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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #585 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 20:04 BST (UK) »
You go to your local city for a day shopping with rellies, and plan to separate for a few hours but rather than shop you want to go to the city record office to continue researching the ancestors from the county you live in.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #586 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 20:58 BST (UK) »
Every year we go go to Cornwall for our holidays . My husband thinks this is just because I love it there so much but he never questions why we have to have to stop off ( for a coffee)  at a different place each time on the way ie  Wareham Dorchester Beaminster Netherby Bridport..... all places where my ancestors came from. And why I always have to have a quick look round the cemetery!!!

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #587 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 21:53 BST (UK) »

You replied to this thread way back in 2007 and your profile says you were online yesterday  ;D

We have come a long way though since the early days, so many records online now is there any need for the note on the door asking the postman to please not bend any A4 envelopes from Southport?   ??? And is my microfiche reader now obsolete ?
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Sussex - Knapp. Nailard. Potten. Coleman. Pomfrey. Carter. Picknell
Greenwich/Woolwich. - Clowting. Davis. Kitts. Ferguson. Lowther. Carvalho. Pressman. Redknap. Argent.
Hertfordshire - Sturgeon. Bird. Rule. Claxton. Taylor. Braggins


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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #588 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 07:39 BST (UK) »
We have come a long way though since the early days, so many records online now is there any need for the note on the door asking the postman to please not bend any A4 envelopes from Southport?   ??? And is my microfiche reader now obsolete ?

Suey, if you think it is obsolete now, can I have first dibs on buying it - grin?

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #589 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 11:31 BST (UK) »
When you find that you have absolutely nothing else to talk about  ;D

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #590 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 19:18 BST (UK) »
We have come a long way though since the early days, so many records online now is there any need for the note on the door asking the postman to please not bend any A4 envelopes from Southport?   ??? And is my microfiche reader now obsolete ?

Suey, if you think it is obsolete now, can I have first dibs on buying it - grin?

Cheers,
Westoe

Hmmmm :-\  Think I'll just dust it off, plug it in and have one more go through all those fiche...but I'll put your name at the top of the list  ;D ;D

Watching Bargain Hunt, spotting a piece of silver with initials on it and matching them to an ancestor.     Now that is sad  ::)
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Sussex - Knapp. Nailard. Potten. Coleman. Pomfrey. Carter. Picknell
Greenwich/Woolwich. - Clowting. Davis. Kitts. Ferguson. Lowther. Carvalho. Pressman. Redknap. Argent.
Hertfordshire - Sturgeon. Bird. Rule. Claxton. Taylor. Braggins

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #591 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 22:10 BST (UK) »
You are reading a fiction novel set in the 1800's and you wonder if you can find the protagonists in the census/
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Hirons or Hiorns: Friswell: Whitmore: Warwickshire
Tanser: Leicestershire & Warwickshire
Kidger: Buxton: Cramp:Leicestershire
Goodall:Griffin: Ford:Minton:Derbyshire
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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #592 on: Thursday 26 October 17 13:24 BST (UK) »
Is my Microfische reader obsolete? Certainly yes, but still essential, and for the same reason as my W10 computer still has a USB drive A to enable me to read ancient floppy disks. But I can't read the old 5 1/4" ones from the early days!!
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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #593 on: Friday 27 October 17 07:44 BST (UK) »
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But I can't read the old 5 1/4" ones from the early days!!

Some years ago at work I had a new computer for the office (for the first time without a 5" floppy drive), and I insisted on taking the 5" floppy drive out of my old computer and installing it in the new computer.

I then took all my old disks from home  into work with me and transferred everything from 5" to 3" floppies.

And a few years later I had to transfer all the 3" floppies to USB sticks when they stopped installing 3" floppy drives !!

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