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SNGF – Top 10 Genealogy Sites

Hello there,

Here’s another SNGF challenge by Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings. This one is from May 2009 Top 10 Genealogy Sites

Here are mine

1. General Register Office (GRO) http://www.gro.gov.uk
2. Ancestry http://www.ancestry.co.uk
3. FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk
4. Family Search http://www.familysearch.org
5. Find a will https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk

6. Find My Past http://search.findmypast.co.uk
7. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com
8. Rootsweb http://www.rootsweb.com
9. Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com
10. Cyndi’s List http://www.cyndislist.com

And a few Blogs
1. http://www.geneamusings.com
2. http://www.geneabloggers.com
3. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com
4. http://thegenealogue.com

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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Problem parent/s

Hello there,

Todays topic is ‘Problem parent/s’

By problem parent, I mean the said parant is happy to share stories, photos etc, but only if you keep the said stories & photos to yourself. You’re not allowed to maybe blog about a story they may well tell you or post a photo they show you. In case the the other side of your family see or read the story or photo.

So my question to you is, Do you have a problem parent? How do you get round this issue?

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Tombstone Tuesday

Hello there,

Not done a ‘Blog Prompt’ for a while, so I’ve picked “Tombstone Tuesday” for today’s blog prompt.

This is a picture of my Grandparents (Maternal) Grave, which is also on ‘Find a Grave’

J.Burdett-Clark d 2001

Link to my Grandparents ‘Find a Grave’ page

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

SNGF – How Many Surnames?

Hello there,

I thought I would join in with the SNGF challenges posted by Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings. This one is from March 2011 SNGF – How Many Surnames?

This is mine

I used Family Tree Maker 2014. the below image is some of my tree stats. (To get the grey stats box, you need to click on the ‘more’ button)

I’ve hidden some of the stats info due to them being living people

Tree Stats

Then I went to the ‘Surname Report’ (In Publish tab, under Person Reports)

Surname report

This image is the top 20 Surnames, which gives a breakdown between males and females and the earliest and most recent dates for each surname.

Of the top 20 Surnames (Within the red box) half are

“Direct lines’
My Dad’s side – Waterman, Worland, Snell, Riggs, Merriman, Harwood
My Mum’s side – Clark, Brown, Baldwin, Terry

My ‘Collateral’ lines are, Hole, Wake & Bossom

I have more people without a surname than the top surname (like most people I expect).

Was interesting to see ‘Terry’ in the top 20, since this name is one of my ‘foreign’ lines. (Tognoli is the other) But then again I’ve not exactly done much on the lower surnames, so heaps to do!

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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SNGF – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun
GMP – Genealogy Management Program

Family History ‘goodies’

Hello there,

I had a good day on Wednesday 31st Dec, my “Family Tree” mag come though, Which I was really pleased about, as I didn’t really know when the subscription would start.

Then I was finally able to get a few Family History supplies, just a few small A4 ring binders, a few packs of the acid free pockets, and a couple of packs of Index cards. I also got the “Your Family Tree” mag, the next one to subscribe to!

Its only been the last couple of days I’ve really been able to any Family History stuff, So over the weekend I had a rough sort and today I did a bit of a better sorting.

I already need to upgrade my folders to lever arch ones, will just have to do that in a few weeks and use the smaller ones for something else.

Next thing to do is to

1 – Work out how to organise the files. (At the moment I have the BMD Certs in date order)

2 – Print out the England Probate Indexes & England Censuses, sort them and add to the files

That’s all I have for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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BMD – Birth, Marriage & Death
Certs – Certificates

New Year, 2015

Hello there,

Just dropping in to say a late HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

Hope everyone is having a good time

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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