, 1774 of James B. Robertson and Violet Hamilton;
 >>Rhynie and Essie, 1776 , of of Joseph M. and Agnes  Pirie;
Being long before the census' began, it is hard to find any confirmation or denial for these.
I have no idea when where how, or why Joseph left Scotland, nor where, when, or how he arrived in the USA, and Kentucky.

 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aussiechick on Monday 18 October 04 09:32 BST (UK)
england and australia
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: booger on Tuesday 19 October 04 09:56 BST (UK)
What you have to remember about the IGI is that it relies on people submitting accurate information. I'm LDS and I use the site a lot - I ALWAYS order copies of the original documents to verify any claims before I go any further.

It's just a shame that other people are incapable or just can't be bothered to verify any details they submit to the IGI. It makes me wonder if these are the same people who claim to have traced their family trees back to nobility or say that they share common ancestry with George Bush!

I can't really see a way around this problem, but the IGI is a really useful resource so long as you realize that some people are sloppy and need a good slap around the head, with a large print quad, for submitting such rubbish. Thankfully, I haven't encountered any problems with it...yet.

;)

Kris.





    Am at  a standstill for information on my ancestors!
   Most of my info is from the LDS and it has proven to be inaccurate and confusing. Other sites [ Ancestry.com ] charge a fee and I am not ready to give up on free sites, but don't have the computer know-how to dig them up.
     So far Rootschat has given me the most in general info that I have found.
           I enjoy reading and seeing photos of England and wish there was more on Scotland.
                                Renee
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: yorkshirelass on Tuesday 19 October 04 10:11 BST (UK)
hi

i've not been doing this for long but my main search is in Sheffield. Up to now its just the same pattern in the line i'm following, same house, same christian name and same job (cutlers) back to early 1800's. Be interesting to see what happened before the steel works became so big. And before that house was built ha ha......

must admit, my great, great, great grandad's name changing from Frederick to William really threw me   :-\   ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: down-under on Thursday 21 October 04 01:44 BST (UK)
Mine are just around worcester, warwickshire, hereford the birmingham area.
 Allthough my father when he was in the Royal Marines 1924-1936 had the jolliest time by all accounts (So you never know!!!). 
 I am a 10 pound pom in Australia came out on my own and married a Australian. Planned to go back home to live but stayed here and love it
I did think someone else in the family emmigrated, it was of my fathers generation .
I still say home for Uk I lived in Kitts Green Birmingham till I turned 21 in  the November and left for Australia soon after.

Regards Pam

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: leagen on Friday 22 October 04 04:36 BST (UK)
Family history says our JENJINS family came from County Cork in Ireland during potato famine between 1842 and 1846.  We think they went first to Que., Canada then were in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York by 1850.  I am finding research for Ireland very hard, few records actually online. John JENKINS (m) Mary/Maria SALMON DWYER.  Both (b) late 1700's to mid 18teens, ages changed at each census, seems no one remembered their age but I tend to believe more the age they gave when they were younger.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: leagen on Friday 22 October 04 04:41 BST (UK)
Should have previewed my last post, it should read JENKINS at start  not JENJINS.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: trystan on Sunday 24 October 04 23:35 BST (UK)
leagen,

Don't worry about it we all make plenty of mistakes (my spelling and typing is terrible) - if you spot you have ade a mistake, just press the "modify" button after you have posted your message, and nobody will be any the wiser!

Trystan
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: mobo on Wednesday 27 October 04 17:10 BST (UK)
 :) :) :) :)

My research is for the BUCKLEY family in Cheshire & Lancashire, The EDGSON family in Rutland, Leicestershire, & Lancashire, The MORRIS family in Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire & Lancashire, the SWARBRICK, TURNER & WILLIAMSON families in Lancashire, and the DUNNE & McNULTY families in Ireland. 

Mobo
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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jewell on Thursday 28 October 04 23:58 BST (UK)
England seems to be my  primary ground...both sides of the line.  Now if I could only get a better understanding of the various counties in the land I might have a better understanding of where places are and their proximity to other areas...geesh, wish I had paid more attention in geography class when we studed Great Britain although I think our primary focus was on the provinces of Canada!! ???

My mother's family always hung on to the story that my grgrandmother was some sort of blue blood or at least carried the title "Lady"....not too sure how high up the aristocratic line..but some where in the group.  Well so far all I have found is that she appears to have been a store clerk and laundress...must be a new realm of aristrocacy I'm not familiar with!  ;)

But I keep plugging on and who knows maybe there is a drop of blue in these veins yet to be discovered  ;D

So England is the place with all its county "shires" that I can neither pronounce, spell nor relate to.  But thank you for this wonder site and the great people who take pity on my simple questions and state of ever confusion providing wonderful advice, information and suggestions on my continued quest to find my crown and castle....but the truth would just be fine.  :) 
Jewell

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Myfi! on Wednesday 10 November 04 16:23 GMT (UK)
Maybe it would be easier to ask....Where aren't u researching??????


Sometimes I can't remember who came from where, married whom and who was named what!!!

I am researching England.....(countless counties!)..........India..(some odd sounding places-which are now in Pakistan ???)............Aden...(south Yemen, Africa or sumthing).............Ireland...(but theres no records left!!!)..........and then of course theres all those births in numerous other countries along the way, just to add to my utter confusion!

Maybe my life would be simpler if I hadn't asked those first questions of my origin!! :-\

Sharon :)

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: monica on Thursday 11 November 04 21:52 GMT (UK)
Hi there! I'm researching  mostly Ireland (Westmeath)
my greatgrandmoter's parents Patrick Simon/simmons and Mary Kennedy were from there around 1850/60.My greatgrand mother name was Briget Emily end she ended up in China!! (Honk Kong) around the end of 1800 or very beginning of 1900 there she married Prosper Francis D'Agustine from Corsica but by then an Engiish citizien teacher  at the Queen’s college in Honk Kong there in 1903 was born my grand mother Olive Kathleen Simons/Simmons-D'agustine. To that end the research is very difficult because I can't find any records for the British Colonies. My grand mother Olive travelled wiyh her family all  over the British Empire ,Malta and ended up in Italy were she married an Italian  etc 
Help Pleeease!
Ciao
Monica

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: waralan on Thursday 11 November 04 22:18 GMT (UK)
Hi,
      England was my last search.  I don't mean that in a disparing sense, but the rest of my family had already ready researched Sweeden, Norway, and Germany.  I have all of that on flopping discs.
       However, I have always known my paternal grandfather came from England.
        With the help of this board, I have been able to obtain a birth certificate for him, Edward Rutter.
         He died here, the US, when I was about 2, so I really didn't know him that well.
         I have been able to fill in most holes, but a few will still exist, e.g. what happened to his siblings Elizabeth and Richard, and what happened to his mother afer he got here?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: teddybear1843 on Saturday 13 November 04 15:53 GMT (UK)
My lot are all from Norfolk, with some just popping over the Suffolk border.

How great to be able to go and visit villages where my ancestors lived without taking ages travelling. 

Teddybear

PS.  My parents still live in the same village where my Mum's family has been since at least 1620.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Amy K on Sunday 14 November 04 23:16 GMT (UK)
My ancestors are all home grown, I am yet to find a foreigner. I did have one who was born in Ireland, her father was stationed there as a customs officer, but it is hardly exotic is it?

They didn't emigrate either...  boring lot.  :(
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cymbeline on Saturday 20 November 04 16:47 GMT (UK)
Although I only found your web-site recently, i seem to be logging on quite regularly, and would like to say that it leaves others in the shade regarding links, advice and friendliness.  I'm surprised to find out you are only 6 months old - a big CONGRATS to you !! 

As for me, i'm happy to have found out recently that my background is mostly Irish, which is where i've hit my wall.   I also have a complicated family history which makes research difficult but i'm not willing to give up that easily.

On another note, i live in switzlerland - so if anybody needs any help in that direction or with the german language, i would be happy to help.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gbuttery on Sunday 21 November 04 23:08 GMT (UK)
My grandmother always told my mum that she (my grandmother) was a 'yella belly'      (ie born and bred in Lincolnshire)

Reasearch has disclosed that not only was she born in Hull, Yorkshire, but her mother was German! (incidently, her father had been born in Lincs)

My mum's becoming more facinated by my findings than me.

Gill
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: shirleyannmarie on Monday 22 November 04 15:33 GMT (UK)
hello everyone
I've been researching England and Wales and Ireland.
However all my avenues end up in Ireland, both North and South.
So, will soon come to a grinding holt, Umm I think alittle trip to Ireland will be called for in the New Year. Oh I like holidays.
Talking about Hloidays Incase I don't remember to say it later
Merry Christmas to all on RootsChat.
Shirleyannmarie
PS This is the Best Site Ever!!!!!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lin on Monday 29 November 04 01:59 GMT (UK)
Greetings Everyone :)

My research is in various counties of England.  We think there may be a Welsh branch of one family but have no concrete evidence of this.  Also it is thought that one branch of my family originate in Scotland.

I also have branches in America, Canada and New Zealand. One time a branch was in Kenya, Africa but returned.

A recent discovery is the possibility of relatives in Jamaica but it is not yet proven.

Lin
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Keith Bateman on Wednesday 01 December 04 23:48 GMT (UK)
Hi All

If I had answered the question a couple a weeks ago I would have said England ONLY

Now I have found some of my relations in Scotland,Isle of Man and possibly even Wales.
I do know my Uncle went to Australia and then New Zealand and joined up in WW2 - but leaving him for another time - as struggling enough at home!

I found out at school [that was a long time ago] that there is a Batemans Bay near Sydney Australia so whether some of mine were convicts - perhaps they were Guards!! ;D ;D

Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Friday 10 December 04 11:25 GMT (UK)
My lot didnt seem to move very far at all - all the Hiltons seem to have stopped in Wolverhampton except for a couple of great uncles who moved to London and a great aunt who moved to Newport Pagnall.

It seems to be a case of family members partners moving here from other places rather than us moving elsewhere. The Bowkett side comes from Droitwich and great great grand parents moved here from Ledbury Hereford, Cookley Worcs, Appleton Lancs, Griesley Leicestershire, Nantwich and one great uncle from Wales

We seem  to be a boring stop at home lot even though I know we have a long history of military service they never seemed to have been tempted to stay in the places they were posted

Mind you it does make my job a bit easier on the research side lol

Willow x
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: robraw on Friday 10 December 04 12:06 GMT (UK)
So far my research has led me to
Australia
England (Sussex, Huntingdonshire, Surrey)
Ireland (Cork and Clare and lots of dead ends)
South Africa
India
NewZealand
USA
Germany (Lots of Dead ends)
Sweden.
Now if I can find a rel in South America we have all the continents covered (no hope for Antarctica but who knows what the future holds, Although I would have thought the temperature was a good birth control) ;D
Robyn
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BrendaP on Saturday 11 December 04 00:25 GMT (UK)
Mostly England and some from Ireland.

My Dad's side of the family are nearly all from Kent - both Kentish Men and Men of Kent with a couple of strays in from Hayes Middlesex and Winchester Hants. 

My maternal Grandad's folk were from Somerset and Worcs and Granny was from Sligo, Ireland though they moved to Belfast early 20th century prior to her move to England.

BrendaP
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Keith Sherwood on Friday 24 December 04 09:29 GMT (UK)
My great-grandfather, who was Italian, was brought from Genoa by a Catholic priest at the age of 10 to attend a boys' Catholic school in Ramsgate in 1882.  Why he came, and who his parents were - apart from the name of his father on his marriage certificate - I have been quite unable to discover.  Trying to unravel Italian genealogy has been a total frustration so far. I've pored over innumerable microfilms of Genoa-area BMD's at my local LDS History Centre.  It doesn't help that my grandmother was born illegitimately to another woman before he got respectably married, so lines of family communication are rather muted in most areas.
Answer to the initial thread question: Italy.
Keith (wanting proudly to wave the Italian flag)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Amy K on Friday 24 December 04 09:32 GMT (UK)
Hi Keith,
My boyfriends ancestors come from the Genoa region of Italy too. I have had a bit of a go at doing his tree, but it is so difficult to find out any info on the family in Italy. I don't envy your task at all.

Best Wishes of the Season.

Amy Kitcher
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Biker on Friday 24 December 04 09:41 GMT (UK)
I concur on the difficulties of researching continental relatives.  A few of mine are from Germany and Sweden.  I have recently found a lead on the German lot, so will see how that pans out, but the Swedish lot are impossible due to the naming conventions (i.e. Xson, Yson, Zson for the males and Xdotter, Ydotter etc for the females) which make it a complete maze.

Best of luck in the coming year!   :D

Happy holidays
Jonathan
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: landvaettir on Tuesday 04 January 05 12:58 GMT (UK)
Right now, i'm working on my English ancestors.. i know so little about my Welsh line, that one is coming along slowly..  :'(
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Steve Ley on Saturday 08 January 05 18:22 GMT (UK)
Mine are from England and Scotland with the possibility one of my Nottingham lace makers went to France to join other Nottingham lace makers which makes my research a bit more exciting.

Steve.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: lindagene on Monday 10 January 05 22:50 GMT (UK)
Almost exclusively English,  Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire,Shropshire,Staffordshire, Essex.

But, the Essex lot possibly originally came from Scotland, will never know 'cause my GGGGfather who ran away from home was said to have a Scottish accent..hardly concrete evidence of anything, but,strangely enough, I have just discovered that the one of his descendants who went to Australia married a Scottish lass,  returning to his origins maybe?
Lindy
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ndedross on Saturday 29 January 05 15:48 GMT (UK)
Most of my research is in England. But there are important lines in USA, Switzerland and France. All of which, including the USA, are difficult to research unaided.

In 1985, I hired a researcher in France - she was making progress when she had a heart attack.
Two years ago I hired a researcher in Switzerland, who just got started when he had to have an emergency operation on his leg.
Last year I hired a researcher in Chicago, who also fell ill. I daren't hire anymore researchers for fear of killing them!

Nigel
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Heidi on Sunday 30 January 05 16:26 GMT (UK)
I don't know if I could be of help, but have been living in Switzerland for the past 38 years and know the country and language quite well. I saw you were interested in Swiss ancestry - perhaps I may be able to assist. Am willing to risk it - at the moment am in quite good health
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ndedross on Sunday 30 January 05 16:40 GMT (UK)
Heidi,

Hello. Thanks for the 'brave' message, I'll send you a PM.

I note from your profile you have Huguenot/Shoreditch interests - which is the same as my ancestor.

Nigel
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kat2004 on Friday 04 February 05 10:18 GMT (UK)
My wandering ancesters have took me from England to the USA and back several times, and also to New Zealand. I've only been researching for about six months and the thought of doing international digging around was really daunting, but i need not have worried, everyone is so helpful and friendly and actually interested even though they do not share the same name interests.

My faith in the human race has been restored!!

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SamiW on Wednesday 23 February 05 05:19 GMT (UK)
Er.... anyone know how to go about finding out things in INDIA?!  My husbands mother's family were all Brits living in Calcutta from the early 1800's.  One side were the Pikes from Worcester or Amersham.  The others were Counsells - no idea where they were from, but grandfather was James Hope Ariel Counsell, and ggrandfather was James Ariel - so maybe someone has come across these family names in their research.  Would really like to follow the tree back if anyone has some ideas......
Sami :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Wednesday 23 February 05 07:17 GMT (UK)
Hi Sami,

I posted a link in Immigrants about Ancestors in India:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,30580.0.html

try the search button for India, as well. There may be a few other threads on the boards

good luck,
Bob
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Olly on Wednesday 23 February 05 08:42 GMT (UK)
I always believed that I was a Scouser through and through, with a little bit of Welsh blood.

Not so!! It seems part of my beginnings are firmly rooted in Lincolnshire and some in Ireland (although I've not rooted there yet!). This is on my Mum's side. :-\

My Dad's is the Welsh bit, but it seems that goes back to Middlesex somewhere along the line.

How wrong can you be!!! Still proud to be a Scouser though!!! ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Kennington on Monday 28 February 05 13:27 GMT (UK)
I thought I would find myself in Ireland quite quickly as my mother's maiden name is Kelly. But so far I have only traced them to Whitehaven in 1832.

I am (so far) 10% Welsh (Anglesey) and 90% English.  But there's lots of time yet !!

Kennington
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Burrow Digger on Saturday 02 April 05 03:10 BST (UK)
Well I'm from New Zealand, although now living in Canada. We thought the Burrow family were from Devonshire, until we discovered that some of them were born in Somerset. Now I find the descendents moving to places like Cornwall, Birkenhead, and Oxfordshire.

My scottish ancestors were from Aberdeen and Fifeshire - and theres also a strange link to Orkney that I just cannot find any proof for. She was christened in Orkney, married in Edinburgh, and died in New Zealand. Trouble is - I simply cannot find her parents anywhere.
BD
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marionfm on Saturday 02 April 05 09:36 BST (UK)
England (Dorset), Ireland (mostly North) and Scotland, and for my husband Scotland, with a sailor's excursion into Hampshire to seize a young wife and eventually take her back to Scotland, and have 13 children!

I was born in N Ireland, grew up in London and have lived in both Eastern and Western Canada.  Research in Ireland is the most frustrating.

Main names are Hardy, Diffey, Gale, Hamilton, Barr, Simpson, McCall, Webb, Christie, Johnston, Holmes, Hay.

Only been doing the research for about a year, but am impressed at how helpful people in genealogy are!

Marion
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Patk on Sunday 03 April 05 05:00 BST (UK)
Ireland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: yogi on Sunday 03 April 05 07:08 BST (UK)
My research is mainly for England, Brixham, Dartmouth. Stoke Damerel Devon, and Jersey, Tasmania and Australia.




Ash, Browse, Full, Tucker. Devon, Channel Islands.
Pullin, Australia.
Goostrey, Australia.
Hill, Australia. :)


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Christopher on Monday 04 April 05 20:41 BST (UK)
The areas I am researching are England (Derbyshire & Devonshire)
                                                   Ireland  (Belfast, Co. Antrim & Co. Down)
                                                    Norway
The names I am researching are Alexander, Andersdr, Crankshaw, Debanke (and variations of spelling), Erskine, Gundersen or Gundserson, Hulme, Peake, Phillips & Thompson. 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: yogi on Monday 04 April 05 23:13 BST (UK)
Christopher, do you think we have a surname in our family trees and country we can connect.     



Yogi
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Christopher on Tuesday 05 April 05 01:48 BST (UK)
Hi Yogi,

I listed the areas that I am researching and the names that I am researching.
I looked at your postings and the names you are researching and Devonshire appears to be the only common denominator. Have you spotted a name or something else other that Devonshire on my list that made you ask the question ?
I will check the line of the family from Devon that I am following to see if any of your names match.

Christopher
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: yogi on Tuesday 05 April 05 05:51 BST (UK)
Christopher, I do no know any of the names you mention, maybe Peeke ??? if they are from Devon. I am in the early stages of genealogy.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Vcela on Thursday 07 April 05 08:59 BST (UK)
Mostly London but starting to move out into the counties: Norfolk; Leicestershire; Worcestershire; Berkshire/Buckinghamshire.
Also a section back to Holland and then possibly Germany.
Wife's family Estonia, maybe Sweden and Ukraine
Have come across relatives across the globe in Australia, America, Canada and Israel.

Names: Alexander; Assenheim; Clark; Dimmock; Driver; Edwards; Harrison; Kalda; Parratt; Proctor; Robinson

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Maid of Kent on Tuesday 26 April 05 13:20 BST (UK)
Hallo everyone, England is my main place of research, Kent and Sussex to be precise. although only today have I found another long lost cousin in America. One branch of the tree is rather elusive and I am stuck in Etchingham, Sussex in 1747!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: XPhile2868 on Tuesday 26 April 05 13:32 BST (UK)
My parents are from the Preston area of Lancashire, where my paternal male line has been since at least 1827.
My great grandad was a "Cockney" from Kentish Town, three branches of my mums family are Irish in origin, and my mums family seem to be from all over - Wigan, Liverpool, Gloucestershire, Suffolk.

My dads family are mainly Lancashire and London, although i know very little past my great grandparents. My dad family might also have some Welsh and Yorkshire branches.

There have been rumours of foriegn ancestors, and i would be really pleased to be able to confirm some foeirgn ancestry.

The names of my family in no given order are -

Smith, Bracewell, Maynard, Clegg, Callaghan, Clark, Warner, Tyler, Gilbey
McKenna, Gibbons, Godbold, Marshall, Banister, Mather, Mair, Albert, Edwards
Ricketts, Dodd, Pearce, Harling, Ditchfield, Crompton, Willis, Brown, Whittle
Wilkinson, Rogerson, Scott, Lyon
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: alllegs on Friday 29 April 05 19:52 BST (UK)
Mine are everywhere.....

Yorkshire (Leeds/Huddersfield)
Nottingham
Middlesbrough
Durham
Northants
Middlesex (Hackney)
Bedford
Hertford
Lanarkshire
Norfolk
Northumberland

(probably more that I can't actually think of at the mo!)

And I'm in Sussex which really doesn't help with the research!!  Oh well!

Love
Legs
xxxxx
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: flinders on Saturday 14 May 05 11:22 BST (UK)
Flinders, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

leave family history to my sister - I am interested Flinders Cricket Club, decendants of players from the 1800s

as well as the early settlers of the Peninsula -
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Flynn on Saturday 14 May 05 23:09 BST (UK)
Researching mostly Ireland but also and English connection who made his way to the Philippines via India in 1762. 
I found the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses very helpful with finding Irish ancestors. Also don't forget that public registration of births, deaths and marriages came into being in 1864. That means if you're looking for any information that falls after 1864, it should be available (assuming that the event was indeed registered with the relevant authorities).  Other than that, your best bet is to contact the p.p. of the church for the parish your people came from.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LFS on Wednesday 08 June 05 23:41 BST (UK)
Hello everyone
My research, for my family is mostly in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, but I'm trying to research my husband's family as well and they seem to spend most of their time moving around - it's really proving to be very difficult to find some of them, especially since at least one of them doesn't seem to like the census - he gives a fictional place on most censuses from 1881, and if I've found him in 1871 he simply states Salop with no place name.  I wish they'd stop moving around.  Counties covered by his ancestros - Dorset, Kent , Middlesex, Flintshire, Carnarvonshire, Tyneside, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire and we're still only in the 19th Century.
Good hunting
LFS
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: davierj on Monday 04 July 05 17:44 BST (UK)
I thought my family was Welsh when I started into this.   I never thought that I'd be finding people from all parts of England and Wales.   In Wales mainly Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire where  I've traced back to about 1550.   In England Lancs, Cornwall, Somerset, Wilts, Glos, Oxon, Berks, Rutland, Northhants, Lincs.   In addition some emigrated to Canada and Australia.   No wonder there are so many Joneses!
Dave
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Monday 04 July 05 19:14 BST (UK)
Ha so your lot are the ones to blame Davierj! If you find any connection to my Bilston lot let me know

Willow x
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: drakes on Monday 04 July 05 19:51 BST (UK)
Strong start in England, Ashton UL and  ??? Middlesex London, Staffordshire - but have jumped over to Scotland, Kirkcudbright, which appears heavily populated with my relatives (but which are mine ??? ???) - the Scottish ones are proving to be even more elusive than the English.... ;D ;D

   MANY thanks to everyone who has helped with my virtual traveling in the UK and SCT!!

 drakes
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Keith Bateman on Monday 04 July 05 22:27 BST (UK)
Hi drakes,

That's my problem - thought I was English through & through - now have "branches" everywhere - trouble with with Scottish ones - they only put "Scotland" down on the census - which makes tracking them a wee bit difficult!!

Cheers

Keith.

P.S. Think I should now go back and alter my vote!!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ajjbc on Tuesday 05 July 05 16:22 BST (UK)
Well now that I have read all the previous posts.I will jot down mine.
My research in SCOTLAND centers around the the name WALDIE in the Lowlands Lowlands,mainly,HAWICK in Roxbugh and BRUCE in WESTRUTHER in Berwick...then the moving starts.OH YES...I think they all hired moving vans and spread out like peacock feathers,(I do have Scots PEACOCK names too)So much is unavailable to the on line researcher.My most sought after item is,Monumental Inscriptions......So far I have "dug up " two sets from Hawick,Rox,but still seek the 3 rd,of WILTON Cemetery.

Then there are several counties in IRELAND that I rake through constantly,Co Leitrim for the name ALGEO and Co. Antrim for the name HENDREN.

Then the big move with some of these folks to Canada.

This site has got to be the most friendly and helpful site on the net,I check it EVERY day.
Congratulations to all that contribute......that is what makes this web-site work...CONTRIBUTING and SHARING..keep up the great effort everyone!!!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Calgarian on Tuesday 19 July 05 22:43 BST (UK)
England/Northern Ireland

Have traced my mothers family back to the early 1700's, starts in Leigh, then Hindley, then Rainford, then Atherton, Lancashire.  I had a lot of fun investigating and a lot of help from a lady in Hindley.

Then came the hard part - my fathers family.  The HARVEY's.  According to the 1871 English Census my g. grandparents Patrick and Rose Harvey (nee McNally) came from Co. Armagh.  After reading the other messages I see I am not the only one having difficulties

RootsChat has been a big help in my research and a great site.  Congratulations on your six months.


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bwgan ceredig on Tuesday 19 July 05 23:28 BST (UK)
we are a really boring lot in my family :(
From 1850ish on - all Monmouthshire and mostly Pontypool at that! ::)
Before then virtually all from Glos, one or two Somerset :o
But my husband has livened things up a bit - Tipperary :) :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Wednesday 20 July 05 11:56 BST (UK)
Yay!

After a search on Familysearch I found that Harry Stephen Bowkett b 1889 emmigrated to California USA. The only one I've found so far that left England. Unfortunately he died in 1979 but there must still be some rellys out there

Willow x
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Calgarian on Wednesday 20 July 05 14:40 BST (UK)
Reply #87

Hi Drakes

My mother was a Prescott.  I have done the family tree starting in Westleigh, Hindley, Rainford then Atherton all in Lancashire.

Could there be a connection with your Prescott's?



Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: wheeldon on Saturday 06 August 05 13:26 BST (UK)
I've done well with my English ancestors and still find it quite amazing that one name can originate from one area of the country.  Not doing so good on my Irish side though, I find it bizarre that the government destroyed a lot of the census material and very inconsiderate!  Anyway, it gives me an excuse to have a jolly over there.

Regards

Fiona
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Jane Eden on Monday 08 August 05 20:27 BST (UK)
Hi

Mine are

England: Mainly Notts, Lincs & Derbys but also Warks

Scotland: West Lothian

Wales: Monmouthshire

Ireland: Dublin, Antrim

USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia but these are not in my main lines so I haven't started them yet.

Jane
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Manchester Rambler on Thursday 15 September 05 09:35 BST (UK)
My g-grandparents all converged on Manchester from rural Cheshire and Shropshire (via Wolverhampton), Bath/Bristol, Belfast, Carrickfergus and Co Mayo.

Also helping my Swiss husband with his side of the family - his roots are Swiss and French, but branches of his tree go all over the world, particularly US, Oz and Canada.

Rambler
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: chesters on Sunday 25 September 05 08:22 BST (UK)
All of my ancestors came from either England or Wales.  Mainly Cheshire and Flintshire.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ggrocott on Monday 26 September 05 11:37 BST (UK)
As I said to my son - he appears to be almost 100% English - I have found one Welsh ancestor and one Scottish ancestor so far and am stuck on both - Jessie/Janet? in Dumbarton and Frances Davey in Chepstow.

The rest are scattered all the way from Northumberland down to Dorset via Staffordshire, Shropshire, Surrey, Middlesex and Sussex with a few in Hertfordshire, Kent and Berkshire, a smattering in Gloucestershire and one in Oxfordshire.

I have along the way discovered distant cousins in New Zealand and the USA but my lot seem to have been quite happy to simply travel the length
and breadth of England.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 1000xlch on Saturday 08 October 05 20:55 BST (UK)
Hi everyone

Mainly England on my fathers side and Scotland in Lanarkshire on my mothers side, though with smith and jones (Shropshire) in the line I will probably be going back to Wales.  Have various relatives in Baltimore, Canada and Oz and NZ so a bit far flung.

Cheers

John Rowley
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Saturday 08 October 05 21:58 BST (UK)
If we restrict it to my direct ancestors, I've got England (and possibly Wales), Ireland, Scotland, Canada, USA, and Angola.  Adding on my husband's direct ancestors brings in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Bahamas.  Peripheral connections are all over the map, including places like Tunisia, the Canary Islands, and Truk Micronesia.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Gwenn02 on Sunday 09 October 05 11:42 BST (UK)
my search a in Scotland, Cumbria and NZ  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kerryb on Sunday 09 October 05 12:08 BST (UK)
My research seems to be stuck in Sussex, so to have one line in Lincolnshire and then to find a line in Cork, Ireland is quite exciting.

kerryb
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: scaramouche on Monday 10 October 05 09:42 BST (UK)
Hi All

I used to have my head buried in the sand and stubbornly refused to believe that my family came from anywhere else but NSW Australia..... :-[

Boy have I been set straight  :D

Not only have I found relleies in NSW but VIC. & Qld. and would you believe England,Ireland,Scotland and Germany(I think Fuggar is German)   :o    ;D

From Lancashire and Cambridgeshire to Inverness and Limerick to Parramatta and Mudgee and back to Yorkshire...............and I'm loving every minute of it............. ;D ;D

regards     Arnie

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: tess4207 on Tuesday 18 October 05 13:13 BST (UK)
Hi,I'm from Australia and I am new to this but the countries are Scotland, England,Denmark Spain and Australia
.
My name interests are Nichol,Bruce,Scott,Oliver,McDonald Sct.
Armstrong,Ridpath,Morgan,Pridham,Budd,Matthews,Morris ENG.
Dumont  Mickelson.


This site is really good.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: stambourne on Wednesday 19 October 05 09:44 BST (UK)
 England, London in the early 1800s, but before that
The Turks & Caicos Islands, and the Bahamas. Specific
interest American Loyalist refugees, from 1776 onwards
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: walkerpete on Thursday 20 October 05 19:38 BST (UK)
Hi!

What an interesting topic. I haven't gone to the start but wondere if anyone plans to analyse the replies as 2 choices on the poll seems a bit limiting given Ireland and Scotland come close  second through the pages I've skimmed.

For my twopenneth

England - Father Derbyshire and W Yorkshire
Ireland - Mother Co Leitrim

Ex wife - the interesting bit - Much of S England, Argentina & Uruguay, Latvia, S Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

The world's my oyster or something!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Katie123 on Sunday 30 October 05 19:39 GMT (UK)
My mother's side is pure English - the later generations being from London, and the earlier ones being from virtually all over the country!
My father's side is Irish - Wexford, to be precise, but I haven't been able to get any further back than my grandparents, so there may be some exotic heritage there (although judging by my complexion, I doubt it!).

Katie ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Ian Scott on Sunday 30 October 05 20:29 GMT (UK)
So far 100% Scottish. and seems to be going futher north.

Couple of interesting names I'd never even heard of, like Airth, Cable, and Pert

cheers

Ian
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Romilly on Friday 18 November 05 17:02 GMT (UK)
Hi there,

My research is mainly England...in what used to be Lancs, but is now Cumbria. Also London, Middlesex & West Sussex.

The other ones were from South Wales.

Btw...I was completely stuck with my research until I discovered this site!!

Best Wishes, Romilly.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Romilly on Monday 05 December 05 18:33 GMT (UK)
P.S.

I can't seem to vote in this poll...is it closed now?

Romilly.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: casliber on Tuesday 20 December 05 03:54 GMT (UK)
I am in Australia and have tracked all ancestors out of the country (all in the 19th cent) to Soctland and England. There is an Irish link via NZ but this has been a huge brickwall for 6 years.

I have Polish, Belarus and Romanian ancestry that I have put in the 'too hard' basket for some time and am trying to look at after 7 years (on and off) of British Isles stuff.....
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: julianb on Saturday 07 January 06 21:29 GMT (UK)
I always thought I had irish blood in me, but doing this family history research has exposed that as a myth.

So I am just a little disappointed to say that I am completely english, certainly as far back as the early 1800s!  This may explain why I married a scot.

But there are family members who emigrated to Australia and Canada (and that's just the ones I know about).


JULIAN
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: KathMc on Sunday 08 January 06 13:33 GMT (UK)
I am mostly Irish and haven't made much luck beyond the ones in America. Thankfully, one branch spent a generation in England before moving on, so thanks to this site, I have been able to find loads about that generation. I also have a German chunk and some English that I don't really know about as they supposedly came to America in the 18th century and with their name being Davis, it's not easy finding them. I can't even find my great-great-grandfather's grave, but I found a plot he owns.

My husband is Jewish, with relatives from Poland, Russia, and possibly Germany. There are a lot of good Jewish genealogy sites out there that I have to get to. One branch spent some time in England, so I have found some information about their years in Whitechapel.

Happy hunting.

Kathleen
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Kitro on Friday 27 January 06 07:16 GMT (UK)
Well I started researching into my family as a backdrop into a story I was going to write. But then I found alot of things that my cousin had missed, and well I have been fixing it every since...lol.
Anyway it looks like my crew came from Ireland...Armagh to name the town, and get this.........we were all farmers! We moved to America in the late 1700's and finally settled in Indiana. The one thing I have found out in my research is that the women out live the men in my family...go figure. ;D
I am still looking into it, and have decided to do my grandmothers family when I get done with mine...what have I gotten myself into...lol.
Kitro
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: HeatherB on Sunday 12 February 06 03:09 GMT (UK)
The more you research the more interesting your family seems to become. So far after thinking that only the blood of astute English and canny Scots run in my veins. I have discovered Irish, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, Dutch, German and Russian but the connections through family marriages is Maori, Aborigine, Negro, Philippine, American Indian, and is Canadian or Americans now considered a race? As far as religion goes they all seem to be there Church of England, Catholic, Jewish, Quakers, Presbyterian, Methodists, Seven Day Adventists, Baptists and many odd ball ones I had never heard of.
My grandmother said they belonged to the Ald Kirk whatever that was. I presumed it was the church of Scotland.

But when it comes to my husbands family tree every nationality in the world seems to be on it somewhere except Eskimo but I guess I haven't tried hard enough to find one yet.

Cheers Heather
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: annaandchester on Tuesday 14 February 06 12:47 GMT (UK)
The only side of the family I cant research is my grandmothers as she is Polish. It is a shame as I see my other  lines going further and further back and all I have on her side is as far as her grandparents.

Maybe one day

Anna x
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: HeatherB on Tuesday 14 February 06 16:52 GMT (UK)
Don't give up you never know who out their could be visiting Poland. I had contact with a chap whose 5th cousin twice removed was my grandfathers half sisters husband who died in 1914 (but not in the war) It turned out they went there to visit and find relatives of the wives that were connected to her a few generations back. As luck would have it in the place I was interested in. They mentioned their trip to me and I asked them to do some research and take some photo's. So it would pay to put a posting on that area on this site. Someone who has contacts will see it.

Cheers Heather
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: CarolBurns on Saturday 04 March 06 00:08 GMT (UK)
Well all my side are Welsh - starting in Anglesey and then onto Caernarfon.  Most of Mum's family(Owen & Griffith) are still there and some moved across to Wrexham and Liverpool. My dad's side ( Thomas & Williams) started in Anglesey as well and moved across to Caernarfon and now some still in Caernarfon, some in South Wales and others in Denbighshire. Mt brother and sister were the first generation born out of Wales.

On Hubby's side it is fun.
His father's side are mainly Northumberland, his Great Grandad, Hugh Burns from Scotland and his Great Great Grandad Peter Burns from Ireland. Then  the marriage of his Great Grandad to Jane Horsburgh give us a very large Scottish database going back to 1478

His mother's side starts with his mother, Beryl born in Burma. Her parents were born in India though  Beryl's Grandmother was Indian born with Scottish father and Irish mother(Morton) and the Grandfather was Indian born(Goa) with Portuguese father and Scottish mother (Hutchinson-Lopez). Beryl's father was Indian born with Scottish parents (Davidson)

Still with me after that lot? lol

We also have Malta, Australia, Yorkshire, and a few other counties down south
So we are all over the place really

My Geography at school was terrible but is improving very quickly thanks to this "hobby"

Carol
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sylvia on Tuesday 14 March 06 04:55 GMT (UK)
Worcestershire.  for the churchills.
Kidderminster,   for the Edwards,Evans.
Staffordshire, for the Cooks ,Edwards, Delaney,and Churchills
Co Mayo.For the Delaney
Armagh. for Delaney
Although i am living in Australia,I am a Wolverhampton lass myself. ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lainys on Saturday 18 March 06 11:14 GMT (UK)
My research is predominantly in London, Hampshire, Oxfordshire for my family.

DH's being in Herefordshire and Essex.

Dolly
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Dave26 on Saturday 18 March 06 11:41 GMT (UK)
We are mostly Ag. Labs. who migrated from Hampshire and Berkshire to London with a smattering of Welsh and Polish thrown in for good measure.  8)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Jones the Search on Saturday 18 March 06 13:08 GMT (UK)
May I suggest that you place the names you are researching on
               " Your Surname Interests  "
The link is at the end of each Rootschat page.
I have taken the liberty of looking to see how many of you have put the names on, that you have shown on your post; Surprisingly, not many ::)
It is not possible to read every post, but if your
 " Names " are shown, and updated from time to time, you might find others with the same interests.
Off to update mine now  ;D
                      Patricia  ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MrsLizzy on Tuesday 04 April 06 13:54 BST (UK)
Ah, but what of the other half of that equation? She didn't do it by herself. :o

Well it turned out I was sticking the label on the wrong brother.  I thought the dad was Walter J Green, clerk in the India Office, living in Croydon with his wife and legitimate children.  Then I discovered the existence of an older brother, Josiah Green, who, if you ask me, is more likely to be the guilty party.  She (Fanny Layton Culling) had four or five illegitimate children, all called [name] Green Culling, so presumably all by the same father.  I really ought to look for bastardy orders, shouldn't I?  Any clues where to find them, anyone, please?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Simon G. on Wednesday 12 April 06 01:58 BST (UK)
Mostly England.  All my Dad's side of the family is from Kent, but my Mum's side is from all over the place...a bit from Staffordshire, a bit from Cambridgeshire, a bit from London, and a bit from Wales.  There's also a bit from Ireland on her side.
I prefer researching my Dad's side...it's easier. ;D ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: AussieDale on Wednesday 12 April 06 09:40 BST (UK)
Hi all,
1/4 English- Notts, Leics,Derby/Linc
!/4 Irish County Cork and Dublin
!/2 German, but made in Australia
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: KathMc on Friday 09 June 06 11:58 BST (UK)
I posted on this thread in January and have since found out, working on my dad's side, that he has a whole English line (not hte 100% Irish we thought). Through BMD, Ancestry, and the LDS site, I have been able to get that branch back to the late 1500s, and have made contact with a 5th cousin once removed's husband, who has given me loads of background info to go with names. It turns out we have some semi-famous people in the family, a link to Prince Charles through a marriage (and a marriage). And, although my 5th and 6th great grandfathers were architects, and there are a load of doctors down the line, my 4th great grandfather was a shoe smith. Ah well, such is life, as my father-i-law used to say.

Kathleen
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 24 June 06 20:21 BST (UK)
What country is my research, um, North Marston.

That's not a country!

Yes, I know, but I've said it before, and I'll probably say it a few more times, my tree starts in the mid 1500s in North Marston, and just goes on and on and....
At first I was putting in every sister cousin and aunt, thinking it was so good. After I had a 32 page family tree that was as big as a beadspread, I decided to prune off the twigs and put them in cuttings boxes, where they have been content to steadily grow and blossom. I now have a direct line tree from parents to relevent offspring which is only 18 pages large, table cloth size. That's just father's mother's lot.

Father's father has a grand 1 page, mother's father, from Pembroke in Wales has 1 page, and mother's mother has Eliza Ann...that's it, Eliza Ann. Waaaah!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Cal241 on Saturday 24 June 06 20:50 BST (UK)

Dads side London, Dorset, France, Scotland, Canada, US, Oz

Mums side North Wales, Lancashire (Warrington/Wigan), Cheshire, Liverpool Northern Ireland and Scotland 

So can I tick more than one box

My dads side as PrueM will confirm have been a pain moving all over the show

Cal  :-\
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: GordonD on Sunday 25 June 06 04:30 BST (UK)

Mainly Scotland with quite a few sides from Ireland and a couple of English connections(Cumberland and Northumberland.

My paternal grandmother's sides lead back to Ireland from Scotland and got a couple of Irish branches on others sides to. The last of my Irish to move to Scotland was in the 1870s.
Other than that got a couple of ancestors who moved to Scotland from Cumberland and Northumberland by the 1830s.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Burrow Digger on Sunday 25 June 06 11:06 BST (UK)
Well I'm from New Zealand, although now living in Canada. We thought the Burrow family were from Devonshire, until we discovered that some of them were born in Somerset. Now I find the descendents moving to places like Cornwall, Birkenhead, and Oxfordshire.

My scottish ancestors were from Aberdeen and Fifeshire - and theres also a strange link to Orkney that I just cannot find any proof for. She was christened in Orkney, married in Edinburgh, and died in New Zealand. Trouble is - I simply cannot find her parents anywhere.
BD

Updating a year later  :)

I have now discovered my Stephens family in Cornwall, my McDermid & McCallum families from Argyll and  some of my Burrows even moved to Wales. :)

And I still haven't found that Orkney link either. :(


BD
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PamH on Wednesday 05 July 06 23:19 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone

How did I miss this thread??

Mine is mainly England, many counties, with Wales and Ireland coming in the early 1800's.  The Irish side becoming harder to trace back if at all!!  >:(  My Grandfather's, father, unable to trace his line back as not on the birth cert. so sadly no family there.  >:(

My husbands side, we think started in Cornwall, then, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire, then up to Lancashire and a few family members going to the U.S.A.  " being as Mormons and a town was named after them, Heneferville, now just Henefer.  Very interesting and addictive to say the least.  On this side also now found Irish decendents, but alas, not able to ascertain the place of birth etc.  maybe one day a family member with the same line may show, I live in hope!

Pam
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Blunny on Wednesday 12 July 06 14:53 BST (UK)
Hello everyone,
Just found and read this thread from the start. WOW, I think most of us should be on the "travellers Site". my fathers side back to 1820 are London. My mother always said they were gypsies, in the travelling sense of the word. Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Anglsea, Kent, and now Co. Tyrone, and Donegal via the wife.
Crazy mixed up lot arn't we.
Good hunting all
Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Cal241 on Wednesday 12 July 06 22:44 BST (UK)
Blunney (aka Peter)
You don't have any Ingrams in there do you ??? Mine where definately unable toremain static fromone year to the next ! ::)When you thought this was going to be easy you find that the families 'starbursted' all over the place ..............  ;D
Cal  8)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Blunny on Wednesday 12 July 06 23:28 BST (UK)
Hi Cal,
Sorry I have no bana---- sorry wrong thread.
No Ingrams, only Arnold, Baker, Battle, Bradshaws, Curteys, Davies, Kearns, Kefford, Mitchell, & Richardson. These are the main ones. Hav'nt enough fingers left to type the rest os the tribe in. One problem I've got is that they pop up out of nowhere. They must come from somewhere that is not recognised by enumerators, they never put it down. Mustn't grumble to much, getting on well on the perifery, but the main line (trains) are not coming forth.
good hunting
Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: stephen7 on Thursday 13 July 06 20:18 BST (UK)
coming from a family of norfolk/cambridge Ag. Labs. my family couldn't afford to travel anywhere until dear old granddad went to scotland and therefore put some decent blood in me. ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: liverpool lass on Thursday 13 July 06 20:44 BST (UK)
Starting to spread!!
England (Lancs), Ireland (Dublin, Cork, Armagh), Scotland (Lanarkshire) and Wales (Carmarthenshire, Denbigh, Merioneth) with branches in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney), USA (Mass), Italy (Bergamo), Jersey and I believe New Zealand. Where to next I wonder?  :) :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ggrocott on Friday 14 July 06 12:33 BST (UK)
stephen7 - you'd be surprised how far we ag labs travelled - I wish mine had stayed in one place a bit more often - then I might be able to find them!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: grannychouchou on Monday 21 August 06 03:18 BST (UK)
Mainly Canada and France.
You have a great place here.I enjoy coming here.Kept up the great work.
Granny from Canada
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jemhay on Saturday 26 August 06 11:58 BST (UK)
Hi all at RootsChat,

There are a lot of lookup offers for England but I have not seen any for the Waterford area.  Jan 

Hi, I'm new to the site, and found it by accident whilst 'googling' a name I'm researching. I understand your frustration. Seems to be a lot of very friendly helpful peeps here, not to mention a ton of info!

You'll be glad to know that there IS now a searchable database for Ireland on Ancestry.
Information removed due to copyright violation. See http://www.rootschat.com/forum/copyright.php for more details

RootsChat must deal with any breach of copyright by its members. Personal Message sent.




Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: perilsofpauline1 on Saturday 26 August 06 12:55 BST (UK)
Like so many other rootschatters, my research is mainly in England, but one day I may get around to chasing up a few Welsh, Scottish and Irish branches! For now,
I just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou, to all those who have made Rootschat the best resource for family historians anywhere on the net. I am going to put aside a little bit of money every time I have a query answered, hoping that I will eventually  be able to purchase a bit of software that will allow me to help other's, the way I have been helped. A big Hoorahh!!!! for Rootschat!!!!!
A devoted fan,
Pauline
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: andrewalston on Monday 11 September 06 15:21 BST (UK)
I'm just back from holiday. I've been chasing up references to my relatives in Nova Scotia.

A really nice place to be, though job opportunities are thin on the ground once you leave the cities. Maybe that's why my relatives moved to Liverpool in 1851! Mind you he had a decent job with the shipping company which went on to become Cunard.

The people at the Nova Scotia archives were great - just as helpful as our own county archives, and I came away with much info, including a copy of a map from 1784 showing the parcel of land that Sgt. Jacob Fenton was granted at the end of the American War of Independence. The land was tough then, though unlike most, he stuck it out and made a success of it.

I visited the cemeteries, which all seemed to be in idyllic spots and wonderfully maintained, but didn't meet any living Fentons. However, the ex-nurse running one of the B&Bs I stayed at said she used to work with a couple of women named Fenton who came from the right area, though they had now retired to Ontario.

I have now had to add a new record type to my genealogy software - "1911 Census" ! The images for the Canadian 1911 census (& the 1901) are now online & mostly indexed by volunteers - and I've got loads of relatives over there!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Helina on Sunday 24 September 06 18:14 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone,

My main area of research is Bristol and Gloucestershire, with a few areas in Derbyshire/Warwickshire/Wales. My father's family where meant to come from Ireland. When or if? Still living in Bristol in 1803.  Good searching. helina
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: garstonite on Friday 15 December 06 15:42 GMT (UK)
hi....anyone know anything about helgoland....was owned by denmark...then owned by britain....who then sold it to germany...my g.g.grandfather karl freidrich scacht was born in 1848 in hegoland when it was british owned.....did they have 1851/1861/1871 census in helgoland because it was british owned??...if so,where would i find them?? can`t find any info on people born in helgoland...help... regards....allan

Moderator Comment:  If anybody can help, check out this thread, and post your answers there.  Thanks 
Topic: mary ellen jones ,garston,liverpool  
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,159767.0.html

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: deeiluka on Saturday 16 December 06 11:41 GMT (UK)
As a fifth generation Aussie, a lot of my research has been with Australian records. But I also have lots of English and German research to do,  a little in the USA, and have just found I'll need to find out about Danish records.

And of course there are all those ancestors who like to hide away who knows where! .....dee
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 16 December 06 12:02 GMT (UK)
So long as it's not North Marston, dee. If it is, I'll get um! ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: garstonite on Saturday 16 December 06 17:04 GMT (UK)
hi...it appears i may have been a bit hasty regarding my previous posting on this subject....i`m open to advice off any experts.......i was led to believe my g.g.grandfather karl freidrich schacht was born in heligoland.....according to a posting i`ve received,karl and his father johann karl daniel schacht were born in wismar ny.......after doing some research...it appears wismar was swedish owned from 1648 to 1903...then it became german....so apologies to anyone helping with heligoland.....my elder ancestors(now all deceased)put me on the wrong path...so it appears as johann b 1818 and karl b 1848 were swedish,i now have sweden as part of my research......also my wifes father Ostap Kabluckyj was from the Ukraine....all the rest (450)of my (to date) relations from england except about a dozen from welshpool.....i`ve been doing the tree for 3 years,and i find it very very taxing on the brain....it amazes me how 3 minutes after putting a posting up on rootschat..someone will post important info of my family on my posting....i`d be lost without these people...thanks to all concerned...allan :)and merry xmas and a happy new year to everyone ;Dgood luck for 2007 ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Simplex4wd on Monday 19 February 07 19:42 GMT (UK)
My research tends to be based in Lancashire (wifes side) and all over the place (my side). I have suspicions that my paternal grandfather was born in the "Empire" in the late 1870s but where is another matter (My father was born in Singapore) and grandfather married in Singapore in 1906, unfortunately the records are held in Singapore and not in the UK :(.
However I'll find him oneday.

Tim
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Alan b on Monday 19 February 07 19:50 GMT (UK)
Everyone on my Dads side was born and bred in Suffolk, I have not as yet found anyone who was born outside of the county. Meanwhile on my mums side everyone (my mum included) was born outside of Suffolk so it makes researching parts on this side of things a little harder.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BettyofKent on Monday 19 February 07 20:03 GMT (UK)
Most of my Dad's family were born & bred in Kent. I got quite excited when I found a few of them were from over the border in Sussex ;D
Mum's family are a different story, from Nottingham, Birmingham, Poland & Germany.
Betty
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kerryb on Monday 19 February 07 20:06 GMT (UK)
Betty I'll do a swap with you, most of mine are in Sussex and when I found a family in Kent boy was I excited!!!!!!

Kerry  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BettyofKent on Monday 19 February 07 20:21 GMT (UK)
 ;D ;D ;D
OH's mother's family are the same, mostly Kent with a few from Sussex.
Since I started my FH, my geography has really improved ;D I'm almost an expert on where to find all the towns & villages in East & SE Kent & the border with E Sussex LOL
OH's dad comes from Yorkshire, now that really will be something different when I eventually venture 'oop North' ;D ;D
Betty
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kismet on Sunday 25 February 07 14:37 GMT (UK)
Hi Rootschat

Part of my research is in the UK, with which I am not getting very far as both surnames on the maternal side are very common names and other than my grandparents and mother's name I have nothing to go on. 

The other part is equally as frustrating as my paternal grandparents were immigrants from "Russia", "Germany" and "Poland" (I put them in inverted commas because the borders moved  around a lot !).  The only concrete item I have is my grandfather's naturalisation papers!

Added to that, my mother disappeared from the scene very early in my life and I believe she went to the USA, but again I've no one I can ask.

On the up side, though, I have found several cousins (from the immigrant descendant side of the family) which is so nice when you haven't had relatives for such a long time.

Keep searching!

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: wozzle on Monday 11 June 07 12:41 BST (UK)
I always believed all sides of my family came from the london area but have since found out that they originated from sulgrave (northants) vickers family , cattell family from alcester (warwickshire) manley family ( a mystery) hewish family (possibly west country area) the reason i am writing this is that it is mainly through rootschat that i now know all this. I take my hat off to all the people who belong to this site you are brill.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kennystreets on Tuesday 12 June 07 18:07 BST (UK)
America, that is the country I am doing my research in?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: XPhile2868 on Thursday 14 June 07 14:29 BST (UK)
They mean where your ancestors came from.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: nantuckett on Thursday 21 June 07 23:49 BST (UK)
My family just happen to end up all over the world.  It is very hard to keep up to them.  On this side of the water Cornwall, Ashwater, Channel Islands, Shropshire, France.  Every once in a while  I seem to uncover another stone.  I have just had a message from another rootschater on my Gr. Gr. Gr Father so I am very pleased. 
Happy Hunting
Nantuckett
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kooky on Friday 22 June 07 07:19 BST (UK)
I thought I was a Lancashire lass, but when I investigated properly my mother's Clulo family originated in Staffordshire. Her grandfather married a Scottish girl whose father came from Newcastle upon Tyne. The family ended up in Manchester via Birmingham.
My father was born in Co. Wicklow. All his mother's ancestors so far are Irish. His father was born in Glasgow to two Irish parents. The Irish research in Dublin is always interesting.....
So I am a bit of a mongrel!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Ann Baker on Friday 29 June 07 02:26 BST (UK)
Hi

Bit of a Celtic Mongrel here too. I thought was mainly Scottish but those wee Irish folks keep popping up and then disappear before I can find em!

Maybe one day! Found some but loads to go tho the Scottish stuff is coming along nicely.

have the odd one who went to Oz, Canada and USA but thanks to my chat room buddies have found them

Ann
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kooky on Friday 29 June 07 08:35 BST (UK)
Have just found when my father's uncle went to Canada, thanks to great help from this site.
Also recently discovered one of my missing Clulos marrying in Boston, USA.
I have contact with the wife of the gt gr son of the brother of my gt gr father [keep up!] also in USA, and she has helped me fill a huge 'Clulo America' file.
Nothing else further afield in my tree but I have been helping my son in law's mother with his gt gr father who came to England from Prussia and changed his name just before WW1.
Kooky
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marylou on Thursday 11 October 07 15:30 BST (UK)
My lot, both on Mum and Dads side, seem to be arounf south northants and north bedfordshire. There are connections with Australia and America.
Hubby's family were Scottish and I've been looking into his family tree as well. They were mostly Aberdeen but he too has rellies in America.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Berni on Friday 19 October 07 18:16 BST (UK)
hi
sadly im in ireland for both sides of my family
i thought my mums family were from wales however i found out they came to england 1850s only statinf from ireland .......great!  ::)
berni
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marihelen on Sunday 21 October 07 12:51 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone,
         I am researching in England and Ireland (Waterford) at the moment, although I do have a relative in Perth, Australia, and quite a number of relatives in America.    The English ancestors I am researching are mainly from Buckinghamshire, Surrey, London (mainly Southwark) and Lincolnshire.   Marihelen
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 21 October 07 13:40 BST (UK)
Where about in Bucks are your Grace ancestors from, Marihelen? I have some in Gran(d)borough in the 1500s
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marihelen on Sunday 21 October 07 15:37 BST (UK)
Hello Paula, My ancestors came from Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire.   Marihelen
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 21 October 07 17:45 BST (UK)
Probably not the same as mine then, Marihelen, but worth a shot. If you find you have any in Granborough ...Grandborough... give me a shout,
Paula
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Grandma Cas on Saturday 10 November 07 00:11 GMT (UK)
Hi All,  ;D

I thought all my lot would be in England just north & south, how wrong can you be?

To date I have, England, Jersey, Ireland & Germany and I've only got back to 1816.  What a Heinz 57 lot we are. ???  Happy hunting.

Luv
Cas  :-*
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: skymoo on Friday 30 November 07 15:36 GMT (UK)
I was brought up being told I had Scottish blood in me to a high degree.  So far I have Ireland, Canada, India and Barbados, but not a peek at anything Scottish  :o
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: lhasalynne on Tuesday 08 January 08 19:47 GMT (UK)
This country though Ive been told On my dads side we originated in France.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Forthefamily on Wednesday 09 January 08 18:26 GMT (UK)
I have been researching in Scotland, England, Isle of Man, Wales, Ireland and the USA.

mab


p.s Welcome to RC lhasalynne
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: arkay on Thursday 10 January 08 07:17 GMT (UK)
I live in Canada, but my research is in England and Wales. 

My dad's side is nearly all English - most from Lancashire, a few from Yorkshire and Cheshire, but I recently found a Huguenot 3xg-grandmother (Mallalieu).

My mum's ancestors were mainly Welsh (Pryce, Davies and Evans), so it was a great surprise when my Italian great-great-grandfather (Benussi from Rovigno) popped up out of the blue! 

I haven't attempted my husband's family yet - he's Hungarian!

Thank you for a wonderful website.

Arkay
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ice maiden on Thursday 10 January 08 15:56 GMT (UK)
I have been researching england. Mostly Cornwall and Yorkshire although some of my cornish ancesters went to australia. Welcome lhasalynne. Lynette
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: maizcl on Wednesday 13 February 08 00:49 GMT (UK)
Hello Jan and Sylvia

Ireland  ::)  Ann Gamersway  - it's like looking for a nail in a coffin.  No pun intended.  Not much info for research in Ireland.

Cheers
Kaye  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: michelina on Tuesday 26 February 08 15:04 GMT (UK)
im researching ireland also ...... not been researching long but god what a headache .......most of my deceased relatives kept their lives to themselves so its very hard finding any info !!!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 26 February 08 16:25 GMT (UK)
Stick in there, michelina, and welcome to Roots. You'll get all the help you need here with this lovely bunch. Just ask, and they will do their best to knock down your brick walls.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: maizcl on Monday 03 March 08 09:50 GMT (UK)
Hi everyone,  :)

All my research has been in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales.
Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Cheshire England.
Dunedin, New Zealand.
Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.

I have one ancestor - Ann Gamersway born Ireland.  This one i have given-up on!  ::)  Researching Ireland - what a nightmare!!!!!

Kaye

 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: mrs_tease on Tuesday 04 March 08 09:13 GMT (UK)
well up to last night it was mainly in england but after my father in law sent me some details of his family it is now USA and Germany lol

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: matty01 on Saturday 05 April 08 07:21 BST (UK)
Hello to everyone. I have just found this site, and it looks great.
I am researching in Australia, but I have just about traced everyone back to England, mostly Somerset. My husband's side is English, from Lancashire.
 :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 05 April 08 10:14 BST (UK)
Hello matty01, welcome to RootsChat.
You've come to the right place for help. There are some great people on here and you will soon feel one of our big world wide family.
All the best in your searches
Paula
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: stephen7 on Saturday 05 April 08 23:56 BST (UK)
Hello matty01, welcome to RootsChat.
You've come to the right place for help. There are some great people on here and you will soon feel one of our big world wide family.
All the best in your searches
Paula
i ditto that matty01, welcome,
any problems, i'm sure someone here will find the answer for you
steve
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: drifter on Monday 07 April 08 11:09 BST (UK)
My farther has for year been banging on about how we are all Portland born "strong in the arm thick in the head" and he is very very proud of that fact, (for thouse of you who don't know Portland is all but an island stuck on the bottom of England, when i started my search a very old auntie gave me her findings from a previous tree search and it did indeed confirm that the family went back many generation on the Island and Royal Manor of Portland.
However when i started to receive wedding and birth certificates, from the department of national records something was clearly a miss,
Turns out my old auntie had changed the marrage dates, as she had found out that she was born out of wedlock, this meant that my G,G,G,G,Grandfarther could not be who she had on the tree and was in fact with a bit of searching, a descendant from a John Smith of Plymouth,
The shock almost did my dad in poor old B--------

Drifter
Keeeeep searching
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 07 April 08 11:37 BST (UK)
I can imagine, Drifter.
Tailoring runs in the Welsh side of my family, me, my Mum, my Grandfather and back as far as Adam and Eve ... well, that's what Mum thought...
Turns out Grandfather was the first...before that they were woodworkers(so that's where my uncle got his woodworking skills from) and farmers....
How these family legends can crumble.....
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: matty01 on Monday 07 April 08 21:40 BST (UK)
Thanks for the welcome. I find I am spending hours just looking around here. Some very interesting reading.
Chris
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 07 April 08 22:14 BST (UK)
You'll love it here, and soon get involved, Chris, I can guarentee that.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Sunday 13 April 08 07:05 BST (UK)
Hello fellow rootschatters,
As well as the usual areas of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cornwall & Suffolk to name a few (not to mention Scotland), I have the more unusual ones of Sweden & Germany.
And that's on top of Australia & New Zealand!

Darren (in Oz)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 13 April 08 10:17 BST (UK)
Oh heck, Darren, you've got a mixed bunch there.
You've come to the right place, though.
Hope you have fun.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pilgarlic on Sunday 13 April 08 14:15 BST (UK)
My ancestors are all from the south of England except one from Birmingham, Warwickshire.

I did however find out last year that my 3x G Grandmother was named Sarah MOUCHET born about 1825 Lambeth, London. Her father according to her marriage certificate was named Samuel MOUCHET. I have not found his birth yet.

So it would seem that i have a bit of French blood in me. But when did they come to England ?

Pilgarlic

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: holmsie on Wednesday 16 April 08 15:47 BST (UK)
My father's side of the family never seem to set foot outside of Preston in Lancashire.
my mother's side a bit more adventurous they came from Shopshire, then moved to Lancashire.

Holmsie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: skimble on Friday 18 April 08 13:18 BST (UK)
It's the Wars of the Roses in my family.  Yorkshire and Lancashire.  I think Yorkshire won. ;)

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gardenqueen33 on Monday 21 April 08 13:19 BST (UK)
My research is England and Wales. I'm really trying to concentrate on Wales at the moment. I'm now past the censuses. So it is getting harder to trace especially the maiden names hence that is why I am only researching one name. The area my family are from is Llanely Breconshire, and Bridgend Glamorgan. Besides finding more information on these boards, I hope to make some friends.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 21 April 08 15:01 BST (UK)
Hi gardenqueen and welcome to RootsChat.
Good board this, you'll never regrett joining.
Nice people, nice set up.
I have ancestors in Pembrokeshire and they have been a pain the the bottom I can tell you.
Luckily so far I have not come across any double names... I haven't got a John John or a Thomas Thomas... they tell me those are REALLY fun :o
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gardenqueen33 on Monday 21 April 08 16:30 BST (UK)
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. Actually, I have quite a bit of English blood on my mother's and father's side. So far, it is Cheshire, Lancashire. and Devon so far.  I haven't came across any double names either so far. That is all I need. Oh yeah also Scot and Irish. So I'll probably will be using these boards alot.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: East London on Monday 21 April 08 16:47 BST (UK)
northern rhodesia god bless where have they all gone
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LizzieW on Monday 21 April 08 17:02 BST (UK)
I always considered myself to be a Lancastrian, parents born and bred in Manchester and I was born there.  Turns out they were 1st generation Mancunians and my dad's side of the family originated in Suffolk and Lancashire (in what is now Cumbria).  On my mum's side, it was Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire.  What started me off on my research was someone else doing a family tree and finding my 4xg.grandfather was Scottish, so you live and learn.

Lizzie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 21 April 08 17:54 BST (UK)
elda, you've come to a good place to find help in tracing them...
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: tristiw on Tuesday 22 April 08 13:40 BST (UK)
I've been scrolling through the posts on this thread and I think I win the 'mongrel dog' award ("bitsa dog" in some countries):

Australia
Ireland
England
Palestine
Germany
New Zealand???
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Shamana on Saturday 31 May 08 18:44 BST (UK)
Hi,
I would have liked England and Wales to be seperate in the poll but anyway I am researching Wales - Glamorgan, Brecon, Ceredigion,Meirioneth, Montgomery so far I have only one ancestor out of Wales and he came from Scotland. I'll be happy when I've gone back to the Celtic Tribes !!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: IgorStrav on Tuesday 01 July 08 12:50 BST (UK)
My tale is more parochial.

My father was very proud of being a Londoner from North of the Thames, having been born in Walthamstow (E17) and brought up in Leyton (E10).  Indeed, he lived there all his life.

Only Londoners will understand his story of an occasion during the war when a colleague introduced a stranger to him saying "here's a friend for you, someone else from London", only for my father to discover the stranger hailed from Croydon.  (definitely not the same)

However, I wish he had known that on both sides of his family, they came from South of the River.

His mother's family, both sides, moved from out of London to Newington, Surrey (near Elephant and Castle), and his father's family from Kent and then the closest bit of London, Greenwich.

I am still a North Londoner, born and brought up in Leytonstone (home locality of David Beckham AND Alfred Hitchcock - now there's a pairing), and I still feel the same way about South London as my dad did, trained, no doubt, by him:  it's not that I look down on the people from there, it's just not my home town.

 ::)


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Raphael on Friday 04 July 08 00:59 BST (UK)
Rouen France
Germany Düsseldorf
Manchester
Salford
Lancashire
Cheshire
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Eyesee on Friday 04 July 08 01:50 BST (UK)
Somewhere in Portugal
Kuhlenstein in Germany
Kilmeague in Ireland
Fort Augustus area in Scotland
Somewhere in Wales, possibly Anglesey
Lots of places in England

Ian C
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: IrishOrigins on Wednesday 09 July 08 09:53 BST (UK)
I only stumbled across this forum today and just can't resist adding my little "pedigree" to the ever growing list.

As an Australian, and therefore from a very new country (counted in the overall scheme of things) I thought, like most of us, that we hailed from "the old country".  The definition of the term depended entirely on who you were talking to at the time and could have been either England or Ireland.

On my mother's side I found the following:  A convict tried in Dublin and transported to "the colony of NSW" in 1800 forming a liaison with another convict tried in Bristol in 1801.  Their daughter married another convict who was tried in County Kerry in 1811.  Their daughter married the son of yet another convict who was tried in Tipperary in 1823.  Then just for a total change of focus, their grand-daughter (my grandmother) married a man whose father was Chinese and whose mother was from Manchester. 

Tracing this convoluted line has been a challenge, but fun, except for the Chinese part because my great-grandfather had adopted a very English surname prior to his marriage in 1864.  Until I get beyond that English name I'm afraid my brick wall there is greater than the great wall of China.

My father's side is a lot less complicated because his line came to Adelaide from Kirriemuir in Angus in 1849.  There is an intermingling with English there (maybe from Kent?) and one of my father's great uncles married a girl whose parents were born in Prussia.

My husband is Scottish - no more no less - and his line is so uncomplicated by comparison it is almost boring, but I have yet to track his family's movements back more than his grandfather in Falkirk.

How on earth do I describe my own racial or ethnic self?   ;D ??? :-\

Philippa
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 09 July 08 10:53 BST (UK)
Philippa,
As a fellow Aussie, I know exactly what you mean!
To answer your question (what do I call myself?), you are an Australian (from all the lands we come etc. etc.).
Between my wife and myself, we just about have the British Isles covered, not to mention half of Europe. But we are Australian, nationally, ehtnically, and in any other way you can think of.
Darren
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: IrishOrigins on Wednesday 09 July 08 11:34 BST (UK)
Hi Darren.

Emotionally I quite agree with you.  I was thinking more on the rather heartless statistical level.

Don't think I'll could ever be anything but Australian, can't imagine anything else, but it's interesting to contemplate the intangible!!!! :D

Philippa
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Desert Girl on Wednesday 10 September 08 11:30 BST (UK)
I seem to have a bit of a mish-mash background...English, Irish and Lithuanian.

My father insisted that "he and his side of the family" were English through and through.  Well, he may have been born and brought up in London and feel very English, but he's a mix of English mother and Irish father. 
His mother's roots on her father's side are in Cambridgehsire and Huntingdonshire as far back as I've gone, which, to date is the mid 1700's.  Her mother was from Kingston, Surrey, connected to the Tagg families of Thames Watermen.
His father is a mystery....my brickwall...all we know is that an Irishman married a Canadian woman.

My mother, althogh born in Scotland, is the child of Lithuanian immigrants, and as far as I've found, it seems they are Lithuanian for a couple of generations back...beyond that would be interesting to find out, but has so far been impossible.

Happy hunting.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 10 September 08 11:38 BST (UK)
Hello Desert Girl, welcome to the board. This is just the place to come for help.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: newbe_nz on Wednesday 10 September 08 11:42 BST (UK)
Mine is a mixed bag as well.

New Zealand, Australia, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland.

But I still call myself an NZ European


Welcome Dessert Girl hope we can help at some stage

Newbe
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Christopher on Wednesday 10 September 08 11:43 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat Desert Girl,

You must know your grandfather's surname.

That's an excellent starting point.

Christopher  
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rozy on Wednesday 10 September 08 20:35 BST (UK)
England, Germany and Australia.
Yes, the English side of my family-tree in interesting.
Family stories, not always true ór made a little bit better. :o
I have learned a lot about them, during my search.
The good news is, i still have to find a few people, it's
getting better and better ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Dancing Master on Sunday 14 September 08 16:21 BST (UK)
My research is solely the British Isles within which I include the whole of Ireland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: clivealbert on Sunday 21 September 08 17:58 BST (UK)
Hi, Yorkshire, derbyshire, Kent northants, Notts, Saffordshire, Devon, and singapore,and it has not ended yet, you have not seen my Genographic DNA testing result!. Best Wishes Clive
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: meles on Sunday 21 September 08 18:04 BST (UK)
England. Not even Wales, Scotland or Ireland. And indeed, just two counties...  :-\

One brave and very distant relation went to Oz...

meles
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: julianb on Sunday 21 September 08 21:45 BST (UK)
England. Not even Wales, Scotland or Ireland. And indeed, just two counties... :-\

One brave and very distant relation went to Oz...

meles
I am completely sympathetic to you - I thought I had Irish Blood, but, no, not a drop; all english as far as I can tell.  I want to be exotic  ;D

JULIAN
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: nessy on Monday 22 September 08 10:10 BST (UK)
Mine is England Cheshire and Lancashire one distant relation came to Australia and started the first newspaper on the W.A. Goldfields which was interesting 8)
OH's lot is Scotland
Nessy
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lass on Saturday 04 October 08 22:49 BST (UK)
Hellooooo

Countries thus far being researched (you never know where another one will pop up!):

Scotland (all hail from Bonnie Scotland, then moved off to....)

England
Ireland
USA
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
Switzerland
France
Chile
Peru

Lass x
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: HensonYoung on Friday 10 October 08 17:40 BST (UK)
Hello

All my research has in the main been in England which has lead me to .......... Shropshire<Staffordshire>Northumberland>Durham>WR Yorkshire>Lincolnshire>Nottinghamshire>Cambridgeshire>Berkshire>Oxfordshire>
Middlesex/London>Devon>Cornwall  ........
with a flavour of the Irish just discovered on my OH maternal line = his gx2 grandparents.  No hint of any foreign blood yet!

Polly
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ladywood on Monday 13 October 08 06:25 BST (UK)
My research is Wales.  County of Merionethshire.  Town of Corris.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: liz-bris on Monday 27 October 08 09:46 GMT (UK)
Out of 8 Great grandparents 6 were Irish born.

Dads Mum & Dad Irish - and don't our family act like it!!! So that's been a challenge.  Kildare, Queens County, Londonderry and Kildare. 

My Gran (Mums mum) was Scots born of Irish parents!!!  The rest came from England and they emigrated to good old Aussie!

Liz
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: GAYNOR WILKINSON on Friday 14 November 08 21:01 GMT (UK)
Why doesn't Wales have a vote of it's own?

Bemused
Gaynor
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lyons22 on Saturday 13 December 08 13:56 GMT (UK)
Gorry I got troubles ,I seem to have relatives in Wales,Scotland and england And the Border scots seemed to love going on to Ulster.
But as Caswell,Lyons,Douglasand Mcclellan the bulk of the family seems to come from scotland Where exactly is anyones guess.Couple that with the ignorance of youth and the cornerstone of ancestral knowledge.I.e my Grandmother is faaaaaar away from me.I'm in other words Doomed!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 13 December 08 14:44 GMT (UK)
Don't give up when you've just started, Lyons22. I started tracing my grandfather's family (letters written by another relative for me to blind great-aunt miles away in pre-internet days) and was told the family came from somewhere in Ireland/Ulster/Northern Ireland/Co.Londonderry and there were green hills and a river but she couldn't remember the name of the place! My grandfather, on the other hand, had written down details in 1920s which I discovered a few years afterwards- had his mother's name wrong, swapped months and days of parents' birthday, father's year of birth wrong and gave mother's birthplace for his father and wrong place for his mother. Luckily they were both uncommon surnames, he had the right general area and it wasn't that far back.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 13 December 08 16:12 GMT (UK)
Hi Lyons and welcome.
You're far from doomed on this board.

Having said that, I am still looking my mother's Uncle Harry, the merchant marine who had his photy taken in Chile... The problem we soon found out was... there was no Uncle Harry and he's a Petty Officer 2nd class in the RN... but I'll get the little  >:( darling  >:( one day, and I'm sure you will sort out your Scottish reatives.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lenagh on Saturday 13 December 08 16:55 GMT (UK)
Hi,
Out of 16 great grandparents, 12 originated from Ireland to Scotland at least 150 years ago, and like most people, having problems getting further back with records in Ireland. 

Four great grandparents on my mother's side are from bonnie Scotland from way back.

Also at least a couple of different families ended up in the USA.

 :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 13 December 08 17:32 GMT (UK)
Hi Lenagh, welcome to RootsChat.
You'll get lots of help here, so never give up hope.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lenagh on Saturday 13 December 08 17:43 GMT (UK)
Hi Paula,

Thanks for the welcome.

"Give up hope"...NEVER!   I'll just keep plodding along.  Someone or some wee hint is bound to show up at some point...although I may have to visit Ireland at some point. ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: HollyMM on Sunday 25 January 09 01:34 GMT (UK)
I selected England and Wales, which is where a lot of my ancestors come from. However, I extend to Holland as well, as a few of my ancestors were Dutch. I just ignore Germany completely, unless it's on my mother's side; but on my father's side it's all pureblood (to take a phrase from Harry Potter), and so, for me, it's kind of boring for me to research. (So what would I be now? Mudblood?) However, there are some interesting stories, but that's as far as I go with the paternal side.

But the maternal side is very diverse: French, German (my grandfather was part German; as was one of my great-grandfathers), English, Welsh, Indian (apparently, but I have suspicions about that), and Dutch. I'm hoping that one day I might just find some Scottish or Irish in there somewhere, even if I have to go right back to my great-great-great-great-great grandparents. ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Deegjay on Monday 26 January 09 16:46 GMT (UK)
I was only involved in England, in particular two counties which made life easier. Now, all of a sudden, its expanded to Scotland,Wales and Ireland. All due to one branch of the tree.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 26 January 09 17:15 GMT (UK)
Welcome to RootChat, Deegjay.
So far I've been lucky and I only have England and Wales in my tree, but there is always time... :D

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Merly on Tuesday 27 January 09 08:46 GMT (UK)
Hi, mine starts in Australia, then mainly back to England. There are some ancestors from Ireland and Scotland.  ;D Right now, I am doing so many branches, I am bl**dy confused!  ::)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Gembar on Tuesday 27 January 09 09:09 GMT (UK)
My ancestors dont seemed to have moved about too much compared to other families. All my research has been in England. Thank  goodness!!
Norwich, Bethnall Green, Elstree, Watford, Bushey,Therfield and Tring so far!!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Copernicus on Sunday 15 March 09 19:41 GMT (UK)
For me, the options aren't exactly that applicable.  For me, it's:

- Czech Republic
- Germany
- Italy
- Ireland
- England (but only one branch, out in Cheshire)

I do wonder why Genealogy is so disproportionately done in the UK than anywhere else in the world.  Could it have something to do with the royals?  Who knows?

Oh, and I am American, although i've traced all branches but one to exact locations in Europe and am working from there...
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Raphael on Monday 16 March 09 01:05 GMT (UK)
For me, the options aren't exactly that applicable.  For me, it's:

- Czech Republic
- Germany
- Italy
- Ireland
- England (but only one branch, out in Cheshire)

I do wonder why Genealogy is so disproportionately done in the UK than anywhere else in the world.  Could it have something to do with the royals?  Who knows?

Oh, and I am American, although i've traced all branches but one to exact locations in Europe and am working from there...
Hello Copernicus.
Although living in Europe, (UK at the moment)  I am fortunate in having a close group of family related friends and we share our information re our ancestors which are From UK, France, Germany,& mainly Europe. many of the earlier ones however did emmigrate to the USA, Australia,Ireland, and other countries..  The war years from WW1 & WW2 also helped us with deaths of our soldiers, and in some cases like myself eventually I married a German later after hostilities. Earlier to that later I was seconded from my Regiment to help CCG (Control Commision Germany ) on the interpreter pool when they were recovering from the exstensive damage to the various parts of Germany.
On our French side we have gone back to the 1600's. their later decendents French side some of which came to England from Rouen one year before the French Revolution and formed a Dye Works in Blackley Manchester England, the area in which I was born.in the mid 1920's.
In closing as there is far more to relate here, without boring details, We have at all times tried to avoid "here say" from very early family relatives, and evens some archivists, and early newspapers, where they enhanced details adding false information....not unlike they do today...to enhance their readership. Certificates are essential, and probate registers, and re Ireland Church Registers.
Best wishes to all
Take Care
Rapheal UK & Germany, Düsseldorf & Derendorf  NRWF  (D)

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: lyndyloo6 on Monday 16 March 09 11:06 GMT (UK)
Most of my research has been done in Scotland.  I have just started on my 'English' Grandmother who was from Durham area and Leeds.  I am also trying to research my Gt Grandfather who went to the Gold Coast in Africa,  He married there again and died there so I am trying to get the relevant documentation ::), although I am not sure how to do this.....and will see where this takes me...lol

Lynda
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Monday 16 March 09 22:35 GMT (UK)
Hiya Lynda

Dont know if this site is of any help http://www.national.archives.gov.za/

Willow x
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: lyndyloo6 on Monday 16 March 09 23:24 GMT (UK)
Thank you for this Willow, I will give it a try tomorrow.

Regards,
Lynda
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Starshine on Saturday 18 April 09 18:50 BST (UK)
I'm pretty new to this.. so i'm looking mostly at the England specifically Macclesfield area.in Cheshire.. from mid 1800's.. but I'm also doing a body hunt down in heamoor penzance area..  for my great granparents who were buried there. (But with not much success so far.)

Have so far had only limited access to census forms as.. nearly everywhere requires you to join..  to have a closer look.. and unfortunately i'm married to a very nice dinosaur  who doesn't believe in using plastic.. which really limits my searches.. :(

I know there are roots in Ireland.. and also family during my grandparents time that emigrated to Canada...  and i think also Australia.. but it makes sense to look closer to home for now.

Most of what i know has come from familly members still alive... and occasionally getting lucky...

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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 18 April 09 20:17 BST (UK)
Welcome to Roots, Starshine. I am sure you will enjoy being a member, there are so many helpful people on here.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ritchiewilk on Monday 20 April 09 20:05 BST (UK)
Hi,

My research is in Licolnshire, England and in the Scottish Borders so I'm not searching all over the country.  My problem is alot of my ancestors had big familys.  One had 8 children, another 9 and one had 11 children and they used the same first name alot of the time like 8 Isaacs in 3 generations.  It gives you a headache trying to keep track of who belongs where.

Ritchie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 20 April 09 20:32 BST (UK)
Hi Ritchie and welcome to Roots.
It's even more fun when you have three generations, of the same name, alive together, all married to girls of the same name...
I think they did it just to tease me. ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ritchiewilk on Monday 20 April 09 20:40 BST (UK)
Hi Paula,

Thanks for the welcome.

It certainly makes the research interesting.  I also have a few ancestors that were given their mothers or grandmothers maiden name as a middle name.  You don't here of that happening nowadays.

Ritchie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 20 April 09 21:32 BST (UK)
Oh they were up to all sorts of tricks, Ritchie.
I have one certain lady who used the surnames of the 'notches on her bedpost' as the middle name for her kids....very thoughtful of her, it's made finding the fathers a lot easier ::)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ritchiewilk on Monday 20 April 09 21:55 BST (UK)
I have one or two like that.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 20 April 09 22:00 BST (UK)
You'll feel well at home here on Roots then.  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Starshine on Monday 20 April 09 23:17 BST (UK)
Quote from: PaulaToo
Welcome to Roots, Starshine. I am sure you will enjoy being a member, there are so many helpful people on here.

Thanks for the Welcome Paulatoo .. I thought I might feel a bit shy.. but theres a nice athmosphere here..  and its fun to have bit of company.. as i prowl round graveyards in search of bodies...  ;D

.... repeat names... yep i'm getting that too.. but it seems to be causing more condusion at the moment in surnames..

Ah well it gives me something to ponder on..

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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 21 April 09 00:01 BST (UK)
It certainly does Starshine, and at least, if you want to talk about things, you can babble away to your hearts content with like minded people on this board.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Starshine on Tuesday 21 April 09 00:12 BST (UK)
 ;D.. I think i do okay on the babbling bit...  it takes me a bit longer to think of something  sensible to ask..  ( i'm still working on that one..!)

At the moment  i dont think i have actual questions.. i'm still wandering round with a shovel..   but its encouraging to  see how the rest of you go about it...



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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 21 April 09 00:39 BST (UK)
And of course if you have any old photos to be restored.......
Closing down now...see you
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Codd on Wednesday 22 April 09 01:49 BST (UK)
Hello Everyone,

I'm doing my research from Canada.  My mother was born in Folkstone, Kent, my maternal grandfather was born somewhere in Wales and my maternal grandmother was born in NE England.  They immigrated to Canada somewhere around 1927.  My father's family left Ireland for Canada sometime in the mid 1800's.

I have only just started and I have only a few facts, so I'm going to need lots of help :P  I'm still working full time so I'll be going slowly at first, but I hope delve deeper into it next year when I retire.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 22 April 09 10:46 BST (UK)
Hi Codd and welcome to Roots.
Building a tree, especially from a distance, may sem a daunting task, but you will get so much help from these people it will become an exciting adventure where you meet new friends all the time.
Good luck
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Starshine on Wednesday 22 April 09 11:55 BST (UK)
Hi Codd....  best of luck with finding your roots.. :)

I'm in Greece and have some Canadian and Irish interests too.

I'm also in the early stages of gathering my tree..

( feel like i'm sat in a pile of scribbled notes at times...    ;)  )

but everyone seems very friendly here..

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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jobarnes on Wednesday 22 April 09 17:46 BST (UK)
My research is all Scottish but I am in England - so not the easiest thing to do  :-\.
Not giving up lightly though

Good luck to all

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 22 April 09 17:49 BST (UK)
Hello jobarnes, we have a Scottish section, so you're sure to get help there.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jobarnes on Wednesday 22 April 09 17:56 BST (UK)
Thanks Paula Too - have been looking at the Scottish section - can't see anything yet may have to ask if thats how it works
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 22 April 09 18:31 BST (UK)
Start a thread explaining your problems, jo, and see what happens next...
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jobarnes on Wednesday 22 April 09 18:38 BST (UK)
okay thanks for the advice
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Codd on Thursday 23 April 09 02:23 BST (UK)
Thank you, PaulaToo and Starshine for the welcome and words of encouragement.  :) :) I know what you mean about being surrounded by scribbled notes!  It's great fun though.

I find it much easier to get information from the English sites.  In Canada, I have to go to each province's vital statistics and in some provinces I have to explain why I want the information and who I am.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 23 April 09 12:12 BST (UK)
You shouldn't have too much trouble with the ones over here, Codd. A lot of Irish ones were destroyed, that's the only problem with them, and of course, there is the old Welsh one, where you get double names...Thomas Thomas, William Williams, and the like, and to make it more fun, there are always about half a dozen in the same town or village at the same time.
 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Codd on Friday 24 April 09 01:04 BST (UK)
I have come across that a little bit already, PaulToo.  Either everyone in the enrire village was related to each other, or they just all like the same names.

It's going to fun and I'm enjoying it so far.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jobarnes on Friday 24 April 09 13:07 BST (UK)
 ;D my lot are like that on both sides - several Roberts,Peters and Davids
Happy Hunting everyone

jo
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Starshine on Friday 24 April 09 22:55 BST (UK)
Hi Jobarnes..  ;D  Happy hunting to you too..

I've found some good tips in the Cheshire section....

Its pointed me in the direction of the BMD..  and for the first time i feel i'm actually making some progress.. ;D ;D ;D

Feeling brave I decided to jump in the index.. and work my way through it starting with A..  its a slow process.. but I love it when I find someone I know..
Its makes you realise that people are never really gone...

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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jobarnes on Saturday 25 April 09 11:25 BST (UK)
Hi Starshine

Thanks for the tip but I think BMD is English and Welsh Data and  my family is Scottish so wouldn't have their records.

Jo
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Starshine on Saturday 25 April 09 11:38 BST (UK)
Hi Jo...

Yes thats true.. though there will probably be an equivalent for the Scottish area... hope you find something...

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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 25 April 09 11:45 BST (UK)
Scotlands People
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Also have a look down this thread, lots of links to things that could be useful
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,337212.0.html

Cheers
Paula
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jobarnes on Saturday 25 April 09 15:19 BST (UK)
Scotlands People
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Also have a look down this thread, lots of links to things that could be useful
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,337212.0.html

Cheers
Paula
have been looking at Scotlands people - thanks

I have found quite a lot of my family details - which is good .....................
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: CaledonC on Thursday 30 April 09 18:40 BST (UK)
Scotland - Argyll- Caithness- Perthshire - Bute - Renfrewshire - Ayrshire - Stirlingshire and Angus or as they used to say Forfarshire .
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 30 April 09 21:21 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat CaledonC.
Looks like you will be visiting Scotlands People as well
Good luck.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: CaledonC on Thursday 30 April 09 21:33 BST (UK)
ScotlandsPeople ! Been using it since it replaced Scottish Origins 5 years ago !!

Remember you can access free indices for Scottish Wills back to 16th century and download the Testament or Will for £5 .Anomaly is 1 page costs £5 and 45 pages costs £5 !! The OPRs are NOT reflective of all records as the Seceeders / Free Churches etc are not included .

Col
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: DozyDora on Saturday 16 May 09 07:38 BST (UK)
Which is the best site for looking up records before 1837?  It is worth joining Find my Past just for parish records; I'm already using Ancestry for the Census and BMD records?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lydart on Saturday 16 May 09 08:16 BST (UK)
National Archives (free) is a good one for older records of various types ...

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/

and then there's the IGI (also free)

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

but use it with caution ....



What counties are you interested in ?   There may be an Online Parish Clerks scheme if you are fortunate ...

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,46825.msg185460.html#msg185460
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 16 May 09 11:27 BST (UK)
Hi Dora, welcome to Roots.
I go along with the IGI every time. you just have to remember that a lot of it is handed down information and not direct from parish records.
Sometimes that information can be from family Bibles and papers etc, and the true facts, but some times it's just guess work.
Having said that, I built my North Marston family tree using mainly the IGI, but made sure to tick off every entry against the register to be sure they were correct....some weren't.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: DozyDora on Saturday 16 May 09 12:08 BST (UK)
The ladies who use the Beeb site already know this ... but Mum was handed a sheet, by her older brother, of their father's family tree - the Stockers.  This sheet only traced the Stockers, not any wives and each person had a number referenced against it.

So, I entered each person in a family tree and then started researching the various branches, but started with my grandfather's branch first.  In next to no time, I was matched to someone in New Zealand whose partner was a Stocker and it transpired that he came from another branch of the Stocker Family Tree.  She forwarded to me an email from another branch of our Stocker Family Tree, whose ancestors went to America and in 1923 someone in the family commissioned a solicitor or someone called John Sherwood to trace our family tree.  The reference numbers I mentioned earlier all belong to this research and throughout this email there is reference to "Source: 21Sherwood.FTW", date of Import: May 9, 2000".  There is also reference to "Leona Marian Stocker, Married 1 Fritz Schuster".  I have tried searching for Leona Stocker and have also searched for 21Sherwood.FTW and neither has come up with anything, but it maybe that I need to pay for world access.  I even contacted the National Archives in case they had a record of these Sherwood Papers, but they do not

So I kind of had the wind taken out of my sails because I didn't have to do much research.  However, the woman from New Zealand and the man from America have only researched their particular branches in detail and I'm still finding a lot of our branches in the Census and records.

So you ask which counties I am researching ...

The earliest Stocker is Edward Stocker born about 1630, died about 1674.  There is a burial record of 3 June 1674.  He is from Fareham, Hampshire.  I also have others from Titchfield and Portsea in Hampshire.  My own Stocker branch were either surgeons or reverands and the surgeons are all focused around Guy's Hospital London, whereas the reverands come from different counties.

I am still entering all the info I have from 48 pages of research and am doing my own research along the way, as well and adding Census records etc.  Once I have completed all the entries, I am going to make an alphabetical list of all the towns and countries I am researching, which, so far, seems to be around London and down south to Kent and Hampshire.

Sorry, I tend to be a motor mouth!!

Dora
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Wiggy on Thursday 21 May 09 00:36 BST (UK)
Hi all,

I've only been doing family research for a few months but have found out much with help from other family members far removed.  Most of our family originated in UK - Devon, Warwickshire, Yorkshire and Dumfriesshire.  Luckily most have been here for generations - true blue Aussies now!  Can even trace some to the first fleet - both convicts and marines.  :P
This is a wonderful resource.  Thanks!   :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 21 May 09 12:24 BST (UK)
Welcome to Roots, Wiggy.
Yes, you are right there, I don't think you will find a better site anywhere.
Good friendly bunch, always ready to help.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joolsk on Monday 25 May 09 16:32 BST (UK)
mine came from all over the place -Bedforshire -Shropshire -Essex -Norfolk Manchester -Middlesex and Instanbul with a bit of Dublin and Belfast  throen in for good measure .
have joined today it looks good just hope it helps abit
Joolsk
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 25 May 09 20:51 BST (UK)
Hi Joolsk and welcome to RootsChat.
Great site, great people, there isn't much more to say, except...ENJOY.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MacShuibhne on Monday 08 June 09 20:26 BST (UK)
Almost all of my research to date has been restricted to Scotland though not by design or choice, just because thats where my direct ancestry lies.  The two areas that I know will change as I fill out some the side branches will be south into England and across the pond to Boston (USA).

I'm also working on my wife's family and that will take me to Italy, Venezuela and Argentina

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kiwikarin on Friday 26 June 09 08:12 BST (UK)
forlorn voice from the bottom of the world   ::)
My relatives all came to NZ very early in our history - The Watsons from England in 1842, The Morgans from Wales in 1863 and the Reynolds from Cornwall in 1872.

 "The Treaty" was only signed between some of the Maori tribes and the representative of Queen Victoria in 1840.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Maggie1895 on Thursday 02 July 09 22:18 BST (UK)
My family just had itchy feet.
Brought up on the family legend that we are descended from an illegitimate daughter of the Bruce himself, I can't say I've got anywhere near back that far!   (though with the number of illegits he acknowledged, the smaller population and the centuries of local marriager since, the chances are everyone in the south west of Scotland is linked to him in some way after all these years)
Part of my father's family are rock solid Dumfriesshire and Lanarkshire for yonks, another part I thought was also West of Scotland for ever, turn out to be from Ireland, along with so many others, in the 1850s {but as Ulster Protestants probably got there from Scotland originally.} 
My mother's side always seemed to be Kent, (and one part is) but the rest turns out to be mainly Lancashire and Shropshire, which was a surprise.
Of the one Scottish strand that were settled for centuries, my grandmother married my Glasgow grandfather and they headed off to Africa as missionaries in the 1890s.   Having got the travel bug, he then went to Canada as a Ship's Doctor, they moved to New Zealand, came back in the 1st World War, and shifted to England...
Building my husband's tree was always going to be easier, because he is Lancashire 'and nowt else' - erm, no.    He's been stunned to find he has a lot of Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire roots, and even more so to find his great grandmother was born in Hungary and HER mother was French!
It's not so much where is my research as where isn't it..
Can I say that since finding this board I think it's ace, everyone is just so helpful - and knowledgeable.
Maggie

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: caroldawn on Saturday 04 July 09 02:56 BST (UK)
well I find that we have ancestors in most countries,My mothers descendants came from scotland Kinrosses, Collace, Dundee, Glasgowand Canada.. my fathers parents come from cumberland, and Antrim northern Ireland and Canada.my husbands mother came from Kippax,tadcaster,Leeds areas, and his fathers parents were from Cambridge, wicken,St ives,Houghton. and we live in new zealand, also have relatives in australia.
                       caroldawn

carr,Millar,Imrie,Morton,johnston
rothery,Mclaughlin,Black,Taggart
Farrar,Johnston,cawthra,
Bailey,Kiddle         
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lei on Friday 24 July 09 16:35 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone,

My research? Very much in the south of England.
Now there is the lot from the south east who moved west (just a little) and the lot in the south west who moved east, where they all eventually met in London (SE would you believe!!).

Then there was a wild card who married a South African, travelled a bit & settled back in... southern England!

Oh and I almost forgot.. the Italian connection, who settled in the south east!!

What more can I say except for 'what a great site'. ;D

Lei
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Friday 24 July 09 17:31 BST (UK)
Hi there you newbies...
Welcome to RootsChat.
Lots of nice people here ready to help you unfold your family history.

Lei, I have a branch of my tree like that.
From 1500 to 1891 they lived in North Marston, Bucks and villages adjacent. Very nice and easy to follow.

Good luck everyone, and if you have any faded old photographs of the ancestors that you would like restored, visit the Photo Restoration Board...we have been known to work wonders ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Tuesday 28 July 09 13:47 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone,

My lot are all over the country and mixed religion which hasn't help much.

Hampshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire Sussex,  London, USA, Australia, to name but a few!  But thanks to Rootschatters I have made progress on all of them.

And had a lot of pictures restored this is a lovely site to be a member of!  The people are so nice!

Rabbit B  ;D


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SandieNZ on Thursday 06 August 09 13:41 BST (UK)
Hi, my first time here.. can't believe I've only just found you after doing research for years!
I hail from some convict stock and some Oldham mill workers.  I'm currently searching my husbands east-enders and others from Lanashire (who at least came down-under on a cruise ship, not a convict ship)! :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Thursday 06 August 09 20:44 BST (UK)
I suppose I must be one of the lucky ones! My family are still living within 38 miles of where the family is first recorded in 1379. I traced them back to 1490, but can't get back any further. In fact they spent 230 years on one farm in the 16th/17thC that I occasionally visit. Lancs/North Yorks boundry country. Oh! by the way 38 miles is not far, but took me more than 38 years to find the information! So, never give up.
Regards................... Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Thursday 06 August 09 20:46 BST (UK)
How is this good luck?  Much more fun to have a great diversity of ancestors.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: hmcmillan29 on Thursday 06 August 09 21:03 BST (UK)
My fathers side of the family are Scottish and my mothers English.

The majority of my Scottish ancestors are from Ayrshire....Kilmarnock, Beith, Kilbirnie.

My Mothers side were from London. 

I have discovered Huguenot ancestors who settled in Bethnal Green and were Silk Weavers.
I haven't managed to get back to when they first arrived in Britain as so far they are all born in and around Bethnal Green.
The ancestor mentioned in Patsy Kensits programme, was the person who baptised some of my ancestors.  James Mayne I think was his name at St Matthews Church.

Hazel
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Thursday 06 August 09 21:07 BST (UK)
Hello Erato
How is this good luck you ask? Well, luck in the sense that I have had available the records that took me that far back, while others have not been so fortunate! You see my interest in family history is to find a continuous link between father and son (or daughter), and to take the family name back as far as possible, in the knowledge that each generation knew the previous one. That way gives you a sense of belonging. But if you find "more fun" in seeking side lines so be it. Have fun!
Kind regards..................... Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kerryb on Thursday 06 August 09 22:11 BST (UK)
Hi Peter

That is indeed lucky to be able to get back that far.  It certainly makes it easier if families stayed in one area and IMHO quite interesting in terms of the other local families that become linked (or should that be entagled) into the family tree.

About 70% of my family tree come from one particular area in East Sussex about 10 miles from where I have always lived and when I visit the villages I get an overwhelming feeling of belonging and continuity.

Kerry
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Thursday 06 August 09 22:42 BST (UK)
Hello Kerry
Yes, that feeling of continuity and belonging really is unique. I'm pleased that you also have that feeling. Thanks for commenting.
Best wishes and kind regards...................... Peter.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Thursday 06 August 09 23:20 BST (UK)
Hello Erato
How is this good luck you ask? Well, luck in the sense that I have had available the records that took me that far back, while others have not been so fortunate! You see my interest in family history is to find a continuous link between father and son (or daughter), and to take the family name back as far as possible, in the knowledge that each generation knew the previous one. That way gives you a sense of belonging. But if you find "more fun" in seeking side lines so be it. Have fun!
Kind regards..................... Peter

Not a matter of sidelines, my direct ancestors were born and lived all over the place.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joolsk on Friday 07 August 09 06:38 BST (UK)
I think the sense of belonging comes no matter where our ancestors are from .
If you have a diverse family history you just belong to more places !
Convenient if they are not spread out all over the place as it makes life easier but life was not meant to be too easy
jools k
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Friday 07 August 09 18:25 BST (UK)
Oh Erato! It seems I misunderstood you. Diverse means different directions! Hence my comment side shoots. I see what you mean now. If I had traced my ancestors back to 1490, but had found that they had lived all over the country I would have had "more fun" Yes? No, I think not.
Regards.....................Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 07 August 09 22:55 BST (UK)
Oh Erato! It seems I misunderstood you. Diverse means different directions! Hence my comment side shoots. I see what you mean now. If I had traced my ancestors back to 1490, but had found that they had lived all over the country I would have had "more fun" Yes? No, I think not.
Regards.....................Peter

Hi Peter,

Well my lot lived all over the world, so I was delighted to find that some of them came from one County for generations, and another lot from another County.  Suddenly it was all very easy!

It was such a pleasure to have some all in the same place for a while!  I am only doing direct line as well, but have to go sideways  [side shoots] to find them if you see what I mean!

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Friday 07 August 09 23:51 BST (UK)
Hello Rabbit B
Yes I do understand what you mean about side shoots. Main line research is a difficult task, luck does play a big part. My research has now come to an end after 53 years! I was "stuck" for a period of about 12 years around the 1790 period, but eventually the break through came. If you are interested mainly in one specific named line, I guess like me, you need to go side shooting a little to put meet on the bones of the main line.

That is where family history really comes of interest and you begin to gather together the story of that families development and progress, its ups and downs etc. Having finished my research I'm just about to publish a 30,000 word family history. Thanks for commenting, are you near the publishing stage?
Best wishes, regards................... Peter   
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Friday 07 August 09 23:59 BST (UK)
It's a matter of what you like, I guess.  I'd be very disappointed if my ancestors all came from one little section of one little island.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 08 August 09 00:03 BST (UK)
It's a matter of what you like, I guess.  I'd be very disappointed if my ancestors all came from one little section of one little island.

Hi Erato,

If you had an elusive lot like mine you'd be glad of the respite!

It is what makes life interesting and you still have adventures you don't wot off!

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 08 August 09 00:09 BST (UK)
Hello Rabbit B
Yes I do understand what you mean about side shoots. Main line research is a difficult task, luck does play a big part. My research has now come to an end after 53 years! I was "stuck" for a period of about 12 years around the 1790 period, but eventually the break through came. If you are interested mainly in one specific named line, I guess like me, you need to go side shooting a little to put meet on the bones of the main line.

That is where family history really comes of interest and you begin to gather together the story of that families development and progress, its ups and downs etc. Having finished my research I'm just about to publish a 30,000 word family history. Thanks for commenting, are you near the publishing stage?
Best wishes, regards................... Peter   

Hi Peter,

My work is for family members only!  I have one one line as far as I can for the mo, but I am now working on another that seems to be producing relis like flies!  All from the same area but spread all over the world!  They are back to the 1500 or there abouts!  Such a relief after all the other journeys!

Good luck with yours  ;D

Rabbit B  ;)

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kerryb on Saturday 08 August 09 07:43 BST (UK)
It's a matter of what you like, I guess.  I'd be very disappointed if my ancestors all came from one little section of one little island.

Why?

They are just as interesting as if they had come from all corners of the globe.  Its not where they come from that makes them interesting, its who they were IMHO anyway!

Kerry  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Saturday 08 August 09 12:50 BST (UK)
The people themselves might be interesting no matter where they came from - all from the same small village or from widely diverse locations.  But there's a better chance of finding interesting localities if they came from diverse locations.

And, as I said, it's probably a matter of taste.  I prefer the idea of a mongrel background as opposed to a neat, clean little package of ancestors from one well defined place.  Just as well - if you're an American [or any other sort of excolonial] mongrel ancestry is probably what you will find.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Saturday 08 August 09 18:15 BST (UK)
Hello Kerry
After reading your comments, which incidentally I completely agree with. I visited your interesting and well presented website. And found that I was even more sympathetic with your approach to family history. Your introduction is a good benchmark for any new budding family history researcher.
It's the people, our ancestors themselves, that we are trying to gain information about....not just a name and date! It really doesn't matter where they are from....The challenge is finding out about them. Well it was for me and I suspect for you also.
Best wishes, kind regards............................ Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Saturday 08 August 09 18:26 BST (UK)
Hello Rabbit B
OK about your work being for family members only. I suppose mine is likewise. Just had ten copies printed, three of which will go to researchers in Australia and one to USA, all descendants of early generations. Good luck with your new line of research, hope you are lucky, LOL.
Regards....................... Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Saturday 08 August 09 18:36 BST (UK)
Hello Erator
Well we agree at last. Yes it is 'a matter of taste.' Good luck with your researches, I'm sure your lovely child (your Avatar) will be well pleased when he/she? is old enough to appreciate your efforts.
Kind regards................... Peter 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Saturday 08 August 09 18:41 BST (UK)
Hello Erator
Well we agree at last. Yes it is 'a matter of taste.' Good luck with your researches, I'm sure your lovely child (your Avatar) will be well pleased when he/she? is old enough to appreciate your efforts.
Kind regards................... Peter 


The girl in my avatar died in 2003, aged 88.  The baby is still living.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Hibee on Saturday 08 August 09 18:54 BST (UK)
About 1,000 in the tree, 7/8ths Scots, 1/8th Irish, and one lonely shepherd who wandered over the border from Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Hibee
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Peterpimlico on Saturday 08 August 09 19:05 BST (UK)
Thanks for that information Erato. I thought you were the good looking girl and the baby yours, L.O.L. ....................... Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 08 August 09 22:14 BST (UK)
Hello Rabbit B
OK about your work being for family members only. I suppose mine is likewise. Just had ten copies printed, three of which will go to researchers in Australia and one to USA, all descendants of early generations. Good luck with your new line of research, hope you are lucky, LOL.
Regards....................... Peter

Hi Peter,
 
Thanks for your reply, I sent all the info I had one the one line via e-mail lazy, I know but easier, and much cheaper!  They went to the USA and Oz as well as up north in the UK.

I wrote a potted biography of what I had found out and included the pictures I had collected.

Now I am stuck on that line, so I am busy doing another to pass the time!

Hey ho!  Nice way to spend a wet day, good luck with your history too

Rabbit B ;D

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kerryb on Sunday 09 August 09 14:39 BST (UK)
Hello Kerry
After reading your comments, which incidentally I completely agree with. I visited your interesting and well presented website. And found that I was even more sympathetic with your approach to family history. Your introduction is a good benchmark for any new budding family history researcher.
It's the people, our ancestors themselves, that we are trying to gain information about....not just a name and date! It really doesn't matter where they are from....The challenge is finding out about them. Well it was for me and I suspect for you also.
Best wishes, kind regards............................ Peter

Thank you Peter for your kind comments.  My website is becoming a labour of love, and I look forward to winter when I have more time to add more to it. 

It is challenging finding out as much as you can about one particular ancestor in order to write almost their story but a great deal of satisfying fun and some of the characters have become very real to me.

Kerry
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Yellabelly on Thursday 10 September 09 19:40 BST (UK)
My research is Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Cumbria, America  and County Mayo Ireland.

I was always told my grandmothers family were all from Lincolnshire within a few miles of where I live and it has been amazing to find that as far back as 1730's to date they ARE all Lincolnshire mostly within about 10 miles of where I live. If the rest of the family were so easy to find live would be a lot easier. :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ostler on Friday 25 September 09 11:29 BST (UK)
I've got 8500+ people in my tree and as far as I can tell my dad is 100% Scottish and my mum is 100% English, so I'm exactly half-and-half. :P

Of course I was born and raised in Scotland so I think myself as Scottish.

Coincidentally, I've lived in the same house all my days, in the same house as my dad. His father was born in this street and he lived here for a while. My grandfather's father lived in this street as well as having a shop he inherited from his father. So my family have coincidentally been on the same street for five generations - and my dad is perplexed as to why I don't want to move out!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: patti_d on Saturday 03 October 09 01:37 BST (UK)
I've spent most of my time researching so far in Canada. I am 3rd generation Canadian on Dad's father's side, 4th on his mom's side, 3rd on my Mom's father's side and 2nd on her mom's side.

Most of the ones we know in Dad's tree are from Scotland, a couple on his mother's line from Ireland.
My mother's family came from Slovakia.

My husband's mother's side is from the Ukraine and his father's side were UEL from New England states who moved to the Maritimes in Eastern Canada. Haven't located where they came from in the British Isles before they settled in Pennsylvania around 1750. The one who came to Canada was in the British Legion Army and escaped from jail where he was to be tried for treason 1789.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 03 October 09 11:44 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat, all you newbies.
You are sure to get lots of help from these people, I know, they have helped me a lot.

My goodness, that's an interesting family you have there patti.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 03 October 09 15:48 BST (UK)
Hi Patti,

I would like to echo what PaulaToo had just said, welcome to all the newbies. What an interesting family you have.

Rootschat is a brilliant site and everyone is willing to help. 

My Dad spent a lot of time in Canada in the last war, he was with the RAF.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Vasquez109 on Thursday 15 October 09 13:15 BST (UK)
Its easy for me, England and Wales for everybody. Wifes tree is more complex, England, Wales, Poland, Netherlands and Greece.  :(
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Roger The Hat on Thursday 15 October 09 13:50 BST (UK)
I'd really like to trace our Dutch and Polish lines back further than grandparents, but I don't have enough information to even start, so it looks like a vote for England, then!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 15 October 09 15:19 BST (UK)
Welcome Roger and Vasquez, don't give up hope, some pretty amazing things can happen on this board.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Kalishoek on Thursday 15 October 09 15:30 BST (UK)
I am researching, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A, The Netherlands and South Africa and the West Indies.
I am Dutch and my roots are in the Netherlands, South Africa and even The Indonesian Islands and the US.
And for my inlaws I am researching Ireland , the UK and also the United States.
Maybe an idea to have country sub-forums for all countries and go international all together  :P

I did not realise this site is that new , I find this the  best invention since the sliced pan, keep up the good work. Well done !!!!


Annemarie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Big-toshie on Thursday 15 October 09 18:48 BST (UK)
Highlands (Inverness and Loch Ness)
Islay
Moray (Elgin)
Fife (Leuchars, Leslie and, of course, Auchtermuchty)
Edinburgh and Glasgow
The Scottish Borders (East and West)
Carlisle
Durham
Yorkshire
Woscestershire
Kent
Dorset
Devon

Ireland

and finally Gibraltar and Bombay

If I only had some Welsh ancestors....

Bob




Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 15 October 09 21:30 BST (UK)
Be glad you don't have any Welsh, Bob...
Because is you had, it's only a matter of time before you get the likes of Thomas Thomas, or William Williams, son of William Williams...
I'm lucky, so far I only have David John...and he was bad enough....there were dozens of him to choose from...and perversly, a good handful of them married girls called Sarah at about the right time... :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Big-toshie on Thursday 15 October 09 21:55 BST (UK)
The worse I've had is Donald Campbell from Glasgow.....just give up!
 ;)
Bob
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 15 October 09 22:04 BST (UK)
er...yes...I can imagine...that must have been....um....fun. :o
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Vasquez109 on Thursday 15 October 09 22:07 BST (UK)

Because is you had, it's only a matter of time before you get the likes of Thomas Thomas

Heh. Thats happened to me! Thomas Thomas was my g-grandfather.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 15 October 09 22:10 BST (UK)
Ouch!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Vasquez109 on Thursday 15 October 09 22:15 BST (UK)
Imaging having research in a country with a dodgy alphabet. Such as Russia, Japan or something like that!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: davierj on Monday 19 October 09 10:21 BST (UK)
Mainly southern England and west Wales - see list.   Surprisingly although there are many Joneses, including the glorious Jones marriage certificate, where ALL including both bride and groom's side, minister, witnesses and even the Registrar were named Jones, my greaest problem has been finding the forebears of Jane Trow, b. 1836 in Berriew, montgomeryshire, father Joseph Trow.

ANY help appreciated.   It's not only the Smith and Jones etc that can be difficult.

Dave
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: weed on Thursday 29 October 09 21:19 GMT (UK)
PAISLEY SCOTLAND
UPPER POPPLETON YORKSHIRE
POCKLINGTON YORKSHIRE
MIDDLETON LEEDS YORKSHIRE
DONEGAL IRELAND
ANTRIM     IRELAND
 WEED
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Ann Baker on Wednesday 04 November 09 23:27 GMT (UK)
Lol Bob

Don't give up! I have campbells too and smiths and robertsons and frasers - all total horrors! But anything is possible!

Keep smiling!

Ann :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Big-toshie on Thursday 05 November 09 07:45 GMT (UK)


No I won't ! :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: alllegs on Saturday 07 November 09 19:01 GMT (UK)
Paula,

The name William Williams is banned from RC - he causes me many a headache and sleepless night - my great grandfather William Williams is on the 1891 census in Durham - born WALES - talk about a needle in a haystack.  Unfortunatly he dies in 1895 and I can't trace him any further back...

Legs
xxxx
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 07 November 09 19:39 GMT (UK)
You have my sympathy, Legs, perhaps you should have a swear box for William Williams, the same as someone else has for the name Relf.
Every time someone mentions the name they have to pay a fine  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: alllegs on Saturday 07 November 09 19:42 GMT (UK)
Sounds good - might make my fortune!!!  Tell you what I'll donate all the cash to the person who finds him!!!  :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 07 November 09 20:14 GMT (UK)
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 07 November 09 23:02 GMT (UK)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: AdkinsGen on Saturday 07 November 09 23:20 GMT (UK)
Paula,

The name William Williams is banned from RC - he causes me many a headache and sleepless night - my great grandfather William Williams is on the 1891 census in Durham - born WALES - talk about a needle in a haystack.  Unfortunatly he dies in 1895 and I can't trace him any further back...

Legs
xxxx

See I don't know anything about Welsh names.  My great-great aunt married a William Williams. I remember seeing it on a family tree and thinking it was an odd name.  It's very common?

ETA: Sorry I have no money to pay the fine.  Here's a fun smiley instead ->  :o
 ;)
-----
Lugg, Roles - Glamorganshire
Roles - Somerset
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Sunday 08 November 09 00:59 GMT (UK)
Mostly Scotland for my Grandfathers family and Scotland and Ireland for my Nans family.  Other members born in Scotland moved to England and one of my Nans sister plucky lady moved to Canada? for a while as a bride to a Gold miner and came home via the Red Cross with 3 children, in payment? ;D
marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kob3203 on Sunday 08 November 09 05:09 GMT (UK)
A while ago I naïvely did a search for "William Williams" births on FreeBMD, anywhere in England and Wales, any time. I was gobsmacked - There was only one match!!! I kid you not!

Dec 1855 Births William Williams District:Haverford West Volume:11a Page:585

Then I noticed my error...

Surname:William
First name(s):Williams


Be honest - anybody here who hasn't made that mistake? :-[
Pete

(I checked the original scan - William is definitely in the surname column)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 08 November 09 11:41 GMT (UK)
Oh I had joy like that! >:(
A fairly uncommon name, Denchfield.
Traced the Denchfield family through the ages, chasing them all round North Marston Bucks, which seems to have been their patch, most of them called John, most married to gals called Elizabeth or Mary...then the line daughters out, and the son has Denchfield as a first name....
You can guess after putting it in surname, how many times Denchfield went there first and I couldn't find Baker Denchfield...then realised it should be Denchfield Baker... ;D
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies..... ::)
Title: What Country is your research ?
Post by: elinga on Monday 09 November 09 20:34 GMT (UK)
Hi
I come from Scotland and have only been doing this for 3 weeks but so far I have found out a lot!
when I started at first I was roped into doing searches and paying out money then only to find it was the wrong people but I am learning  more.
my major problem is , I am in Iceland.
have got myself so involved I am going to go there for Christmas to try and find out what I am unable to do online.
the other problem is ancesters come from Northern Ireland , Carrickfergus and Carncastle respectively and am finding it very difficult to search online for them.
I realy think I need to go there one day but it wont be for a while meanwhile I will just need to use the expertise of sites like this to give me ideas!
so far I have been helped
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Monday 09 November 09 23:36 GMT (UK)
Hi
I come from Scotland and have only been doing this for 3 weeks but so far I have found out a lot!
when I started at first I was roped into doing searches and paying out money then only to find it was the wrong people but I am learning  more.
my major problem is , I am in Iceland.
have got myself so involved I am going to go there for Christmas to try and find out what I am unable to do online.
the other problem is ancesters come from Northern Ireland , Carrickfergus and Carncastle respectively and am finding it very difficult to search online for them.
I realy think I need to go there one day but it wont be for a while meanwhile I will just need to use the expertise of sites like this to give me ideas!
so far I have been helped

Hi elinga,

Welcome to Rootschat, I hope that you have many happy hours on this site with the terrific crowd of lovely people that belong to it!

It shouldn't really matter where you are in the world, the internet is international, and almost everything can be found on line these days!

There are a lot of helpful people on the Irish parts of this site.  They will help you I am sure!  You can even use a mobile to access the net these days, so no worries! 

You will be fine!  Take it slowly and be thorough, those ancestors are not going anywhere!

Happy hunting

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: teaurn on Sunday 29 November 09 20:17 GMT (UK)
Hi
On my side of the family it seems to be mostly North London - and my dad family from Limerick in Ireland but my husbands is Norfolk Suffolk and Essex.

There is a rumour(don't you just love those) that the Horne branch orginally came from Germany and changed their name from Von Horne to Horne I will look into that one day

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joody_anne on Sunday 06 December 09 10:51 GMT (UK)
I'm from Australia, and obviously all my ancestors came from overseas - Ireland, Scotland, England & Canada (prior to that England)

Judy
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 06 December 09 11:02 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat Joody,

I am sure that you will enjoy the threads on this site.  Everyone is most helpful.

Rabbit B  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Ronbucks on Tuesday 08 December 09 20:52 GMT (UK)
How do you cast a vote ?

99.9% Scottish, although I have a maternal GGGrandmother born in Gibraltar & her daughter my GGrandmother born in Donegal, Ireland.

A fellow Rootschatter has very kindly agreed to research Gibraltar birth/marriage in New Year. Will her father turn out to be a Scottish Soldier like her husband ?

Title: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joody_anne on Friday 11 December 09 06:46 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the welcome RabbitB - still finding my way around, but I will participate soon.    :)

Judy
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 11 December 09 10:56 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the welcome RabbitB - still finding my way around, but I will participate soon.    :)

Judy

You are welcome  :D

 :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Braindead on Saturday 12 December 09 23:25 GMT (UK)
England mostly, but going back beyond 1800 I come to Italian immigrants. Some branches of the family (3rd / 4th cousins) went to Canada & America. I also have connections to France, Switzerland & Russia.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Cheryl. on Tuesday 15 December 09 19:26 GMT (UK)
Mostly Scotland so far with a bit of England (Staffordshire) thrown in oh and some Ireland too.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: GalvinClear on Friday 01 January 10 01:59 GMT (UK)
My mother always said her Grandfather was a "cockney".  Born near the "Bells of Bow" (what ever that means).  He was born east end London south of the river but his father and mmother were from Cambridge and had been to Australia on 2 occasions prior.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 01 January 10 13:34 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat GalvinClear

May you have may happy days on this wonderful site!

Rabbit B  :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BumbleB on Friday 01 January 10 13:41 GMT (UK)
Hi GalvinClear. 
The definition of a true cockney is to have been born within the sound of Bow Bells.  Bow being an area of the East End of London, but north of the river Thames, and the bells being the church bells.  Depends on how near the river your great grandfather was born, and possibly which way the wind was blowing!! ;D ;D

And welcome

BumbleB
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Saturday 02 January 10 17:12 GMT (UK)
Spreading further afield.

Found my husbands relatives moved to New Zealand, all twelve children and their parents.

Imagine 12 children running riot onboard a ship.  I would be in hysterics, frightened that someone would fall overboard.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Marla on Thursday 21 January 10 23:25 GMT (UK)
I am working on ancestry from North Wales, (Rowland Owen who fathered Thomas, who fathered William, who fathered Owen Owen(s), who came to America.  It is difficult from this side of the big pond to know how to keep digging!

I am also working on Patterson and Stafford, which I believe to be from Antrim or Downey in Ireland.

The part of my family that has my heart is Riggins (my mother's side), and I used griffiths valuation to learn that there were a lot of them in Meath County, Ireland, when the early census was taken, so I guess I'll start searching there! 8)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Marla on Friday 22 January 10 00:06 GMT (UK)


Hi there! I'm researching  mostly Ireland (Westmeath)
my greatgrandmoter's parents Patrick Simon/simmons and Mary Kennedy were from there around 1850/60.My greatgrand mother name was Briget Emily end she ended up in China!! (Honk Kong) around the end of 1800 or very beginning of 1900 there she married Prosper Francis D'Agustine from Corsica but by then an Engiish citizien teacher  at the Queen’s college in Honk Kong there in 1903 was born my grand mother Olive Kathleen Simons/Simmons-D'agustine. To that end the research is very difficult because I can't find any records for the British Colonies. My grand mother Olive travelled wiyh her family all  over the British Empire ,Malta and ended up in Italy were she married an Italian  etc 
Help Pleeease!
Ciao
Monica

Monica,  Do you know which colony she came to?  Any idea when she arrived?


 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Marla on Friday 22 January 10 00:09 GMT (UK)


Monica,

I'm sorry. . . I didn't include my name.  If you have any idea which colony she came to, approximate dates, etc., there may be some suggestions I can give you.  Many, many people came into a few ports and some information can be found on passenger lists from ships, etc.  Also, the Mormons have a website and can find so much.  I think they will do five or six hours of research at no cost, but after that, if you want them to do more, it can cost.  However, they have so much information!! I am sure they could give you a good start! :D

Marla


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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Wednesday 27 January 10 16:03 GMT (UK)
Monica, have you tried the British Embassy Archives.  I am sure that there was an Embassy there at the time, or a consulate general.  National Archives covered by the BBC.; wasnt around that time that we had to get out of China.  China themselves may well have a list of aliens living in China at that time, but whether they would allow you access to them is another matter.  And again, we had to leave more recently from Hong Kong (Christopher Patton was it) when the treaty came to an end.
Definately the British Government would have some details or point you in the right direction.
Has anyone got a link to the national archives.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 27 January 10 22:06 GMT (UK)
Monica, have you tried the British Embassy Archives.  I am sure that there was an Embassy there at the time, or a consulate general.  National Archives covered by the BBC.; wasnt around that time that we had to get out of China.  China themselves may well have a list of aliens living in China at that time, but whether they would allow you access to them is another matter.  And again, we had to leave more recently from Hong Kong (Christopher Patton was it) when the treaty came to an end.
Definately the British Government would have some details or point you in the right direction.
Has anyone got a link to the national archives.

marcie

Hi Marcie,

Good idea, try this one to start you off Monica,

http://www.rootschat.com/links/07xu/

Incidentally, I cannot read your yellow writing, there are some people on the board who cannot see as well as you can  8)

Would you be kind enough to clarify it for us!  Thank You  ;)

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: missgoldy79 on Monday 08 February 10 06:05 GMT (UK)
I'm currently researching Ireland... my grandmother gave me a whole lot of paperwork regarding her family and has asked me to sift through it! Keeping me very busy...
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lydart on Monday 08 February 10 09:21 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat Goldy ... it might help people to help you if you filled in (on your profile) the country or county you live in, so you avoid the problem of people (for e.g.) advising you to check out a particular record office which is 5000 miles from your home ! 

Not compulsory if you choose not to, but it helps !
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Monday 08 February 10 11:53 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat Goldy ... it might help people to help you if you filled in (on your profile) the country or county you live in, so you avoid the problem of people (for e.g.) advising you to check out a particular record office which is 5000 miles from your home ! 

Not compulsory if you choose not to, but it helps !

Hi Missgoldy79,

I do agree with Lydart.

Some of us are also researching Ireland, so you never know you might have a reli or two already on this board! 8)


Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 08 February 10 14:55 GMT (UK)
My father was Dutch and my children were born in Berlin, Leeds, Minden West Germany and Milton Keynes.  Now.......where did i leave my big earings and head scarf?

I know that this was a while ago, but I take it that you or your spouse were in the forces.  Which does make them British.  But what if you weren't, would the children be classed under the country in which they were born? Just a thought! ???
marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 08 February 10 15:04 GMT (UK)
Recently I had a communication with someone who said that one of her ancestors was an Agnes O'May who had a sister Janet O'May apart from others. Their parents were William O'May and Margaret Milloy. These people are the same as mine and has given me a connection to the rest of this family.  But she has them all as being born in Scotland, no sign of Irish anywhere and I know that is not correct as William stated on one of the census 1841 that he had come over from Ireland, (though he did not specify a county) and so did my 3x grt.grandfathers father his wife and siblings.  The only one of that family that was not born in Ireland was Hellen, she was born in Renfrewshire.  I think she has her source from family members and not from GROS.  Should I complain?, it means that I can include family kmembers I could only otherwise have dreamt of ever finding.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 08 February 10 15:16 GMT (UK)
Just to add, I khave left researching irish ancestors until I can get a list together and go over to try and find their roots.  Or better still until ireland decides to open their books to allow irish descendants access.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Wednesday 10 February 10 14:23 GMT (UK)
Just to add, I khave left researching irish ancestors until I can get a list together and go over to try and find their roots.  Or better still until ireland decides to open their books to allow irish descendants access.

The 1911 census for Ireland is online (free) and 1901 will soon be added to National Archives website. Index to civil registration is online (also free) and many other sources such as Griffith's Valuation so not sure what that last sentance is supposed to mean.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 10 February 10 22:09 GMT (UK)
Just to add, I khave left researching irish ancestors until I can get a list together and go over to try and find their roots.  Or better still until ireland decides to open their books to allow irish descendants access.

The 1911 census for Ireland is online (free) and 1901 will soon be added to National Archives website. Index to civil registration is online (also free) and many other sources such as Griffith's Valuation so not sure what that last sentance is supposed to mean.


Wow thanks for telling us!  I appreciate that.  Is it on the Nat. Archives website?  The Irish one I mean?

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Friday 12 February 10 00:35 GMT (UK)
That may well be useful to me, will have to wait and see.

Thanks.  There is hope yet. ::)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Friday 12 February 10 10:28 GMT (UK)
Still none the wiser as to what Marcie meant about Irish records in her earlier post but here's the link to 1911 census on National Archives website (1901 will be on the site site when added)-
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search

There are also hundreds of Irish links under IRELAND RESOURCES and each of the Irish county boards.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 12 February 10 13:34 GMT (UK)
Hi aghadowey,

Thanks for that link it is very much appreciated and will be very useful


Rabbit B  ;D
 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Friday 12 February 10 20:10 GMT (UK)
This is the problem I have, as I have no idea which county my family origins are.
Recently found a connection with a relative, but even their information they have on their Gedcom does not mention any areas in Ireland.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Family Tree Maker on Tuesday 16 February 10 21:38 GMT (UK)
Mine's lead me to Australia ! Family of convicts i guess lol
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Tuesday 16 February 10 22:01 GMT (UK)
I have some Huguenot ancestors and some Scottish and an ancestor who lived in America from age 58 onwards, my great, great grandfather.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 16 February 10 23:13 GMT (UK)
Mine's lead me to Australia ! Family of convicts i guess lol
Members of my family went over to America and ended up in Florida.  Members of my oh family went to kAustralia and then moved to New Zealand where apparently there are still some remnants in existence.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: thumperrabbit on Thursday 18 February 10 16:27 GMT (UK)
My father's family are from Mauritius. Legend has it they owned a mountain and a hunderd slaves. I have found slave registers in their name. My GGgrandfather was the chief medical officer in Mauritius and they came to Scotland so that their children could go to a good university... and never went home.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Thursday 18 February 10 17:46 GMT (UK)
Hi thumperrabbit,

Welcome to Rootschat, your history all sounds very interesting!

I hope that you have as much fun on this board as the rest of us do. 

This is the best site on the web. ;)

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Roger The Hat on Thursday 18 February 10 18:02 GMT (UK)
Holland - no luck    :(
Poland - no luck     :(

England - Yippee!    ;D


'Hat.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pacific NW Robin on Thursday 25 February 10 04:38 GMT (UK)
Mine is Ireland. I know that my gg grandfather Daniel Kennedy was born in 1832 in Little Bray, Dublin Co., Ireland & that his mother's name was O'Connell. I know that Little Bray is separated from Bray by the Dargle River & that Little Bray is now included with Bray in Wicklow Co.. So should I be looking for records in Dublin Co. or Wicklow Co. in Bray? Little Bray is not ever listed.

Moderator's Note: See here for post if you can help with this:

www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=440136.msg3033547#msg3033547
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Thursday 25 February 10 23:04 GMT (UK)
Once I find further information, if I can;  I would love to go kto Ireland anyway, for a holiday, so whilst there I would love to have the information to enable me to research my Irish connections.
That is what I meant


marcie
at the moment I do not have enough to make it worthwhile.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: teaurn on Thursday 25 February 10 23:26 GMT (UK)
Have now found one of my relatives went to Australia :-\
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Helina on Friday 26 February 10 09:25 GMT (UK)
A load of my relatives went to Australia, America, New Zealand.
Otherwise its Gloucestershire (main area)
Cornwall
Derbyshire
Staffordshire
Devon

helina
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Friday 26 February 10 09:31 GMT (UK)
I am amazed at how many British people have direct ancestors who emigrated, either temporarily or permanently. I know of many Rootschatters who have ancestors who emigrated then returned and some of their ancestor siblings or even ancestors was actually born abroad. And a lot of older widows or widowers emigrated to join family members who emigrated a while before especially if all their children were married and having children by then. That means any descendants will have a direct ancestor who emigrated.

I was soooooo excited when I found my 3xgreat grandfather on the US 1900 census aged 72.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: dave192 on Saturday 27 February 10 00:01 GMT (UK)
My Family seem to come from Huntindonshire and Lancashire.  The problem I have come up against is that the English Levis are a pain.  By this I mean you find them, then they vanish.  For example my great granddad's brother use to go traveling once a year on cargo ships ( not sure why) and died in the USSR about 1971 and can I find his death no.

One thing I have noticed is family sizes ranged from about 3 kids to around 9.  that stopped with my great grandfather. granddad and my dad.  Well i have started the tradition up again I have 7 kids (already had 7 before i started searching)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 27 February 10 00:08 GMT (UK)
Hi Dave192

Welcome to rootchat, I hope that you have a long and happy association with this brilliant site.

I am sure that you will have a lot of fun hunting the family down.  Everyone is more than willing to help you too.

Good luck with your research.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: dave192 on Saturday 27 February 10 00:12 GMT (UK)
Thanks I will be glad of some help becouse my family are a pain at times
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Sunday 28 February 10 19:58 GMT (UK)
This site is really good.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Guidingspirit on Thursday 04 March 10 22:18 GMT (UK)
I have always been under the illusion that I was Brixham, Devon born and bred and all my ancestors before me which is certainly the case on my mothers side of the family.
Now I am doing my family tree and find out that my great grandfather, on my fathers side of the family, Edward Stephen Tomney was born on Spike Island, Cork in 1849 and that his parents, my great great grandparents were Irish.
I can't tell you what a thrill this revelation has been and am trying to find out more about why the family were living on Spike Island in 1849.
I am presuming that they were not felons so am hoping to uncover some military connection and as I understand that only high ranking officers were allowed to have their families living on the Island due to cramped conditions I am ever hopeful that my great great grandfather John Tomney 1821 was maybe an officer in the British Army at the time.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: peteroot on Thursday 18 March 10 13:15 GMT (UK)
My interest is emigrants, in a very general way. That is to say I don't do specific research about my own relatives, but am involved in a project to create guides for Swedish researchers. As might be suspected these guides would be used if and when someones research cross a border, in this case to Ireland or England. I have been working on this for a couple of months now, using the net to find archives, forums and other poi about several European countries.
Of course my documentation must be limited to entry points to
research in your countries, perhaps adding some general ideas about how to continue.
This became a long story about a small thing, but, since you have read this far maybe I may ask for the favor of some general hints on how to begin searching for emigrants; more specific - people leaving England/Ireland for Sweden.
I think I am beginning to catch some of the archives system, but there may be other aspects on the above.

Anyway, this seem to be an interesting forum !
/Peter
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: IgorStrav on Saturday 27 March 10 16:18 GMT (UK)
Hi Peter, welcome to Rootschat.

You may get more response to your question if you post it as a separate thread in a specific forum

what about trying, under Research in Other Countries, the Immigrants/Emigrants General Board?

Good luck!  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lellylou on Saturday 27 March 10 16:57 GMT (UK)
Hi Everyone,My main area is England.Shropshire is where my Grans family came from but with a surname like Groom there are litterally hundreds!!!!!My Grandads line  are in Staffordshire and yet again his surname Pye,Hundreds!!!!!!My fathers, Hartlepool area,Sanderson,yet again loads of them.Found out grandads sister went to Australia,so got work to do there and grans brother went to Canada,but sadly died before his wife got over.I love it when you find something or someone you never knew existed it gives me a buzz..... :-* :) :-* :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 27 March 10 21:53 GMT (UK)
Hi Everyone,My main area is England.Shropshire is where my Grans family came from but with a surname like Groom there are litterally hundreds!!!!!My Grandads line  are in Staffordshire and yet again his surname Pye,Hundreds!!!!!!My fathers, Hartlepool area,Sanderson,yet again loads of them.Found out grandads sister went to Australia,so got work to do there and grans brother went to Canada,but sadly died before his wife got over.I love it when you find something or someone you never knew existed it gives me a buzz..... :-* :) :-* :)

Hi Lellylou,

That buzz is what FH is all about really.  Welcome to Rootschat may you have many happy hours with the rest of us!  I have family in Staffordshire, thousands of those as well.  It makes looking for them hard, but interesting.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lellylou on Monday 29 March 10 19:20 BST (UK)
Many thanks for the welcome.Being nosey now,where abouts in Staffordshire do your family come from if you don't mind me asking??? Also one of mine has the wonderful name of John (no offence to people called John ;) )!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Monday 29 March 10 21:33 BST (UK)
My Ancestors came from:

Paternal.

Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire(Salop) & Germany(Prussea).

Maternal.

Lancashire, Cheshire, North (Welsh) Wales, Ireland & Scotland (not Yet traced anyone back North of the Borders, but I thought I should add Scotland as reliable Family Legend has it that one of Our lines can be traced back to the McNauton Clan![hope I spelt that right?].

Most of the above have been traced back to 1800-1825!

My Prussian Ancestors came a bit closer the other day, when I was given (what could prove) to be Their Port Arrival Records! ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Monday 29 March 10 21:59 BST (UK)
Many thanks for the welcome.Being nosey now,where abouts in Staffordshire do your family come from if you don't mind me asking??? Also one of mine has the wonderful name of John (no offence to people called John ;) )!!!!!!!

No I don't mind at all John, ask away!

I think that being nosey is what FH is all about really!
It is called Burton-on-Stather [any idea where that is???]  I suspect it is the first word only!

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 29 March 10 22:00 BST (UK)
Maternal.

Our lines can be traced back to the McNauton Clan![hope I spelt that right?].
Could also be McNaugton,

But remember the spelling changes throughout the years depending on who is registering the name or details.

marcie

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 29 March 10 22:10 BST (UK)
Paternal: Anglo Saxon roots have traced surname back to pre 1016.
Maternal: Sedentary in the Cambridge area since before 1700.
Most bearers of my surname 54% are in the USA, 23% in England and Wales, 21% in Canada the other 2% in the rest of the world from Australia to Iraq!About 2400 of us worldwide, so fairly thin on the ground.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Monday 29 March 10 23:43 BST (UK)
Marcie.

Thank You for correcting My Typo!

That is how I should have spelt it! ::) :-[
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lellylou on Tuesday 30 March 10 23:07 BST (UK)
 ;D ;D Message for Rabbit....Burton-on -Stather,Lincolnshire.(nosiness cropping up again).Went on Genuk to look out of curiosity. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 31 March 10 00:10 BST (UK)
;D ;D Message for Rabbit....Burton-on -Stather,Lincolnshire.(nosiness cropping up again).Went on Genuk to look out of curiosity. ;D ;D

Hi Lellylou,

And there was I thinking it was Derbyshire, on the border.

Thanks for the info.

Rabbit B  ;D

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Wednesday 31 March 10 14:45 BST (UK)
You are welcome Pegasus

Hope someone would do the same for me .....when I make a howler as I some times do
cant get head in gear and hands will not write things as I know they should be and end up  writing something down phonetically instead. ::)

 ;) ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: NEILKE on Wednesday 31 March 10 15:59 BST (UK)
just england a bit in scotland and ireland untill i find other wise.
neil
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Wednesday 31 March 10 18:48 BST (UK)
You are welcome Pegasus

Hope someone would do the same for me .....when I make a howler as I some times do
cant get head in gear and hands will not write things as I know they should be and end up  writing something down phonetically instead

I Know just what You mean, sometimes My fingers don't seem to be on the same wavelength as my Brain? ::) ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: salsalass on Friday 09 April 10 11:20 BST (UK)
Hi all,

Well it looks like I am a mongrel as my family cover all four England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The problem with that is I am reluctant to ask for help on all four as I feel a bit cheeky.

Asked for help yesterday with Cork Ireland and had some fantastic help...

I think everyone who takes the time to help us beginners should be given a big pat on the back and Thank you..
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 09 April 10 11:40 BST (UK)
Hi salsalass,

Welcome to Rootschat.

May you have many happy hours researching your family.
This is a very addictive hobby.  Everyone is here to help you

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: salsalass on Friday 09 April 10 11:46 BST (UK)
Thank you
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 09 April 10 11:49 BST (UK)
;D You are very welcome!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Friday 09 April 10 17:42 BST (UK)
Just added some More to My Paternal Line! (Thanks to a Gem of a RootsChatter: 'Down-Under' [Pam]).

I can now add South Wales & Devon to My List! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: devaboy on Thursday 15 April 10 13:04 BST (UK)
I am still new to this game and finding my feet. My prime objective is to chase back my paternal line, which I always believed was Cumberland based. My father never really liked the Welsh (I never did know why) and I've just discovered that two of his great grandmothers were Welsh!!! I just wish he was still around so that I could "discuss" it with him.

Anyway, having started on the father's side in Cumberland, I now find myself going further afield, that is, Cheshire and North Wales. Hopefully somewhere more exotic will appear soon.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Saturday 08 May 10 12:06 BST (UK)
As yet I have not found any Wets Country ancestors but one of the names which is my username is a West Country surname and my great grandmother, her dad and her grandad were all Londoners but her great grandad who died before civil reg, well who knows where he originated? He was George Coombs born about 1790 and died in 1831 in Pancras, London aged 41.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aja on Friday 21 May 10 00:57 BST (UK)
Hi, Does anyone have information regarding Thomas Jervis of Hansworth 1561 to 22 January 1572.   :)

Moderator's Note: if you can help with this request please post iformation on duplicate thread: www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,457486.msg3186018.html#msg3186018

Link fixed
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 21 May 10 11:13 BST (UK)
Hi, Does anyone have information regarding Thomas Jervis of Hansworth 1561 to 22 January 1572.   :)

Moderator's Note: if you can help with this request please post information on duplicate thread:
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,457486.msg3186018.html#msg3186018

Hi Aja,

Welcome to Rootschat, I am sure that you will get all the help you need from the nice people that are on this site.  Is that Hansworth in Middlesex ???

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Monday 24 May 10 14:28 BST (UK)
I am sure I have some West Country ancestors.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aja on Monday 24 May 10 21:40 BST (UK)
Um, looking at the family tree  it talks mainly of England with mentions of Hansworth and Handsworth as follows. 

Titled "The following Pedigree of the family of Jervis" of Handsworth Tinsley and Sheffield in the West Riding of the Country of York is compiled from the Parish Registers of Handsworth and Tinsley from numerous entries in family Bibles and other authentic sources by Thomas Norris Ince(???)of Wicksworth in Derbyshire.

Then entries:
Hansworth Baptisms
1561 Oct 20 Alice The Jervis
1569 Apr 10 Thomas Jervis (son of mentioned previously)
etc etc
Sorry unsure really which area of England ???
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Monday 24 May 10 22:22 BST (UK)
Um, looking at the family tree  it talks mainly of England with mentions of Hansworth and Handsworth as follows. 

Titled "The following Pedigree of the family of Jervis" of Handsworth Tinsley and Sheffield in the West Riding of the Country of York is compiled from the Parish Registers of Handsworth and Tinsley from numerous entries in family Bibles and other authentic sources by Thomas Norris Ince(???)of Wicksworth in Derbyshire.

Then entries:
Hansworth Baptisms
1561 Oct 20 Alice The Jervis
1569 Apr 10 Thomas Jervis (son of mentioned previously)
etc etc
Sorry unsure really which area of England ???

Hi Aja,

Have a look at this link  http://www.rootschat.com/links/08qw/ and another one I have found.

There do not appear to be any more for this town. http://www.rootschat.com/links/08qv/  I have searched for both spellings.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aja on Monday 24 May 10 23:19 BST (UK)
Hi Rabbitt

Thanks sooooooooo much for your help, very appreciated.... have a lovely day

 :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Tuesday 25 May 10 00:11 BST (UK)
Hi Rabbit

Thanks sooooooooo much for your help, very appreciated.... have a lovely day

 :)

Hi Aja,

Its a bit late for that, because I am off to bed now, but thanks for the sentiment!

It was my pleasure to look it up for you

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aja on Tuesday 25 May 10 00:13 BST (UK)
LOL Whooops, sweet dreams.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: teaurn on Tuesday 25 May 10 01:18 BST (UK)
Well, it is now the first anniversary of when I started my research and I am still at the point of most family from England and one from Ireland,  But I have found family that has emigrated and travelled to all sorts of places. India, Australia, Canada and Utah in USA.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aja on Tuesday 25 May 10 02:39 BST (UK)
Yes same, some have imigrated to Canada and the States as well
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Tuesday 25 May 10 10:28 BST (UK)
None of my family went to India but the US and Australia went. I met a distant cousin from Oz when she came over with her family in 2008.
Title: Scotland
Post by: pk20 on Friday 28 May 10 03:30 BST (UK)
Re Andrew James Keltie
my info born 1833 died 1925 Launceston Tasmania Aust.
have more info on him if required.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Eliza Jan on Thursday 10 June 10 09:55 BST (UK)
Re Andrew James Keltie
my info born 1833 died 1925 Launceston Tasmania Aust.
have more info on him if required.

Hi,
It seems to be the same Andrew James Keltie as I have copy of Will and date of death 19th Aug 1925 in Launceston Tas.  He is my great-great grandfather.  Any information would be appreciated as I don't know where he was born - only that he married Sarah Jamieson.
Title: French
Post by: goulde1946 on Friday 18 June 10 17:23 BST (UK)
18th June 2010 ???


All my relatives are British but have a few who ventured abroad. Re; French interest. My Great Aunt,

Mary Jane Nangle married a Gustave Emile McBride in Manchester, England in 1903  . Gustave was born

 in Charleville Alsace in 1884 & died in Barnsley, Yorkshire 1947. His Father's name was James.

 Applied to the Mayor of Charleville for Birth Certificate ( Archives ) with all relevant info; but 6 weeks

later have heard nothing.

My Maternal Great Grand- Father, Thomas Joseph Nangle, Father of Mary Jane, had 6 children but

decided he had had enough of married life so took himself off to Australia, this is only family gossip,

but he returned home only to depart for South Africa where he died in Cape Town in 1946.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: reneno1 on Saturday 19 June 10 19:29 BST (UK)
although my mother always told me her father came from ireland,i found she was wrong but her grandfather did come from co mayo, although he was  only 19 when i found him in staffs he married there, and her father was born in willenhall staffs, but now i think of things and i have to take them with a pinch of salt, another thing people in the next villiage with our name dad
said they were no relation, but again he was wrong, i found they were second cousins ect, so i do check ,now my ancesters are from staffs and shropshire and yorkshire and lancs all english counties ,am pretty new to this site but i enjoy it
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LFS on Saturday 26 June 10 20:15 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
It's Wirksworth in Derbyshire - where my mother was born.  Bet you know that already.  There's a terrific web-site for it though, which should be really useful to you.
Regards
Derby Girl
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 26 June 10 22:14 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
It's Wirksworth in Derbyshire - where my mother was born.  Bet you know that already.  There's a terrific web-site for it though, which should be really useful to you.
Regards
Derby Girl

Hi Derby Girl,

I have never heard of this place, I know nothing about that part of England except that I have a very dear friend who came from Derby.  She now lives in my area.

Re the 'relis', I know very little about those either.  I hit a brick wall when I posted on the site which covers Burton on Trent.

I hope that we are on the same wavelength here?  ???

Rabbit B  :-\
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LFS on Saturday 26 June 10 23:09 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
www.wirksworth.org.uk is the most brilliant site - as I say my mother was born there so I've looked at it quite a bit - I'm sure if you have rellies there it will help you.  It is a town at the foot of the Peak District in Derbyshire and in ancient times (including Roman) was an important centre for lead mining. 
Regards
Derby Girl
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LFS on Saturday 26 June 10 23:14 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
We're talking about Ince's Pedigrees then - I just took a quick look at the site.  Sorry Rabbit - I just realised it's Aja who's interested here.
Apologies
Derby Girl
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 26 June 10 23:52 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
We're talking about Ince's Pedigrees then - I just took a quick look at the site.  Sorry Rabbit - I just realised it's Aja who's interested here.
Apologies
Derby Girl

Hi Derby Girl,

Thank goodness, I thought that I had lost it in this heat!  Hasn't it been hot today!

Now I thought that Aja and I had cracked it between us, I am sure that he/she will be grateful for the info, I only put what I found on the usual search engine you see.

Your link might be useful to me too I shall have to look at it, so thanks for that, no need to apologise.
It is kind of you to help.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LFS on Sunday 27 June 10 23:01 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
I do hope you find the Wirksworth site useful - yes it's been very hot here too (Yorkshire) even on top of our hill. 
Regards
Derby Girl
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 27 June 10 23:51 BST (UK)
Dear Rabbit
I do hope you find the Wirksworth site useful - yes it's been very hot here too (Yorkshire) even on top of our hill. 
Regards
Derby Girl

Hi Derby Girl,

I am in the hills too, but it has been dreadfully hot today.  I am sure that I will find that site most useful. Thanks again for that, even if it was a happy accident!

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: dbath on Sunday 04 July 10 07:18 BST (UK)
I am from the United States and all of my relatives have lived here for about 150 years.  On my mother's side, all but one were German and they were still speaking German until a few years before she was born.  My dad's side is mostly English, with some Irish and a German or two to keep the mix interesting.  I have struggled to get across the Atlantic with my research, but you guys are making the journey enjoyable!
David
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 04 July 10 11:30 BST (UK)
I am from the United States and all of my relatives have lived here for about 150 years.  On my mother's side, all but one were German and they were still speaking German until a few years before she was born.  My dad's side is mostly English, with some Irish and a German or two to keep the mix interesting.  I have struggled to get across the Atlantic with my research, but you guys are making the journey enjoyable!
David

Hi David,

So glad that you are enjoying RC, it is a brilliant site indeed.  If you need any help just ask  :)

Where in the USA are you from?  I have loads of Relis in the good old USA.

I hope that you have a good day today, this 4th of July  ;)

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 04 July 10 13:46 BST (UK)
Whereabouts in England did your family come from\?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: dbath on Sunday 04 July 10 18:32 BST (UK)
Thank you.  I am currently living in San Antonio, Texas.  I still have many relatives whose original stomping grounds we have not been able to determine (Gray, Lewis, Layfield, Smith, Hays).  However, the Baths and Holmans came from Cornwall, the Cleggs from Oldham in Lancashire, and the James from the Ipswich, Suffolk area.  The Tuckers are said to have come from Gravesend, Kent, but I did not do that research myself.
David
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Monday 05 July 10 12:51 BST (UK)
Thank you.  I am currently living in San Antonio, Texas.  I still have many relatives whose original stomping grounds we have not been able to determine (Gray, Lewis, Layfield, Smith, Hays).  However, the Baths and Holmans came from Cornwall, the Cleggs from Oldham in Lancashire, and the James from the Ipswich, Suffolk area.  The Tuckers are said to have come from Gravesend, Kent, but I did not do that research myself.
David

Hi David,

You might find this link useful,  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0941/   I was told by friends of mine who had that latter surname, that it originates in the West Country.

It is interesting to look at the maps anyway. 1881 certainly bears out that theory.  But like all names they spread out with time.

Good luck with your research.   You can have fun with this site!

Rabbit B  ;D



Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: dbath on Monday 05 July 10 13:56 BST (UK)
Thanks.
David
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SilenceWebb on Tuesday 06 July 10 19:04 BST (UK)
So far it looks as though my family roots are mostly based in Plymouth in Devon, and in Aylsham in Norfolk.

I moved stateside a couple of years ago, and now I'm really wishing I had done more research while I was living in Devon!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Laoise on Monday 19 July 10 20:00 BST (UK)
Ireland and the United States mostly. I've just found family members who went to England so I've started on there too.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 19 July 10 22:16 BST (UK)
Scotland for me and
England for my husbands family so far, but possibly scotland or Ireland later.

Brown obviously
marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: patbern39 on Sunday 25 July 10 06:52 BST (UK)
Australia
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Helina on Sunday 25 July 10 08:24 BST (UK)
England= Bristol,Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Derbyshire,Staffordshire,
Wales
Australia=Perth
USA

siamese
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 25 July 10 11:53 BST (UK)
England= Bristol,Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Derbyshire,Staffordshire,
Wales
Australia=Perth
USA

siamese

Hi Siamese,

I have some in Bristol, Derbyshire. Staffordshire & USA too.  I hope that yours are easier to find than mine are! ::)  I had a pm from another Rootschatter, who turned out to be a reli!  He lives in Oz too!  It is fun when that happens init!   8)

Hi patbern39,

Welcome to Rootschat, I hope that you have many happy hours on this wonderful site.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Helina on Sunday 25 July 10 12:04 BST (UK)
Rabbit,  Do you ever visit the Bristol Record Office?  I went once but found it difficult to get get my head around the place.

siamese
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 25 July 10 12:27 BST (UK)
Rabbit,  Do you ever visit the Bristol Record Office?  I went once but found it difficult to get get my head around the place.

siamese

Hi Siamese,

I don't get out much at all these days, so most of my searching is done on the net!  I went to Bristol years ago, to a Conference!  So I didn't go anywhere else!

I have been to the National Archives though, albeit some time ago, it is brilliant!

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 25 July 10 13:44 BST (UK)
Been to Bristol record office, but a few years ago. Don't remember much about it except a long walk from Temple Meads station. No difficulties at the Archive though, found the files I wanted, but unfortunately my relative wasn't in them.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Jeuel on Monday 26 July 10 11:56 BST (UK)
My family are very firmly English and south of the Wash.  You can draw a diagonal line from Cornwall (Mum's side) through Gloucestershire (Mum) Warwickshire (Dad) Oxfordshire (Mum) Buckinghamshire (Mum) with detours to Cambridge (Dad) Essex (Mum) and Norfolk (Dad).

Despite the rural beginnings, my Dad was born in Stoke Newington, North London and Mum at the seaside in Hythe, Kent.

On the other hand, my husband's genealogy is a bit more exotic.  Londoners originally from Suffolk, a set of Jewish fishmongers,  a dash of Irish all on his mother's side and on his father's Welshmen.

When I get fed up looking for my Grays and Williams, I remember that the Jewish side with their Harts and Joels are just as common, not to mention the Welsh lot - more Williams, Evans, Thomases etc!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 26 July 10 19:43 BST (UK)
Now moving over to try and find some of OH fathers' family members in Belgium

Have done the English, the Scottish, have not attempted the Irish, don't know where to start, may well have the same problem with the Belgians who knows

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Tuesday 27 July 10 16:54 BST (UK)
Now moving over to try and find some of OH fathers' family members in Belgium

marcie

Marcie.

Do a google search for 'Belgium Genealogy' you will be surprised at how many usefull links that come up! ::) ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 27 July 10 19:45 BST (UK)
Without doing the Google test I can think of one possible problem with Belgian research, the country was only formed in 1832.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Wednesday 28 July 10 12:41 BST (UK)
Without doing the Google test I can think of one possible problem with Belgian research, the country was only formed in 1832.
Hi Roger,
What was it before then, then  Vichy France?

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Wednesday 28 July 10 12:42 BST (UK)
Without doing the Google test I can think of one possible problem with Belgian research, the country was only formed in 1832.
Hi Roger,
What was it before then, then  Vichy France?

marcie

Vichy France is WWII and Redroger is talking about 1832- over 100 years earlier.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vichy_France
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Wednesday 28 July 10 12:53 BST (UK)
Sorry,
Historically and over a period of time one things blurrs into another, and we have always had altercations with the French Germans and Spanish.
Recently whilst in Portugal in January I found out that the Italians invaded Spain and stayed for over 200 years, now that was a surprise to me.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Wednesday 28 July 10 21:19 BST (UK)
Might be an idea to look for history of Belgium on the wiki Marcie, there is stacks, but formed out of a buffer state created after Waterloo out of the Ausgtrian Netherlands, and declared independence in the revolution of 1832 which was fostered by catholic priests as a responce to the Dutch protestants.  Our altercations with Europe over the last 800 years plus are a major reason why I believe British membership of the EU can never work, and that we should quit before major lasting damage is done to both the UK and Europe.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Diatomite on Sunday 01 August 10 13:16 BST (UK)
My children's ancestors are from Alexandria (Dunbartonshire), Kisumu, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Ayrshire, Stirlingshire, Caithness, Fife, Kircudbrightshire, Dumfriesshire, Sutherland, Western Isles, Dunbartonshire, Argyllshire, Prescot, Perthshire, Northern Ireland, Suffolk, and one g-g-gf was born in the USA.

Diarmid
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: wiganlass on Wednesday 04 August 10 16:55 BST (UK)
Hi Lancashire and Nottingham is where I'm searching  and just keep coming to a dead end. Anyway may crack it one day keep plodding..
Hazel
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Ann James on Wednesday 04 August 10 22:21 BST (UK)
Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Lancaster here.... on my paternal side. Also found relatives in New Zealand, and still trying to track a few down in Oz and US (cousins which I have photos of from childhood & later on, stories from 'Nam, etc but nothing factual such as places, dates).

Put to one side is another paternal line who emigrated to Ireland, because I've always been made to believe my father's side were originally Scots not Irish which has completely thrown me. And when my dad casually mentioned last week 'have you found the ones in Canada?' .. let's not go there. He wasn't kidding when he kept saying his family was 'big'  :-\

Thankfully the maternal side seems to be less globally- ambitious, are smaller families and are located in south Wales...to date anyway...just wish they weren't all seemingly Jones or Bevan. When I gave up work I thought geneology would be a pastime not a full-time mission lol.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Saturday 07 August 10 13:34 BST (UK)
We are spreading out!

My Nans family were from Renfrew, Lanark, in Scotland and Originally hailed from Ireland not sure where yet. And emigrated to places such as Canada, australia etc. Whilst my Grandads family were from Edinburgh Midlothian, Burnt Island, Aberdeen etc.  Berwick, Jedburgh, Kirkcaldy pronounced Kirkcoddie my nan always insisted I spake it correctly.

My husbands family are from Portsmouth, Portsea Island etc. and they (some have also emigrated to places like Australia and New Zealand.  Another Branch origins were Belgium and possibly Holland or Denmark.
marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: lucy1 on Tuesday 10 August 10 18:48 BST (UK)
Hi, this is my first post.  So glad I stumbled across this site via a google search for my ancestors.  I am mainly concentrating on Ontario, Canada as my great great aunt moved there in the 1920s but also a lot closer to home, Muckamore, Co. Antrim, N Ireland, where my mum's side of the family lived from around 1898.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: alllegs on Tuesday 10 August 10 18:50 BST (UK)
Welcome to RC Lucy, this is the best genealogy website around! Everyone will go out of their way to assist you all they can.  :)

Good luck with your research

Legs
xxxx
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: mona lisa on Thursday 26 August 10 21:25 BST (UK)
On my Grparents 1909  Marriage Registration says  he's born in  Barry,Wales  and the son of : Adrian REINE of England .What area at least would narrow it down....and Mary ?US?EN, no country mentioned....German was spoken in the home according to the 1911 Census.  Nothing has so far been found to verify any of this. My brick wall..Tehn Glasgow, Scotland thankfully with its well informational certificates has County Armagh/ and I do know County Down, County Derry   and County Antrim, Belfast. just to mix it up. This  leaves my mother's Acadian French side which is very user friendly and and  County Monaghan  gtgtgrandparents' 1840 move to Canada.
France/Belgium/Ireland/Wales/Scotland/England/Isle of Man/Europe as far as I know. This could change at any moment.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LeighJenkins on Friday 27 August 10 14:48 BST (UK)
I am new to this website - hopefully I am doing the correctly.

I noticed on the Surname Index that Starshine is looking for Arthur Oscar Leigh from Maccelsfield 1880'sish. 

My greatgrandfather - Wilfrid A Leigh had a brother named Arthur Oscar (two boys Wilfrid and William.  I have pictures of all three.

Hopefully this is Starshine and the same family.

Paul
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Friday 27 August 10 16:50 BST (UK)
Paul.

Wellcome!

I hope You find this site as Usefull as most of us do!

P.S.

If you find the post by 'Starshine' then click on the link to send them a Personnal Message.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Friday 27 August 10 17:13 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat but new members usually need 3 posts to use PM (personal message) system.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LeighJenkins on Friday 27 August 10 19:06 BST (UK)
Thanks - I was wondering why the messaging wouldn't work for me.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cheecky face on Sunday 05 September 10 10:20 BST (UK)
Hi all at RootsChat,

My research at the moment is in Ireland, Waterford to be precise.  Oh how I envy anyone searching England !!!.

There are a lot of lookup offers for England but I have not seen any for the Waterford area.  I know all my ancestors lived there and they must be buried there also.  As a lot of the records were destroyed I think the only way I am going to find out anything is to search all the graveyards in Waterford.  As there is no way I can get there I'm stumped.

Jan 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 07 September 10 15:03 BST (UK)
Hi cheekyface,
mine also, have just been talking to my mum about possibly going to Ireland next year to do some research and to look around.  But she says that it depends on how she  is feeling at the time, no spring chicken anymore, she is 75 and not feeling so good.

Or there is the Isle of Harris, apparently one of our side shoots married into the Campbells/MacDonalds families.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: indiansign on Monday 27 September 10 17:29 BST (UK)
Ireland and England, so far
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Saturday 02 October 10 11:37 BST (UK)
Until I looked at William Stewart's baptism in 1800 in Durham which gave the place of origin of the parents the Scottish connection was just speculation. John Stewart died in 1815 aged 80. The surname was Scottish and a lot of Scots moved to England in the mid 1700s so I just suspected. Then I looked at his sons baptism and it said John was a native of Selkirk, Scotland. Confirmed it.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kymofONeills on Sunday 03 October 10 01:22 BST (UK)
Hi all at RootsChat,

My research at the moment is in Ireland, Waterford to be precise.  Oh how I envy anyone searching England !!!.

There are a lot of lookup offers for England but I have not seen any for the Waterford area.  I know all my ancestors lived there and they must be buried there also.  As a lot of the records were destroyed I think the only way I am going to find out anything is to search all the graveyards in Waterford.  As there is no way I can get there I'm stumped.

Jan 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 03 October 10 12:31 BST (UK)
Hi all at RootsChat,

My research at the moment is in Ireland, Waterford to be precise.  Oh how I envy anyone searching England !!!.

There are a lot of lookup offers for England but I have not seen any for the Waterford area.  I know all my ancestors lived there and they must be buried there also.  As a lot of the records were destroyed I think the only way I am going to find out anything is to search all the graveyards in Waterford.  As there is no way I can get there I'm stumped.

Jan 

Hi Jan.

Welcome to Rootschat, there is a great deal of help available on the Irish board! Give it a whirl.  I am researching some Irish family too, so I know it isn't easy.

You will get a lot of help over there

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kymofONeills on Sunday 03 October 10 18:32 BST (UK)
I feel your pain!!   as I'm looking for the parents and/or relatives of Nicholas and Mary O'Neill, b.1782 in Taghmon, County Wexford, Ireland. Their children were Alexander, Ellen, James, Anastasia, John, Nicholas, Martin and Mary. Nicholas also had a sister named Anastasia, married to Stephen Murphy and numerous children whose names included Moses, Mary, Anastasia, Margaret, Adam, Denis etc..   Alexander was also married to a Catherine,  with three boys, Patrick, Richard and Peter.  They lived close to the Co.s Waterford and Kilkenny but in Co. Wexford which leads  me to think they probably had family in the other two counties as well.   I would  think they just spread out a bit to blend in.... Oh, and they might have dropped the 'O' while in Ireland, but once the ship arrived in America, on July 23, 1841, "arrival day" back came the 'O'.  The ship's manifest shows no 'O'.. on their name, Also... this entire group came over together.   Amazing!!! 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: nfp20 on Wednesday 13 October 10 20:06 BST (UK)
Could have ticked all the options but the ones I'm concentrating on at the moment are the english welsh and india who came to the uk.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: kathyw75 on Saturday 16 October 10 14:30 BST (UK)
I thought we were Yorkshire through and through - then we found that my greatgrandfather walked there in the 1880s from Eltham, looking for work. There wasn't much call for agricultural labourers when London expanded over that bit of Kent. He married the daughter of the house he found lodgings in, who was born in Westmoreland, of parents born in Someset and Norfolk.
Both my grannies were Scottish, at least back as far as about 1800. And my dad was a Londoner - except his grandad came from Norfolk. So not a lot of Yorkshire, eh?
In contrast, most of my husband's family haven't moved more than 5 miles from Lytham St Annes in Lancashire since about 1750.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MJB-Toronto on Tuesday 19 October 10 00:57 BST (UK)
my parents emigrated to Canada in the 60's from England, so that's where I'm looking.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MJB-Toronto on Tuesday 19 October 10 00:59 BST (UK)
Oh, I should add, I'm thankful to my cousin who did most of his research before the time of the Internet! Amazing to see how far back he got, discovering the name of my 8x Great Grandfather.

Amazing for me, a newbie to all of this, to see just how much you can find out, even from across the ocean. The Internet is an amazing thing.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: twill15 on Tuesday 19 October 10 14:32 BST (UK)
 Have been busy sorting all the Australian ones, they mostly arrived between 1830 and 1860, so could go a fair way back before I needed to search in the UK.

 Deeply unfashionable! No convicts!!

Gentlemen settlers, teachers, miners, Tanner/furrier ( hope he liked roo skins ), and a very canny Scot who was a Commission Agent on his marriage certificate, and a ( very wealthy) Stock and Station Agent on his death one. Died at 55 though.

Just starting in the UK and mostly will want info before 1837 so probably need a lot of help.  This site is all so interesting and friendly. T.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Tuesday 19 October 10 16:53 BST (UK)
Oh, I should add, I'm thankful to my cousin who did most of his research before the time of the Internet! Amazing to see how far back he got, discovering the name of my 8x Great Grandfather.

Amazing for me, a newbie to all of this, to see just how much you can find out, even from across the ocean. The Internet is an amazing thing.

Hi MJB Toronto,

Welcome to Rootschat, yes the internet is fantastic isn't it, through RC I found a cousin in Oz I didn't know I had got.

Rabbit B  :)

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cherries on Wednesday 20 October 10 09:19 BST (UK)
Australia, where I live.
England and Scotlandwhere my father's side of the family came from.
Sweden, Norway, Germany and Germany, but is now Poland, where Mum's ancestors came from. 

Makes life interesting.

A.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: davierj on Wednesday 20 October 10 17:55 BST (UK)
Mainly England and Wales but I do have some interesting connections in Australia, Canada and Peru.

Dave
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ed5344 on Friday 22 October 10 20:55 BST (UK)
My research is mainly England, Wales, & Ireland.

Tho we have now branches in Australia, Canada & Germany.

ed. ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: grah72a on Friday 22 October 10 21:15 BST (UK)
Hi, I was born in Devon and my grandmother was born there also, I thought we as a family came from Devon and my father found his way to Warwickshire to work, i later found out that my grandfather came from Nuneaton, He died in Gibraltar while in the Army , My father was born in Gibraltar so we have that link. My own mother was a Jones and always said she was an orphan, I have found some of her relatives,but with a name like Jones i find it difficult.
                                       Graham.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gooseylucy on Sunday 07 November 10 14:40 GMT (UK)
 ???My name is Kay, living in Australia is very hard. I am looking for Wood\s  near Deal or Deal, Rileys in St. George Hanover Square London, Edgars In Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, If anyone is familar with these names please give me a message.  Brick walls have been reached on all now.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: IgorStrav on Sunday 14 November 10 17:20 GMT (UK)
Hi Kay, welcome to Rootschat.

If you want to find people looking for the same surnames as yourself, try entering your interests on the Surname Interest Table (go to the Welcome page, and then right to the bottom you will see Surname Interests).

Fingers crossed for you.

 :)

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Eleesavet on Sunday 14 November 10 17:51 GMT (UK)
Mainly Scotland with excursions to England, the States, Argentina, Brazil, Australia  and Canada.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 14 November 10 17:58 GMT (UK)
Can't recall seeing these, but has anyone said they are researching Argentina, or less likely Mongolia?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Sunday 14 November 10 18:33 GMT (UK)
I've seen several posts concerning Argentina in the "other countries" forum.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 14 November 10 18:35 GMT (UK)
Thanks Erato, I didn't make it quite clear I'm afraid. I was aware of posts on the other countries forum for Argentina, what I actually meant was on this thread.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Eleesavet on Monday 15 November 10 05:43 GMT (UK)
Can't recall seeing these, but has anyone said they are researching Argentina, or less likely Mongolia?

I have previously researched Argentina, following the footsteps of my Great Uncle Malcolm MacIntosh.  He left the Isle of Skye at a fairly young age to go to Argentina and was a sheep farmer/manager at Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz, Patagonia.  Sadly he died aged 55 (1945) as he was about to make his last trip home to Scotland in search of a wife.  He had written to my mother in advance of this trip, asking her to assist in finding a suitable wife.
There were a number of letters between him and family members in Scotland but I have only seen one.  In that letter he refers to listening to a Gaelic channel from his radio in Santa Cruz!
There is a lot of information on the internet about Sots who settled in Argentina.  I remember finding other MacIntosh families there before my g-Uncle emigrated.  I should really take another look at this area to see if I can connect these families to my tree.
In closing, my grandmother would recall that her brother Malcolm was so young when he first left on the boat for Argentina that he had never even seen a motor car on the Isle of Skye!

Liz

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 15 November 10 17:14 GMT (UK)
Specially interesting Liz, as I thought most of the British contingent in Argentina were of Welsh descent.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gooseylucy on Friday 19 November 10 15:12 GMT (UK)
My country of research as well as England is Argentina, my father in law went their and returned to England but we can't find how or when, he was missing of the 1911 census. Their is no records for him leaving or returning to England.  Wondering if he could have jumped a ship somehow. I have is record for coming to Australia
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Saturday 20 November 10 15:33 GMT (UK)
GooseyLucy.

I don't know if this will help, but My Maternal Grandfather went to Canada(to visit friends & Relatives) @1920 & He got there (& Back) by working his passage as a Stoker.

So, You could try looking at Crew Lists?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LyndeR on Saturday 20 November 10 23:02 GMT (UK)
I am doing wales with my dads side,mums side  :) the english,and with the extended family its now Australia..
WITH A FEW mixes of scottish,irish..and boy are some of them very elusive..lol cheers Lynne
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gooseylucy on Sunday 21 November 10 13:13 GMT (UK)
Hi Pegasuss, thank you for that information I had not thought of that.  It pays to post a question there is help out there
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 21 November 10 19:28 GMT (UK)
See my earlier post: Still no takers for Mongolia then?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ASheriff on Sunday 26 December 10 16:51 GMT (UK)
As far as I know just England for me. Although I have an ancestor who's place of birth is listed as Nova Scotia - but I have no idea how to follow that up.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 26 December 10 17:00 GMT (UK)
As far as I know just England for me. Although I have an ancestor who's place of birth is listed as Nova Scotia - but I have no idea how to follow that up.

If you need help with Nova Scotia just post on Canada board. Lots of us from N.S. or know where to find information.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,166.0.html
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: coombs on Sunday 26 December 10 17:32 GMT (UK)
What was their name and when roughly were they born?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Patricia jackson on Sunday 26 December 10 17:44 GMT (UK)
 :) :) Yes just England & Ireland for me.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joody_anne on Sunday 26 December 10 21:14 GMT (UK)
Mine are Australian, Canadian, English, Scottish and Irish - a mixed bag.

Does anyone have births for Ireland in the County Clare and surrounding counties at all?

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 26 December 10 22:17 GMT (UK)
Mine are Australian, Canadian, English, Scottish and Irish - a mixed bag.

Does anyone have births for Ireland in the County Clare and surrounding counties at all?



Please see Introduction to Irish Records and Clare board for help with Irish records.
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,442233.0.html
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,55.0.html
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: beansgram on Monday 27 December 10 01:01 GMT (UK)
my family is scoth irish dutch and german can anyone tell me if there is a website like this for germany  beans
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joody_anne on Monday 27 December 10 02:21 GMT (UK)
Thanks Aghadowey, will check the site out.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Jocie on Saturday 01 January 11 10:04 GMT (UK)
Mine are mainly English with some emigrating to Canada and several to South Africa.
So mostly East Anglia, West Country, Kent Sussex and the East End. Apart from a few 'strays.'
One family were French and one child of seafaring parents was born in Australia
A Roderick Fraser was born in the West Indies in about 1785 but I'm unsure how to find out more.
perhaps this should be my 2011 challenge :)

Jo



Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Codd on Saturday 01 January 11 20:18 GMT (UK)
Mine are mostly England (Kent and Nottingham), Wales, Ireland and immigrants to Canada.

I just retired and hope to spend more time doing research on my family.  :)

Happy New Year to all.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 02 January 11 00:01 GMT (UK)
Welcome to the silver surfers Codd,

Welcome also to the best site on the web. 
I refer to Rootschat of course  :D

Hope that you enjoy your research as much as we all do.
You will get lots of help from the good folk on here

Rabbit B  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: grah72a on Sunday 02 January 11 00:18 GMT (UK)
I must say that Rabbit is spot on when he says rooteschat is the best on the web,
I have been on many sites with my tree problems and nearly all the answers come from rooteschat, the members are most helpfull,
They are a wonderfull bunch,
                                        Best Wishes for 2011 to you all.

                                                                                 Graham.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 02 January 11 00:21 GMT (UK)
Good luck with your research then Graham

Happy New Year to Everyone too

Rabbit B  :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rena on Sunday 02 January 11 00:48 GMT (UK)
my family is scoth irish dutch and german can anyone tell me if there is a website like this for germany  beans

Sorry, I don't know of a German website like rootschat - if you know which part of Germany your ancestors originated from then you might like to join a mailing list.  You can write in English as most Germans understand the language. Here's a link to German mailing lists some of which concentrate specifically on the old princedoms, dukedoms, etc.   The German border has changed a few times and some Dutch records are in German archives.  Also, as Britain used to rule the Kingdom of Hanover until 1901 you might find Niedersachsen mailing list is a likely district.

  http://bigfile.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/listsearch
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Codd on Sunday 02 January 11 16:40 GMT (UK)
Thank you for the welcome, Rabbit!  I will check out the chat room in a few days. I just need to get my ducks in a row. Is it helpful to join Ancestry.com or .ca?

I like "silver surfers" 8).

Everyone seems very friendly in the posts I've read.  I'm looking forward to the chat room.  I was there very briefly about a year ago and everyone was very helpful.  I didn't have the time to pursue it then and because I live in the Pacific time zone of Canada, few were on when I was.  Now that I can go on during the day it should be different.

Codd
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Sunday 02 January 11 17:12 GMT (UK)
my family is scoth irish dutch and german can anyone tell me if there is a website like this for germany  beans

Yes there are also german forums, but there is not a lot of online data for Germany so the forums aren't always as useful as RootsChat. 

See Topic: A German RootsChat? (from reply #5 on ...
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,250692.0.html

And put a query on the Euope board as well; we have several members with lots of expertise on german questions, including several members of the above named forum :)

Good luck,
Bob
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 02 January 11 18:02 GMT (UK)
Recently expanded into India and South Africa.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: mommabear on Tuesday 04 January 11 23:07 GMT (UK)
My family at present are in England but as we go backwards they moved around to Ireland, Canada, America and the furthest guy in 1794 was Gibraltar. He is the one I am having difficulty with.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: enaid on Sunday 20 February 11 20:39 GMT (UK)
The ancestors of my husband and I came from Staffordshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Northumberland, Durham and Wales but, strangely, almost all branches appeared to have ended up in Liverpool, Lancashire.
The last generation appear to be the first to travel further afield, with many going to Australia producing many cousins I have never met. My husband and I brought our two children to Canada, starting a Canadian family, so future researchers will have a more complicated time than I am having.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lei on Sunday 20 February 11 23:01 GMT (UK)
Most of my research is in England tho I have had occasion to look at Italy. I will have to go there to complete my research as its quite far back pre 1750
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: chiboy on Sunday 27 February 11 03:32 GMT (UK)
My roots include Jewish immigrants through Liverpool from, I think, Russian-ruled Poland in about 1838.

Their transliterated surname is Stargratt, although I have seen variants, such as Staggart and Stargat. I have been unsuccessful in finding much more.

There is a (*)

It would be really useful if the name Stargratt could be linked to a particular town or village in Poland (or Russia). Not easy, as the alphabet is different.

(from Ian in Hong Kong)




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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 27 February 11 15:16 GMT (UK)
I just wonder! Last year I had some German WW1 postcards translated on this site. A town involved was Stargard in Pomerania.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pels. on Sunday 27 February 11 15:23 GMT (UK)



Here you are Roger :

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,383711.0.html

Pels.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 27 February 11 15:25 GMT (UK)
That's the set thanks Pels, hope the link points them in the right direction.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Sunday 27 February 11 15:53 GMT (UK)
 I have found someone on Ancestry with the name of Taggart, he very kindly told me where his people came from in Ireland, asked me where my Mary Taggart was from, for which I had to say I did not know;  but it gives me more searching materials and areas to see if I can find her and her parents etc.

marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: chiboy on Monday 28 February 11 02:40 GMT (UK)
I just wonder! Last year I had some German WW1 postcards translated on this site. A town involved was Stargard in Pomerania.
Thank you Redroger. That's just brilliant. I already had some Jewish friends puzzled over the non-Jewish sounding name of Stargratt. Your suggestion is totally worth my checking.
Do I remember correctly a scene in The Godfather where a young immigrant to the U.S. is asked at Ellis Island for his name and the boy, not understanding English and guessing at the meaning of the question, replies 'Corleone', the name of his native town in Sicily.
That's exactly what could have happened to my ancestors on entry at Liverpool in 1838 (abt.) - they possibly gave the name of where they had come from instead of their own names. Perhaps their real (Jewish) family name is somewhere on an immigration form under 'place of origin'.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sylvia on Monday 28 February 11 05:11 GMT (UK)
Seems a lot of Irish changed their names when they arrived in England.I dont know who i am searching for any more since it seems  my Delaney clan weren't actually Delaney in Ireland.One source says they were Fitzpatrick,and another source says they were Oshaugnessy. ???
I think i am giving up on those rascally name changing  Delaney's
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 28 February 11 11:39 GMT (UK)
Chiboy: I believe from memory the conversation at Ellis Island went: immigration Officer (reading label) Vito Andolini from Corleone, clerk Vito Corleone, and the rest is cinema history. I agree, this happened a lot, and no doubt still does. Please see email regarding Stargard postcards.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 28 February 11 11:41 GMT (UK)
Seems a lot of Irish changed their names when they arrived in England.I dont know who i am searching for any more since it seems  my Delaney clan weren't actually Delaney in Ireland.One source says they were Fitzpatrick,and another source says they were Oshaugnessy. ???
I think i am giving up on those rascally name changing  Delaney's

A problem i have is that Loughman from Ireland spell it that way, Luffman from England this way. No problem till they meet, and some Luffman's like and adopt the other spelling, then confusion reigns!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 28 February 11 16:38 GMT (UK)
Seems a lot of Irish changed their names when they arrived in England.I dont know who i am searching for any more since it seems  my Delaney clan weren't actually Delaney in Ireland.One source says they were Fitzpatrick,and another source says they were Oshaugnessy. ???
I think i am giving up on those rascally name changing  Delaney's
Have you any names which are sensible from ireland who may be connected to them, you may be lucky trying some of those to find a connection.  Slim chance I know.
marcie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sylvia on Monday 28 February 11 23:04 GMT (UK)
I really would liked to have followed my Irish ancestry, brings a bit of interest to the family tree. Since it was common for them to do this name changing, probably most of them did it. I have noted who was around them in the  census’s and they always had mobs of Irish families around them, I suppose any of them could have been family members  but you have to be dead certain they are Marcie. I don’t think there is any way to be that certain.
!SIGH!  :(
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 01 March 11 11:48 GMT (UK)
My Luffman/Loughman spelling problems originate in the later 19th/early 20th centuries so they are not due to illiteracy.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: heddwch on Saturday 12 March 11 23:51 GMT (UK)
Help Help please
Where is the forum for Newfoundland prior to 1910 on here
Have no idea where to post my post and seek census help.
Cheers
Heddwch.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: IgorStrav on Saturday 12 March 11 23:55 GMT (UK)
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,166.0.html

Try Research in other Countries/Canada

good luck!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: mona lisa on Wednesday 16 March 11 17:57 GMT (UK)
 Wales and Ireland . My brickwall ancestor comes from  Barry S. Wales.  My grandfather whose signature reads Mickel Edvard Artur REINE gives  various birth years from 1882/1883/1884 Says his father, Adrian  is of England  and names his mother as Mary (P) US *EN on the 1909 Marriage Registration. No Birth Registration found. He also spoke Welsh. Isle of Man also figures. I have tried  various combiniations The latest one  is REYNISCH as that says its anglicized as REIN. I have half heartedly tried PREIN/ BRIEN..searching since 1979...dribs and drabs of information. Mickel had a sister Mildred and brother Paul or Alexander. Family names of Lionel/Basil are what I consider different christian names. Co Down and Co Armagh Co Monaghan Co Antrim my Irish kin of which I've had better success with there spotty records than the UK's! Is a Seance in order.. Helpppppppp
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gooseylucy on Thursday 17 March 11 05:12 GMT (UK)
GooseyLucy.

I don't know if this will help, but My Maternal Grandfather went to Canada(to visit friends & Relatives) @1920 & He got there (& Back) by working his passage as a Stoker.

So, You could try looking at Crew Lists?   

Thank you Pegauss I will give that a jolly good look at.  He was in Argentina for a while I assume.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Thursday 17 March 11 10:52 GMT (UK)
Perhaps you would like to tell us where the crew lists can be found please Pegasus,

I have spent ages looking for them still no luck.

How about a nice clear link.

Thank you,

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Wednesday 23 March 11 20:11 GMT (UK)
Rabbit B.

Here is a link thar I found on Google:

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/


Here is an Extract from the site:

"The CLIP database reached over 260,000 entries from crew lists - only a small percentage of all the records, but it's the largest crewlist database there is. The data includes the indexes made at Bristol, Flintshire and Somerset record offices (with permission).
 
NEW! We're delighted to say that the CLIP crew names index can now be searched online at findmypast."
 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 23 March 11 22:49 GMT (UK)
Rabbit B.

Here is a link thar I found on Google:

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/


Here is an Extract from the site:

"The CLIP database reached over 260,000 entries from crew lists - only a small percentage of all the records, but it's the largest crewlist database there is. The data includes the indexes made at Bristol, Flintshire and Somerset record offices (with permission).
 
NEW! We're delighted to say that the CLIP crew names index can now be searched online at findmypast."
 

Wow!  Thank you so much Pegasuss,

I was looking for Crews from Liverpool, but I will start with this one.
Thanks again, I am most grateful.

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Thursday 24 March 11 13:32 GMT (UK)
Very useful, but a century or more too late for me. Some of my Luffman relatives were present in Newfoundland c1780, as the family name is at its least uncommon in Dorset Somerset and Wiltshire I think it likely they migrated from there, Dorset being the most likely, but as usual I have totally failed to make a connection.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gooseylucy on Thursday 24 March 11 15:04 GMT (UK)
Rabbit B.

Here is a link thar I found on Google:

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/


Here is an Extract from the site:

"The CLIP database reached over 260,000 entries from crew lists - only a small percentage of all the records, but it's the largest crewlist database there is. The data includes the indexes made at Bristol, Flintshire and Somerset record offices (with permission).
 
NEW! We're delighted to say that the CLIP crew names index can now be searched online at findmypast."
 

Wow!  Thank you so much Pegasuss,

I was looking for Crews from Liverpool, but I will start with this one.
Thanks again, I am most grateful.

Rabbit B  ;D

I To need crews from Liverpool, I didn't find the Person who I am looking for, so he must be in the list to be done at some time. Thank you Pegasuss for supplying a site to look at.

Goosey Lucy
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Thursday 24 March 11 16:42 GMT (UK)
Goosey Lucy & Rabbit B.

No Problem!

I seem to be quite lucky (sometimes) with Internet Search Engines!

Just wish I could have the same kind of luck with some of My Brickwalls! ::) ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Thursday 24 March 11 21:51 GMT (UK)
Goosey Lucy & Rabbit B.

No Problem!

I seem to be quite lucky (sometimes) with Internet Search Engines!

Just wish I could have the same kind of luck with some of My Brickwalls! ::) ;)

Hi Pegasuss,

You find me a link I will help knock down a brick wall?  Deal??  :-\  I am sure that Lucy will help too. 8)

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pegasuss on Thursday 24 March 11 21:58 GMT (UK)
Thank You Rabbit B.

My main Brickwalls are to do with tracing Ancestors Birthplaces in Germany,  Prussea & Ireland (two of the hardest Nuts to Crack).  ::) ???

Germany =  BRUNN (BROWN) There are various spelling variants

Prussea = HERZBERGER (I did have some possible locations = Posen &/or an area 30+ Miles North/ Northwest of Brandenburg (possibly The Gate not the place?).

Ireland = Edwards (Family Legend has them coming from Bangor, North Wales then going to Ireland. but I can only find Irish Born Ancestors in Liverpool, who may have come from Tipparrery[spelling?]).

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Thursday 24 March 11 22:46 GMT (UK)
Thank You Rabbit B.

My main Brickwalls are to do with tracing Ancestors Birthplaces in Germany,  Prussia & Ireland (two of the hardest Nuts to Crack).  ::) ???

Germany =  BRUNN (BROWN) There are various spelling variants

Prussea = HERZBERGER (I did have some possible locations = Posen &/or an area 30+ Miles North/ Northwest of Brandenburg (possibly The Gate not the place?).

Ireland = Edwards (Family Legend has them coming from Bangor, North Wales then going to Ireland. but I can only find Irish Born Ancestors in Liverpool, who may have come from Tipperary[spelling?]).


Hi Pegasus,
When I have finished my project I will have a go.
It might be a long while before I get at it, but I will not forget!
I need that link to Liverpool crews though. 

The correct spelling for Tipperary via the spell checker!

I have tried everything!

Rabbit B

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bandick on Thursday 24 March 11 23:23 GMT (UK)
Gooseylucy, Rabbit B, Pegasuss, Redroger don’t know whats going on here, but for some reason I’m getting your posts as well… I’m so new here I havnt got a clue what I’m doing, but I’ll see if I can send this to you… thought you ought to know in case you sent any juicy bits… 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 24 March 11 23:47 GMT (UK)
Don't panic, bandick, once you have posted on a thread you get notification of new messages on that thread, and the name of the person who has added them.
It's only PMs that are private, and then you only get notification of the ones that are for you.
All part of the glory of RootChat.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bandick on Friday 25 March 11 01:46 GMT (UK)
Oh dear Paula… I just can’t understand why I’m not getting the hang of this at all… I don’t know what I’m doing wrong… I’ve never ever felt so inadequate in my life.

I have a bit of a secret love affair with the spitfire aeroplane… it’s a boy thing, without being patronising, you wouldn’t understand… I used to make airfix kits ov’em… and then balsa models… now I’m all growed up
I got a couple of radio control spits… and  I go weak at the knees when I see’em in the air… now I’m in this new place… I didn’t realise I live on the flight path for Southampton airport where there’s a few based… oh my god… when they fly over me… I get a lump in my throat, and I’d love to just sit in one, let alone fly one but… this roots thingy is like being given the opportunity to fly one, being helped up into the cockpit with a smile from ear to ear and a soppy grin on me face and being totally unable to move or think… I hope you understand what I’m trying to say…

I’m so happy, yet sad and annoyed with meself for being so stupid. I don’t know why. I felt so chuffed the other day when I thought I had it… even telling meself what a stupid sod I’d been, and how could I not have understood it… it must have been a wicked dream, sumin to do with the drugs…  ohhhh. 

I don’t want to get too annoyed, or I can see me slamming the top down on the laptop… and forgetting the whole idea… don’t spose being in so much pain all the time helps… never mind… every day in every way… thanks for listening
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 25 March 11 11:12 GMT (UK)
Oh dear Paula… I just can’t understand why I’m not getting the hang of this at all… I don’t know what I’m doing wrong… I’ve never ever felt so inadequate in my life.

I have a bit of a secret love affair with the spitfire aeroplane… it’s a boy thing, without being patronising, you wouldn’t understand… I used to make airfix kits ov’em… and then balsa models… now I’m all growed up
I got a couple of radio control spits… and  I go weak at the knees when I see’em in the air… now I’m in this new place… I didn’t realise I live on the flight path for Southampton airport where there’s a few based… oh my god… when they fly over me… I get a lump in my throat, and I’d love to just sit in one, let alone fly one but… this roots thingy is like being given the opportunity to fly one, being helped up into the cockpit with a smile from ear to ear and a soppy grin on me face and being totally unable to move or think… I hope you understand what I’m trying to say…

I’m so happy, yet sad and annoyed with meself for being so stupid. I don’t know why. I felt so chuffed the other day when I thought I had it… even telling meself what a stupid sod I’d been, and how could I not have understood it… it must have been a wicked dream, sumin to do with the drugs…  ohhhh. 

I don’t want to get too annoyed, or I can see me slamming the top down on the laptop… and forgetting the whole idea… don’t spose being in so much pain all the time helps… never mind… every day in every way… thanks for listening


Never mind bandick,

I think that all of us who lived through the war, have a soft spot for the Spitfire.  The sound is something never forgotten, so you are not alone. ::)  I like the Hurricane too, the Lancaster bomber is superb,  They often fly over my area as well.

If you need help all you have to do is ask, that is what RootsChat is all about. When I have posted this message, there will another e-mail for you!  You will soon get the hang of it.  Just remember we were all just starting once upon a time.

Rabbit B  ;D

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: vlrowland on Friday 25 March 11 22:15 GMT (UK)
I have been told that my two male lines from my grandfather's was Scotch-Irish. I am trying to find their lines back to Northern Ireland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 25 March 11 22:36 GMT (UK)
I have been told that my two male lines from my grandfather's was Scotch-Irish. I am trying to find their lines back to Northern Ireland.

Hi vlrowland,

Welcome to Rootschat.  Hope that you enjoy this site as much as we all do.
Good luck with your research.

Rabbit B  ;D
 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gooseylucy on Saturday 26 March 11 12:58 GMT (UK)
Goosey Lucy & Rabbit B.

No Problem!

I seem to be quite lucky (sometimes) with Internet Search Engines!

Just wish I could have the same kind of luck with some of My Brickwalls! ::) ;)
Hi Pegassuss if you put in your search engine Bangor Family Forum you will see numerous Bangor places of help.
I have used this for Llanfairfechan in Wales and found people very helpful

GooseyLucy
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: mona lisa on Saturday 26 March 11 16:25 GMT (UK)
If you havent already, I'd suggest having a look in Scotland for them (even briefly) Lots of to-ing and fro-ing from Ireland to Scotland in the early day.My  gtgrandad was in Glasgow from about 1860; met my gtgranny there (she was born there but  her parents from County Down and County Armagh) a few children born in Glasgow; then settled in Belfast 1878 ish and more children born. The Scottish records really are informational: even has month/day/year and place of marriage on their Birth registrations.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 26 March 11 16:38 GMT (UK)
This thread is supposed to be a Poll What Country is your research? and not intended for posting queries or advice on research.

vlrowland has a new thread so if you can help please post information or advice on that new thread and not on this topic.
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,522982.msg3779349.html
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bandick on Saturday 26 March 11 18:02 GMT (UK)
Oh gawd aghadowey… what have I done wrong…?… this stuff is nothing to do with me, so why do I get mail for it, I don’t understand… I’m scared stiff to push a button now in case it’s the wrong one…
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 27 March 11 02:36 BST (UK)
Calm down, lad, if you put a message on a thread you get an email every time someone puts another message on the same thread. It keeps us all in touch with each other.
Panic not, all perfectly natural... :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: vlrowland on Sunday 27 March 11 19:16 BST (UK)
I have been told that my two male lines from my grandfather's was Scotch-Irish. I am trying to find their lines back to Northern Ireland.

Hi vlrowland,

Welcome to Rootschat.  Hope that you enjoy this site as much as we all do.
Good luck with your research.

Rabbit B  ;D
 

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Convictlass on Friday 01 April 11 02:11 BST (UK)
Hi Rootschatters,

Most of my research is Australian Colonial, but before that quite a number came from London, Sussex and Kent.  I've got at least one Scot and a few Irish thrown in for good luck.  So I guess I'm a mixed breed...

Convictlass
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jan57 on Monday 04 April 11 19:37 BST (UK)
 My   country   of research  is  mainly  England  and Wales .......... though   I  have  people that  emigrated to  USA/Canada
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 05 April 11 12:04 BST (UK)
Hi Rootschatters,

Most of my research is Australian Colonial, but before that quite a number came from London, Sussex and Kent.  I've got at least one Scot and a few Irish thrown in for good luck.  So I guess I'm a mixed breed...

Convictlass
Like me, I've got all that plus French Hugenots, Indian colonials who finished in Australia, and possible others. The ethnicity question on the recent census gave me cause for thought, but then if Norman Tebbitt is English and only 87% English stock, what the h*ll? I'm British so far as they are concerned.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 06 April 11 10:37 BST (UK)
I think I have already said this in this thread, but in Australia, I always put Australian on the census form (I know I am probably making it harder for the future researchers).
"From all the lands we come....."
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Wiggy on Wednesday 06 April 11 10:45 BST (UK)
Me too Pinefamily

- but as we've been here for at least four generations, or more, I'm true blue to my way of thinking!!   And everyone knows we came from somewhere else before that!!   ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Wednesday 06 April 11 16:36 BST (UK)
Interestingly I can only prove 5 generations on my father's side. Been trying to demolish the brickwall for around 15 years now.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Maggie1895 on Saturday 09 April 11 11:30 BST (UK)
  Interestingly I can only prove 5 generations on my father's side. Been trying to demolish the brickwall for around 15 years now.

Snap, Redroger, except I can only detail 4 generations without counting me and my brothers.  My roots and research are best described as Mongrel British (and proud of it) speading out across all 4 countries, and for the lines of 7 of my 8 great grandparents I can go back a reasonable distance and am hoping to get further yet.
But in common with so many other's experiences, my father's direct paternal line, the surname I was born with, comes to a grinding halt in the Glasgow records of the 1840s.   They detail a man born about 1820, with the only clue to his place of birth  'Ireland'.  Over time I think I've had to accept that's it, some brick walls are more solid than the Great Wall of China
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 10 April 11 15:51 BST (UK)
I counted myself as the 5th generation, but due to a very late marriage by my grandfather, my 4 generations date back to 1776.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ? England - Wales - Ireland
Post by: spanswick on Wednesday 13 April 11 18:48 BST (UK)
Hi.     I have three family trees on Ancestory if your a member or interested ?

Carroll (many Surnames in this tree, Hagland - Rees - Guichard - but a few.)

Essex (many Surnames in this tree, ( Essex - Spanswick - Morrow - Cully - Castle - but a few)

Cully.

My Gt Grandfather was Charles Hagland, a celebrity at the time for appearing on "IN TOWN TONIGHT" BBC.
also appearing on a Churchmans cigarette card No19, 1838, driver of the Flying Scotsman Engine.

                       Interesting ?

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: spanswick on Wednesday 20 April 11 13:17 BST (UK)
England , Wales, Ireland.       Carroll family tree

England , Canada,   (possible Ireland, still tracing),     Essex family tree.

(Essex)       Richard Castle 6th May 1838  Basingstoke Hampshire England
              maried Elizabeth Spanswick 1841 Berkshire.       on   Feb 8th 1862.

Richard was a policeman joining the force 19-07-1856, previously a clerk.
He served in Wantage, Lambourne, Uffingham, Berkshire, England
             1881    Occupation was a railway signalman,

(Carroll)     William Hagland born 1872 Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.
              He is featured on a churchmans cigarette card No19, 1938.
              Was on programme "In Town Tonight"
              Occupation,     Railway Express Steam Train Driver, inc,    The Aberdonian and The Flying Scotsman.
                                            Just a couple of snippets,.    Interesting ?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Maggie1895 on Thursday 21 April 11 10:44 BST (UK)
Hello Spanswick, and welcome to Rootschat.     This thread tends to be used just to compare the countries we've all found our roots in - some spread across the globe, others finding that their roots are solid in one area.

Your families sound interesting and if you want to ask any questions or to see if anyone else has the same interests you might like to look at the Surname section (top of the board, 4th tab in) or post in one of the county boards?     There are always people willing to help if you have any questions.      Good luck with your research.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Thursday 21 April 11 15:08 BST (UK)
Do you know where William Hagland was based when he was driving on the East Coast Main Line, also the time period. I would expect him to have been based at King's Cross, Peterborough, or possibly Doncaster.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pool1 on Friday 22 April 11 22:56 BST (UK)
Hi all,

My research so far is mostly based in England - the north and gloucestershire.

I also have some relatives in Italy but research on this side of my family is proving harder to do.

Thanks
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cecily3 on Sunday 01 May 11 15:46 BST (UK)
I live in Spain so it was only when I was given an English book to read that I KNEW my Dad had been sent to Australia under the now much discredited "child/juvenile migrant scheme".He died when I was young so didn`t have much time to learn about his time there,just knew he was there before returning & marrying my mother.He rarely spoke of it so it was a hard slog to research where he had been & what happened.The NA of Australia were so helpful also all the Ozzies I contacted but I was able to connect with 3 family members who had a father in his group so it was a great experience even if there are still big gaps  in my knowledge.He went with the Sally Army on S.S Vedic sailing on 31st Oct.1925 & I have the full transcript of that voyage including all the groups`names,ages place of birth etc.Anyone who wants more info.please contact me,by sharing it`s the only way to get details as the Sally Army will tell you all the records are destroyed.His brother was sent to Canada later under the same scheme & I am still putting together his story.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Doun on Monday 02 May 11 02:15 BST (UK)
 ;) Hi, all, my research centres around BUCHANAN of that ilk and STEWART of Balquhidder and their collaterals, research covers IRELAND, SCOTLAND, CANADA, AFRICA, USof A, to Australia, and New Zealand.
Nortern Ireland
Scottish parishes cover Balquhidder, Callander, Kilmadock, Port of Menteith, Dunblane. etc.
all of Stirlingshire; Dumbarton, etc
Canada, Ontario, Nova Scotia, etc
Africa, Cape town; Natal Province; Rhodesia; Nyasaland Etc
Regards Doun
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Tearose on Monday 02 May 11 12:29 BST (UK)
I am currently living in Australia - my researching at the moment is based in and around London, but I know that my line goes back to France.
My mothers side which I have only briefly started is London and Germany.
Since arriving in Australia I have since foound out that I have family in Australia too.
Also, many years back some of the family emigrated to America and Canada.
So I will be spreading myself out all over the world, but I am enjoying it immensly.


 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Kollies on Saturday 14 May 11 21:05 BST (UK)
Currently most of mine seem to be from Lancashire, England, UK.  However I may have a new branch just discovered today that could take my search over to Canada.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Sharon01 on Saturday 04 June 11 09:05 BST (UK)
My research includes England (London, Northumberland, Cumberland, Liverpool & others), Scotland (Greenock), Ireland, & Canada and who knows where else!!!

Sharon
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 05 June 11 14:49 BST (UK)
I have recently added India, South Africa and Australia to my interests, all incidently with the same guy.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Nita from OZ on Saturday 25 June 11 00:07 BST (UK)
My paternal family seems to have a strong history in Singapore as Eurasians. Information has not been easy to come by.
My grandmother died in India but I have very little information on this.
Finally the line immigrated to Australia.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 25 June 11 15:33 BST (UK)
I believe from my research that some at least of the bearers of my family name in the sub continent were Anglo Indian.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: johnmcooper on Wednesday 06 July 11 19:50 BST (UK)
Hello RootsChatters,

It has been 6 months tonight since we launched RootsChat to the world and we have watched it grow faster than we have ever imagined !!

We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.

We love your input !

RootsChat :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Romilly on Thursday 07 July 11 14:00 BST (UK)
I live in Spain so it was only when I was given an English book to read that I KNEW my Dad had been sent to Australia under the now much discredited "child/juvenile migrant scheme".He died when I was young so didn`t have much time to learn about his time there,just knew he was there before returning & marrying my mother.He rarely spoke of it so it was a hard slog to research where he had been & what happened.The NA of Australia were so helpful also all the Ozzies I contacted but I was able to connect with 3 family members who had a father in his group so it was a great experience even if there are still big gaps  in my knowledge.He went with the Sally Army on S.S Vedic sailing on 31st Oct.1925 & I have the full transcript of that voyage including all the groups`names,ages place of birth etc.Anyone who wants more info.please contact me,by sharing it`s the only way to get details as the Sally Army will tell you all the records are destroyed.His brother was sent to Canada later under the same scheme & I am still putting together his story.

Hi Cecily3,

Two of my Great Uncles were sent to Canada by the NCH just after WW1. They weren't orphans, but their father had died. I managed to obtain the file on them from the NCH after some lengthy proceedures. It is a heart rending story, and I haven't been able to find them again after 1929.

Good Luck with your search.

Best Wishes, Romilly.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: rainybell on Tuesday 06 September 11 10:55 BST (UK)
Hi folks,on my husbands side most are from Scotland, a few moved to Canada and Australia,. My side are from Somerset and all 3 were convicts, then 3 convicts from ireland, they were sent to Tasmania Australia, so I guess you could say I came from tough stock, they must have been to survive the punishment they got
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 06 September 11 11:02 BST (UK)
My side are from Somerset and all 3 were convicts, then 3 convicts from ireland, they were sent to Tasmania Australia, so I guess you could say I came from tough stock, they must have been to survive the punishment they got

So far as I know only two of mine acquired this accolade, one from Somerset directly, and the other a first generation migrant from Somerset to Lincolnshire. My direct line kept clear of the authorities.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sams mam on Sunday 18 September 11 13:05 BST (UK)
Hi All, My research has been all Scotland and Ireland (with a little bit of Canada and Liverpool thrown in). How I wish the Irish records were as wonderfully kept as the Scottish ones! On my Mothers side I've gone back on one section of the family by six generations, that's the Scottish side. On the Irish side (my Dads) just three. It's hard going, but great fun.I'm getting loads of help from Rootschat. :P
Sams mam
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Sharon01 on Sunday 18 September 11 13:08 BST (UK)
How I wish the Irish records were as wonderfully kept as the Scottish ones!

Oh how I agree

Sharon
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: louiseanne on Saturday 24 September 11 05:52 BST (UK)
Hi All, my very first post. My countries of research are Ireland (Counties Clare, Tipperary and Waterford), Scotland (Ayrshire, Dunbarton, Greenwich), Germany (Baden).
Cheers
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 24 September 11 10:45 BST (UK)
Hi louiseanne,

Welcome to Rootschat, I hope that you have many happy hours on this terrific site, everyone is so very helpful.

So if you need any help all you have to do is ask.

Rabbit B  ;D

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 24 September 11 13:11 BST (UK)
... and if you need any photos restored, they are a magnificent bunch over on the Restores Board.

Hi Rabbit  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 24 September 11 13:47 BST (UK)
Hi Paula,

I forgot to mention that, thanks!

Got my mind on other things this morning

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Gilly52 on Saturday 01 October 11 15:18 BST (UK)
 the results are a bit skew wiff as we are only allowed to choose 2 options. My Family were born and mostly lived in Cumberland 1 went to Northern Ireland and at least 1 went to America with 2 of those decended from the one in Northern Ireland going to Canada.


Jardiner
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SezIreland on Wednesday 08 February 12 13:57 GMT (UK)

Hi All,

I am currently researching into my family history in Cork, Ireland.

I became interested when we learnt that my mother had another sister she did not know about and the ball started unravel from there. We were introduced to a whole new family from her unknown sister  and her mother. It was amying to think we didnt know about it and they were from Cornwall. I started researching using my resources at the local library but then was advised to start using the internet., so here I am in a search to find out more about this lost family side.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 08 February 12 22:32 GMT (UK)
Hi SezIreland,

Welcome to Rootschat, good luck with your researches.
This is certainly the best site on the web for Family History.
With luck you will get loads of help too.

Rabbit B  ;D



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Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: spanswick on Wednesday 15 February 12 17:03 GMT (UK)
Hello

I have just received an e-mail from Roots, from you ?

If correct,     Morrow   -     Castle    -     Spanswick     a few

       or          Carroll    -      Hagland     -     Tyler       -     Scully        a few                               ALL ENGLAND AND IRELAND
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Wednesday 15 February 12 17:06 GMT (UK)
Hello

I have just received an e-mail from Roots, from you ?

If correct,     Morrow   -     Castle    -     Spanswick     a few

       or          Carroll    -      Hagland     -     Tyler       -     Scully        a few                               ALL ENGLAND AND IRELAND

Perhaps you meant to post this on another thread, spanswick?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: spanswick on Saturday 31 March 12 13:08 BST (UK)
Dear All

CARROLL     England and Ireland

MORROW     England and Canada   

All other names        England   -     Wales   -    France

            Thank you
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 31 March 12 13:55 BST (UK)
Dear All

CARROLL     England and Ireland

MORROW     England and Canada   

All other names        England   -     Wales   -    France

            Thank you

Still don't understand your posts- this thread is "What country is your research?" but isn't a place for posting your research interests.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: KentishChris on Monday 02 April 12 10:06 BST (UK)
Mines all England at the moment!

Everyone so far on my mum's side is from Southern England.
And the majority of my dad's side is from Northern England.

Gone back to the 1850's (on average), but am hoping for someone to pop up who's from somewhere else  :)


Chris
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: spanswick on Monday 02 April 12 11:39 BST (UK)
Hello Chris

Received your message,   Thanks


But which surname are you researching  please.      As you will see I am researching a few

                      Good Luck,                 Dave
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Monday 02 April 12 11:52 BST (UK)
Hello Chris
Received your message,   Thanks
But which surname are you researching  please.      As you will see I am researching a few
                      Good Luck,                 Dave

Dave- this topic is a Poll asking "What Country is your research ?"
Chris has (correctly) answered the topic but was not sending you a message about any particular surnames.
You can add your surnames to the Surname Interest lists (click Surnames button at top of board) if you haven't done so already.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: julesmom on Saturday 14 April 12 01:44 BST (UK)
Hi,

I am researching my family( Cox) that came from England...Cornwall district. I am a bit lucky as I have found family in England that I have connected with and she is going to all the places that I would love to go lol and searching graveyards, churches etc.

I have also  found out that all is not what it seems as with my mom's family she was always told her family came from Holland but that was not the case..straight from Germany (her dad's mom Blatzheim)

Having a blast digging up the past..there is lots to learn for sure  :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 1pds on Friday 18 May 12 20:45 BST (UK)
England, but living in Scotland I have an interest in my local area...
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ReillyThePainter on Tuesday 05 June 12 05:23 BST (UK)
If I had been asked a month ago, I would have said Ireland, Ireland and Ireland.

However, this Irish-American in Arizona recently discovered that a gg grandfather was almost certainly an Ulster Scot! So now I have to add Scotland to the list.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Graham47 on Saturday 09 June 12 08:36 BST (UK)
My own line on my father's side is well installed in West Yorkshire and I'm a definite south Londoner on my mothers side drifting off towards travelers, hawkers, and the ubiquitous agricultural worker. 

Until very recently I knew virtually nothing about my side of the family whereas my wife's Welsh Italian side was well remembered through marriages kept enclosed through religion and those easily tracked Italian names. Some were made fun of in the nicest possible way but by gosh, like other immigrant groups they knew and where proud of where they came from!

Now of course I have overtaken her with a tree that is growing at a real rate of knots thanks to all those records that were kept and available on line. Her Italian side is going to prove far more difficult of course and we are fast approaching the proverbial brick wall. Is there an Italian version of say Ancestry.com and do records in Italy follow the same path? We have yet to find out.

What the wife lacks in further information though is more than made up for the number of family photographs she has as I have virtually zero.     
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Eden55 on Sunday 24 June 12 04:37 BST (UK)
Definitely a mixed breed: American  - who seem to have originated in Ireland ; English via USA/ NZ/ Oz ; a touch of Scottish and this last week, someone has thrown in a possible VERY distant connection to Wales. Still digging though, so who knows what / who else may turn up!!  ::)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: macjeffrey on Sunday 15 July 12 14:44 BST (UK)
Scotland at present ???
Title: mostly scotland
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 04 September 12 15:33 BST (UK)
but recently i have found ancestors in Irelan, England, france, burgundy aquitaine and navarre, italy turkey spain and portugal
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 04 September 12 20:07 BST (UK)
Mainly England, but some research in France (Hugenots) and Scotland. My Y chromosome DNA shows Viking descent so that should mean I have connections in Northern France, Benelux, North Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Istanbul and Sicily.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sallyyorks on Wednesday 05 September 12 06:39 BST (UK)
At present  England  , Wales , Yorkshire , Scotland and Northern Ireland .
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 1pds on Wednesday 05 September 12 07:19 BST (UK)
England and Scotland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Maggie1895 on Sunday 09 September 12 15:36 BST (UK)
If I had been asked a month ago, I would have said Ireland, Ireland and Ireland.

However, this Irish-American in Arizona recently discovered that a gg grandfather was almost certainly an Ulster Scot! So now I have to add Scotland to the list.

Reilly, snap in reverse!   I had one Ulster Scot line, but the others were Scottish with a few English exceptions - or so I thought.     I've now discovered that apercentage of my apparently 100% Scots are actually Irish in origin.  Good luck with yours, because the records for Scotland are so so much easier to work on that the Irish brickwalls I'm facing now!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cunners on Thursday 13 September 12 11:03 BST (UK)
England at the moment, but with a name like Cunningham I imagine it will go Scottish/Irish in origin.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Gmar on Friday 14 September 12 10:38 BST (UK)
Scotland and Ireland and then England and now we have jumped to Salt Lake City but Australia dosen't seem that far away when you get chatters from here who are willing to help you.Thanks
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Yasmina4 on Friday 28 September 12 13:46 BST (UK)
Hi,
I would have liked England and Wales to be seperate in the poll but anyway I am researching Wales - Glamorgan, Brecon, Ceredigion,Meirioneth, Montgomery so far I have only one ancestor out of Wales and he came from Scotland. I'll be happy when I've gone back to the Celtic Tribes !!

Hi
Just out of interest, I live just a few miles from Llandewi Brefi.

My Welsh ancestors are solidly Llandyssul, and  Lampeter..Davies and Jones and  Llansawel  and Llanwenog, Jenkins and Davies, Evans and Jones.

Sandra
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: joody_anne on Friday 28 September 12 22:53 BST (UK)
I live in Victoria, Australia and have ancestors mainly from England, Scotland and Ireland.  I also have Canada & America - but that's all been done.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sophies_mommy2001 on Thursday 04 October 12 13:23 BST (UK)
I am researching within England for the Bradshaw family with some work in Australia.  I am particularly hoping to find someone who lives near the Field of Mars Cemetery in Ryde, Sydney, so they might be able to take a picture of my Great Grandfather's grave.

Note: this thread is a POLL and not for queries. If anyone can help please see topic on Australia board:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,618200
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jess5athome on Monday 15 October 12 12:08 BST (UK)
Mainly England, that being Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire, However I am well into my Grandfathers line from Linburg in the Netherlands. ::)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Tiki1962 on Monday 15 October 12 12:20 BST (UK)
Hi so far the research has taken me from England to Ireland to Scotland to India to New Zealand and finally to Australia. My geography knowledge has exponentially increased and I have enjoyed reading about all these people and places. I have even managed to find the elusive branch of the family thanks to Rootschatters. It is time consuming but oh so rewarding when you vault that brick wall!  :) :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: GrahamSimons on Monday 15 October 12 14:36 BST (UK)
I've found lots of people in all four home countries of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland; then I've found BMDs or substantial involvement in the following, using their names at the time: Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Borneo, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, China, Colombia, Corfu, Cuba, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Nyasaland, Persia, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Spain, St Helena, St Kitts, St Vincent, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Texas (while it had its brief independence), Thailand, the Canaries, Turkey, United States and Zanzibar. It's been an amazing introduction to history and geography.

Updated in December 2012: add Morocco to the list!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Yasmina4 on Monday 15 October 12 15:52 BST (UK)
Surely that takes the award for the most counries?  What a rollercoaster you have been on.  Sandra
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Saturday 20 October 12 11:53 BST (UK)
Hi so far the research has taken me from England to Ireland to Scotland to India to New Zealand and finally to Australia. My geography knowledge has exponentially increased and I have enjoyed reading about all these people and places. I have even managed to find the elusive branch of the family thanks to Rootschatters. It is time consuming but oh so rewarding when you vault that brick wall!  :) :)
mine are england scotland ireland fot me
then my husband is scotland, england apparently america and belgium.marcie dean
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bjtres on Thursday 29 November 12 22:49 GMT (UK)
I am wanting to resaerch cornwall
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: lydiaann on Thursday 13 December 12 16:39 GMT (UK)
Just come across this.  I, like everyone else, seem to have relatives scattered to the 4 corners of the earth (strange, that, since the earth is round...).  However, the biggest mystery is in Hungary (although nowadays it would be the Czech Republic) which ended in murder in Clinton, New Jersey, USA.  Makes my peripatetic lifestyle seem quite tame by comparison!

lydiaann
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MartinBruce on Wednesday 19 December 12 17:05 GMT (UK)
My wife told me about this site.  I thought I would join.  My father was an did a great deal of research.  I am now working on my lines as well.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MartinBruce on Wednesday 19 December 12 17:05 GMT (UK)
Just come across this.  I, like everyone else, seem to have relatives scattered to the 4 corners of the earth (strange, that, since the earth is round...).  However, the biggest mystery is in Hungary (although nowadays it would be the Czech Republic) which ended in murder in Clinton, New Jersey, USA.  Makes my peripatetic lifestyle seem quite tame by comparison!

lydiaann

That is so true.  So many of our relatives are far and wide.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: WhiskyMac on Wednesday 06 February 13 18:19 GMT (UK)
...... England, possibly now venturing into Scotland, but further afield now as I have a South African husband and a Polish daughter-in-Law ...... both being a little less easy to follow-up.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rosemac on Wednesday 06 February 13 19:03 GMT (UK)
Most of my research is Scotland, some is England, and a fair amount is South Africa.  I married a South African and that's where I now live.  My husband's forebears came from Scotland mainly, plus one from Ireland, and 2 came from Europe (Prussia and Belgium).  My family is a fair mixture of Scottish and English.  My grandfather, however, worked for Lloyds Register and lived in France for about 18 years.  So the families are fairly widespread and so far I've done no French research.

Rose.

Me:  Stuart/Stewart, Marsden, Russell, Young, Smethurst, Hodson,
Husband:  McArthur, Fitzpatrick, Waters, Marnewicke (+ variants), Mommen, Twigg, Quinn
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: peacefield on Tuesday 12 February 13 18:37 GMT (UK)
While some of my research is in the UK, I also research my ancestors from the Middle East, Norway and Canada.  I also do loads in the US since since some of my relatives came here centuries ago.

I've gotten the furthest back researching in the UK however since I always run into a language barrier with my other lines of ancestry! :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Gmar on Thursday 14 February 13 01:17 GMT (UK)
By the way Happy Vanentine's Day to al.l   which country ? mainly Scotland but search engines cannot understand that they did not go to America All but 3 ended up in Australia and one in South Africa and 2 stayed at home. The husbands side is unbelievable but this keeps me on my toes
Title: Re: What Country is your research ? Scotland
Post by: hugh lyons on Sunday 24 March 13 13:21 GMT (UK)
I am looking for the name of Coyle in Kilsyth and Croy in Scotland!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 3sillydogs on Monday 25 March 13 11:39 GMT (UK)


Research centres mainly on England and Wales, but there is a branch from Russia, which I think is going to be somewhat of a challenge ???
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gingertrixy on Saturday 13 April 13 16:30 BST (UK)
Hi everyone - GOSH -     Mine is UK and France and now Belguim to boot!!!!    I am concentrating on France right now and have found some wicked sites on my travels..

I am SO glad i Found a forum where everyone can talk to one another and help out..

I have joined a few now -  French is NOT my forte..  and trying to communicate with the french is extremely hard..   :o

Thankyou rootschat for this forum wish I had joined months ago..........

sj  ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: sami on Saturday 13 April 13 17:00 BST (UK)
For me its almost equally divided between England and Italy. All I know of my Italian side is what my Dad and his brother told me - and they even argued about how to spell their grandfather's name.  ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: KatieQPR on Saturday 13 April 13 19:19 BST (UK)
Primarily England, but with the occasional dabble into Ireland and Scotland, and a hefty dose of Italian from my Dad's side.

Just a shame the Italians weren't that great at keeping records :(
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gingerbit on Saturday 13 April 13 19:52 BST (UK)
Great subject. My interests are almost all in Scotland with a little bit of Australia and Canada thrown in. When that's all sorted out, if ever, it will be time to find ancestors of South African son in law with German family from Namibia, and nearly forgot, adopted !
Gingerbit
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BoerToPentland on Tuesday 30 April 13 12:59 BST (UK)
My direct heritage is the Netherlands and I am not that sure that any of my ancestors emigrated to the USA.  However there is so much Dutch/US link it is hard to isolate it.  Then again my wife is American so we are researching there too.  Then there is my Step Father's family who originate in Ireland (and probably Scotland earlier).  Living in Australia also means we are researching here too.  We get to research on 3 continents and since all of our ancestors appeared to be fine breeders, there is much to do!
Regards
Roy Pentland (nee Boer)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: thommo_99 on Saturday 04 May 13 05:48 BST (UK)
Currently trying to determine whether a ancestor was born in Cape Verde or not.  It's pretty much mission impossible without actually visiting the place
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Warin on Sunday 12 May 13 00:47 BST (UK)
England (various counties!)
Scotland
Ireland
 and the latest one is Germany 1650s. I'd estimate that to be 50% reliable though.

No Welsh so far? But I only have some 300 so far so there is plenty of room left.

So the main one is English. Cannot pick a second at this stage.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: RedWolf0502 on Monday 20 May 13 09:40 BST (UK)
I'm mainly researching England and Scotland......at this stage. Although most of them seemed to have ended up in Australia at some stage so even more confusing :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Marhall70 on Friday 07 June 13 07:01 BST (UK)
Ireland anything to do with Hogans/Fitzgerald's/Mackey - Limerick
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Celticcrafter on Sunday 09 June 13 01:15 BST (UK)
Hi, first time on here.  Not really sure what I am suppose to do.  I started about a year ago and got totally hooked.  My research for my side is Ireland and England.  My hubbies is German, Finnish, Swedish, New England, USA.  The German and English where the easiest.  I am pretty much stuck on the Swedish and Finnish.  I am having all sorts of problems with my side.  Mostly from Dublin City.  I am in the process of sending inquiries to the GRO for birth and marriage certs.  Hopefully I can move on.  So there you have it.  Hope it's interesting reading for some one. I describe Ancestry to people as being like a big jigsaw puzzle.  You just have to keep looking for that one piece that brings 3 or 4 pieces together and then the picture starts to come to life.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LymondSevigny on Sunday 09 June 13 17:24 BST (UK)
As far back as I have been in my direct line, we are all Scots - not a single other nationality.  Having said that, we cover almost every county north of Edinburgh/Glasgow as we were a peripatetic bunch.

Going sideways, my ancestors were typical Scots in that I have emigrants to England, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand, with quite a few who worked in other places around the world, although they came home eventually.

Anne
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 10 June 13 00:29 BST (UK)
Celticcrafter,
Welcome to Rootschat! With your Swedish ancestors, you need to know where they came from, ideally a town/city/place or at least a county.
Frm there you can either access records through  ancestry or arkivsdigital. The latter has colour images, a bit easier on the eye.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Celticcrafter on Monday 10 June 13 01:10 BST (UK)
Hi PineFamily, thanks for the welcome.  I actually work from Ancestry.  At the moment I am working on my Irish family but as soon as I get back to the swedes I'll give the digital archive site a go.  Thanks C  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 10 June 13 02:10 BST (UK)
No problems.
Post on here or PM me if you get into difficulty, or need advice on how to get around either site's Swedish records. There are a few tricks I can pass on to make it easier for you.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 10 June 13 02:10 BST (UK)
oh, and a Swedish dictionary wouldn't go astray either.  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: educhesne on Monday 22 July 13 14:15 BST (UK)
My research has led me to Ireland.  I am a descendant of Joseph Matson whose father, George Matson,left Ireland for Canada. I attempted this search several years ago but gave up, fustrated by my inability to dig up any info, but thanks to the ever growing 'net', that has all changed.  I live in Canada and am thrilled to have found this site. 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Celticcrafter on Monday 22 July 13 16:04 BST (UK)
My research has led me to Ireland.  I am a descendant of Joseph Matson whose father, George Matson,left Ireland for Canada. I attempted this search several years ago but gave up, fustrated by my inability to dig up any info, but thanks to the ever growing 'net', that has all changed.  I live in Canada and am thrilled to have found this site.

Hi there, Just a short note to welcome you to Rootschat.  I am just a beginner myself and I live in PA, USA.  So rootschat has become a very important part of my research as my side of the side are all from Ireland  Irish records can be hard to find but the lads & lassies on here are the best.  So best of luck with your research.  Regards Celticcrafter :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bearsome on Sunday 04 August 13 16:29 BST (UK)
The vast majority of my research for my husband's and my family history is in England, mostly Surrey, London (both sides of the river) and Norfolk. However, my paternal grandmother's father and family were from Scotland, and that's proving a little bit difficult as the first name and surname combination was very, very common. Even reducing the search to one small area, there are multiple possibilities. I suspect it won't be easy!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Celticcrafter on Sunday 04 August 13 19:48 BST (UK)
The vast majority of my research for my husband's and my family history is in England, mostly Surrey, London (both sides of the river) and Norfolk. However, my paternal grandmother's father and family were from Scotland, and that's proving a little bit difficult as the first name and surname combination was very, very common. Even reducing the search to one small area, there are multiple possibilities. I suspect it won't be easy!
Welcome to Rootschat.  You'll find they are a great bunch on here and super helpful.  Just post your question.  If someone can help they'll get right back to you.  Good luck, Regards C
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bearsome on Sunday 04 August 13 20:43 BST (UK)
Thank you, Celticcrafter. I'll try to put a question or two together, but I can see me using the photo 'corrector' thread - very useful that will be!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 05 August 13 03:39 BST (UK)
And a warm welcome from me, Bearsome.
It doesn't matter how "common" your ancestors' names were, with careful checking of records each step of the way you should be ok. The old mantra rings true: always start with what you know, and work back.
And there are loads of helpful people on here to give you a hand, as Celticcrafter has said.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: bearsome on Monday 05 August 13 09:58 BST (UK)
It doesn't matter how "common" your ancestors' names were, with careful checking of records each step of the way you should be ok. The old mantra rings true: always start with what you know, and work back.

Thank you for the welcome. Yes, I know about the checking - I've done a fair amount of research, and discovered a lot over the last two years. It becomes a bit obsessive, this genealogy lark, doesn't it? It would be so much easier if census records (for everone) had started much earlier in UK history!  ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 05 August 13 11:21 BST (UK)
Obsessive? You have no idea, lol! There is a thread on here somewhere, "You know you're obsessed when...".
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Celticcrafter on Thursday 08 August 13 22:42 BST (UK)
Obsessive? You have no idea, lol! There is a thread on here somewhere, "You know you're obsessed when...".
I was in Dublin recently and my mam came up with a standard reply when anyone asked where I was "Sure where did you think, researching somewhere" she'll be back when it's dark. lol.  My mam's a hoot, she's a Liberty Lass, love her to bits. :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: clancam37 on Sunday 25 August 13 22:20 BST (UK)
My countries of interest are;
England (Gloucestershire and Lancashire)
Scotland (Kingdom of Fife and Perthshire)
Czechoslovakia  (Prague - Austria as it was then).

And migration (confused.  Is it emigrating from and immigrating to, or vice versa)
Enjoy rootschat forum -- there are many helpful people on this site.
Regards
clancam

Searching for: Campbell, Fulton,Hayek, Horn/Horne, Holder, Mathews/Matthews, Baglin.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 25 August 13 23:03 BST (UK)
You emigrate from your own land and are an immigrant in the country you go to.
Hope that helps un confuses you, clancam
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Pd4 on Tuesday 03 September 13 16:56 BST (UK)
My first post here. I'm in the US trying to find my way back to UK by my relatives. My dad did a DNA test on another well known site and we linked with a person almost perfectly that came to the US from England on the ship Swan in 1609. From there it has been more or less a dead end. Hoping I can find some clues here as this site seems to be in line with some excellent techniques. The line I am seeking is the Bouldin, Boulding line. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

And last, my compliments to a super site. And I am also researching my Bradford links to Britian, mainly a Richard Bradford that seems to have immigrated around 1656.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: hullnow on Monday 30 September 13 10:55 BST (UK)
Hi from Hull.I thought my research would mainly be Scotland or at least UK,strange how wrong you can be,it is now also Canada and USA.It does answer some of the family stories handed down or half remembered.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PiersHenderson on Tuesday 22 October 13 22:44 BST (UK)
I have English, Irish and Scottish in my family tree.
I also have distant relatives in Canada. My Great-Great Grandfather moved out there with his 2nd wife and family in the early 1900s.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Absolution on Tuesday 12 November 13 18:49 GMT (UK)
I've traced back to 1820-1830 Ireland so far, but have now hit a block  :-\
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jackhonour on Tuesday 12 November 13 19:28 GMT (UK)
All new users - you may receive better answers if you post to the beginners board of Rootschat: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,47.0.html

It's best to ask specific questions if you have any, rather than just a general statement, so that Rootschatters can help you.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Tuesday 12 November 13 21:34 GMT (UK)
Nanagrampy,
without sounding rude of course, that is the purpose of this thread, that people can list their countries of interest.
Of course, it is helpful that you point beginners in the right direction where to post their difficulties.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Tuesday 12 November 13 21:39 GMT (UK)
And Absolution, welcome to Rootschat. Well done on getting that far in Ireland. Irish records are notorious for being elusive.
I have three or four different lines I can't trace, as I have no details of where the families came from in Ireland. When asked for place of origin in records, all have simply put "Ireland"; very unhelpful!  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jackhonour on Wednesday 13 November 13 16:45 GMT (UK)
Hi Pinefamily,

I know that the purpose of this thread is for people to list their interests but looking at the lists of posts, it seems lots of people registered and then put a post on here to receive no reply. It seems potential future Rootschatters may be put off Rootschat from a post on here.

I don't think there is a solution which pleases everybody, but I thought I'd notify people that they should post specific queries elsewhere if they would like any help.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 13 November 13 20:54 GMT (UK)
No worries, Nanagrampy. That's why I post on here as often as I can, to welcome, encourage, and guide. We're on the same page then.  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Molly H on Thursday 14 November 13 04:38 GMT (UK)


We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.



Hi, I am new to this and puzzled by the available choice of countries.   I want to post 2 surnames I am researching in Barbados, and none of the choices fit.  I can't just type in the country name.  This is not like other sites with a full list of countries.  Now what??
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Erato on Thursday 14 November 13 04:49 GMT (UK)
You should put your post in the 'Other Countries' forum which is located just below United States in the list of forums.  Since it is a grab bag of all other countries, it would be a good idea to put Barbados in the title of your post to get the attention of anyone interested in that area.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Thursday 14 November 13 10:54 GMT (UK)
Erato's perfectly correct but Berlin-Bob has added this stickied topic to that board which explains about posting there-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=357245.0
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LouisaS on Wednesday 11 December 13 19:59 GMT (UK)
Mine are from England , family from Cork, and one Gloucester one went to Canada, nothing exciting
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Neli on Friday 13 December 13 22:12 GMT (UK)
Hi all, I'm rooting in the Irish Midlands, oh how I wish the Irish had been more inventive with their first names, it would have made life much simpler  ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Friday 13 December 13 22:30 GMT (UK)
Neli I sympathize. I have Welsh ancestors and they were about the same ... Thomas Thomas, son of Thomas Thomas ... I think they did it to confuse us. ;)
What ever, you have come to the right place for help.
Good luck and Happy Hunting.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Neli on Friday 13 December 13 23:50 GMT (UK)
Haha Paula, it's Thomas for me too, Thomas and Mary in fact and they will keep marrying each other and then naming their own children the same again, argh!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 14 December 13 00:20 GMT (UK)
Think yourself lucky you haven't got any Denchfields!
They were English, but each father named his first son John, and the Johns either marry an Elizabeth or a Mary. One married a Mary and when she died he married an Elizabeth. Add to that the fact that there is nearly always three generations alive at the same time  :o
Thank goodness I could get to the register easily, it took some working out.
See you
Paula
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Neli on Saturday 14 December 13 00:50 GMT (UK)
EeK! I think  that would give me even more of a headache than the one I already have with my lot  :o
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 14 December 13 12:30 GMT (UK)
Don't worry, you're in safe hands on this board
Title: Re: What Country is your research?
Post by: 5hredder on Thursday 06 February 14 21:56 GMT (UK)
my research so far is based around dublin, ireland, but will undoubtedly (if indeed we ever find anything out) move across to scotland.

here's the story: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=676727.new#new

it's a proper puzzler :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LotusPlace on Wednesday 26 February 14 02:13 GMT (UK)
I imagine that when this thread was originally posted that researchers in Australia were probably not being considered.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 26 February 14 05:39 GMT (UK)
You'd be surprised, LotusPlace.  :)
I take it you are in Australia too?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LotusPlace on Wednesday 26 February 14 06:07 GMT (UK)
Yes indeed. Only commenting so I can get PM's available. From previous research seems that there is quite a bit of Aussie content!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 26 February 14 10:08 GMT (UK)
If you have any Aussie queries, the Australian board is very helpful.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Marie Davies on Tuesday 13 May 14 13:32 BST (UK)
Australia, England and Germany :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Saturday 17 May 14 13:12 BST (UK)
I can add Ireland to my list as well. Recently discovered the name of my great grandfather, whose father came out to Australia from Ireland. Now to discover where exactly.....
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: skybrink on Thursday 07 August 14 09:22 BST (UK)
Scotland :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 3sillydogs on Thursday 07 August 14 10:22 BST (UK)


England, Wales and South Africa :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rainne on Friday 08 August 14 03:19 BST (UK)
clovenside forres scotland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Matt62 on Sunday 10 August 14 23:21 BST (UK)
I have Scottish, Ulster Scots, Anglo-Irish, Native Irish, English and German ancestors. I possibly now have a distant French ancestor as well and an Irish line of Welsh descent. The last two are not certain at the moment, the previous six are.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: clancam37 on Friday 22 August 14 02:08 BST (UK)
I'm trying to find information re my ancestor, John CAMPBELL, Master Mariner place and date of death , post 1871.
So my area of interest is "the sea" as well as most countries he visited by ship.
The magazine "Who Do You Think You Are" March 2014 edition published almost a full page on my search for him.
Can anyone help?  Did anyone read the magazine article?
Regards
clancam37 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Thursday 25 September 14 15:39 BST (UK)
mainly Scotland, Ireland england Australia& Canada
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Friday 26 September 14 18:06 BST (UK)
I'm trying to find information re my ancestor, John CAMPBELL, Master Mariner place and date of death , post 1871.
So my area of interest is "the sea" as well as most countries he visited by ship.
The magazine "Who Do You Think You Are" March 2014 edition published almost a full page on my search for him.
Can anyone help?  Did anyone read the magazine article?
Regards
clancam37


sorry bur rhere were at least 3=2 john campbells to my knowledge that's the worst of families two lines ub the same family naming their children after their father or a favourite grandfather
Marcie dean
so, any further info would be a help
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 27 September 14 20:30 BST (UK)
I thought researching LUFFMAN would be easy with only 2100 approx worldwide today, and under 500 in the UK around 250 males. However, my research has shown thrown up around 60 Johns, a similar number of Williams. At least one OSMOND b1599 enabled me to track the line from Wiltshire to Dorset. His will dated 1671 was one of the very few documents to survive the 1733 fire at Blandford; not a single line survives intact but it is possible to read the document as all of the damage is at the beginning and end of lines so the context is always clear.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rudolf H B on Saturday 27 September 14 21:17 BST (UK)
Î am very happy, I have just got in touch with an aunt and uncle in Australia.

I was able to add ten "Goldsmith" cousins to my family. -
There had been 180 SPATZ - JACOB - LEHMANN cousins (1st .. 4th grade).

Now I am looking for our uncles in England, in 1939 they have changed their names from SPATZ to SPENCE.

Rudolf
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Paige20 on Monday 13 October 14 04:34 BST (UK)
Mainly East Riding England and Germany 😊
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 22 December 14 05:23 GMT (UK)
ngland, scototland nd ie rob witp.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Griffl on Tuesday 23 December 14 18:55 GMT (UK)
I don't see why England and Wales are grouped together?
Surely if England and Wales are grouped together shouldnt Scotland lets say with Ireland be grouped?

England and Wales are two seperate countries.
Although I do understand that some records are officially... "England&Wales"

Sorry if someone else has already posted similar to myself
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Tuesday 23 December 14 19:00 GMT (UK)
Don't think anyone is suggesting that England and Wales are not two different countries- certainly Trystan (Welsh) and Sarah (English) who started Rootschat would be aware of this.

Perhaps it's because many records (census, etc.) group England and Wales together as opposed to Scotland and Ireland which have totally different systems for registration, laws, etc.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Griffl on Tuesday 23 December 14 19:18 GMT (UK)
Agha,
Yes of course thats similar to my thinking too

If the poll was to find out what sort of records the users would be looking at
It would be understandable.

But if just to see which areas the users are researching.. I see no reason whatsover for the grouping

It would be true to say as I'm sure you know from experience that Irish research is much "harder" than English...
Similary Welsh research is much harder than english in some respects in my opinion :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SwissGill on Tuesday 23 December 14 20:09 GMT (UK)
Northwich, Cheshire, England
Altrincham, Cheshîre, England
Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Kocherstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: chinny on Tuesday 23 December 14 20:30 GMT (UK)
Jamieson    Govan- East London - Suffolk
Downie       Burntisland
Mcdougall   Glasgow
Owers         Essex
Deighton     London
Shillabeer    Devon
Hall            East London
Bennett      Australia
                        O YES MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE  :) Where ever you are. 
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 23 December 14 20:45 GMT (UK)
Does seem a bit tough on the Welsh, doesn't it, always 'the bump on the west side of England.' But it's a 'history' thing and somehow, I wouldn't expect it any other way.

Speaking as an English/Welsh cross breed, it suits me fine, and you are right ... there is a lot of talk about the difficulty in researching Irish ancestry, but the Welsh have their own little ways of stopping you. Everyone in the family name Thomas Thomas or Evan Evans or the best one that I have come across ... there are no surviving records for that church ...

I love my Welsh side ... at least the ones that I have found.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: DavidG02 on Sunday 01 February 15 12:11 GMT (UK)
Mostly England especially all those Wiltshire ag-labs  ;D 

Some Scottish , Irish and German

Oh and Aussies oi oi oi
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Barb Given on Wednesday 04 February 15 22:26 GMT (UK)
Canada
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: healyjfch on Monday 16 February 15 20:48 GMT (UK)
All my ancestors found to date are from Co. Kilkenny Ireland
Quite a lot lived in 2 adjoining parishes. Came in useful when looking up Church records.
But lots of the relatives have moved away to Australia and England.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: andrewmaspero on Monday 02 March 15 16:58 GMT (UK)
Hi Lei
 
The wildcard you refer to was my great great grandfather, and there is a whole maspero branch in South Africa still - Charles Harold emigrated to South Africa after he married his wife Emily Hagger in Adelaide - they bought a chicken farm called Golden Grove Poulrty farm, and it must have had relative success as William Angelo and all the children emigrated out to SA and are buried here....

Also a hotel was bought when the farm was thought "too far out".

My grandfather was one of Charles Harolds sons - there was another son Alex. Both sons produced 5 children and these in turn more, of which I am one...

Regards

Andrew
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: K Painter on Thursday 30 April 15 07:52 BST (UK)
Hi
I am a newbie to this site and started ancestry research a few years ago. I have found that my father's family came from Wiltshire. I have managed to trace the Painter name back a number of generations and they were mostly around Purton, Lydia Tregoze, Swindon for a several generations. My grandfather and a few of his siblings migrated to Australia in the early 1900s which is where I live, his other siblings remained in England, some I believe in the Surrey area. I also have Scott family roots from Ireland through my father's mother as well as Behl from Germany.  From my mother's side the Flacks came from around Essex and the Vollmers from Wurtemburg in Germany. So I am focusing on England and Ireland at present.
Kaylene  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: DavidG02 on Thursday 30 April 15 09:04 BST (UK)
Welcome Kaylene.

Any connection to Edwin Flack?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: apdimitrio on Sunday 24 May 15 07:49 BST (UK)
Hi All.

I have been trying to research my father's side of the family but have hit a brick wall and have paid out too much money for little results.

My family research is on my Malts side of the family of Dimitri I have reference to my Grandfather (Joseph Camel Dimitri  born 1907 in Birgu) his parents were Francis Dimitri and Rose Bugeja.

I would value any help
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: DavidG02 on Sunday 24 May 15 08:00 BST (UK)
Hi and welcome apdimitrio  :)

I would go to Family History Beginners Board under Forum and start a new topic asking for help on those names and see if the great people here can help

 :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: apdimitrio on Sunday 24 May 15 15:17 BST (UK)
Thanks will do
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: silver02ca on Monday 01 June 15 20:12 BST (UK)
Canada and England....researching the Staveley family
Title: INDIA: Garvin
Post by: adraingarvin1972 on Sunday 28 June 15 04:28 BST (UK)
I my name is Adrain Garvin from India and my grandfather Calleghan Alexzander Garvin was from the british army thats wat my father said. i am looking for his relatives. He died and was burried in india.and his wife was from india Floreance Helen Garvin. They say he was in the royal army
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Genegirl on Sunday 28 June 15 06:35 BST (UK)
England and Germany. Very stuck on the German side :( Hoping I can get information :(
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Sunday 28 June 15 11:04 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat Adrain and Genegirl.
Both of you need to post a query with all known details on the appropriate board, Other Countries (for India), and Europe, if you haven't done so already.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SpoonerJ on Sunday 05 July 15 20:36 BST (UK)
Searching in England but have traced one ancestor (Johan Torbjorn Ramstedt) from Gothenburg, Sweden. He was a Master Mariner and settled in Gloucester (marrying there in 1851). Will need to brush up on my Swedish before tracing his line back much further :)

Also have Irish ancestors who need following up, including Harney's from Roscommon.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: DavidG02 on Monday 06 July 15 11:24 BST (UK)
Welcome Spooner J

There is an Other Countries Board and I believe there is a big focus on Sweden

Plenty of help for the Irish connection too

Good luck in your journey and don't be afraid to ask for help and advice on the appropriate boards  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 06 July 15 11:36 BST (UK)
Welcome Spooner J.
There is an excellent website (subscription) for Swedish research, Arkivdigital. Easy to follow instructions in English.
Alternatively, post all of the information you have on the Europe board on here.  :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rosinish on Monday 06 July 15 11:49 BST (UK)
Love the choice of poll options but SCOLTLAND!  :)

Hi Bee,

Have only just come across this thread which has 79 pages & your entry is page 1 so I don't fancy scrolling through to find out if anyone has asked this question already  ::)

Can you please tell us "Scots" what you mean as I'm at a loss  :-\

Annie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: StevieSteve on Monday 06 July 15 12:22 BST (UK)
Think it was just a comment on the typo in the poll question

Mind you, it still leaves emmigrants
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: NettieS on Monday 06 July 15 12:33 BST (UK)

As Stevie has said Annie, I think Bee was just pointing out that Scotland had been misspelt in the poll.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rosinish on Monday 06 July 15 12:54 BST (UK)

As Stevie has said Annie, I think Bee was just pointing out that Scotland had been misspelt in the poll.

Thanks Stevie & Nettie,

Obviously that has been changed since & I only came across it today  ;)

Apologies Bee as I couldn't fathom what you meant  ???

Annie
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BenAtar on Tuesday 14 July 15 22:47 BST (UK)
Researching the Comiskey family in Ireland. Not a typical Irish name, sounds maybe Polish.
When did they arrive in Ireland? Where from? It's all a mystery I'm looking forward to solving.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Wednesday 15 July 15 22:41 BST (UK)
Researching the Comiskey family in Ireland. Not a typical Irish name, sounds maybe Polish.
When did they arrive in Ireland? Where from? It's all a mystery I'm looking forward to solving.

Nothing to do with Polish, Comiskey is from the Gaelic, and not an unusual Irish surname-
http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Comiskey
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BenAtar on Saturday 18 July 15 00:42 BST (UK)
Tks for the info and link Aghadowey, most helpful.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jrtom9 on Saturday 01 August 15 23:41 BST (UK)
I've recently started doing some major research on Ireland. In the past I've gained a lot of info on ancestors in the United States, but have always brick-walled trying to find info before they crossed the pond. I'm finally finding information one piece at a time.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Malcolm33 on Sunday 02 August 15 00:00 BST (UK)
   In all honesty I had to select 'England' and 'Scotland', though I've often been drawn to countries that have had nothing to do with my lot, but have come up through helping others.    One such country is Schlesien - German Poland in the past, and even Kashubia which I had never heard of before some searches.    This area of central Europe keeps popping up repeatedly.    Perhaps it is my ydna R1a calling out to me?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: samiis on Saturday 29 August 15 00:26 BST (UK)
canada. england Ireland Scotland germany
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: crab2 on Saturday 29 August 15 05:56 BST (UK)
Scotland, Canada, Netherlands and Germany ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: didi55 on Friday 25 September 15 09:51 BST (UK)
Mainly Scotland, but Great, Great Grandfather was born in Danzig, Prussia around 1823.  Despite my best efforts can find absolutely no information about his birth, nor anything about his parents or other family members.  Very frustrating!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LeicsandWarksAncestors on Monday 28 September 15 23:00 BST (UK)
So far all my research is in England, in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire! I would love someone in an exotic location, perhaps one day!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cueball on Sunday 04 October 15 11:07 BST (UK)
Hi all rootschatters, i was looking into my mothers side of the family, however her mother was from Cologne Germany, anyone any tips on any sites i can try ? Thanks folks..☺
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Wiggy on Sunday 04 October 15 11:20 BST (UK)
Try the European board on here - some good researchers in Germany.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cueball on Sunday 04 October 15 11:25 BST (UK)
Thanks wiggy, im new on here, so still learning about this site, although 2 members helped me enormously when i joined, helped me find my g g grandparents ☺
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Sunday 04 October 15 11:34 BST (UK)
On the main page, scroll down until you find a board called "Europe". Just start a thread there with all of the information you have, and what you want to find out.
Good luck!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: cueball on Sunday 04 October 15 13:31 BST (UK)
Thankyou, i will give it a try, hopefully get a bit of info to start me off ☺
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Karytay on Saturday 31 October 15 10:44 GMT (UK)
My countries are mainly South Africa and the UK, Scotland mostly. Then Netherlands, France, Ireland and Australia.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: David Boulding on Sunday 21 February 16 15:17 GMT (UK)
My first post here. I'm in the US trying to find my way back to UK by my relatives. My dad did a DNA test on another well known site and we linked with a person almost perfectly that came to the US from England on the ship Swan in 1609. From there it has been more or less a dead end. Hoping I can find some clues here as this site seems to be in line with some excellent techniques. The line I am seeking is the Bouldin, Boulding line. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

And last, my compliments to a super site. And I am also researching my Bradford links to Britian, mainly a Richard Bradford that seems to have immigrated around 1656.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 21 February 16 22:01 GMT (UK)
Welcome David,
Rootschat is the best site going, and you will find the people here very helpful
Happy Hunting
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: salsalass on Wednesday 02 March 16 15:56 GMT (UK)
Sorry for the late reply haven't been on-line for a couple of years.
I am searching for ancestors from Ireland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 21 March 16 21:28 GMT (UK)
I have found that Margaret milloy seems to have come over from either scrammoge or tullamore in ireland whilst Mary taggart was from ,I think tullamore, agnes kirkwood was definitely Scottish but i cannot remember the name of the place all I know is that they have now built a new road which means that you cannot get down to the village that she came from before they built the new road you had to go round on the old single track road that passed over a waterfall overlooking a gorge which was beautiful but probably a little precarious. I am hoping to come up to the highlands in september, then over to campbeltown, from there i am going to southern ireland to do some research.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 21 March 16 21:31 GMT (UK)
Sorry for the late reply haven't been on-line for a couple of years.
I am searching for ancestors from Ireland
do you want me to look for anything in dublin?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: salsalass on Tuesday 22 March 16 13:31 GMT (UK)
The areas I have are Cork, Kilkenny and Enniskillen.
 Marcie Dean.
Not sure if you will be able to help.
Thank you for your reply any help will be appreciated
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 22 March 16 18:16 GMT (UK)
Mainly Scotland, but Great, Great Grandfather was born in Danzig, Prussia around 1823.  Despite my best efforts can find absolutely no information about his birth, nor anything about his parents or other family members.  Very frustrating!
mainly scotland england and ireland depending upon which trees i am researching mine or my husbands' family or my great grans husband tongs or tong.romsey hants
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LynO23 on Saturday 23 April 16 16:07 BST (UK)
Mainly England and Wales, but also California and Victoria, Australia. I am fairly new to family history research but already becoming a bit obsessive.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Saturday 23 April 16 23:16 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat! And you don't know how obsessive family history can make you.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LynO23 on Sunday 24 April 16 16:16 BST (UK)
Hi,

Thank you for the welcome. I've had so much help from people already, it's wonderful.

The name Pine/Pyne.....here in Devon we have villages called Combepyne and Upton Pyne, both originally held by a family called de Pyn, thought to be from Calvados in Normandy. We also have a fairly famous local poet called Kevin Pyne who lives in Dartmouth. Any connection?

Anyway, thank you
Best wishes
Lyn
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Monday 25 April 16 05:07 BST (UK)
I've never heard of Kevin Pyne before. It's interesting you mention Normandy in relation to the Pyne/de Pyn name. A Moses Taylor Pyne did a lot of research back at the turn of the 20th century. He discovered that the family came from Aquitaine and before that the Pyrenees in northern Spain. A Herbert de Pins was given the maonr of Upton Pyne in the mid 12th century.  He is thought to have been a bodyguard to Eleanor of Aquitaine.
My lot came from Ottery St Mary the earliest I have found, which isn't too far from Upton Pyne.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MrsMander on Tuesday 14 June 16 22:46 BST (UK)
I am researching the last names Mander, McNaughton and Northcott, they hail from England, Scotland and Canada. Wanting information on a Benjamin Dudley Mander Sr can't find when and where died he is my gg grandfather.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 15 June 16 08:02 BST (UK)
Hello, and welcome to Rootschat!  :)
If you post a query on the Beginners Board, with as much information as you have on your 2x great grandfather, some of the clever people on here will be able to help, I'm sure.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Coppice67 on Saturday 25 June 16 16:51 BST (UK)
Hello, I have just joined and my research is based here in the United Kingdom with some from United States of America and a few from Australia.
Specifically, my family is based in Sussex, both West and East.

names, Hazelgrove, Haselgrove, Searle, Mills, Jackson, Glue & Glew
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: *Sandra* on Saturday 25 June 16 17:35 BST (UK)
Hello, I have just joined and my research is based here in the United Kingdom with some from United States of America and a few from Australia.
Specifically, my family is based in Sussex, both West and East.

names, Hazelgrove, Haselgrove, Searle, Mills, Jackson, Glue & Glew

A Warm Welcome to RootsChat Coppice67

Any gaps or brick walls, post on the relevant board and there are many volunteers willing to help you.

Sandra  ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Coppice67 on Saturday 25 June 16 19:36 BST (UK)
Thank you Sandra for your warm welcome.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: brigidmac on Wednesday 20 July 16 18:37 BST (UK)
I need more options than two ! My grandmother.s paternal family came from Latvia stayed in England then mostly went to USA

Except her birth father who ended up in Wales his
 sister lived in Scotland all her married life.


My paternal grandfather was born in Scotland but his siblings went to south Africa new Zealand Australia and USA
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Tuesday 13 December 16 04:39 GMT (UK)
Hello RootsChatters,

It has been 6 months tonight since we launched RootsChat to the world and we have watched it grow faster than we have ever imagined !!

We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.

We love your input !

RootsChat :D
Hi there rootschat, at present my main place of enquiries and replies are in Wales. Also I am trying and hopeing that I can get back to a few people that I believe are my relations, they are Jenkins owned the tinworks and Williams..thank you Diane.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Aussie Roy on Thursday 29 December 16 11:11 GMT (UK)
I found the site in 2007 and was a regular in the chat room. As my tree grew I didn't use it so often. Now I only use it for brickwalls.  Mainly searching England & Wales. I have not found any Scottish or Irish ancestors. I do have a couple of lines untouched as yet. Hugenots and Walloons. Champelovier from France but I can't find the link across the channel.  Du Soleil from Belgium too. One day I might make the effort. John Champelovier may or may nor have been born in England about 1740. Jean Du Soleil was born in England 1718.  One day..........
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: brigidmac on Tuesday 03 January 17 05:21 GMT (UK)
Is this tally still going on ?

i HAVE people in all categories ..tho only 2 irish connections so far

Latvian records missing fot tthe year of birth of ggfather but have seen mother+ " siblings  death record.
+ we saw name of father + gfather given on some records
baby ...son of ....J ....Y .....son of Leib Fellman

have marriage of  Samuel Fellmans to 2nd wife
his first wife died in Latvia but her maiden name occurs almost a century later on the scottish death cert
Rebecca Bloch mother m name Edith Landmann
(angliscised fromGeis Aida )

The strict adherence to custom of child naming


Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Saturday 21 January 17 07:46 GMT (UK)
Hello RootsChatters,

It has been 6 months tonight since we launched RootsChat to the world and we have watched it grow faster than we have ever imagined !!

We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.

We love your input !

RootsChat :D
Hi there rootschat, at present my main place of enquiries and replies are in Wales. Also I am trying and hopeing that I can get back to a few people that I believe are my relations, they are Jenkins owned the tinworks and Williams..thank you Diane.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: JACK GEE on Saturday 21 January 17 08:07 GMT (UK)
Hi Troops,
 iam Australia based but my main enquiries are thru the British Isles - England, Scotland and Ireland.
However I will follow any lead that may break down my brick walls.
Herweg - Woltwiesche - Germany.
McClure - Donegal - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Victoria Australia.
Gilbert - Shirehampton - England and Victoria and Queensland Australia.
Creighton - Donegal - Nth Ireland - Cumbria - England and Victoria Australia
Patullo - Perthshire Scotland and Victoria Australia.
McLean - Renfrewshire Scotland
Shannon - Londonderry Nth Ireland, Scotland and South Aust/Victoria Australia.

Cheers
Jack Gee
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: AISLINN on Friday 24 February 17 15:36 GMT (UK)
Forgive me if I am  on  incorrect page/topic...  But,  I just  stumbled  on  to this  page  to  realise  that it  must be  at  least  twelve years, possibly more  since I posted  here.   I was   researching   some of my  ancestors from Co. Kilkenny and  Kilkenny  Tipperary  borders  area.   Had  quite a  lot of  information,  but  lost interest.  I guess it was  mainly  because of  obstacles  that   hindered  my  search.   Mainly  getting  access to  records.  So I will  just   wander  about and see  can I re-kindle my efforts to  complete  get to know  more  about  the generations that  have  gone  before me.    Aislinn.. :D   ::)   ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Friday 03 March 17 08:37 GMT (UK)
just found some more o'may relatives and other names associated with them, such as templeton, moodie or mudie flett, bell, amongst others and in such far flung places as newzealand california, transvaal, india,& rhodesia.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Sunday 05 March 17 14:04 GMT (UK)
my main names are smith, o'may laird and trail steel.
 but now i find tha we also have flett, bell and strickland all coming fom orkney then it goes on y=to moodie or mudie and rempleton& calqahoun
then if that is not enough these people start to move aroundand I am no longer looking at the yk a scotland and ireland but india, newzealand and south africa rhodesia california and so on trans vaal. so I can only assume that they left their native scotland for the hope of finding diamonds gold etc or to run tea/coffee plantations although I have found more names, and places, I have yet to find a reason ortrade to take them there.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: tildastar16 on Saturday 06 May 17 21:29 BST (UK)
Scotland and Ireland mainly
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Wednesday 10 May 17 12:30 BST (UK)
I found another submission of the name o'may spelt o'mey think this may be the otiginal way of spelling it.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Liviani on Tuesday 13 June 17 21:35 BST (UK)
Scotland mainly, one set of ancestors I'm trying to find out more about, the Cloudsleys I believe came from England but a bit too far back to verify.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: petesdragon on Tuesday 18 July 17 21:03 BST (UK)
Zimbabwe - looking for someone who is buried there
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lensmeister on Wednesday 19 July 17 07:46 BST (UK)
My side of the family is (so far)
Mum's side: England and possibly Ireland but not proven.
Dad's Side: Austria

Wife's Mother's side: England.
Wife's Father's side : Scotland, Ireland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: dream_angel720 on Friday 21 July 17 10:50 BST (UK)
Newbie here! It all started with a seemingly elusive painter from England who travelled to Singapore in 1923. Found it mentioned in the Singaporean news archive. So now I'm all fired up to find who he/his family were. 

Researching mainly England and Scotland but am stumped as there was one who died in the Cape Colony  ???
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: AdamsHodgetts on Monday 24 July 17 17:23 BST (UK)
Found ancestors, from both my parents, were mostly from the Midlands. Did find Williams, possibly from Wales and does the Raybould surname actually come from France? Also found a Sullivan, from Ireland?

On my Mom's side, I'm researching into Hodgetts, Hill, Harris, Herrin, Beasley, Cox, Read, Sulllivan, Deavin...

On my Dad's side, I'm researching into Adams, Raybould, Taylor, Billingham, Foxall, Cox, Tibbetts...

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: edmac on Tuesday 08 August 17 10:19 BST (UK)
When I was young we were told that our heritage was Heinz! ie 57 varieties.
Our research hasn't confirmed that but we have multiple nationalities joining in as we go back in time.  One curiosity is my gg grandfather Alphons Eder always put his nationality as Austrian but on one census he put his birthplace as Laibach.  That is Ljubljana and we found he was born there but his father was born in Germany and his mother in Czechoslovakia.  Not really Austrian then.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: j4ckmchugh on Friday 18 August 17 21:21 BST (UK)
I have made reasonable progress in researching my English and Scottish ancestors, and although I've hit problems with my Irish research I at least have something to work with (I discovered family on census at Knockadoon, Irishtown, Co. Mayo)

HOWEVER

I have a Polish ancestor and I have no idea where to start on research there- so if anyone has done research into Polish ancestors please give me some advice.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 26 September 17 17:38 BST (UK)
scotland argyll renfrew england, ireland west meath.south africa, rhodesia america, north carolina and canada my third cousin
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jewell on Saturday 07 October 17 18:38 BST (UK)
England;  Ireland - north and south; Norway
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: LizzieW on Saturday 07 October 17 18:55 BST (UK)
I'm OK with my family (apart from G.grandfather who was born in London, common name can't find his origins) but my OH has one line from Ireland, so that's causing problems.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Johnf04 on Saturday 07 October 17 19:59 BST (UK)
England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, United States, South Africa, Australia, Norway, New Zealand. You might be able to guess - my wife and I are both decendants of immigrants, whose wider family has spread mightily.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Angus2k18 on Sunday 14 January 18 05:26 GMT (UK)
Scotland on my Dad's paternal line mainly Fife & Perth with some Dundee.

Donegal, Ireland for the rest of the family. Proving rather difficult compared to Scotland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: EvensResearch on Monday 22 January 18 20:23 GMT (UK)
Just England here, though due to the surname (Evens, pronounced Evans) I'm assuming there's a link back to Wales somewhere further back. There was also a couple of generations of military in the late 1800s who travelled all over, which has taken my research to India, France and Ireland in particular.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: clancam37 on Sunday 04 February 18 00:17 GMT (UK)
Hi,
Main countries of interest are many.  My Father's side being Scottish and his G/F a Master Mariner many countries as well as maritime records are of interest.  On my Mother's side they came for Praque in Austria as it was then.
Pleased to hear RootsChat is growing, an excellent site and most helpful.
Regards
clancam37. 
Hello RootsChatters,

It has been 6 months tonight since we launched RootsChat to the world and we have watched it grow faster than we have ever imagined !!

We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.

We love your input !

RootsChat :D
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: macwil on Sunday 04 February 18 03:02 GMT (UK)
England: maternal; Salop, Worcs. and Herefordshire.
                 paternal; Lancashire.
Scotland: paternal; Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Lensmeister on Sunday 04 February 18 08:55 GMT (UK)
Hi,
Main countries of interest are many.  My Father's side being Scottish and his G/F a Master Mariner many countries as well as maritime records are of interest.  On my Mother's side they came for Praque in Austria as it was then.
Pleased to hear RootsChat is growing, an excellent site and most helpful.
Regards
clancam37.

I set up an Austrian Genealogy group on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/272740293132370/?ref=bookmarks which is doing well. now.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Robin Orchard on Sunday 04 February 18 17:31 GMT (UK)
Hello RootsChatters,

It has been 6 months tonight since we launched RootsChat to the world and we have watched it grow faster than we have ever imagined !!

We would love to find out more about the people who use the site and the areas that you are researching.

Please let us know which the main area of research for you.

We love your input !

RootsChat :D

My husband had Russian/Polish ancestry - how can I research this through Roots?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 13 February 18 21:34 GMT (UK)
i have found sections of my family tree on places that I would not have dreamed of looking
south Africa, Rhodesia I know some moved to Australia and new Zealand south Carolina but there is also Holland Belgium
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: oots on Monday 09 April 18 13:13 BST (UK)
England and Wales
I think so
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: N.Demaine92 on Tuesday 15 May 18 16:50 BST (UK)
England, France, America, Canada.

Mum's side mostly england.
My dad's side a lot in england, but there's definitely some french ancestry, still researching.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Hala on Monday 21 May 18 23:51 BST (UK)
England and Norway.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: barryd on Tuesday 22 May 18 04:28 BST (UK)
All Countries from Australia to Zambia - the latter sort of -

Maurice C. Daffarn died of wounds Ndola Hospital, Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). 24 April, 1915.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 30 June 18 06:50 BST (UK)
I'm helping friend do Israeli transylvania Iraq orights

& trying to reunte Estonian cigarette box made in leics.displaced person camp

To family descendants


And  some music scores todescendants of a piano teacher

Sweden for friendis of Swedish sis .

In Leicester lots of Indian families came via Africa I will be doing workshops this summer at the AfroCarribean centre where I.ll be learning alongside after teaching basic himts
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: SarahCarroll on Wednesday 01 August 18 17:23 BST (UK)
England, Wales, Ireland and Germany
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Eirik Gudmundsson on Sunday 19 August 18 11:37 BST (UK)
Mostly for now I am looking all parts of Scandinavia, but narrowed down to Sweden and Norway.
Just to know more about the culture, its people and the history.

And to understand the naming system as well.
The whole dottir and son surnames from the parents. Fascinates me.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: TreeDigger on Tuesday 21 August 18 00:37 BST (UK)
England (Staffordshire, Lancashire, Middlesex, Surrey, Kent)
Wales (the NE)
The Netherlands (back to the 12th Century on some branches)
Ost Friesland (18th Century)
Poland (Gdansk area, 1600)
France (Picardy, back to 15th Century)

Basically given up on the main family branch (Haycock) as, despite intense & strenuous help in researching by other members on the forum, the brick walls are loath to tumble. Some skeletons just refuse to open the closet door I guess.  ;D
Title: Spain
Post by: quontis on Tuesday 04 September 18 20:33 BST (UK)
Hi I'm looking for info on my partners grandmother Evangelina de taboda she married a nicassio Garcia they both lived in LA Carina  at time of the civil war they moved  Liverpool england Evangelina had a brother johnny who moved to Baltimore america thx
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: MOB on Monday 17 September 18 19:50 BST (UK)
My ancestors on my mother's side of family were from Montrose Scotland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: quontis on Tuesday 18 September 18 17:33 BST (UK)
Spain
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Caitlin Terry on Friday 19 October 18 08:24 BST (UK)
England. This is wonderful, thank you!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rebaby on Monday 29 October 18 17:11 GMT (UK)
Mainly England and Wales at this stage, although as I go further back on certain branches I know I'll end up in Scotland and Ireland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: boycey1969 on Monday 05 November 18 12:25 GMT (UK)
Ireland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gales on Monday 05 November 18 21:20 GMT (UK)
HELLO.   My Country is mostly the USA which your site has been helpful.  I do short spells on Ireland but find it difficult to research.   Some on England . Appreciate all replies I get.  Gales
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: petrochemist on Tuesday 15 January 19 14:26 GMT (UK)
My father was Dutch, a grandmother Belgian & a great grand mother German. So mainland Europe features quite heavily!
Things get even more complicated however, my Father in law was born in India, and several of his relatives were/are resident in New Zealand.
Of course there are also branches of my tree that have emigrated to America, South Africa, Australia...
The only continents I don't know of are South America & Antarctica!

Despite the wide spread most of my successful research has been with relatives in England. Fortunately it's helped by both Mother & father having uncommon surnames ;)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 16 January 19 06:03 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat.  Don't be afraid to post any queries or brick walls you are stumped with. Plenty of knowledgable and helpful people on here.   :)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gales on Wednesday 16 January 19 21:16 GMT (UK)
My Research Mostly USA also United Kingdom and Ireland.  Not having much luck with Ireland.
 Great Grandmother is from Monroe New York.  For the past 10 years struggling to find details of her Grandmother.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Elliven on Sunday 10 February 19 17:32 GMT (UK)
Immigrant Polish Airmen during WW2.  But imagine my surprise when I found that a lot of them were actually born in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Russia and, following WW2 changes, the birth places of many who were actually born in Poland were now in Belarus and the Ukraine.  It's confusing but interesting!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Creasegirl on Sunday 10 February 19 18:29 GMT (UK)
Would like to research more Swiss records from lausanne as my great grandmothers family the valets were from lausanne.  my ggg grandfather was a Theodore valet who was a farmer.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Cutchie on Thursday 21 February 19 17:45 GMT (UK)
Ireland
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: ankerpep_52 on Wednesday 13 March 19 01:20 GMT (UK)
My Scandinavian research is Aarhus and Skanderborg Counties in Denmark-Fathers side.  On mothers side its Enland, Northumberland, Durham, Derbyshire(mothers fathers side) and Berkshire, Hampshire,London including Grtr London, and middlesex on mothers mothers side)  Its been an interesting ride.  One of moms uncles went to New Zealand with the bank.
A great grand uncle on Grandfathers side went to Glasgow Scotland and died there.
Have a few families with brick walls, but happy so far with what I have back to the 1809 yrs for a few.  Ankerpep_52 (Janet)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulThommo on Wednesday 13 March 19 03:49 GMT (UK)
My father was from Gateshead, Co. Durham but we emigrated to north of the Tyne to Newcastle (the only ones to do so). His father and family were from South Shields. When I started research I found that nearly all of my extended family were born and died in S/S and to this day so many of them must still be living there. I have been to S/S a few times to do research and look at graves and streets/houses that my ancestors lived in and I wonder as I walk around there am I walking past distant relatives, even people who walk past me and say "hello" could be related. Will never know but a strange feeling.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: barryd on Wednesday 13 March 19 04:19 GMT (UK)
Who is looking out of the cab. Paul Thommo ?

A photograph on the internet...………….. Ex-LNER Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60512 Steady Aim has come off the viaduct over the Caledonian Main Line at Kingmoor with the 9.20am Carlisle Citadel to Edinburgh Waverley train during April 1961. At this time, only five passenger trains each way ran the full length of the Waverley Route on weekdays, the others operating over part of the route only. [S.C. Crook/ARPT]

Last time I was in South Shields was for the Catherine Cookson exhibition at the library.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulThommo on Wednesday 13 March 19 04:33 GMT (UK)
Who is looking out of the cab. Paul Thommo ?

A photograph on the internet...………….. Ex-LNER Class A2/3 4-6-2 No. 60512 Steady Aim has come off the viaduct over the Caledonian Main Line at Kingmoor with the 9.20am Carlisle Citadel to Edinburgh Waverley train during April 1961. At this time, only five passenger trains each way ran the full length of the Waverley Route on weekdays, the others operating over part of the route only. [S.C. Crook/ARPT]

Last time I was in South Shields was for the Catherine Cookson exhibition at the library.

Hi Barry, yes a much younger version of me circa 1966 taken (from memory) at Perth shed while the last remaining A4's & A2's finished off their lives on the Aberdeen - Glasgow expresses.

It's nice to see that part of the Waverley route has been relaid and is proving very popular. Whether it will eventually get to Carlisle we will have to wait and see.
Cheers, Paul
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aglita on Sunday 09 June 19 23:21 BST (UK)
Trying to locate my great great grandparents and their ancestors. I have a family bible but am confused in that the name at the top of the family page isn’t that of my great great grandmother. I know from death certificates that my great great grand mother was Hannah simpson(maiden name Smith) who was married to Benjamin John Simpson.  14 children are listed but the name at the top is Harriet Mcallister. The Bible was made in Edinburgh Scotland but my ancestors came from possibly Kildare Ireland, my great great grandparents may halve been born around 1820 possibly around celbridge Ireland for my great great grandfather Benjamin John Simpson and my great great grandmother may have been born around Kildare Ireland’s. Trying to figure out where Harriet mcallister fits in?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: PaulThommo on Monday 10 June 19 02:01 BST (UK)
Hi Aglita, can't help you with your query sorry, but I think it best if you started a new thread with your question as this one is for a different subject. It will reach more people who may be able to help you with their expertise.
Best of luck, I'm sure someone will be able to assist you. Paul
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Sinann on Monday 10 June 19 09:34 BST (UK)
aglita has a thread on the Kildare board if anyone has anything which can help
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=814152.msg6750368#msg6750368
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jim234j on Tuesday 16 July 19 21:16 BST (UK)
On my tree I am mainly looking in England and a bit in Ireland and Canada and USA and Australia.
But the main for me would be England.  My paternal side is Durham and Northumberland and my maternal, London Kent and Devon.

For my wife.   Her ancestors hailed from mainly East Sussex and on her paternal line her line can be traced back Five years after Quebec City was founded so looking in Canada but mainly Quebec records.

I have a great deal of help and advice on these boards on the Northumberland board.   People on there have gone out of their way to help me and its not easy with surnames like Johnson and Brown.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: history11 on Saturday 27 July 19 23:49 BST (UK)
i have family all over the world
there is a lot of them are from ireland on both side of my family
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Johnf04 on Sunday 28 July 19 01:13 BST (UK)
Not enough options in that poll....my family has branches in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Add my wife, and Norway and Canada are added to the list.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 28 July 19 11:14 BST (UK)
Not enough options in that poll....my family has branches in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Add my wife, and Norway and Canada are added to the list.

This poll isn't trying to include ancestry from all over the world. Since Rootschat is U.K. based then the choices are quite logical.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: brigidmac on Tuesday 03 September 19 16:47 BST (UK)
I think of myself as half Scottish but now I've traced tree back to 1790.'s ifind a few of my Scots branches had people born in Ireland
Glasgow copper miners just nipped back and in 1906 the 1 of my  grandfather's 11 siblings had a child in Belfast tho returned to Cambuslang for 2nd child in 1910 my father & aunt born in the 30's Scotland but most other cousins emigrated or were born USA Australia or south Africa or England ..I've not traced them all .I think my aunt is the only 1 still living
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Crysblk on Sunday 17 November 19 16:22 GMT (UK)
I'm just starting with England as we found a post on here that may link some family over in England. Super excited.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: gales on Sunday 17 November 19 21:23 GMT (UK)
Hi  My research is England  the USA, Canada and Ireland. Thank You    Gales
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: marcie dean on Thursday 16 January 20 18:05 GMT (UK)
scotland and ireland.is campbelltown in renfrew or argyll now?seeing as how boundaries move over time confuses me?!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Liza115 on Thursday 16 January 20 20:56 GMT (UK)
Sorry, I'm in the 'not enough boxes to tick' group. Searching direct lines to New Zealand via Australia from England, Scotland and Ireland, and to Canada via USA from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Then there are interesting lateral lines that take me all over the place.
I have had great help from RootsChatters. It's a wonderful system!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: L.Mikkelsen on Monday 10 February 20 00:55 GMT (UK)
I am looking for resources in Copenhagen Denmark to look for information on my great Grandfather Lars Mikkelsen
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: tennfan on Tuesday 21 April 20 23:28 BST (UK)
Mine are Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland and England. Families from those countries:
Harr/Hart-Germany
Dykes/Pleasant-England
Townsend/Townshend/Taylor-Scotland, Ireland, England

Are there any other people researching any of the above names?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: guest189040 on Wednesday 22 April 20 00:05 BST (UK)
In order:-
England
Wales
Canada
Ireland
Australia

Then going further back in my tree:-
Scotland
France
Belgium
Italy
Spain
Portugal
Hungary
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: barryd on Wednesday 22 April 20 02:47 BST (UK)
Where ever it takes me. British Empire with Ceylon being a place I have put many hours into. British Guiana, British Columbia, British West Hartlepool. British settlers in New Mexico, USA. Places I have difficulty with - Ireland and Wales. The latter caused by lets say Jones. Which Jones family is mine?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: RedWolf0502 on Wednesday 22 April 20 04:03 BST (UK)
After some time off I'm doing Ireland and Scotland as the going back this particular line they went from Scotland to Ireland and then bounced around different parts of Ireland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Magsienic on Saturday 25 April 20 07:28 BST (UK)
Hello Liz,
This information on Malcolm MacIntosh is fascinating as I have tried many times to find the location of the farm he was on. He was also my Great Uncle!
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: BroomeAussie on Saturday 16 May 20 03:59 BST (UK)
Hi & thanks for the opportunity.
I am interested and researching particularly Ivan Boyd's career in Bengal & Bombay Police in India between 1902 - 1930 who was a Superintendent & later Assistant Commissioner.

Many thanks
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: tennfan on Tuesday 09 June 20 14:25 BST (UK)
I've done research for Germany, England, Ireland and Scotland. Did find out that one of my lines actually began in France and then went to England/Scotland and then to Ireland.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: wyrleybart on Monday 08 March 21 12:15 GMT (UK)
My research is predominantly in England and Wales and have gone back at least five generations (which I accept is not far compared to some). The names all seem very Anglo Saxon and white in terms of skin colour.  However, my Grandfather (1900-1977)  from a couple of photos seemed to have a very Mediterranean look about him, which my father commented on a couple of times.
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Post by: jayaygee on Monday 08 March 21 13:52 GMT (UK)
My research on my line is in England (mainly), Scotland, India, USA, Canada and Australia.  On my husband's side France, Algeria (French period), Spain (Minorca and Catalonia) and Poland, this last mostly still to come.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jimsta28 on Tuesday 11 May 21 22:18 BST (UK)
I think I'm lucky in that most of mine is only New Zealand and England.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Forfarian on Thursday 02 September 21 21:48 BST (UK)
I am extremely lucky that every one of my direct forebears was born and brought up in Scotland, brought up their family in Scotland and died in Scotland; and all except two couples married in Scotland.

However many of their siblings, nephews, nieces, and cousins of all degrees emigrated so I have been searching for their descendants in England, Wales, Ireland, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Italy, France, Germany and other countries.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Br1gau on Thursday 02 September 21 21:58 BST (UK)
Can't answer. Why is Wales lumped together with England?
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rena on Thursday 02 September 21 23:13 BST (UK)
Can't answer. Why is Wales lumped together with England?

It's my understanding that it's to do with ancient monarchy;  Scotland had a king; England had a king;  Wales had a prince.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: karen58 on Thursday 07 October 21 04:42 BST (UK)
Hi All,

England

Very lucky as my family immigrated from England to Australia in 1912, so all my research is from the West Riding of Yorkshire right back to 1585.

So many records, so little time!

As janham implied, England is family history heaven.

And Roots Chats is the best family history forum. Thank you everyone for all your help. Could not have done it without you.

Cheers Karen

Oh how I envy anyone searching England !!!.

Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: 2mi3museum on Friday 15 October 21 13:02 BST (UK)
As a man living in Istanbul with Greek, Armenian and Italian roots i'm searching for many countries.

Turkey : Istanbul, Edirne
Greece: Chios, Imbros
Italy: Palermo

Also many other cities and countries are involved in my research as i go deeper.

I publish my researches on my website.

https://www.2mi3museum.com/ (https://www.2mi3museum.com/)
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Rena on Friday 15 October 21 18:56 BST (UK)
As a man living in Istanbul with Greek, Armenian and Italian roots i'm searching for many countries.

Turkey : Istanbul, Edirne
Greece: Chios, Imbros
Italy: Palermo

Also many other cities and countries are involved in my research as i go deeper.

I publish my researches on my website.

https://www.2mi3museum.com/ (https://www.2mi3museum.com/)

I'm so pleased that I don't have ancestors  in so many countries, especially as I was only taught French and German at school  - although I picked up a few other foreign words from cowboy films, etc., such as Adios Amigo lol
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: jim234j on Friday 15 October 21 19:02 BST (UK)
Canada
England
Wales
United States
France
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Farelf on Friday 15 October 21 19:06 BST (UK)
Hi. My research is based on the people buried in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.
So far it has taken me to Afghanistan Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Mesopotamia, USA, Waziristan and countless other places in between and most of them without leaving the UK.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 15 October 21 19:55 BST (UK)
Hi. My research is based on the people buried in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.
So far it has taken me to Afghanistan Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Mesopotamia, USA, Waziristan and countless other places in between and most of them without leaving the UK.

Have you researched Bernard Francis McSorley 1917 - died 25 January 1944 ? (with photograph)
Only asking because I came across him, earlier today, when looking for something else.

SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY
Sec. M. Grave 1132.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56424760/bernard-francis-mcsorley

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2655248/bernard-francis-mcsorley/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56424760/bernard-francis-mcsorley

The Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati, Ohio
14 Feb 1944, Mon   Page 12

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/87149974/bernard-francis-mcsorley-14-february/

The Gazette Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10 Feb 1944, Thu    Page 9

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/87150100/bernard-francis-mcsorley-10-february/

1930 census Ossining, Westchester, New York.

John A Mcsorley Age 36
Edna Mcsorley Age 35
Bernard Mcsorley Age 13
Helen Mcsorley Age 11
Frances Mcsorley Age 10
Jeanne Mcsorley Age 6
John A Mcsorley Age 1

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4GF-91N

photo - https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/GS45-44W



Sandra

Partial Copy
Death of US Citizen abroad




Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: Farelf on Friday 15 October 21 21:12 BST (UK)
yes, but not seen these. Thank you much appreciated.
McSorley was a highly skilled pilot. On the day he died he was the pilot of a Halifax Bomber. Taking off on a Pathfinder training flight, the Halifax struggled to gain height and clipped the top of a Farm House. Some reports say trees. The aircraft crashed into the pond in front of the house and basically exploded. The crew all died in the crash except one who died the following day. The remains of the aircraft are buried where the pond used to be.
Title: Re: What Country is your research ?
Post by: CallumGraham on Monday 25 October 21 02:24 BST (UK)
I look about 90% Of Mine all over England however the rest 10% is My Irish side I could research a lot more on that side but there is not many records for them tbh so im kinda left with early brick walls on that side. Any Scottish sides for me are very far back like 1700s and a few that are decently recent around Caithness in Scotland my Irish sides is primarily from Louth and Cavan. England is basically all over the shop