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How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« on: Friday 22 December 23 21:36 GMT (UK) »
As 2023 is almost coming to a close I hope we can continue to break down some brickwalls in 2024. But I would imagine some of us have hopefully managed to solve some brickwalls in 2023.

2023 has been a bumper year for my Suffolk direct lot, as I found a 1809 marriage that I had been searching for, for years, turns out the bride was married before and the groom's usual recorded surname was written down in the marriage register as a variant of the name, showing how you must consider such things at all times when looking for a marriage, baptism, burial, census record etc.

And I found a 5xgreat grandfather was sent to Australia from Suffolk in 1791.

And Suffolk FHS has published several more baptism CD's for deaneries in East Suffolk which has helped me a lot.
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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: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 December 23 22:01 GMT (UK) »
It sounds super complicated. I will be giving up Ancestry. Finding family and building my tree in my dad's side was very easy but I know very little of my mum's side as they came from Poland .. Then under Russian flagship in the early 1900s.



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Re: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 December 23 22:08 GMT (UK) »
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: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 December 23 22:38 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to DNA I broke a wall that I've had for over a decade. My 2nd Great Grandfather is no longer missing.

Hoping to do the same to track down another 2nd Great Grandfather.
;D Doing my best, but frequently wrong ;D
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Re: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 December 23 22:53 GMT (UK) »
I wish I could find out more on my G G Grandfather :-\
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Re: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 December 23 23:30 GMT (UK) »
DNA has been the only way I've been able to do it, as this was a situation of an illegitimate birth. Hopefully one day you'll have that success too.
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Re: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 December 23 10:41 GMT (UK) »
Still got most of the same old brick walls but I have found a lot of distant cousins and in the process smashed one brick wall.  :)
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Re: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 23 December 23 11:18 GMT (UK) »
Still have my brickwall - Michael Murphy b. Ireland c. 1799!

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Re: How has your family history been doing in 2023?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 23 December 23 11:51 GMT (UK) »
Still got all mine  :(. Gets too disheartening to keep trying and trying but well done to those who have broken through theirs  :).
Hinchliffe - Huddersfield Wiltshire
Burroughs - Arlingham Glos
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