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I want to go back to the easy stuff

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England
I have found myself now reading social anthropology to work out how early families saw each other.

I suddenly longed for the old days when it was look through BMD and census records and names came up fairly easily albeit some were spelled a bit funny and you could always order a birth marriage or death certificate.

It didn't seem easy at the time but then I got further back before census records and BMD registration. Still I had the parish records even though there were gaps and the apprenticeship records.

Then I got involved with the Blythe family and find myself reading academic articles and social anthropology. I bet I could do degree now on Tudor history. But is is such hard work. Maybe I'll chase up a minor branch of my family in the 19th century just to remember when it was easy.
 
I've been doing similar DW, but not as intense as you.

I've pretty much got as far as I can go for a while, with my tree. And I have now been looking at all the 'relative interbreeding' of the families in my home town of Princes Risborough, Bucks.
I have found that quite fascinating, but nothing too alarming.:biggrin:


Steve.:)
 
Hi DW,
You have worked so hard and have done a terrific job on the research you have done, maybe a little break from it to recharge your batteries:confused:
Take some time out for yourself:)
 
I have found myself now reading social anthropology to work out how early families saw each other.

I suddenly longed for the old days when it was look through BMD and census records and names came up fairly easily albeit some were spelled a bit funny and you could always order a birth marriage or death certificate.

It didn't seem easy at the time but then I got further back before census records and BMD registration. Still I had the parish records even though there were gaps and the apprenticeship records.

Then I got involved with the Blythe family and find myself reading academic articles and social anthropology. I bet I could do degree now on Tudor history. But is is such hard work. Maybe I'll chase up a minor branch of my family in the 19th century just to remember when it was easy.

Well Duckweed coming from Yorkshire there are bound to be plenty of Miner branches to investigate:biggrin:
About a year ago i put all research on hold with my family research,gradually getting back into it now.
Done a good job on the Blythes,its obviously a passion along with the lovely Bishop's House,keep it up but if it is becoming hard work as Gibbo says.put it to bed for a month or two.
 
I'm actually a Lancashire Lass. Can't stop the Blythe's at the moment as we are trying to put up a portfolio to raise some funds since we've had our funding stopped. After all our work it is very frustrating.
 
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