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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #603 on: Friday 04 September 20 21:04 BST (UK) »
When you lay in bed at night analysing strong conjecture in a family tree line. You think more clearly at that time anyway.

In family trees you will always find wrong lines more interesting than right ones but also vice versa, the right line is much more interesting than the wrong line.
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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 #604 on: Monday 07 September 20 17:09 BST (UK) »
..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!!

Don't laugh! At the weekend I was installing Windows 10 on an elderly (2004) desktop, and decided to update the firmware in the (vain) hope of getting the 64-bit version working. The BIOS update demanded Windows XP and no newer. The microcode update was only available as an image to be written to a 1.44MB floppy. That model of desktop had never shipped with a floppy drive! I had to dig out my USB floppy - luckily still working at least half a decade after its last outing.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #605 on: Monday 07 September 20 17:50 BST (UK) »
When you lay in bed at night analysing strong conjecture in a family tree line.


When lying awake, and trying to drop off to sleep, I always used to think of my 'favourite' ancestor, one of my greatx2 grandparents, who was pregnant when she married her 'gypsy' (travelling family) partner in 1865 (I imagine him as a dark handsome fellow, and he was a sailor at the time too!)

They very soon split up, she met a widower from her village, and they lived together and had a very long family, without telling anyone they weren't married......

She was quite a lady.  And used to send me off to sleep, just thinking of her.

Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Nord Brabant/Belgium/East London.
Kesneer Belgium/East London
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex


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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #606 on: Monday 07 September 20 20:45 BST (UK) »
I find myself thinking "that's an unusual surname" while watching TV, and then checking FreeBMD to find out exactly how unusual.

Often I will work out a rough tree to check where their ancestors, and thus the name, come from.

"My name is Andrew, and I'm a genealogist."  (apologies to another AA)
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #607 on: Wednesday 09 September 20 23:11 BST (UK) »
You definitely know you're addicted when you've spent a few weeks researching a distant DNA match and go down a side road and suddenly you're researching the step granddaughter of your 3x Great Aunt.

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #608 on: Thursday 10 September 20 06:38 BST (UK) »
when every time your wife mentions an old friend, you look them up see when they married died etc if possible
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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #609 on: Thursday 10 September 20 06:39 BST (UK) »
I did that yesterday on the 9th on FreeBMD to check if "Marriage" was a surname, it is!

Mick

I find myself thinking "that's an unusual surname" while watching TV, and then checking FreeBMD to find out exactly how unusual.

Often I will work out a rough tree to check where their ancestors, and thus the name, come from.

"My name is Andrew, and I'm a genealogist."  (apologies to another AA)
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia

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Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« Reply #610 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 15:30 BST (UK) »
You walk though a town/city graveyard or churchyard and look at headstones, and anyone who died in, say 1845, you think "They should be on the 1841 census". Or you see a headstone for someone who died in January 1852, you think "Well they made it to the 1851 census".
Researching:

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 #611 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 15:37 BST (UK) »
You walk though a town/city graveyard or churchyard and look at headstones, and anyone who died in, say 1845, you think "They should be on the 1841 census". Or you see a headstone for someone who died in January 1852, you think "Well they made it to the 1851 census".

I cut through the church yard today, glanced at a stone and thought,ooh they'd have been born roughly around when the second church was built and they died before this (the 3rd) one was built.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others