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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 6:43 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 1:37 PM
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  1. Lewisham Workhouse Records

    My 4X great grandfather died in 1856 in the Union Workhouse in Lewisham, Kent. The FHL catalogue lists films of records of the Lewisham High Street Workhouse. Is this the same institution? What sort of information should I expect to find in these records?

    Started by pmouritsen‎, 09-04-2008 8:01 PM
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  2. Getting to grips with the basics

    Hi I would like to begin tracing my family history on my fathers side and have spent far too many hours researching the tools I need to begin. I thought I would use Rootsmagic to begin as they offered a free trial and it seemed fairly intuitive. So I began, but after the first entries this led...

    Started by AimeeB‎, 02-07-2018 1:43 PM
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    #ancestry, #findmypast, #help, #new, #rootsmagic
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