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RE: Genealogy Enquiries

 by mikejee , Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:22 pm

I think Phil exagerates my knowledge a little, but I'll do my best.
The first thing is to put together a list of what you do know, either definitely or possibly. Take a fairly large sheet of paper and put out a family tree, like the ones you've seen on tv etc starting with yourself at the bottom and then putting your mother above on one side, father on the other.(see very awful attachment, sorry for bad writing and drawing, its just to see you know hwat i mean). Birthdays and ages with the names. Then grandparents above that. If you know that your parents or grandparents had sisters or brothers, write them in . Put in as many people as you know or suspect.
When you have done that , see who you can ask for information , not necessarily relations but , if any are around , people who knew your family then. Until about two and a half years ago I never knew who my father was, my mother never talked about it. Then my half sister came looking for me from Canada, and I learnt a lot more. The thing was, and the point I'm trying to make is that several people who knew the family knew who he was and assumed i did also. Similarly just talking to older friends may produce information to add to your knowledge, cousins they may have met (even if they dont know exactly the relationship).
When you think you have got as much as possible from this route (and other things may turn up in conversation from relatives etc at a later date) then you can see what you need to find out to further your researches. There are birth , death and marraige records, and these may give info on parents of people, addresses and occupations.
The census hopefully may give further information (available with varying amounts of information in 1842,1851,1861,1871,1881,1891,1901 and 1911. ), though people did get missed out and census books did disappear. Directories can be helpful if they are available (but usually mainly for people in business as private addresses were not universally listed).
That's for a start. One thing you will have to remember is not to definitely accept anything just because somewhere says so. Try and get confirmation in some way.
Anyway , that's how i would start. any questions, let me know.
Mike

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