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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. Wrong Birth Certificate ordered?

    So in my haste to track my family tree, I made the mistake of ordering a wrong birth certificate, and just because the name of both the parents of my Great Grandmother were correct, I assumed, quite wrongly, that this was the right certificate, but when it came, it had the wrong d.o.b on. Oh well,...

    Started by Nerjagirl‎, 09-08-2018 3:50 PM
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  2. 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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