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Offline gypsygal

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Smiths gypsies
« on: Monday 27 July 20 13:52 BST (UK) »
Hello there
This is my first post as a new member so please bear with me. I have recently found that I have descended from the Smiths gypsies and a great grandfather was Absolom Smith, known as King of the Gypsies. No stories have been passed down, which is a shame. One of the things that interests me is how and when they stopped travelling and became house dwellers. Any advice or information on the Smiths would be welcome. Thanks for reading.

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Re: Smiths gypsies
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 July 20 14:56 BST (UK) »
Well, first piece of advice would when a When & Where, and Who With, (not just giving a name).

Would this be relevant?
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=362863.msg2412537#msg2412537
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=813350.msg6803607#msg6803607

If you want to know when "your" travelling family stopped travelling, you need to trawl through records, and check residence(s) and occupation(s).

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Re: Smiths gypsies
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 August 20 11:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Pauline
Sorry for the delay in replying.
Thanks for your help and for the links. The post did refer to my ancestors. I have got to find my way around RootsChat. Thanks again