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The Common Room / Re: Ancestry 'Worldwide Membership' - Australian Discount Pricing?
« on: Tuesday 05 January 21 07:06 GMT (UK)  »
I'd be interested to know how you did that, Mckha489. I have tried in the past to sign up in the UK and have been automatically redirected to the Australian one.

The Common Room / Re: Abraham Lessar - Lesar -Leser- Lesser
« on: Thursday 17 December 20 23:35 GMT (UK)  »
There was a Huguenot population in Norwich as well, but I have never been able to find records online.

The Common Room / Re: Abraham Lessar - Lesar -Leser- Lesser
« on: Saturday 12 December 20 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
Both the Spitalfields and Canterbury Huguenot registers can be found on

The Common Room / Re: Found Anyone Famous
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 07:24 GMT (UK)  »
I have only just remembered, I am also a 4th cousin to Mark Woodforde, the tennis player (of the Woodies fame).
Also have a more distant connection to the Dowdeswell brothers who played tennis as well.

The Common Room / Re: What a small world.
« on: Saturday 05 December 20 23:11 GMT (UK)  »
Similarly I discovered that one family of boys I went to school with were 2nd cousins once removed.

The Common Room / Re: What a small world.
« on: Friday 04 December 20 06:25 GMT (UK)  »
When I informed my in-laws that they were 4th cousins once removed they told me to stop looking.  ::)

The Common Room / Re: Why do you or don't you put your Trees on Genealogy sites?
« on: Sunday 29 November 20 12:58 GMT (UK)  »
Well I have just joined you, Jane in "crossing over to the dark side".  ::)
I have just uploaded a gedcom to Ancestry and made it a public tree (for now at least).

The Common Room / Re: Why do you or don't you put your Trees on Genealogy sites?
« on: Friday 27 November 20 22:08 GMT (UK)  »
No, you can reply to messages through Ancestry without a subscription. I don't have a sub at the moment, but have been exchanging info with someone who has a private tree on there.
I have been fortunate with the covid crisis in that our public library service has made the library edition available remotely; you just sign in with your library details.

The Common Room / Re: My tree back to 1100's - I don't believe it.
« on: Thursday 26 November 20 16:59 GMT (UK)  »
I know what you mean. In my tree I have a Thomas Dowdeswell, born in 1747 in Temple Guiting Gloucs. There are a myriad of trees that have him marrying in 1775 in Guiting Power, the next parish over.
How hard is it for these tree owners to check the Gloucs records as I did, and find his burial in 1758?
These same trees have another error a couple of generations back too. Because a John Dowdeswell had children baptised in Temple Guiting, he must be the right one, according to these trees. Reading through a couple of wills points you easily in the right direction to another John living in Hasleton, a short distance away.

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