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The Common Room / Re: Has anyone ever Paid for reasearch
« on: Saturday 02 February 19 01:02 GMT (UK)  »
As I live in Australia and all of my past relatives were born in England I have relied on researchers frequently. My grandmother has been my brick wall and I paid a researcher to try and find information about her.  She was not able to provide anything other than what I already knew and in her last report stated that some people did not want their background discovered and my grandmother was probably one of these.  She was able to look through records that I would not have been able to look through and provided quite extensive reports for me and suggestions as to where I could further look if willing to spend money.  I have also used a researcher from the Sussex area who was able to partly answer my brief. She did provide a quite extensive report and gave an insight into what living in Sussex in the mid 1800s was like.
I also use a couple of researchers to hunt up newspaper reports for me, quite often an article where there has been an inquest by a coroner and this has been reported in the paper.  These have been quite simple where I have simply given the researcher the date of death of the person and they look through relevant papers at the archives.  I have found this to be very helpful and well worth the money.
My most successful researcher has been a person in Canada.  He was fantastic and well worth the money spent.  He was able to find out what happened to a great Aunt and her husband and also their child.  The great Aunt moved to Canada in 1926 and it was very difficult to find out when and where she died. He was able to find newspaper articles, access death records and provided me with a will. He also was able to find out about their adopted child and details relating to his wife and children.  A great researcher who was persistent and determined to find out what I wanted to know.

I do conduct extensive research into the researcher beforehand to make sure they are well qualified to complete research.  Although I have paid quite a bit over the years I do not mind paying for research where I am able to receive a professional and comprehensive report of findings.  Another person is really looking for something, maybe something very small but significant, that I have missed.

RootsChat has been helpful and I have posted a few requests on this forum which have resulted in successful outcomes.

Regards Kaybron

Travelling People / Re: Lambert Family
« on: Tuesday 22 January 19 05:21 GMT (UK)  »
I can see that you have made more than 3 posts. Now you will be able to send a Personal Message to me and we can exchange emails.  All you have to do is use the icon that looks like a page. If you hover over this it mentions Personal Message.  Click on this and then you will be able to message me.

Travelling People / Re: Lambert Family
« on: Monday 21 January 19 22:28 GMT (UK)  »
Forgot to add that the family you have found in the 1861 family is the correct family that I am related to and the William and Esther that I have mentioned in the previous post.

Regards Kaybron

Travelling People / Re: Lambert Family
« on: Monday 21 January 19 22:25 GMT (UK)  »
I too am related to William and Esther Lambert.  William would be my GGGG Grandfather.  Joshua Lambert/Campbell would be my GGG Grandfather. I have done a bit of research on the family but have not been able to go and further back with William's parents as a marriage record for William and Esther has not been found.  This would give us an idea of who his father was and then possibly go back another generation.  Distant relatives did tell me that the Lambert family were Gypsies but I could not determine if this was true.  They did live in a tent and were hawkers, basket weavers, chair caners, umbrella makers, all occupations that were associated with Gypsies. Elizabeth Lambert (a daughter of Williams) married a Job Davis and they traveled around the country in a caravan.  Eventually I found an article in a newspaper that stated the family were Gypsies, which confirmed what I had been told.
Currently you have only 1 post.  Once you have 3 posts we can communicate through the Private Message system and will be able to exchange our personal emails.  Rootschat does not allow you to post your email on this forum but you can send personal messages and exchange emails this way.
Regards Kaybron

England / Re: Looking for marriage record in England
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 23:05 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Kimberly,  Will send you a PM with email address.  I have not renewed my subscription to Ancestry as it was getting quite expensive and research is coming to an end.

Regards Kay

England / Re: Looking for marriage record in England
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 00:42 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Kimberly,  I am your Australian relative and have been in contact with you previously.

Like you I have been looking for a marriage of William and Esther, a birth record for Esther and also the family in the 1851 Census. 

In the 1841 Census, I think you will find that William is aged 1 year, not aged 6 as is mentioned in a previous post.  Perhaps in this census William possibly is 25 not 45 as in later census he drops 20 years from his listed age. 

I did contact a records office about 5 years ago looking for a birth record for Esther.  This is the reply that I received back:

Alexander Campbell married Hester Whitney in Alverstoke in 1816

Only children for Alexander and [H]Esther in our index are Elizabeth and James baptized in 1817, and Selina in 1822.  The first two baptisms were in North Stoneham although the family was from Portsea.  The third baptism was in Farlington where the father was described as a traveller dealing in earthenware.  The possible inference is that being described as a traveller it meant that the family were in fact gypsies at that time, and so were highly mobile around the area which may account for the lack of baptisms.
The only baptisms I can find for Alexander Campbell is in 1813 to parents Alexander and Jane, and in 1814 to parents John and Ann, both in Portsea.

The only baptism I can find for Esther Campbell is in 1810 to parents Adam and Ann in 1810 in Portsea.
There is no marriage for William Lambour/Lambert to Esther/Hester in our marriage index to 1837 [although they may have married after this] and no baptisms for any of their children afterwards.  We have baptisms indexed up to 1874.  The conclusions is that the children were never baptized or maybe the family was non-conformists whose details we do not have in our index.

A number of William Lambert and Esther Campbell/Lambert's children were baptised in Surrey (Croydon).  I believe that there is also a daughter Sophia Lambert, baptized 25 May 1845.  She died as a child and was a quite unexpected find when researching the family.


Technical Help / Re: Book creation programs
« on: Saturday 01 December 18 03:30 GMT (UK)  »
I have been researching my family for a number of years and have tried a number of ways to complete a book to reflect my research.  Originally I would type everything up in a word document and I did this for each generation.  I used factual information from each census and other things that had been found through research.  Using Word is quite frustrating as when you add
photographs/images everything jumps around and you really have to know the program well to use it.
Later I copied my material to a Desktop Publishing program, InDesign.  The program is a professional DTP program so you do have to have some expertise in using the program. As I find new information I add to my book. 

I am fortunate that I am a trained teacher who does have expertise in using Word and InDesign, and also am reasonable with English, having taught this at Junior High School and also taking Senior High School students for various subjects.  This has helped considerably with putting my material together. 

Have added a couple of pages as an attachment. 

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Could I be gypsy
« on: Saturday 28 July 18 06:26 BST (UK)  »
Hi crazyshotgug69,

I had been told by relatives that my family were gypsies.  I was able to establish this by looking at the Census material from 1861 to 1871 of my great grandparents and also where their children were born.  The family were listed in each Census living in tents and their children were born in Portsea, Surrey and Brighton indicating they travelled extensively.  One daughter was listed from 1881 to 1911 living in a caravan (travelling) for each Census.  I was able to establish convincingly that the family were gypsies through a newspaper article.  One of my great grandparent's children died as an infant and an inquest was held and reported in the newspaper.  The newspaper article mentioned that the family were gypsies and were at the time living in their caravan on common land and paid a small amount of money in rent to be able to do this.  The family were also Hawkers, Chair Caners, Flower Sellers and Umbrella Makers all occupations that are generally associated with gypsies.

Regards Kaybron

The Common Room / Re: How would one get a coroner's inquest report from 1933?
« on: Thursday 19 July 18 13:02 BST (UK)  »
Try the British Newspaper Archive.  I just searched using Leeds Coroner's Report and there were a few entries that came up for April 1933.  I have been successful finding inquests using this Archive. 

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