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Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« on: Thursday 26 February 15 03:01 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me how to translate these
Abbot,Wilts.
Abbott Som.
Satchell, Som.,Wilts.
Stinchcombe Glos.
Higgins,Wlits.
Farren.All
Mitchell,All
Mickels.All
Bell,All

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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 February 15 06:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi dubbleduk and welcome to RootsChat.
It doesn't look like you've attached anything. I'm sure once you do someone will be able to help you.
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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 February 15 03:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Nettie Excuse my ignorance what was I suppose to attach   Dennis
Abbot,Wilts.
Abbott Som.
Satchell, Som.,Wilts.
Stinchcombe Glos.
Higgins,Wlits.
Farren.All
Mitchell,All
Mickels.All
Bell,All

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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 February 15 06:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Nettie Excuse my ignorance what was I suppose to attach   Dennis

I think Nettie means you have not given an example.

I presume from the thread title you are referring to trees which give a number instead of a location.
If that is the case there should be a key to the numbers somewhere on the document or database.

The numbers will be unique to that document or database.

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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 February 15 08:10 GMT (UK) »
I think that dubbleduk is referring to Ancestry?
Where some trees show birth, marriage and death places as numbers, rather than the proper place names?

Dubbleduk - you really need to explain properly! ::)

First of all - don't use other people's trees as a basis for your own!
Search for the birth, marriage or death yourself ;D
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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 February 15 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps dubbleduk didn't need to enter anything more than his question, the detail enquired about is there in the title.   

As to the format, I think that any of us with a tree on Ancestry will have seen it at some point.   As for the whys and wherefores, I leave that to the more scholarly amongst us.

K Garrad, I think that you are perhaps assuming that dubbleduk is searching out peoples trees to base his own work on.    I know, now I'm assuming, for which I apologise, but from his profile it appears that he has been researching for quite some time but has now decided to ask the opinion of others in regard to this anomaly.
My point really is that Ancestry throws so many hints - some of which can actually be useful leads.  Many of those hints are not at all relevant, in fact they can be quite ridiculous, but we don't know that until we follow the quivering green leaf.
Nevertheless,  in most cases I can't believe that doing so equates to using other trees to grow one's own, although we all know that there are glaringly obvious exceptions to that observation.

I'm sorry dubbleduk, I can't answer your question, although I have seen the numbers myself.   Is it possible that the boards on Ancestry may be of help?


 


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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 February 15 10:44 GMT (UK) »
OP was asking, in the original post, how to translate these numbers?

My own opinion, is that he should be looking for other sources to back up the information held on those trees (in numerical form).

As we all know, all data should be backed by more than one source, and original data wherever possible? ;D
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Re: Numerical place names, some trees have numbers instead of place name
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 February 15 11:31 GMT (UK) »

My own opinion, is that he should be looking for other sources to back up the information held on those trees (in numerical form).

As we all know, all data should be backed by more than one source, and original data wherever possible? ;D

As msr said, KG - you are jumping to conclusions, how do you know that he isn't already using other sources and data. He could just be asking the question out of interest. 
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