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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 29th Jul 16, 12:58 PM
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    Family trees
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    • 29th Jul 16, 12:58 PM
    Family trees 29th Jul 16 at 12:58 PM
    I am starting this new thread, as having asked about other peoples experiences. The discussion nearly took over the thread. That was not fair to the others. So, having traced my own family back to the 1700s. Oh I made loads of mistakes, I would like to hear from others. I have a good friend who is a genealogist, so I am a lucky one. However, I found that I am really good at tracing church records. I really hope that we can all share our experiences here.
    It is a costly hobby using many of the different sites available, but I found very rewarding anyway.
    Tips
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 14th Aug 16, 10:42 AM
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    I was looking at the 'Silver Surfers' site yesterday, and they have a page about genealogy ........

    https://www.silversurfers.com/best-of-the-web/lifestyle-best-of-the-web/best-websites-genealogical-research-uk/
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 26th Aug 16, 7:25 PM
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    Long Lost Family
    I wondered if anyone had had good or bad experiences, like the TV program.
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    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 26th Aug 16, 7:48 PM
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    Pw hat a fascinating thread.

    Ancestry.com has free access this weekend.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 26th Aug 16, 8:20 PM
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    bushbaby1103 Well done, you made it! I expect more posts tomorrow, well hopefully. Have you read through? I wish you had used that as a title.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 28th Aug 16, 1:49 PM
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    Free Access to Ancestry
    Sorry I meant to put this up on Friday. Free access for the Bank Holiday!
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 28th Aug 16, 3:09 PM
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    Sorry I meant to put this up on Friday. Free access for the Bank Holiday!
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Don't they always have a free 7 or 14 day sign-up access, Tips.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 28th Aug 16, 3:31 PM
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    Yes Sam they do. But I did promise ages ago that I would let folks know about the Bank Holiday access.
    Tips x
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 28th Aug 16, 4:33 PM
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    I thought although Ancestry seem to be expensive, if you think of it as a hobby and work out the weekly cost, it's not to bad if you were spending a lot of time on it. Especially now that many of the Council Libraries where you can use it for free are having to cut their hours. So i've just googled 'Ancestry Reviews' and found this. There are a lot of complaints about them.

    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/ancestry.html

    https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.ancestry.com
    Last edited by SailorSam; 28-08-2016 at 4:41 PM.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 8th Sep 16, 1:47 AM
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    bushbaby1103 Well done, you made it! I expect more posts tomorrow, well hopefully. Have you read through? I wish you had used that as a title.
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I've been able to track 4 first cousins and 200+ distant cousins we are able to cross match going back to 1800but not any earlier because of how records of anonymous African slaves were kept its not until the mid 1800s that individual names come up mainly due to intermarriage with Europeans in the Caribbean and land transfers and inter family slave purchasing in America and the abolition which meant individual names were recorded as part of financial and bequeathal, and manumission records.

    . It's so exciting to be emailed a picture of a random person and see a strong family resemblance across the generations. Their individual stories are filtering through to me and building a picture of who this 5x great grandparent that we all share is
    I know she's a common matriarch because the test we did was matrilineal she mustve left west Africa around the late 1700's when the trade was at its busiest and somehow generated a family line in both Jamaica and America. I'm thinking of writing a novel based on this search as I guess many others have done. Any advice?
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Sep 16, 5:20 PM
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    I've been able to track 4 first cousins and 200+ distant cousins we are able to cross match going back to 1800but not any earlier because of how records of anonymous African slaves were kept its not until the mid 1800s that individual names come up mainly due to intermarriage with Europeans in the Caribbean and land transfers and inter family slave purchasing in America and the abolition which meant individual names were recorded as part of financial and bequeathal, and manumission records.

    . It's so exciting to be emailed a picture of a random person and see a strong family resemblance across the generations. Their individual stories are filtering through to me and building a picture of who this 5x great grandparent that we all share is
    I know she's a common matriarch because the test we did was matrilineal she mustve left west Africa around the late 1700's when the trade was at its busiest and somehow generated a family line in both Jamaica and America. I'm thinking of writing a novel based on this search as I guess many others have done. Any advice?
    Originally posted by bushbaby1103
    Yes, just write it if it is something you want to do. You could write a precis outlining the story first to see what it will look like, then expand on the bits that appear the most interesting.

    Stick a few extracts up here and see how it goes.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Sep 16, 12:34 PM
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    bushbaby1103 That is wonderful news. Do you belong to Ancestry? They are always looking for people with a story for TV. They keep sending me invites.

    Fruitcake I know you have a story. I know it will be romantic and lovely. Now don't be shy.

    Tips x
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    • Libellula84
    • By Libellula84 12th Sep 16, 4:20 PM
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    Hi folks
    I am very interested in geneology and seem to have some sort of luck when looking things up!
    I had a bad experience recently in that I had been using FamilySearch (run by Church of Latter Day Saints) and after logging back in after a good while I was devastated to find that all my previous searches were gone!
    It seems that because I hadn't populated info into family trees the searches that were visible had just disappeared! Hours of work...
    I contacted FamilySearch and they were very friendly and helpful but they didn't seem to understand what I was talking about....So back in I go to start again.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Sep 16, 6:52 PM
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    I contacted FamilySearch and they were very friendly and helpful but they didn't seem to understand what I was talking about....So back in I go to start again.
    Good luck with that. I found that info on that site, was only what others have submitted. I have found much better results with the paid for sites, as I like to double check on info. Do come back and share your story Libellula84. Don't forget to ask here if you need advice.
    Tips x
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 13th Sep 16, 2:44 PM
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    It seems that because I hadn't populated info into family trees the searches that were visible had just disappeared! Hours of work...
    .
    Originally posted by Libellula84
    Get yourself a stand alone family tree programme, on your PC, not at some web site where you will be at the whim of whoever owns the site, I include Acestry etc amongst these

    Look on http://www.cyndislist.com/ free site, American biased but much of relevance to all, including list of FH programmes http://www.cyndislist.com/software/free/

    I use Brothers Keepr but find one that suits what you need, and remember paying more does not always mean better
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 3:22 PM
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    I thought I had lost this thread.
    I hope it can be found again now.
    Tips x
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