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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Unrehearsed Genealogy Research #19: Confirming family in 19th-century England

As I have written recently, most of my work is now in producing videos. Here is the latest Goldie May Unrehearsed Genealogy Research #19: Confirming family in 19th-century England

James & Richard look at an ancestor in 19th-century England, analyzing existing records to confirm what's present on the FamilySearch Family Tree.

0:00 Intro 0:42 Looking at an English ancestor 1:05 Birth record in 19th century England? Christening records were more common. 2:37 Purposely following same procedure in our research 4:15 Mapping the locations 5:28 Google Maps Street View 7:50 The 1841 census image 11:57 Birth date confirmed 12:23 English church records can come from multiple levels/jurisdictions 13:18 Beware common names in England 15:55 Someone with apprentice and servants had some financial means 18:05 Possible duplicate 20:40 Open a 2nd copy of FamilySearch to compare records to sources 24:05 Which records support the birth date? 26:20 Sibling could have similar birth record on Ancestry 28:15 Conclusion: Always check locations, beware common names, use the entire record

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