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    Thanks. I'll try that.

    Thanks. I'll try that.
  2. Thread: Cecil Husk

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    Having previously been chewed out by the mods for...

    Having previously been chewed out by the mods for NOT splitting my links, I guess I felt no particular obligation to go over basic forum rules.
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    Thanks, I have all the basics. What I can't get...

    Thanks, I have all the basics. What I can't get to here easily are the newspaper archives that might have adverts, flyers or notices about the members of the Husk family. William Husk, James Baker...
  4. Thread: Cecil Husk

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    Remember that forum rules require me to split my...

    Remember that forum rules require me to split my links.you have to copy the two bits and resemble them to get to the blog. Sorry for the hassle.
  5. Thread: Cecil Husk

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    I find it odd there was any notation about that...

    I find it odd there was any notation about that at all. The account of his last years I read stated that he was destitute and a "Husk fund" had to be established to care for him as he was blind and...
  6. Thread: Cecil Husk

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    EXCEPT that this post is about Cecil and his...

    EXCEPT that this post is about Cecil and his mediumship and the OTHER post was correctly logged under actors and performers and concerned the OTHER members of the family.
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    That's interesting that he left his effects to...

    That's interesting that he left his effects to Ray. Ray is the daughter of his brother Percy who I mentioned in the blog post.
  8. Thread: Cecil Husk

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    Cecil Husk

    Here's an unusual occupation for you. A somewhat distant member of the family was a medium. Apparently he started out as a vocalist and ended up turning to mediumship when he lost his sight. It...
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    The Husk Family

    I just posted a blog entry with the scraps that I could find online about this family. Would love to know more. If there are any direct descendants or people who might know more about this family....
  10. Thread: The Fold3

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    You have to copy and paste both lines of the URL...

    You have to copy and paste both lines of the URL into your browser. I was told that that was part of the rules here. Something about cookies or advertising. So look carefully at my post and you'll...
  11. Thread: The Fold3

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    The Fold3

    I know not everyone has the dosh to join all the various Ancestry holdings. I was lucky enough to win an enhanced membership through a photo-captioning contest. The membership immediately prompted me...
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    Interesting since the name John Joseph...

    Interesting since the name John Joseph Fitzgerald, although probably very common, was handed down in my family. My family was from the Cork area. (Macroom) Nothing saying that they stayed there...
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    Ireland Reaching OUt

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    I don't remember quite how I stumbled on this site. You have to sign up and you need to know the parish your Irish relative came from. Just by chance I did....
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    Recording Oral Histories

    I was lucky enough to get my mom to record what she could recall about the Tapply family history. Now we have phones and cameras and all kinds of things to help us. I wrote about my mom's oral...
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    Yes, you are correct. They are working with a...

    Yes, you are correct. They are working with a third party provider. However, some American genealogy sites and the Lisa Cooke podcast raised some serious questions about the new scheme. It may work...
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    I notice that there's still discussion here...

    I notice that there's still discussion here mentioning FamilyTree Maker. I assume you all know that Ancestry is discontinuing this. So you will have to find another software for your tree. There are...
  17. Thread: Lansdell-Kent

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    Lansdell-Kent

    Still looking for English relatives in Kent. My Lansdells lived around Tenterden and the surrounding area in Kent. They are directly tied to the Tapply relatives. If this sounds familiar to anyone,...
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    Just to add, because of the unusually complicated...

    Just to add, because of the unusually complicated system of townlands, political parishes, religious parishes and other subheadings for all the various places in Ireland, I would advise going in with...
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    I actually DID find that the great grandparents...

    I actually DID find that the great grandparents and grandparents tended NOT to be farmers and I think on the male side it had an influence. I also found an upturn during and after the Industrial...
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    That's kind of a cool surname.

    That's kind of a cool surname.
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    Using Data to Get a Different Perspective

    Randy Seaver of GeneaMusings posted something called the Great Grand Challenge in April. The idea was to collect data on your 16 great great grandparents to see what the data told you. This would...
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    OOH thanks. That's the clearest map I've found...

    OOH thanks. That's the clearest map I've found yet.
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    SomersTown, London

    In looking for the actual birthplace of my great grandmother, I found not only her birth record but a lot of clues about the place she lived and what it might have been like at the time.
    Check out...
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    Unusual Surnames

    OK...no problem
    leaftwigandstem.blogspot.
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    Have an Unusual Surname?

    This post to my blog is based on a podcast by Lisa Louise Cooke on the Family Tree magazine podcast. I tried a few experiments of my own and got some interesting results. Maybe this would work for...
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