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Norfolk / Re: Norfolk names I am working on
« on: Friday 19 June 09 14:49 BST (UK)  »
Have you put the names on the surnames interests table or looked at it for your surnames.

Go to the top of the page and click on Surnames.  There are a few people with Breeze connections.  I didn't look at the other names.


The Common Room / Re: Help Please!
« on: Tuesday 16 June 09 15:51 BST (UK)  »
Good Luck Peter.  My family history is all in Word.  Some years ago I printed it out for my family.  I did one for my Mother's side and one for my father's side.  I now have so much information I send out a CDs at Christmas.  I'd love to do another book but it would be too much.


The Common Room / Re: Use it or lose it?
« on: Monday 15 June 09 16:22 BST (UK)  »
When they were originally given permission to film church records it was on condition that they allowed access to non church members.  I hope they are not forgetting this.

I went to my local LDS every week for 10 years.  This was before the net.  I found all my family in Norfolk.  They would be hard to find on the net even now.  So I agree people should go as often as possible.  It is a cheap way to look at Parish registers.


The Common Room / Re: Check the original records
« on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:26 BST (UK)  »
My Grandfather told me he was related to Sir Daniel Gooch the famous train man.  Despite extensive research of the Gooch family back to 1670 I have not found a connection though we do have a Daniel Gooch.  He could be from one of the branches I can not trace.

He also told me that one of my Grandmother's ancestors was at the battle of Waterloo.  Now this was a bit correct.  The connection goes back to the 1300s when the de Gruchy family split.  One brother went to France and the other to Jersey.  The French man didn't turn up at the battle of Waterloo so he helped us win.  My family were the Jersey lot.

I didn't get any other information from any relatives.


The Common Room / Re: Check the original records
« on: Monday 08 June 09 15:19 BST (UK)  »
You can look at microfilm of parish records at your nearest LDS centre.  They charge a very small amount to order the film.    See the familysearch site to find your nearest one.


It is now called Ordnance Hill.  You can find it on Streetmap


The Common Room / Re: Is Family History starting to sour?
« on: Sunday 31 May 09 11:41 BST (UK)  »
I was working full time when I started 20 years ago so no time or money to travel around the country.  None of my ancestors come from Yorkshire where I now live.  They were all "down South" or Jersey.  I went to night school to learn how to do it then I went to my nearest LDS centre every week for 10 years to search the census, the IGI and Parish records on film.  I did very well.  In fact I probably have not progressed all that much further.

I have never subscribed to any of the sites except for a free week or occasionally paid for census information.  I have a long list of free places to search.  It is amazing what there is around.  When I started on here I read all the information available and read nearly all the posts for my areas, still do.  People should read more before they ask for help.

Because I have done research on my husbands family and my bro-in-laws I have occasionally asked for census lookups.

I do get a bit bored with my searching at this time of year but come September I will start again properly.  It usually takes me 2 years to go through one side of the family.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Do your own research - get the BMD's
« on: Saturday 23 May 09 17:40 BST (UK)  »
It is quite common for illegitimate children to make up a father on their marriage certificates.  This is why you should get a birth cert.

Yes we know BMDs are not always correct.  People couldn't always spell and they lied.  I have one who says she was the wife of the father but they didn't marry until a few years late.  She is also on the census under her married name before they married.  It's what make searching so interesting


You always have to be a bit fluid with the spellings I'm afraid.  My Gooch family are down as Googe and Gouch and even my Middletons have been found under Myddleton

Good luck


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