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Forum: Genealogy Beginners

Help and advice on starting your family history research, and where to go next.

  1. Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: Spelling in indexes

    I don't know if this is the best place, but thought some observations made today while transcribing births from the local registrar's books might be useful for others who might have problems finding people. 1. The registrar had some idiosyncratic spellings. Like Aurthur and Jimima. That is...

    Started by pwholt‎, 11-02-2010 7:43 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: My list of 'essentials'

    http://www.genuki.org.uk/ Probably the best source of information for the UK and Ireland. If you want to go straight to the country/county, then click on 'United Kingdom and Ireland' in the top left corner. Be aware that this site can be very addictive and lead you to all sorts of places far...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 01-09-2007 2:37 PM
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  1. Mental Institution records

    Hi all, I'm quite new looking into my family history and want to start with my estranged Grandfather who had Schizophrenia and was admitted to either Severals or Claybury mental hospital in Essex. My Dad was around 5 or 6 when he left and don't really know when he was admitted, but my Dad was born...

    Started by Penabby‎, 23-01-2017 5:43 PM
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    24-01-2017, 4:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Family Scandals!!!

    Hi folks, I'd be interested to hear how others proceed when they come across a family scandal. For instance; it was only some years after her death, that I was informed that the lady I had known as my Grandma, had in fact never married my grandfather & had either changed her name by deed poll or...

    Started by linhow‎, 20-06-2006 5:14 PM
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