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Which are you?

Genealogist
3 (9.7%)
Family Historian
28 (90.3%)

Total Members Voted: 31

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Offline Kimi

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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 22:34 BST (UK) »
I'm a brancher.  Only because if I get stuck on my trunk, I get irritated and start looking elsewhere.  It always leads me back to my trunk though, which makes me know I'm on the right track - some would call it going round in circles!-  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 22:45 BST (UK) »
Definitely a brancher.... ;D

I'm after photos - the more the merrier.  Someone has to have them!

Pam
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 22:49 BST (UK) »
But what was your answer Amy?

Jill

ooooh, I'd love the title 'family historian', but my lot just refer to me as 'her who's obsessed with dead people'...

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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 12 October 04 22:57 BST (UK) »
I'm a family historian, It is much more interesting to find out how our ancestors lived, where they went to school, where they worked and how they met the spouses etc. I want to have as full a picture as i can about there lives and it makes it much more interesting when i am talking to my children about there GG Grandparents.

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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 13 October 04 11:38 BST (UK) »
You have to be a historian otherwise who is going to remember all the little bits for future generations like......

The fact that my Great Aunt Beth drowned in the dolly tub when she was 3 and my grandad found her

That my Great Uncle William lived with his "housekeeper" (a scandal in the 1920s)

That my grandmother dressed my father as a girl until he was 3 because his twin sister died at birth

That my uncle Arthur built model sized trains that he rode round a track in his garden

Just think - all that social history lost!
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 13 October 04 14:17 BST (UK) »
I was a trunker but now a brancher.  When finding a name on the census I tend to follow that person and their family.  I recently followed my Grt Grt Uncle's wife and daughters from 1841 to 1901.  I mentioned this in a letter to my Dad's cousin who is now 85 and she said oh I knew the Edith you mention very well, and so gleened more information on Edith's family, sending me down the branch to a twig.  My friend now has over 18,000 names in his tree, so he's definitely branched out.

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Bates Hindley Lancs
Bowyer Altrincham Cheshire
Cunliffe Hindley
Hollingworth Hale Barnes/Mobberley Ches
Jones Salford/Altrincham
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 14 October 04 02:29 BST (UK) »
When I started this all I wanted to know was about my direct line but that changed when i got stuck. I started to trace other people just to see where they were and what they did and got hooked on expanding out as far as I can. I have found it is more interesting to follow as many of the siblings as I can for as far as I can ..... and now I may have found a cousin (the name is right anyway) who was an inventor. Goes to show you never know what you might find and it was a change from labourers and miners.

Jaki
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 14 October 04 03:44 BST (UK) »
I guess I am afraid of heights! ;D  More of a brancher horizontally than height!  A bit of a phobia on my part that make take a doctor to help me.  Anyone know a counselor for family historians??- kristin
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Re: Genealogist or Family Historian?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 14 October 04 05:55 BST (UK) »

I'm definitely a Brancher, or would be, if my tree wasn't more like a juniper bush!  Out of the ground, and off in how many directions?

For example, my father had 50 1st cousins; my mother had 35.  And that's just one generation!

Anna
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Canham, Harvey, Ship - Suffolk
Higgins. Bowden, Ayres/Eyre - Buckingham
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