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Hi all FHUK members,

How far back in time have you got to?
Who's your earliest ancestor?


Don't forget in Genealogy / Family History you have to prove your ancestry with birth, death, marriage certificates and other official documentation - in other words - Proof. No the internet search on Google is not really good enough.:)

We may even make an award for the "oldest Ancestor" here on the FHUK community Forums......

Let the battle commence .................
 

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As I asked the question, I really should answer first.

On my Hallam side I can go back to John Hallam of West Hallam, Derbyshire, England. Christened 26 Dec 1757 to John & Sarah - W.Hallam

I could have information from another living ancestor who has information going back to 1554 Hamlet Toone Though I have no positive proof. :(

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Hey it must be wonderful getting as far back as 1450. I seem to have got stuck at 1750 All sides of my tree seem to stop around this date. :(
Like I have said it isnt what I have personally researched, most of my lines I now have 1750's (except the one I really want to trace, :mad: ) and that is firmly stuck in about 1843!!
 

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The furthest back I have personally traced is a couple who were born in c1666 and c1676. Info taken from their tombstone.

However, I have managed to tap into several royal lines so have all the Tudors in my tree :) As it is a distant relation through marriage I haven't added on all the others - I just liked the idea of having the Tudor's in my tree. lol
 

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I have got back to 1630 on my mother's side. However, I can't claim to have done the work myself - it was done by a distant relative who is very serious about genealogy and has been doing it for many years. I trust her research but I am aware of the need to check things out for yourself.
liz
 

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Hi

On my paternal male line, I have got back to c1665 in Suffolk. Another fellow researchers has traced some Suffolk and Sussex lines back to the 1400s.

My Coombs line is stuck at around c1790 when I suspect my 4xgreat grandfather George Coombs was born.

I have got back in London to the 1600s with some lines, and have even found out when and where a few of my French Huguenot ancestors originated within France thanks to the dividens of London's French Churches registers which can give grandparents names.

Ben
 

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According to Ancestry.com, my ancestry goes as far back as mid-1300s to someone called Evan ap Griffith. I haven't confirmed it or not. It's fascinating to find a possible ancestor which apparently did not use family surnames at that time!

Another side, my ancestry is stuck at 1906, another at 1888, and another at 1837.
 

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Have got back as far as Adam(no date) and Evie or Eveline or Evita(no date).

Sorry, Could not resist.:)

One line back to 1710, another to 1790, but mostly early 1800's.

Quite happy to have got that far in such a short time. But as they say, "now the hard work begins".

Steve.
 
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