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Title: What New thing have you learned today?
Post by: Biggles50 on Monday 12 October 20 17:36 BST (UK)
I am trying to create links to DNA matches and whilst adding a census record to a person who is at home with the kids whilst her Husband is away at work and I have not seen the term used before.

The census entry has her as a Flatman's Wife.

Googling it gives a Flatman as one who works on a flat bottomed boat that is used on Rivers and Canals.
Title: Re: What New thing have you learned today?
Post by: Romilly on Monday 12 October 20 18:14 BST (UK)

Well, - I didnít know that one either...

I was thinking along the lines of an episode of the ĎX Filesí , where a man is able to slide through letter boxes and heating vents...!

Romilly  ;)
Title: Re: What New thing have you learned today?
Post by: durhamgirl73 on Monday 12 October 20 18:35 BST (UK)
I read it as flatmate's wife !!!  ;D ;) ::) ???
Title: Re: What New thing have you learned today?
Post by: brigidmac on Monday 12 October 20 18:36 BST (UK)
I learnt which of my second cousin once removed was parent of an adoptee

It was the girl ... I was contacting her about ancestors   not getting much reply
Her nephew was also a match and told me she wasnt very good on computers but now I wonder if she did dna in order to find out about her birth child ...


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