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PostSubject: Genealogy   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 6:24 am

One of my passions is genealogy and have traced my family tree back to the 1400's. Has anyone else looked into their family history?

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PostSubject: Re: Genealogy   Tue 29 Apr 2008, 6:28 am

Allegedly (that is, according to the self-appointed family historian) some ancestors lived in the sandstone caves in Bridgnorth, Shropshire in something like the 1500s. Mind you, it's so difficult to trace things conclusively when you're digging back into mouldy parish records and the like!
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PostSubject: Re: Genealogy   Wed 30 Apr 2008, 6:26 am

Luckily I work with Scottish registers of births, deaths and marriages so tracing family over the border has been fairly easy fo me. Well for the wifes family anyway, all mine seem to be Yorkshire based. Luckily they were mainly landed gentry so they have been easier to trace.

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PostSubject: Re: Genealogy   Thu 01 May 2008, 4:51 pm

My ancestors on one side were mostly illiterate moonshine brewing peasants (not a bad lineage, all in all) but a cousin did manage to get baptismal records from the 1500s, not too shabby! Must ask her for them one day.
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PostSubject: Re: Genealogy   Thu 31 Jul 2008, 6:27 am

Ian wrote:
Luckily I work with Scottish registers of births, deaths and marriages so tracing family over the border has been fairly easy fo me. Well for the wifes family anyway, all mine seem to be Yorkshire based. Luckily they were mainly landed gentry so they have been easier to trace.

What about the "imbecile" you found lurking in your family's dark past, Ian???!!!

Was he a fine upstanding member of the landed gentry too? Or did they just keep him in a cupboard in the servants quarters and throw him a lettuce leaf or two every so often?!

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Genealogy   Thu 31 Jul 2008, 2:53 pm

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What about the "imbecile" you found lurking in your family's dark past, Ian???!!!

He was on my mothers side of the family cough, cough. Remind me not to tell you anything else Wink

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