It’s not easy to find your ancestors on Ancestry or Find My Past if their names have been mistranscribed from the records. Here’s a couple of examples from my family tree: So searching for a surname in all these cases didn’t find the family I was looking for. But there are ways round this if your searches have … Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – How To Find Your Ancestors
As a subscriber to Find My Past I regularly receive targeted offers from them. A recent one was the offer of a free infographic based on my family research so far. It was very simple to use. I generated a gedcom file from my Roots Magic database and uploaded it to Twile, using their easy-to-follow instructions. A short while later I received an email with a … Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Summarising Your Data Twile & Infographics
I realised recently that although I have been adding new information to my tree, I had completely forgotten to keep the spreadsheet I had spent hours on a couple of years ago updated – arrggh! The spreadsheet exercise has proved very useful in the past so I’m fairly annoyed with myself at not keeping it up. I’ll need to sit down with it at some point … Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Unsuccessfully Organising Myself Part I
Visiting Nottingham Archives for the first time in a while over the summer, I realised they’d moved the shelves around. The microfiche indexes, which I had gone in to look at, had moved round the corner to a different shelf; in their place I came across a transcript of memorial inscriptions for Basford cemetery, completed by the Nottinghamshire Family History Society in 2005. I’d not … Continue reading Tuesday Tip – Looking again… and again…..
This is just a follow up from my previous Tuesday Tip in which I’d overcome a brick wall by checking a previous failed search more carefully. Today I’ve received a copy of my 3x great-grandparent’s marriage certificate: Information on this marriage certificate means I now know for definite that Sarah’s father was Samuel, who was employed as a maltster. I also have a name – … Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – a follow up