SailorSam wrote: »
When i first started to do my tree was after my Mum died. I knew if i'd done it before she would have been upset about it. My Mum got divorced when i was only a toddler and she never ever spoke about my Dad, growing up you could almost feel the hatred in the air and i knew it was something not to talk about. I remember finding photos of my Mum standing on the church steps in her white dress, and they'd been torn in half. So i never even knew what this fella looked like. The only time i remember my Mum saying anything, when i was little if i'd been naughty she said once ......... You're just like your bl00dy Father.
So after she died i started the tree.
I found out little bits, and found a local address for his Mum & Dad (if they were still there). He may well be dead now himself but i don't think i would have knocked on the door, reminding him he still owes me Christmas presents.
Tipsntreats wrote: »
SailorSam I know what you mean, I never told my Mother about the secrets I found.
milasavesmo I will send you a PM with an invite to one of my trees if you want?lillibet dripping Was your daughters teacher a Witch? Hope you can meet up with others.
PasturesNew So glad we didn't loose you. I do remember that you stated at the start, that you could only do weekends. I am going to PM you, and it will be lovely to meet.
THIRZAH Welcome. Sometimes people like what they have found, so they don't bother to double check. I have always ordered all the certificates, but it is expensive.
There are a number of certificates on Free BMD for sale I think. These are people like me, who ordered the wrong ones.
Mojisola wrote: »
Have you looked at the original as well as the transcription?
Transcribers have to put down what they can see, not what they think the name or place probably is.
I've found a range of spellings of family names but, after looking at the originals, I would have transcribed the names just the way the transcribers did. Either the spelling in wrong in the original document or the handwriting makes an 'o' look like an 'a' and other similar variations.
You can report any 'mistakes' like this to Ancestry and they will add the correction to the transcription.
milasavesmoney wrote: »
Yes, as I posted I always try to use source material. I was not on Ansestry, I was looking at the LDS online census records.But the 'mistakes' were because that's what the written census report looked like to the transcribers. They are only human and are often volunteers.
Ancestry is unrelated to the Mormon church.
milasavesmoney wrote: »
Although it's a good tip, telling me I could report any mistakes to Ancestry makes no sense in the context I was describing.
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