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    I hope I may be allowed to explain what happened this week. I decided to join on Facebook a local history society and posted an enquiry regarding a family name I was interested in within 4 hours someone had sent me a 97page file charting the family way back to the year dot. It isn't a one name study but I can see it has been well researched I can still ad my own stuff. I have printed it off and will be using a highlighter to mark my own family because its a bit like staring into headlights. I hope to meet up with some distant cousins in the next few weeks.

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    What a great result Jane
    I joined Facebook a couple of years ago but was only on there for a few hours before I decided it wasn't for me but have been reconsidering. You have given me another reason to.
    Enjoy meeting your new found cousins.
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    In 30 years of tracing my own family history blood sweat and tears of frustration. I spend a bit of time on my husbands family and I get back to 1800 in a few months and then after a break and another go this happens.

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    Like Christina I have severe reservations about FB. I joined a few years ago when our son and his family spent a month in Australia and we wanted to keep in contact. I keep thinking of removing my account but my very few FB friends include my family and they post stuff that is of interest from time to time. I hardly post anything and FB doesn't like me as a result, meaning it restricts what I can see.

    But back to Jane's post....I have Gees in my family from Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Indeed a great grandmother was a Gee. So I would be interested to learn whether all this new information might include names from those counties. I know that Gee is quite a common surname which is probably why the file is so big but it certainly shows that someone has spent a huge amount of time on the name.

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