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Messages - PrawnCocktail

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Would you remove their tree and DNA data?
« on: Tuesday 30 November 21 18:24 GMT (UK)  »
Having a one-place study on there as well as my tree, I have left instructions with my will that the account is NOT to be deleted, and that my dd (no interest in history), and her cousin (a history graduate) should sort out between them who will manage it. The only other option is to let the local history society manage it .... :-\

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Northamptonshire / Re: Susannah Barrett
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 08:32 GMT (UK)  »
I think that's the right one, Hillhurst

Northamptonshire Baptisms Index tells me there's six children for John & Elizabeth, all born Grafton Underwood - John, Gabriel, Ann, Susanna, William, and another John.

John and Elizabeth were not married in Grafton

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The Lighter Side / Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« on: Saturday 11 September 21 18:20 BST (UK)  »
Thou shalt give a different father's name at every opportunity - if thou art feeling generous, thou mayst use your grandfather's name (sometimes). And thy parents shallt not have thee baptised, thereby removing nearly all chances of discovering them!

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The Lighter Side / Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« on: Friday 03 September 21 11:05 BST (UK)  »
Thou shall have a mighty accent so that thine hapless enumerator doth write down thine name as 'Owton' instead of 'Howton' or 'Ayleigh' instead of 'Hayle'.

Thou shalt then like the new spelling so much that thou keepest it, and sendeth thy descendants on a mighty wild-goose chase!

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry promising more precision
« on: Tuesday 31 August 21 18:04 BST (UK)  »
The last update gave me 9% Norwegian and 8% Swedish.

 ??? ??? ???

My mother comes from the North East, and I figure this is the Viking element, coming through every one of her lines! Does seem high even for that, but both paper and DNA Thrulines trail is sound. And not a Norwegian or Swede among them!

Things can only get better ... surely?

 ;D ;D ;D


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The Lighter Side / Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« on: Tuesday 31 August 21 13:27 BST (UK)  »
21. Thou shalt, if not using the recommended Christian names, use such an outlandish one that said child will choose, and be known by, something else.
22. Thou shalt arrange for one child to move a long way away, and change their surname to one of Smith, Brown, Jones or Davis

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The Common Room / Re: The term 'Reverend'
« on: Tuesday 24 August 21 10:16 BST (UK)  »
There wasn't much in the way of training at first, so it would appear that if they were doing the job, they were addressed as "Reverend". Such training as there was would appear to have been on the job, often in the church they were attending, as a preacher. Then they would be invited to preach elsewhere, and finally a church would decide to call him as their pastor, on the basis of having heard him preach.

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Northamptonshire / Re: Northampton Mercury - 8 April 1938
« on: Friday 20 August 21 17:13 BST (UK)  »
You could try Northampton Central Library
https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/library-service/visiting-your-library/Pages/local-and-family-history.aspx

They have microfilm of the Northampton Mercury, may be a better copy.

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The Common Room / Re: When is a widow/widower not a widow/widower
« on: Thursday 19 August 21 11:55 BST (UK)  »
I came across several in the course of my one-place study! Some of them are here:
http://sites.rootsweb.com/~towcesterfamilies/Towcester%20Bigamists.htm

The image of the Victorians as moral and upright is slightly tarnished!

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