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    Great Greensloy?

    No parish. This is actually the spouse of a person I've been searching for for literally years. I was a little excited yesterday and forgot the pertinent information. William H. Bird came to America from England, died in Michigan in 1921. There are a great many Birds born around 1869! The...
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    Great Greensloy?

    The death certificate for an ancestor born about 1869 lists "Great Greensloy, England" as the place of birth. I can't find anything on line about this place, is is a misspelling or maybe a place that doesn't exist any longer?
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    DNA Tests

    The amount passed down can get less and less, but the recombining is pretty much chance, I think--sometimes a lot gets passed down and other times very little, even when comparing siblings. Other factors can skew the family finder results; I have one Jewish great grandfather and because of...
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    DNA Tests

    If I understand their FAQ correctly (admittedly if) the autosomal tests can possibly do that, as a male contributes one X to a daughter and so inheritance from a male ancestor can be passed down through the maternal line. The autosomal tests look at non-*** genes.
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    DNA Tests

    My feelings on the DNA tests are actually yes, no, and maybe. I've found the same thing with the Y DNA; I know my great grandfather came from a small town in Staffordshire but there have been no matches. I agree that a larger sample size would help. It has been helpful in a negative sense...
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    DNA Tests

    There are basically two sets of DNA tests. The mitochondrial DNA and the Y DNA tests are specific to the ***--these are the ones testing the direct line of mother to daughter or father to son. I've taken the mDNA and had a male cousin test for the Y DNA for me. I've seen the Y DNA in particular...
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    Henry T CROUCHER

    I went and looked at that marriage record; it's from something called the Swann Vital Record collection. That collection was actually made by a private individual, as government records were either not required or collected poorly at the time. It can be found on line and browsed. On the actual...
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    Henry T CROUCHER

    Re: A Mystery to Unravel I also looked at the 1920 census; he's living in Philadelphia by then, and the census record says he arrived in 1894, and was naturalized in 1904.
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    Henry T CROUCHER

    Re: A Mystery to Unravel I found a petition for naturalization for Henry T Croucher, but the dates are a little different from what you give. According to this: Henry T. Croucher was born in England on 3 October, 1868. He arrived in the US on 30 April, 1894. and has resided continuously in the...
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    How would a family change their name in 1800's America?

    That was pretty much the case in the US, some jurisdictions didn't require even birth records here until 1900 or later. I have two brothers in my family tree with similar first names who got tired of being confused for one another--one kept the Swedish surname and the other anglicized it and hey...
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    Previous unit?

    That might have been what happened; his name is Abram Newton (also Abraham Newton), he was born in 1879 in Quarnford, Staffordshire. The UK list of British Casualties gives his birthplace as Buxton, Cheshire. That's incorrect, he was living there when he enlisted. LadyBird, I should have given...
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    Previous unit?

    My great grandfather's brother (great grand uncle?) enlisted in the British Army in 1914. I've found his record and service number--he was a part of the Mesopotamian Campaign, he died in 1917 and is interred in the Kut War Cemetery. I've found his record in an online collection of UK casualties...
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    Another marriage look up please

    There is one tree that gives the marriage of William Henry Godfrey and Hannah Parker, on 25 Dec 1836. Given as taking place at St. John-at-Hackney, London. Birth on 7 Mar 1807, with continual residence in Bethnal Green. Sources for birth and residence are all from the UK census.
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    Passenger list help required

    New York passenger list gives Kathleen Tolan travelling tourist class on the Franconia, which arrived in New York on 29 Dec, 1953. Her daughter Mary was with her. They had two trunks, two suitcases and--one pram. :)
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    James Jessop or Gertrude Jessop (Booth) siblings

    Clara probably belongs to a collateral line; her husband is Fred Jessop and she is in fact his second wife. He was born in Shepley about 1872 and arrived in Boston in 1901, according to his naturalization papers of Oct 4, 1917. In the 1910 census his wife was an Emma, and there is a marriage...
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    James Jessop or Gertrude Jessop (Booth) siblings

    There is a Clara Jessop listed on the UK outbound passenger list. The departure date is Oct 1935, with her age listed as 60. Her address is listed as 47 Fartonn Green, Huddersfield, with the contracted destination of Boston. Does this sound like someone who might be from your family?
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    Backburner times in genealogy?

    Sometimes location necessitates the use of on-line resources exclusively, at least for a time. I live in northern Virginia but am trying to trace a family line that started in New England and went to Michigan by way of New York, all before 1840. One ancestor gave his birthplace as New Hampshire...
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    Backburner times in genealogy?

    My genealogy research has always been a matter of fits and starts, mostly because there wasn't much interest in family history, there weren't even many bits of oral history to give a clue for anyone who tried. It's getting easier now, with so many resources on line, but I still have one family...
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    Surprises?

    I didn't find my great grand father's actual place of birth until a few months ago, to find he had siblings. One grandfather was too young to register for WWI, the other did but wasn't called up. I totally had not expected to find one of his brothers was in the army, and with so much emphasis on...
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    Surprises?

    Six of my eight great grandparents were immigrants to the US, the parents of the seventh were, I have only one branch here before 1855, most came between 1880 and 1920, and from several European countries. I still haven't traced that one branch back to the origin, but have been looking at the...
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