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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 07:48 BST (UK) »
You could get the marriage cert:

March quarter 1896 Cheadle 6b 383

John Salt to Harriet Ellen Sims

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:08 BST (UK) »
Marriage Parish of Cheddleton ,Staffs, 3 Feb 1896

John Salt 22 Bricklayer residence Blackpool father James Salt labourer.

Harriet Ellen Sims 18 residence Horse Bridge father Thomas Sims labourer.

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Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:13 BST (UK) »
Harriet Ellen Sims baptised Cheddleton July 7 1878  born April 15. Parents Thomas and Mary Abode Cheddleton Park. Father's occupation labourer.

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:17 BST (UK) »
so is that showing there's two different lasses?

One with father as Henry, and one with father as Thomas?

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:22 BST (UK) »
Has anyone checked 1891 census?

add  TRY RG12/2190 /12/17

With her Grandparents.  :)

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:24 BST (UK) »
Has anyone checked 1891 census?

I've been looking but no joy.

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:26 BST (UK) »
J,  I have just added that I think I have found her, with her grandparents. 

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Add, good luck with rest of the search,  I need to log out, HMV calls.
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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:32 BST (UK) »
J,  I have just added that I think I have found her, with her grandparents. 

JM

Add, good luck with rest of the search,  I need to log out, HMV calls.

I don't know how to find on Familysearch just using the numbers.

J.

Added: This is the one JM is referring to:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WS2M-4N2
Atkinson; Badier; Cameron; Grant; Howie; Jardine; Jenkins; Kerr; Lawardorn; Lee; Linton; Lonie; McConnell; Morgan; Morrison; Murphy; O'Leary; Paton; Pratt; Robb; Williams

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Re: How much info is enough?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 30 August 16 08:43 BST (UK) »
Sorry for the very basic question, but I’m having a hard time knowing when I’ve successfully located someone I’m researching and when I might possibly have just found someone with similar statistics.

For example, I have the full name (first, middle, surname) of an ancestor, her birthplace and the year she was born. I found someone in the 1881 British census with the same first, middle and surname, the same birth year, living in my ancestor’s birthplace. It seems like I might have found her, but how can I be sure? Is that enough information to add someone to the family tree or do I need to find something else, and if so what should I be looking for?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the newbie question.

The simple answer is never stop looking for more information about people on your tree. You would be amazed at the number of people who have researched the wrong families due to “their” relative dying early.

The basic answer is try to find three separate sources for the same information such as birth certificate, census and marriage certificate.
Don’t stop there though, keep looking for further sources baptisms, mentions in wills, electoral registers, directory listings, entries in tax lists, army lists immigration and emigration passenger lists, school registers, employment records, etc., etc.

Never look at a person and think you have discovered everything about them, more and more records are becoming easier to access every year keep looking for more.

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