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Which are you?

Genealogist
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Family Historian
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Offline JillJ

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Genealogist or Family Historian?
« on: Tuesday 12 October 04 17:14 BST (UK) »
Just as a point of interest do you just climb up the trunk of your tree or do you go along the branches as well?

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Perry, Hartshorn/e & Wilkes in Birmingham & Dudley. Walker and Dabill in Sheffield & Notts.
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 17:21 BST (UK) »
I definitley go along the branches as well - it makes it more interesting and hopefully I might meet some long lost cousins someday  ;D
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 17:42 BST (UK) »
If I'd only gone up the main trunk I would still be stuck in 1812

One branch goes back to 1042(not my research but real anyway) so my tree is very lopsided.

I like to find out about their lives and the history of the times

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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 17:44 BST (UK) »
I think I would have to put myself in the crawl along the branches camp ...... I have found it fascinating to find out how far travelled some of my relatives were and have through tracing the tree come into contact with cousins (3rd or 4th) in Canada and Australia that I never knew existed.

Unfortunately I have also found out that I've came from the poor side of the family as the rest made their fortunes in various ways (which many then left to their local churches)  ::)  :'(

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 18:11 BST (UK) »
I,m a brancher too. Infact, it's so wide now i,m thinking of attaching another couple of monitors to my PC just to view it in full!  lol
---------------------------------------                    <br />                    (  @ @  )<br />-----------oOOo-(_)-oOOo---------<br /><br />       Any one seen any BAXENDALES?<br /><br />--------oooO---------------Oooo-------<br />           (    )                    (    )<br />            \\\\  (                      )  /<br />             \\\\_)                    (_/<br /><br />Brighouse:  Smith<br />Lambeth: Clisby<br />Leeds: Baxendale,Baxter, Beales,Bowe

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 19:56 BST (UK) »
This is so strange, last night before I went to bed I was going to do this exact same thread...... :o

But was too tired....

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 21:05 BST (UK) »
But what was your answer Amy?

Jill
Jowett & Broadbent in Leeds.
Perry, Hartshorn/e & Wilkes in Birmingham & Dudley. Walker and Dabill in Sheffield & Notts.
Farrar in Darlington & Leeds.
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 21:57 BST (UK) »
I am a brancher, initially not by choice as the plan was to get as far back as possible on the maternal and paternal lines, but then loads of "cousins" kept contacting me with information, my tree then exploded like a giant firework.

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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 22:21 BST (UK) »
You can pile me in  with the branch variety, I guess I am just nosey, I want to know ALL about ALL of them.  Lindy
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