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Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #36 on: Monday 20 September 21 21:20 BST (UK) »
Thou shalt marry a minimum of twice, including to the sister of your dead second wife, who will forget that she is still married to husband number two, though that particular marriage is the only one accessible online.

In censuses, though shalt use not any recognisable place name for thy place of birth, but the names of farms around where thou wast brought up, even though that was 40 miles from where thou wast born.

(Yes, these were the same family)
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: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #37 on: Monday 20 September 21 22:45 BST (UK) »
Thou shalt be born at sea and leave no record of it.

Thy siblings shalt be born at sea and leave no record of it.

Thou shalt emigrate to America with an assumed name, age, occupation and hair colour, alter thy religion, place of birth and parents’ place of birth on censuses, and die one year before thy state of residency introduces formal registration.

Thou shalt bequeath all your worldly goods to a local holy man and make no reference to any family members in thy Will.

Thou shalt record thy occupation as ‘pot dealer’ and, insodoing, provide thy frustrated descendants with at least one good laugh.

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Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #38 on: Monday 20 September 21 22:52 BST (UK) »
Thou shalt report in the 1841 census that you were born in 'Kent' but then disappear with no trace before the 1851 census.

Rishile

Thou shalt say "Not born in county of residence" in 1841 and die before the 1851 census, so I have no record of their birthplace. I have 3 ancestors who did that. One of them was a Smith.
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: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #39 on: Monday 20 September 21 23:40 BST (UK) »
Thou shalt live in an asylum for 15 years whilst thy wife remarries so your death record will totally confuse any researcher .....yes this is a real one
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid smith jones,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson

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Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 00:18 BST (UK) »
Thou shall not ignore Forfarian's wisdom. 

Except on Sunday's on a Sunday its ok.

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Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #41 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 01:06 BST (UK) »
And one other thing, if you are forced to flee the law, go to Canada.  It's the best English speaking country to hide out in.  Your descendants will never find you.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #42 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 13:01 BST (UK) »

Thou shalt emigrate to America with an assumed name, age, occupation and hair colour, alter thy religion, place of birth and parents’ place of birth on censuses, and die one year before thy state of residency introduces formal registration.

My 3xgreat grandfather went to America in 1886, and he is on the 1900 US census aged 72 in Pennsylvania. I am sure he died before 1 Jan 1906 when civil reg was bought in for PA. So he did follow that Thou Shalt emigrate to the US, and die before before thy state of residency introduces formal registration.
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: The Commandments of Genealogy
« Reply #43 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 21:46 BST (UK) »

Thou shalt emigrate to America with an assumed name, age, occupation and hair colour, alter thy religion, place of birth and parents’ place of birth on censuses, and die one year before thy state of residency introduces formal registration.

My 3xgreat grandfather went to America in 1886, and he is on the 1900 US census aged 72 in Pennsylvania. I am sure he died before 1 Jan 1906 when civil reg was bought in for PA. So he did follow that Thou Shalt emigrate to the US, and die before before thy state of residency introduces formal registration.

And those who were registered never seemed to tell their next of kin who their parents were. ???