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Have you met any new cousins via RootsChat

Not yet,  but it is only a matter of time......
Yes I met one.
I have been lucky and met 2.
I have met loads of new cousins.
No,  and I don't think I will.

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Offline MarieC

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Re: RootsChat Cousins
« Reply #45 on: Sunday 26 February 06 06:56 GMT (UK) »
Think when I voted, many moons ago, I voted "Not yet, but expect to".  Now I would probably vote "No, and I don't expect to!!"  Apart from a couple of distant cousins I have found in other ways, I don't think anyone in the "missing" parts of the family is doing family history - that is, if there is anyone out there in the missing parts!!

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Re: RootsChat Cousins
« Reply #46 on: Sunday 26 February 06 09:15 GMT (UK) »
Don't give up yet Marie!

I voted the same way as you initially and now have three contacts ....2 distant offshoots of my Padgett line and a Willmott cousin who actually found me on here through an internet search. It's been so lovely to "meet" them and share what we have.

Hope you get some luck soon :)
Nottinghamshire: Willmott, Williams, Oldham, Padgett, Burden, Stokes, Huskinson, Tuckwood, Morley, Barnett
Lincolnshire: Foster, Dennis, Mowbray
Leicestershire: Mowbray,Hudson, Tuckwood
Derbyshire: Starbrook
Somerset: Willmott, Elliott
Cork:Driscoll, Murphy
London Surrey:Driscoll, Cheesman
London Kent:Cheesman
Kent:Cheesman, Davis, West, Hills, Kneller, Bones, Eastup

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« Reply #47 on: Sunday 26 February 06 11:43 GMT (UK) »
I haven't found anyone researching the same lines as me.  :( And my surnames aren't even that uncommon!
Its not as if i'm being greedy either - i'd be happy with a very distant rellie!
I'm quite envious of those of you who have made contact with distant relatives, but maybe I haven't been doing it for long enough and need to be a little more patient!!

Jacdee
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« Reply #48 on: Sunday 26 February 06 17:11 GMT (UK) »
I left a message on a very rarely used Scottish county board. Many months later, I had a reply which came from a distant cousin who had found the information I left. That is the only direct contact I have had in this way but cousins I have found through Genes Reunited have subseqently come onto this site.

I just get the feeling that GR is more geared up to finding cousins
E Yorks - Carver, Steels, Cross, Maltby, Whiting, Moor, Laybourn
W Yorks - Wilkinson, Kershaw, Rawnsley, Shaw
Norfolk - Carver, Dowson
Cheshire - Berry, Cooper
Lincs - Berry
London/Ireland/Scotland/Lincs - Sullivan
Northumberland/Durham - Nicholson, Cuthbert, Turner, Robertson
Berks - May
Beds - Brownell


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« Reply #49 on: Sunday 26 February 06 18:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi jacdee

It does take time and patience with the inevitable ups  8) and downs  ::) I have been researching for 7 years and collect all the twigs and branches sideways backwards and forwards.  It does yield some good results as you go further back because of contacts.  Worth checking some sites like geneanet or gencircles and GR, Cindys list etc.  Even a google might help!

Cheers

John Rowley
DUNN - Cambuslang, LKS
FORSYTH - Shotts, LKS
FRAME - Hamilton, LKS
HODGSON - Hamsterley, DUR
HUMPHREY - Easingwold, NRY
HUNT - Frimley, Surrey
MCKECHNIE - Argyll - Shotts
NETHERCLIFF(T)/ DRAYCOTT Sandhurst, BKS
PEPPERCORN - Lolworth, Cambs
PRATT - Thirsk, NYK
REDSHAW - Hamsterley, DUR
REYNOLDS - Fritton,Stratton,NFK
ROWLEY - STS to DUR
TALLACK - St Agnes Padstow,CON
WALMSLEY - NRY,Brum
WILSON - Hamsterley, Co Durham
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Re: RootsChat Cousins
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 26 February 06 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I've never even heard of Geneanet or Gencircles!!
I'm off to have a look at them now.....fingers crossed!!

Jacdee
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« Reply #51 on: Sunday 26 February 06 18:40 GMT (UK) »
About 3 weeks ago I found...  or should I say she found me and we are 4th cousins she's in Canada and we have been chatting ever since. Its so cool ;D
Libby
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« Reply #52 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 11:38 GMT (UK) »
I don't want to boast, but I just had to share this with you, although it isn't really relevant to rootschat ...... I've found another distant relative ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 2006 has been a good year to me so far in this respect! 8)

This time it was through GR's Hot Matches ..... first time I've really looked at it too!! ;D :D 8)

This one's through my GGAunt Ann Morgan who married Henry Evans, her GGGrandads brother!!

Only found her yesterday, so not shared any information yet but hopefully over the next few weeks we will!

And there was me beginning to think I was the only one left! 2 distant relatives in a month ;D ;D 8) 8)

Just out of interest, as we share the same GGAunt, what relation does that make us? I'm no good at working out that sort of thing ::)

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« Reply #53 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 11:53 GMT (UK) »
Today,  I heard from another cousin that I would not have known about if it were not for RootsChat.   ;D
It is a lovely feeling,  and I wondered if any other RootsChatters have been so lucky.
So,  answer my poll,  and let's see if RootsChat is helping people find new cousins.  ;D
Kazza.

Hello Kazza,

Mainly through help on here, I have been lucky enough to trace three 1st cousins on my father's side. I've met one of them & am in email contact with the other two. There is another missing cousin, but so far none of us has been able to find him.

None of my cousins knew about me & my sisters, - mainly because my father died when we were all young & contact had broken down earlier between my father & some of his brothers. Also, because my father was 30 yrs older than my mother, it was harder to find out about him.

Luckily, my cousins were delighted to hear about us, & I'm hoping that we will keep in touch now!

Thanks to all who helped on here!

Best Wishes, Romilly. :)
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