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by mallog
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tracing a female branch?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Do you mean tracing female siblings for example? Sometimes I look at possible marriages on IGI then look for them on the Census returns. If you are lucky you will find a relative staying or visiting or living nearby that narrows down the possiblities then you can check BMD certificates
by mallog
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a little disappointed
Replies: 4
Views: 452

I've not had that much luck going to places to look up stuff either but at least I've got the feel of the place. Some places don't seem to have changed all that much in the last 100yrs or so. Oh! Gordy, what a shame. Berwickshire book has given me most of my family history! Really ! It's worth buyin...
by mallog
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More moans about Ancestry
Replies: 28
Views: 705

Got another one today that looks like a pig's breakfast. I feel as though they can't even check the Census or they would see the wife has a different name and the people hail from some other place :roll:
by mallog
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More moans about Ancestry
Replies: 28
Views: 705

Anne H wrote: It's not your fault I came across this nutter. :lol: :lol:
Mind you maybe the more nutty they are the more likely they are to be on my tree after all :P :P
by mallog
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More moans about Ancestry
Replies: 28
Views: 705

Ann In the UK wrote:several people had copied parts of my tree and Ancestry was sending theirs back to me as though it was new - it's MY b***** information!!
I'm getting my own tree back as a possible result when I search :roll: It says I've to ask nicely and this person might let me see their tree :lol: :lol:
by mallog
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More moans about Ancestry
Replies: 28
Views: 705

Ann I knew there was another post somewhere about this but I couldn't be bothered tracking it down so I just started a new one :lol: :lol: replaced it with just names places and years That's mostly what I've done. I've split my family into several trees and I've only made one public. If I think some...
by mallog
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More moans about Ancestry
Replies: 28
Views: 705

I also think folk look up the IGI and reckon if they find a result it must be their relative not realising that it doesn't cover everyone and also the amount of people who shared the same name. :shock:
by mallog
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More moans about Ancestry
Replies: 28
Views: 705

More moans about Ancestry

I've just looked up one of the hints and found a tree which includes my rellies. Although a census return gives their person as a nephew to my rellie, they seem to have changed his name and made him a "son". :roll: I'm so :shock: or :? I can't be bothered even asking them what's going on
by mallog
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: The Hearthside
Topic: The Button Box
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

What a lovely post Frances ! I remember playing with a button box just as you describe and of course I have my own now. I will never use some (most) of them but I still like to look at them from time to time
by mallog
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been barking up the wrong tree
Replies: 11
Views: 642

How awful !!! The thing is I've got quite attached to my other family and still think about them :lol: :lol: