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    my mum has done it on her parents side - i would like to do it on my dad;s side or dh's side- could be quite interesting














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    Quote Originally Posted by Isafari, post: 72341
    I wouldn't either Mick. I so want to give it a go though. The last couple of months Mam was here, she started helping me with what she could but, I can only go back to the start of 1900's and all of the info on that I don't have. I only have names and rough ideas.
    Unfortunately, there is no one left of the generation above me in our family to help!

    The 1911 UK Census is being progressively released next year - that might help! They will be starting with major urban areas first and smaller towns as they go on. It will be pay per view but I'll have a subscription; if anyone wants things looked up once it's out let me know!

    The 1901 is online and free to search but there is a charge to download copies www.1901censusonline.com

    If you are lucky enough to get back to 1881 it is free to search also

    http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/sear...rch_census.asp

    (the 1880 US and 1881 Canadian census are also here!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isafari, post: 72341
    I wouldn't either Mick. I so want to give it a go though. The last couple of months Mam was here, she started helping me with what she could but, I can only go back to the start of 1900's and all of the info on that I don't have. I only have names and rough ideas.
    Unfortunately, there is no one left of the generation above me in our family to help!
    i wouldnt even know how to get back that far diane lol
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    Oh boy...well we started with looking up my grandfathers mothers maiden name (hanna...no h on the end...hanna) and it honestly kinda just fell from there...we have found that we are decendants from the mayflower (look up Pricilla mullins and read about the torrid story Longfellow wrote..there was a torrid love affair...IS THAT WHERE I GET IT?!?!) Then we traced further back to the 14th century when my family was still in Scotland...and we were banished to Ireland for playing both sides...damn cattle rustlers!! It has been a lot of work but man oh man has it been worth it!

    In the recent death of my grandmother we have had a TON of family come out of the woodwork..I have a 2nd cousin once removed that is COMPLETLY my twin...the way we are related is our grandparents were siblings. THAT was spooky!!

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    Think my brother has traced our dad's line back a bit.

    I wouldn't know where to start though.

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    Always start with what you do know - ask your relatives for their recollections - even if it turns out later to be wrong/exaggerated it can sometimes give you a clue.

    Start with your grandparents if you know them.

    In the UK you are lucky to have very good census records but you may have to buy certificates to get you back to the census.

    FreeBMD is a site where you can find birth marriage and death records to give you enough information to purchase the certificates.

    http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

    For example, my grandfather Stanley HADLEY was born in 1903 in Kent -

    So if I search for him in freebmd I get volume (1d) and page number (1212) to order his certificate from the General records office. English birth certificates should give name of father and maiden name of mother - so with that information you can then go and search for and order the marriage certificate of his parents. In England, this will include the names of the fathers of the bride and groom. With a bit of luck this will put you back far enough to go into the census.

    If anyone wants me to help with their specific families and doesn't want to post here, I'm happy to help via PM

    If you want me to stop boring you all let me know that too!
    <table border="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><th colspan="6">Births Sep 1903 (>99%)<hr></th></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#cc9999">Hadley</td><td> Stanley Lambert</td><td> </td><td> Lewisham</td><td> 1d</td><td>1212</td><td>



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    OK this is my grandad

    Bland Harry C Pescott Wandsworth 1d 921

    What do I do now?

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    go to google...put that name in...see if anything comes up...

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    Thank you so much for all of the info Kazza I have put all of your links you mentioned into a family tree folder for when I start mine. I may get back to you for hints and tips too if that's ok.

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    To order the certificate go here

    http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/ce...ates/login.asp

    You'll need to register - and it costs 7 pound per certificate.

    PA's suggestion to google the name is a good one - especially if it's a rare one.

    Once you have a bit more info you can visit sites where other researchers have put up their trees - like

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

    or a good one for making contact with other researchers in the same area is

    http://www.rootschat.com/
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