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Shortfuse
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English Records on Ancestry

Post by Shortfuse » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:44 am

Hello All
Hope everyone is keeping safe during the lockdown. I decided to spend the time taking up family research ( once again ) and trying to sort out a few of my brick walls. To date all of my research has been in Scotland or Ireland, apart from one that has been possibly in England. I joined Ancestry again but having a long senior moment I can't find out how to get any information about marriages from the programme. If I only have one name and a possible location and enter this I get up a list of possibles. If I click on these I get a handwritten list with just the name I entered. Is there any way to bring possible partners up ? If not is it necessary to know the partners name ?

rossm
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Re: English Records on Ancestry

Post by rossm » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:15 pm

Hello,

I think it depends on the recordset that the result is being returned from. A lot of the English marriage records on Ancestry are only a list of indices, and you need to know the name of the spouse to match them up. However, the fact you're saying its a handwritten record with only a single name on it sounds like this is something else. Can you tell us what the title of the recordset is?

Ross

Shortfuse
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Re: English Records on Ancestry

Post by Shortfuse » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:37 am

Hi Rossm
. Many thanks for the reply, and I have to apologise for the wording my original post. I should have said what I bring up on the screen ls a page of single names with the location of the marriage. Sorry for putting it down badly.

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Re: English Records on Ancestry

Post by SarahND » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:39 am

Hello Shortfuse,
Ross is correct that it would help to know the name of the record set you are referring to. When you pull up the information page, before clicking on View Image, is there a Volume and Page Number indicated? If so, search again with only the county, volume and page number and no name and you should get a list of only a handful of people who are on that page. Usually there are only two choices for a spouse of the proper sex and, with luck, they will have different forenames and you can figure out which one is correct from other information you have (e.g. census information.) If the two couples on the page are both John and Elizabeth... then it is harder to narrow down!

If that doesn't work, give us the name and date of the marriage you are searching and we will all have a go.

Best wishes,

Sarah

Shortfuse
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Re: English Records on Ancestry

Post by Shortfuse » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Hi Sarah
Many thanks for the information, never realised how good Scotland's People was until now. :D Just by chance I came across a couple of family trees that proved to be a couple of gold mines. I had already checked the names out many years ago and sent for birth certs, then discounted them. Luckily I never binned them, and I am sure that's another brick wall defeated. Just have to check out a few details.
Many thanks again to yourself and Ross for the "how to"
sf

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