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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Ancestry "Hints" problem
« on: Tuesday 08 March 11 13:55 GMT (UK)  »
The proliferation of family trees on Ancestry is to me a sad sign of the times, gone are the days of the hard slog that family history research used to be.

All to often the 'modern' researcher appears to think the only source of information to be found is on Ancestry. I greatly value the resources available via the site and my research has certainly progressed with the databases added in recent times but I am at a loss to understand why anyone feels the need to have a public tree that very obviously is a compilation of information sourced from other public trees. Yes we can ignore them, but in my experience there is many, many poorly reseached trees appearing on Ancestry and I can't help but feel both sad and frustrated by this.

I would love to drag (kicking and screaming if necessary) a few folk with these trees into a record office or a LDS centre to spend a few hours working their way through a film or two   .......  reading of PR films puts an entirely different aspect on research and very often provides the defining clue that ties everything together, well at least it has for me!

With regard to the number of names we have in our tree shouldn't it come down to quality rather than quantity. I have no issue with a tree a zillion names in it IF if has been thoroughly researched, after seven years of constant research I only have about 2500 names and I'll admit to a not being completely confident my research has been thorough on all those people.

My thoughts anyway.
S in A

Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1841 census Look Up
« on: Friday 18 February 11 07:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Steve

I have sent you a PM.


Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1841 census Look Up
« on: Thursday 17 February 11 11:50 GMT (UK)  »

Since my initial  post in 2005 I have made considerable progress with the Jackson/Sherlock family. Is there something I can help you with?

I would be interested to know your connection to the family.

The Lighter Side / Re: Ancestry
« on: Friday 24 July 09 14:01 BST (UK)  »

I sympathise with you, I would find it very upsetting too.

My feeling about putting the death of someone's near and dear in a online tree within weeks of their death displays a great lack of respect and sensitivity to the family of the deceased and just because a person fits into someones tree it doesn't give them the right to publish details of their recent death without regard to the feelings their immediate family.

May I suggest it serves as a warning to all of us not to share details of living family, it only invites the problems you and many others are experiencing.

For the life of me I can't understand the necessity to pass on information on living family members, family history for me is just that history and as long as I'm alive and kicking I'm not putting myself or my nearest and dearest living family in anyone's family history file/online tree.


Cheshire / Re: Help to understand Date
« on: Wednesday 22 July 09 11:40 BST (UK)  »

 6310930 = 30 September 1631.

In other words the 30 is the day, the 09 is the month and you have put your own 1 in front of 631.

Hope that helps.  :)

The Common Room / Re: Certificate - Faster than a speeding bullet!!
« on: Wednesday 09 July 08 13:53 BST (UK)  »
Good idea Aulus, I'm very happy to do that.

The Common Room / Re: Different death dates, opinions please.
« on: Wednesday 09 July 08 13:47 BST (UK)  »
I'm further encouraged by all your replies to go with the death date on the certificate.

I have been through the burial records for the church concerned but either missed this one or failed to record the details, another trip to my local LDS centre is called for.

The headstone inscription wasn't from MI's, I stood before it myself and took the photo but I do remember at the time thinking something isn't right  ::).

I've not gone down the track of looking for a death notice in a local newspaper mainly because they are not accessible to me, but it may be something to do on a future visit to Cheshire.

Thanks everyone for your help.


The Common Room / Re: Different death dates, opinions please.
« on: Wednesday 09 July 08 13:29 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jebber.

I hadn't really considered the time difference between the burial date and the placement of a headstone.

I'm encouraged to think the death date on the certificate is correct.



The Common Room / Re: Certificate - Faster than a speeding bullet!!
« on: Wednesday 09 July 08 12:58 BST (UK)  »
I received one today that I ordered on the 1st July, by my reckoning that's only 8 days from ordering to my letter box with a weekend in between.

Excellent service  :)

And it only cost just over $14 aussie dollars  ;D  ;D  ;D .

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