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Great grandfathers
« on: Sunday 06 June 04 19:33 BST (UK) »
What is the correct way of calculating your great grandfather's?  Do you count your grandfather as number 1 or your great grandfather as number 1.?
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Re:Great grandfathers
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 June 04 20:00 BST (UK) »
Hi there

According to my own family tree in Generations:

It is Father
Grandfather
Grt Grandfather - (1)
Grt Grt Grandfather - (2)

up to 5 x Grt Grandfather

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 June 04 09:37 BST (UK) »
Good Morning Chris,
why am I not surprised you answered that one? :D
The way you described it, was the way I had figured.  So, what happens after 5x great grandfather?
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 June 04 09:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Jane

Ooppps - my own research has only taken me back to my 5 x grt grandfather in Macclesfield c.1703.

I was using my own research as an example.

Of course it can go back to 6 x's, 7 x's etc.

Sorry for confusion

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 June 04 09:51 BST (UK) »
No problem Chris.  Does that mean I'm beating you?  I'm back in the 17c :D  Ohhh I feel so proud ;D
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« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 June 04 10:01 BST (UK) »
Jane

Yes, I suppose it does - BUT

I personally think its more important to put 'flesh on the bones' of my ancestors by finding out as much as you can by their way of life, cost of living, etc, etc, rather than just quoting names and dates.

My 5 x grt grandfather Samuel could be anyone of 3 likely candidates, when I eventually sort them out, it will enable me to hop back another 2 or 3 generations to 1560.

But I find myself doing research and helping others rather than working on my own ancestors - and of late I have spent some two hundred pounds on Sussex archives - but I dont have a single ancestor in Sussex,  neither does my wife.

Ah well, its gives me pleasure to help others

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 June 04 10:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Chris,
I agree with you 101%.  I have two candidates for the father of a very early fore father.  Maybe I'll never find out which was which.  In the meantime, like you, I help others researching the same name and finding out as much as I can about the life & times of these early ancestors.  Fascinating business.
If you have interests in Surrey, perhaps I can help YOU.  Just let me know,
Jane
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« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 June 04 10:41 BST (UK) »
Jane

Wish I did have some ancestors down south.

All of mine are in the Cotton mills of Lancashire and then the Silk mills of Macclesfield in Cheshire - not a very adventurous lot, - although I do have a convict ancestor in Dartmoor in 1852 awaiting transportation, but he died of consumption. ( I wish, oh how I wish he had lived)

All my wife's lot are in Ilkley and Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire, so again nothing down south.

Never mind - I still got Rootschat to keep me busy

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 June 04 10:47 BST (UK) »
This is the fun bit!  I find myself scooting off around the country finding the houses that my ancestors lived in.  

Luckily for me my 3xggrandfather back to my 8xggrandfather but not on the same line (husbands moved into the wife's house) all lived on the same road - Port St in Annan, and I think the remaining houses are the ones that they lived in.

Off to see Stoke-sub-Hamdon Somerset in a couple of month.

It's a good excuse to drink cider, "adding flesh to the bones darling".

I also have to say I've added flesh to a couple of wrong skeletons, the enthusiasm of a newbie!

P ;D

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