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Searched censuses what’s next step to find ancestors
« on: Friday 07 January 22 07:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi , I'm new to this and I wondered where the best place is to start next for researching my ancestors? Would it be parish records?
Thank you

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Re: Searched censuses what’s next step to find ancestors
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 January 22 13:28 GMT (UK) »
start with your own family, if any are alive. Do one generation at a time and work backwards. Don't make assumptions; crosscheck everything.

If you mean that you've got back to the 1841 census and want to go back further then yes, if you're talking about the UK, parish records will be the source of more info for you.

But look at other resources too -- wills can give a lot of information, early army and navy records, apprenticeship records, tax records -- cast your net wide!

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Re: Searched censuses what’s next step to find ancestors
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 January 22 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi , I'm new to this and I wondered where the best place is to start next for researching my ancestors? Would it be parish records?
Thank you

If you have only been using ivil register for your research then I would suggest you have missed a tremendious amout of material that could provide important information to put flesh on the bare bones civil registers supply.
Apart from missing the additional informatiob you have also missed data sets that you can use for decades before the start of civil registration.

For example in no specific order - Wills, administrations, inventories, school records, employment records,tax records, naval & military records, land records etc., etc.
I would also suggest you use the parish registers hand in hand with the civil register, burial register may confirm family groups, marriage records, it is common to find marriage registers online free of charge rather than paying for a certificate, baptism records also overlap civil register and may be used and even include birth information.
Always try to use as many records as possible to improve the quality of the information you hold.

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Re: Searched censuses what’s next step to find ancestors
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 January 22 18:19 GMT (UK) »
JW624, welcome to rootschat. Can we give you some help to get you started with a few names and rough dates of birth. Anything you are stuck on?

John